I stumbled upon this deal while browsing Canon’s online store. I try to check their refurbished listings for unique opportunities to acquire some of the pricier lenses at attractive discounts. This time I noticed they listed a refurbished Powershot G15 for just over $200. Considering I don’t have a point and shoot camera to conveniently lug around It was too tempting to resist. I have been considering one of the G-series PowerShot cameras for a while now but they do command a premium and rightfully so. From a photography perspective they make the fewest compromises of any point and shoot camera out there and offer superb build quality. They are really designed for the enthusiast or pro who is accustomed to a certain level of performance and build quality. Up until now I just haul my 7D, 7D Mark II or even the 5D Mark III because I just cannot stomach the typical mainstream point and shoot camera offering. I regularly get asked to make recommendations and find myself short of suggestions for this reason.
What attracted me the most to the G15 is the lens it comes with – an impressive wide aperture f/1.8 to f/2.8 zoom that is sure to never leave you wanting while running about. That itself is almost reason enough to get this camera. A small lens aperture is the root of most compact camera frustrations. It is almost identical to the current G16 in all the areas that matter. Wifi and 1080/60fps are specs for gear heads and have little practical use in everyday life, besides I have my DSLRs to do all that jazz.
Everyone I’ve mentioned this deal to has bought one within minutes and is thrilled so far. Canon has since dropped the price below $200. Just so you know I am in no way affiliated with Canon. I just thought it was a cool enough deal to share with fellow photo geeks. Check it out.