The Powershot G15 was released on Sept 17 2012


CHDK is available as BETA for the G15 with firmware versions 1.00b and 1.00e from the Download page



Reviews and Specifications[]

Canon Web Page for the G15

Technical Data[]

The use of ver.req to determine your firmare version may not work. It is recommended you use the ACID utility to determine your firmware version.

  • Digic V image processor
  • DryOS operating system
  • Sensor: 12.1 MP 1/1.7 inch CMOS type
  • Lens: 28-140mm (35mm equiv), F/1.8 - F/2.8
  • 5x optical zoom
  • Image stabilization: Intelligent IS
  • Display: 3 inch TFT, 922,000 pixels, fixed
  • Viewfinder: Real-image zoom, optical viewfinder
  • Video: 1920x1080 @ 24 fps, 1280x720 @ 30 fps, 640x480 @ 30 fps
  • Video format: MOV (Quicktime) H.264 + Linear PCM (Stereo)
  • Storage media: SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Power: rechargeable Li-ion battery Canon NB-10L
  • Weight: 352g (with battery), Dimensions: 107 x 76 x 40 mm
  • Flash hotshoe

CHDK Specialties[]

  • Maximum "long exposure": 35 min 46sec
  • Since build 4761, the default alt key is SHORTCUT. Previously, it was PLAYBACK. NOTE if alt was previously set to PLAYBACK in CHDK cfg, it will be changed to SHORTCUT
  • The METER key is used for the CHDK functions normally assigned to DISPLAY

For Developers[]

LED addresses[]

Firmware Dumps[]

  • fw version 1.00B
  • fw version 1.00E

Download location for firmware dumps:
P&S firmware dumps mirror