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