• 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 5.0x zoom 28mm - 140mm (35mm equiv.)
  • $446 Average Retail $500 MSRP
  • 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 5.0x zoom 28mm - 140mm (35mm equiv.)
  • $510 Average Retail $500 MSRP

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Advantages

Canon G15 over Canon G16

  • 24p
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel

Canon G16 over Canon G15

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster RAW shooting
    0.8 fps vs 0.4 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in single-shot mode
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    1.0 fps vs 0.5 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (single-shot mode)
  • Longer shutter
    250 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Review Excerpt

  • Solid built and ergonomic, comfortable feel; Excellent f/1.8-2.8 5x optical zoom lens; Improved AF speed; Advanced photographic features, including PASM dial and RAW capture.

  • LCD screen no longer articulated; Optical viewfinder not very accurate and exhibits parallax; No WiFi or GPS.

  • AF speed vastly improved; Increased continuous frames per second (JPEGs at 12.5fps vs 10fps in G15); Solid build and ergonomic, comfortable feel; Excellent f/1.8-2.8 5x optical zoom lens; Advanced photographic features, including PASM dial and RAW capture; Dedicated ISO button; Customizable buttons; Excellent macro mode; 1080p/60fps Full HD video.

  • LCD screen not articulated; Larger design makes it not very pocketable; Optical viewfinder not very accurate; RAW burst shooting still slow; Wi-Fi is clunky to set-up & no remote shooting capabilities; No built-in GPS.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon P7700

Canon G15
Nikon P7700
  • $446
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • 24p
  • $497
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Lens zoom ratio
Canon G16
Nikon P7700
  • $510
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $497
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Lens zoom ratio

Compared to Olympus XZ-2

Canon G15
Olympus XZ-2
  • $446
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $381
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen
Canon G16
Olympus XZ-2
  • $510
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • $381
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Pentax MX-1

Canon G15
Pentax MX-1
  • $446
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $345
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Slow-motion videos
Canon G16
Pentax MX-1
  • $510
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • $345
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Bulb shutter

Compared to Fujifilm X20

Canon G15
Fujifilm X20
  • $446
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Higher max flash sync
  • $533
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Canon G16
Fujifilm X20
  • $510
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Higher max flash sync
  • $533
  • 2/3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • On-sensor phase detect

Compared to Canon N100

Canon G15
Canon N100
  • $446
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Manual focus
  • $360
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Wider angle lens
Canon G16
Canon N100
  • $510
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $360
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Wider angle lens
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