• 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 28mm - 140mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 28mm - 140mm (35mm eq.)

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Advantages

Canon G15 over Canon G16

  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    10 vs 5 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

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
  • Longer battery life
    770 vs 350 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Less shutter lag
    0.31 vs 0.46 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Newer
    18 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Longer exposure
    250 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • 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

User reviews

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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 Olympus XZ-2

Canon G15
Olympus XZ-2
  • $437
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $264
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen
Canon G16
Olympus XZ-2
  • $445
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • More lens zoom
  • $264
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Pentax MX-1

Canon G15
Pentax MX-1
  • $437
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $448
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • In-camera panoramas
Canon G16
Pentax MX-1
  • $445
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • More lens zoom
  • $448
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Fujifilm X20

Canon G15
Fujifilm X20
  • $437
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Longer battery life
  • $491
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Canon G16
Fujifilm X20
  • $445
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Wi-Fi
  • $491
  • 2/3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Nikon P7800

Canon G15
Nikon P7800
  • $437
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Higher-res screen
  • Shoots 24p video
  • $542
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More lens zoom
Canon G16
Nikon P7800
  • $445
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Wi-Fi
  • $542
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More lens zoom

Compared to Canon N100

Canon G15
Canon N100
  • $437
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $346
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen
Canon G16
Canon N100
  • $445
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • RAW file ability
  • $346
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen
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