• 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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Differences

Canon G15 advantages 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 advantages over Canon G15

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Higher effective ISO
    230 vs 165 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • 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
    2 years 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
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    39 vs 20 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    1.8 fps vs 1.1 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Both provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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-1

Canon G15
Olympus XZ-1
  • $437
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $500
  • 1/1.63 inch
  • Fast startup
  • Longer exposure
Canon G16
Olympus XZ-1
  • $395
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • More lens zoom
  • $500
  • 1/1.63 inch
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • Bulb shutter

Compared to Nikon P7700

Canon G15
Nikon P7700
  • $437
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Longer battery life
  • $353
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Less expensive
Canon G16
Nikon P7700
  • $395
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Focus peaking
  • $353
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Less expensive

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
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
Canon G16
Olympus XZ-2
  • $395
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • More lens zoom
  • $264
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen

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
  • $395
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $448
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Canon N100

Canon G15
Canon N100
  • $437
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $345
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
Canon G16
Canon N100
  • $395
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • RAW file ability
  • $345
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen
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