• 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 28mm - 140mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 24mm - 120mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon G15 advantages over Canon N100

  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Longer battery life
    More info 770 vs 330 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Canon N100 advantages over Canon G15

  • Less expensive
    $349 vs $420
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Newer
    13 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • 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.

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 N100
Olympus XZ-1
  • $342
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $500
  • 1/1.63 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • Manual focus

Compared to Olympus XZ-2

Canon G15
Olympus XZ-2
  • $437
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $261
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
Canon N100
Olympus XZ-2
  • $342
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Wi-Fi
  • $261
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • RAW file ability

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 N100
Pentax MX-1
  • $342
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Touchscreen
  • $448
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Nikon P330

Canon G15
Nikon P330
  • $437
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Longer battery life
  • $226
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Higher effective ISO
Canon N100
Nikon P330
  • $342
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $226
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • RAW file ability

Compared to Canon G16

Canon G15
Canon G16
  • $437
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Shoots 24p video
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $391
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Wi-Fi
Canon N100
Canon G16
  • $342
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $391
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • RAW file ability
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