• 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 5.0x zoom 28mm - 140mm (35mm equiv.)
  • 2/3 inch 58.1mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 4.0x zoom 28mm - 112mm (35mm equiv.)

Advantages

Canon G15 over Fujifilm X20

  • Lens zoom ratio
    5.0x vs 4.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • High-res screen
    307k vs 0k dots
    Better screen fidelity makes you a better photographer
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/2000 vs 1/1000 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • 24p
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel

Fujifilm X20 over Canon G15

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    2/3 inch vs 1/1.7 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Might improve live view and video AF performance
  • 60p
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Longer shutter
    30 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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 Fujifilm X10

Canon G15
Fujifilm X10
  • $437
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Integrated ND filter
  • $600
  • 2/3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Longer shutter
Fujifilm X20
Fujifilm X10
  • $589
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $600
  • 2/3 inch

Compared to Olympus XZ-2

Canon G15
Olympus XZ-2
  • $437
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $416
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen
Fujifilm X20
Olympus XZ-2
  • $589
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $416
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Pentax MX-1

Canon G15
Pentax MX-1
  • $437
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $419
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • 60p
Fujifilm X20
Pentax MX-1
  • $589
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $419
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Integrated ND filter

Compared to Canon G16

Canon G15
Canon G16
  • $437
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • 24p
  • $494
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Wi-Fi
Fujifilm X20
Canon G16
  • $589
  • 2/3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $494
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi

Compared to Fujifilm X30

Canon G15
Fujifilm X30
  • $437
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Integrated ND filter
  • $599
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Fujifilm X20
Fujifilm X30
  • $589
  • 2/3 inch
  • $599
  • 2/3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Wi-Fi
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