• 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
  • 12.2 megapixels
  • 7.1x zoom 28mm - 200mm (35mm equiv.)
  • $497 Average Retail $500 MSRP

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Advantages

Canon G15 over Nikon P7700

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs rear LCD only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • 24p
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Higher boost ISO
    12800 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher boost ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Nikon P7700 over Canon G15

  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Lens zoom ratio
    7.1x vs 5.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • External Mic
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Longer shutter
    60 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.

  • Much improved, sleeker camera design doesn't mimic the competition; Sharp 3-inch vari-angle LCD screen swivels to the side, letting you compose shots from difficult angles; Brighter lens performs better in low light; Fast burst mode; Full HD movies.

  • Some photographers will miss having an optical viewfinder; Slower autofocus and single-shot cycle times when capturing RAW images; No one-touch video button.

The Competition

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
Nikon P7700
Olympus XZ-2
  • $497
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • External Mic
  • $381
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Faster RAW shooting

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
Nikon P7700
Pentax MX-1
  • $497
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • External Mic
  • $345
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Faster RAW shooting
  • Less shutter lag

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
Nikon P7700
Fujifilm X20
  • $497
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • $533
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Canon G16

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

Compared to Nikon P7800

Canon G15
Nikon P7800
  • $446
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • 24p
  • Higher boost ISO
  • $565
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Lens zoom ratio
Nikon P7700
Nikon P7800
  • $497
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • $565
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
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