• 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 5.0x zoom 28mm - 140mm (35mm equiv.)
  • 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.2 megapixels
  • 7.1x zoom 28mm - 200mm (35mm equiv.)

Advantages

Canon G15 over Nikon P7800

  • High-res screen
    307k vs 230k dots
    Better screen fidelity makes you a better photographer
  • 24p
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Nikon P7800 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
  • 60p
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • External Mic
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    12 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Longer shutter
    60 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 Nikon P7700

Canon G15
Nikon P7700
  • $437
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • 24p
  • $497
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Lens zoom ratio
Nikon P7800
Nikon P7700
  • $538
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Newer
  • $497
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • High-res screen

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
Nikon P7800
Olympus XZ-2
  • $538
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $416
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • High-res screen

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
Nikon P7800
Pentax MX-1
  • $538
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $419
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • High-res screen
  • Bulb shutter

Compared to Canon G16

Canon G15
Canon G16
  • $437
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • 24p
  • $494
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Wi-Fi
Nikon P7800
Canon G16
  • $538
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • $494
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • 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
Nikon P7800
Fujifilm X30
  • $538
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Integrated ND filter
  • $599
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
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