• 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 28mm - 140mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.2 megapixels
  • 28mm - 200mm (35mm eq.)

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Advantages

Canon G15 over Nikon P7800

  • Higher-res screen
    307k vs 230k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Shoots 24p video
    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
  • More lens zoom
    7.1x vs 5.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    18 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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.

  • Excellent image quality for a 1/1.7" sensor; Versatile 28-200mm eq. lens with fast f/2-4 max aperture; Built-in EVF; Fully articulating LCD; Generous set of physical controls; Built-in flash with wireless support; Standard dedicated hot shoe; Full HD and slo-mo movies.

  • Slow cycle times and buffer clearing with RAW files; Shallow burst mode buffer; Mediocre autofocus speed and shutter lag; Sluggish UI at times; Slow to switch to movie mode; Optical zoom not supported during movie recording when using manual exposure modes; No built-in Wi-Fi.

The Competition

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
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen
Nikon P7800
Olympus XZ-2
  • $542
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $264
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Higher-res screen

Compared to Pentax MX-1

Canon G15
Pentax MX-1
  • $437
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $431
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • In-camera panoramas
Nikon P7800
Pentax MX-1
  • $542
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $431
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Higher-res screen
  • Faster RAW shooting

Compared to Fujifilm X20

Canon G15
Fujifilm X20
  • $437
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Longer battery life
  • $491
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Nikon P7800
Fujifilm X20
  • $542
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More lens zoom
  • $491
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Canon G16

Canon G15
Canon G16
  • $437
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Shoots 24p video
  • $445
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Wi-Fi
Nikon P7800
Canon G16
  • $542
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More lens zoom
  • $445
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Wi-Fi

Compared to Fujifilm X30

Canon G15
Fujifilm X30
  • $437
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Thinner
  • $519
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Nikon P7800
Fujifilm X30
  • $542
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Integrated ND filter
  • $519
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
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