• 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.2 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 200.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon G15 advantages over Nikon P7800

  • Less expensive
    $390 vs $500
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Longer battery life
    More info 770 vs 350 shots
    Capture more photos
  • 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
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    10 vs 6 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    20 vs 6 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Nikon P7800 advantages over Canon G15

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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
  • Higher effective ISO
    200 vs 165 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • 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
    2 years vs 3 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
  • Faster RAW shooting
    8.4 fps vs 1.1 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Both provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • 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
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • 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.

  • 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 Nikon P7700

Canon G15
Nikon P7700
  • $431
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Longer battery life
  • $318
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Less expensive
Nikon P7800
Nikon P7700
  • $497
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Newer
  • $318
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Higher-res screen

Compared to Olympus XZ-2

Canon G15
Olympus XZ-2
  • $431
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $256
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
Nikon P7800
Olympus XZ-2
  • $497
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • More lens zoom
  • $256
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Pentax MX-1

Canon G15
Pentax MX-1
  • $431
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More lens zoom
  • $450
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • In-camera panoramas
Nikon P7800
Pentax MX-1
  • $497
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • More lens zoom
  • $450
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less shutter lag
  • Higher-res screen

Compared to Fujifilm X20

Canon G15
Fujifilm X20
  • $431
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More lens zoom
  • $491
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Nikon P7800
Fujifilm X20
  • $497
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • More lens zoom
  • $491
  • 2/3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Canon G16

Canon G15
Canon G16
  • $431
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Shoots 24p video
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $394
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Nikon P7800
Canon G16
  • $497
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • More lens zoom
  • $394
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Less expensive
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