• 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 2/3 inch 58.1mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 112.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Canon PowerShot G15
  • Fujifilm X30
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Predecessor: Canon G12
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Fujifilm X20
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Successor: Canon G16
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General
Model Number: G15 X30
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Mid-Sized Mid-Sized
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $499.99 $599.95
Street Price: $449.00 $499.00
Date Available: 2012-10-15 2014-09-30
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 12.3 oz (350 g)
includes batteries
14.9 oz (423 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.2 x 3.0 x 1.6 in.
(107 x 76 x 40 mm)
4.7 x 2.8 x 2.4 in.
(119 x 72 x 60 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:    
Effective Megapixels: 12.1 12.0
Sensor Format: 1/1.7 inch 2/3 inch
Sensor size: 43.32mm2 (7.6mm x 5.7mm) 58.08mm2 (8.80mm x 6.60mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.90 microns 2.20 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG X-Trans II
Anti Aliasing Filter:   Not needed
Self-Cleaning: No No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No Yes
DxO Sensor Score: 46  
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 19.9  
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 11.5  
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 165  
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4000 x 3000 (12.0 MP, 4:3),
4000 x 2664 (10.7 MP, 3:2),
4000 x 2248 (9.0 MP, 16:9),
2992 x 2992 (9.0 MP, 1:1),
2816 x 2112 (5.9 MP, 4:3),
2816 x 1880 (5.3 MP, 3:2),
2816 x 1584 (4.5 MP, 16:9),
2112 x 2112 (4.5 MP, 1:1),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
1600 x 1064 (1.7 MP, 3:2),
1200 x 1200 (1.4 MP, 1:1),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3),
640 x 424 (0.3 MP, Other),
640 x 360 (0.2 MP, 16:9)
4000 x 3000 (12.0 MP, 4:3),
4000 x 2664 (10.7 MP, 3:2),
4000 x 2248 (9.0 MP, 16:9),
2992 x 2992 (9.0 MP, 1:1),
2816 x 2112 (5.9 MP, 4:3),
2816 x 1864 (5.2 MP, Other),
2816 x 1584 (4.5 MP, 16:9),
2112 x 2112 (4.5 MP, 1:1),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1360 (2.8 MP, Other),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1536 x 1536 (2.4 MP, 1:1),
11520 x 1624 (18.7 MP, Other),
11520 x 1080 (12.4 MP, Other),
9600 x 1624 (15.6 MP, Other),
9600 x 1080 (10.4 MP, Other),
7680 x 1624 (12.5 MP, Other),
7680 x 1080 (8.3 MP, Other),
5760 x 1624 (9.4 MP, Other),
5760 x 1080 (6.2 MP, Other),
3840 x 1624 (6.2 MP, Other),
3840 x 1080 (4.1 MP, Other)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.2), 12-bit RAW (.CR2), RAW+JPEG JPEG (Exif Ver 2.3), RAW (RAF format), RAW + JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 10.2 11.4
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (24)
1280x720 (30)
640x480 (30)
1920x1080 (60p/​50p/​30p/​25p/​24p)
1280x720 (60p/​50p/​30p/​25p/​24p)
640x480 (30p/​25p)
Movie File Format: MOV (Image: H.264, Audio: Stereo PCM) H.264 (MOV) with stereo sound
Composite Video Out: Yes No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a n/a
Lens: Canon Zoom Lens Fujinon optical zoom lens; 11 glass elements in 9 groups, including 3 aspherical and 2 ED elements
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 140mm 28 - 112mm
Focal Length (actual): 6.1 - 30.5mm 7.1 - 28.4mm
Zoom Ratio: 5.00x 4.00x
Aperture Range: f/1.8 (W) / f/2.8 (T) - f/8.0 f/2.0 (W) / f/2.8 (T) - f/11 (7-blade aperture diaphragm)
Integrated ND Filter: Yes No
Normal Focus Range: 5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 1 - 50 cm
0.4 - 19.7 in
1 - 100 cm
0.4 - 39.4 in
Filter Thread: 58.0mm 52.0mm
Thread Type: Via optional lens adapter Via optional adapter ring
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x Up to 2x
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detect AF with Face Detection; 9-point AiAF, 1-point (center for face select and track) Intelligent Hybrid AF (TTL contrast AF / TTL phase detection AF): Multi, Area, Tracking
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type: Real-image optical zoom; Picture coverage: approx. 80%; Eyepoint: 15mm; Dioptic Adjustment Range: -3.0 - +1.0m 0.39-inch ~2,360K-dot OLED color viewfinder: 100% coverage, 0.65x magnification (at 50mm eq.), 17.5mm eyepoint, -4 to +2 diopter, built-in eye sensor
Focus Peaking: No Yes
EVF Resolution: n/a 2,360,000 dots
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):   0.65x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):   0.65x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 922,000 dots (307,200 px) 921,600 dots (307,200 px)
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: No Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x  
Top Deck Display: No No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 12800 12800
Minimum ISO (native): 80 100
ISO Settings: Auto, ISO 80 to 12800 Auto, 100, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400, 12800
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Custom 1/2, Underwater Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light, Underwater, Custom, Color temperature selection
Shutter Speed Range: 1/4000 - 15 sec 1/4000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: No No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot; Face Detect AE TTL 256-zones metering; Multi, Spot, Average
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Scene modes (Portrait, Smooth Skin, Smart Shutter, High-Speed Burst HQ, Handheld NightScene, Underwater, Snow, Fireworks, Stitch Assist), Creative Filters (High Dynamic Range, Nostalgic, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Soft Focus, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap) Scene Modes: Portrait, Portrait Enhancer, Landscape, Sport, Night, Night (Tripod), Fireworks, Sunset, Snow, Beach, Party, Flower, Text, Underwater; Motion Panorama 360; Film Simulation(PROVIA/STANDARD, Velvia/VIVID, ASTIA/SOFT, CLASSIC CHROME, PRO Neg Hi, PRO Neg. Std, MONOCHROME, MONOCHROME+Ye FILTER, MONOCHROME+R FILTER, MONOCHROME+G FILTER, SEPIA); Advanced filter (Toy camera, Miniature, Pop color, High-key, Low-key, Dynamic tone, Partial color, Soft focus)
Self Timer: 1 - 30 seconds 10 or 2 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):   Yes
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto w/Red-eye Reduction, Flash On, Flash On w/Red-eye Reduction, Flash Off; FE lock, Safety FE, Slow Synchro, Second-curtain synchro Red-eye Removal OFF: Auto, Forced Flash, Slow Synchro., Commander, Suppressed Flash Red-eye Removal ON: Red-eye Reduction Auto, Red-eye Reduction & Forced Flash, Red-eye Reduction & Slow Synchro., Commander, Suppressed Flash
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a n/a
Flash Range Description: Auto ISO: 1.6 ft.-23 ft./50 cm-7 m (W), 1.6-15 ft./50cm-4.5m (T) ISO AUTO: Wide : Approx. 30 cm - 7.0 m / 11.7 in. - 22.9 ft. Telephoto : Approx. 50 cm - 5.0 m / 1.6 ft. - 16.4 ft.
Max Flash Sync: 1/2000 1/1000
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps  
External Flash Connection: Hot-Shoe Hot Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:   Trigger Only
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:   UHS-I
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: 12-bit RAW (.CR2), RAW+JPEG RAW (RAF format), RAW + JPEG
Movie File Format: MOV (Image: H.264, Audio: Stereo PCM) H.264 (MOV) with stereo sound
Included Memory: No memory included 55.0 MB
Included Memory Type:   Internal
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No Yes
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No Yes
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Wired Wi-Fi or optional wired
Connections (extended): Combined USB/AV, Mini (Type-C) HDMI, Remote Terminal Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11b/g/n), Micro HDMI (Type D)
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 2.07 0.71
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 2.83  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): Unlimited  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): 2.91 0.71
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No Yes
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 10.2 11.4
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 10 15
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 1.2 9.0
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 20 11
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 1.0 8.9
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 5 11
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.46 seconds 0.28 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.46 seconds 0.06 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.454 seconds 0.039 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.71 seconds 0.18 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.073 seconds 0.021 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes):   Full Autofocus Lag, AF-S, Center AF, Medium focal length = 0.172s
Startup Time: 2.2 seconds 2.1 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 1.7 seconds 1.0 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 3.0 seconds 5.3 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 350 shots 470 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 770 shots  
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NB-10L Proprietary NP-95
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NB-10L Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary NP-95 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes No
Internal Charging Supported: No Yes
Software
Included Software: Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM Fujifilm CD-ROM
OS Compatibility: Windows XP SP3/Vista/7, Mac OS  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Fast f/1.8(W)-f/2.8(T) lens, DIGIC 5 processor, Intelligent Image Stabilization, improved AF performance, 10 fps High-Speed Burst mode, Full HD 1080p24 video, 58 scene Smart Auto, supports conversion lenses. 12MP 2/3-inch X-Trans CMOS II sensor, EXR Processor II, new "Real Time Viewfinder" EVF, dual manual control rings, new "Classic Chrome" film simulation mode, built-in Wi-Fi. Available in black, or two-tone silver and black.