• 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/1.5 inch 0.0mm2
  • 41.0 megapixels
  • 27.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon G15 advantages over Nokia 1020

  • Larger sensor
    1/1.7 inch vs 1/1.5 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/1.8 vs f/2.2
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • More telephoto lens reach
    140 mm vs 27 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Higher effective ISO
    165 vs 135 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • More dynamic range
    11.5 vs 10.4 evs
    Retain detail in highlight and shadows
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Nokia 1020 advantages over Canon G15

  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Thinner
    10 mm vs 40 mm
    Thinner
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Lighter weight
    158g vs 350g
    Lighter weight
  • Higher-res screen
    983k vs 307k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • More pixels
    41.0 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    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.

The Competition

Compared to Pentax MX-1

Canon G15
Pentax MX-1
  • $649
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $400
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
Nokia 1020
Pentax MX-1
  • $300
  • 1/1.5 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $400
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Canon G16

Canon G15
Canon G16
  • $649
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Shoots 24p video
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $399
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
Nokia 1020
Canon G16
  • $300
  • 1/1.5 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $399
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Canon N100

Canon G15
Canon N100
  • $649
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • RAW file ability
  • $349
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
Nokia 1020
Canon N100
  • $300
  • 1/1.5 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $349
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Canon G9X

Canon G15
Canon G9X
  • $649
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $379
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Nokia 1020
Canon G9X
  • $300
  • 1/1.5 inch
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Built-in GPS
  • $379
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Canon G9X Mark II

Canon G15
Canon G9X Mark II
  • $649
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $399
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
Nokia 1020
Canon G9X Mark II
  • $300
  • 1/1.5 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Thinner
  • $399
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
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