• 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 42.4 megapixels
  • 35.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon G15 advantages over Sony RX1R II

  • Less expensive
    $598 vs $3298
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • More telephoto lens reach
    140 mm vs 35 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 770 vs 220 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Thinner
    40 mm vs 72 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    350g vs 507g
    Lighter weight
  • Wider angle lens
    28 mm vs 35 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.2 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Sony RX1R II advantages over Canon G15

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs 1/1.7 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.51 vs 1.90 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Fast startup
    ~1.50 vs 2.2 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Better color depth
    25.8 vs 19.9 bits
    Capture richer, more accurate colors
  • Higher effective ISO
    3,204 vs 165 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • More dynamic range
    13.9 vs 11.5 evs
    Retain detail in highlight and shadows
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    3 years vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Less shutter lag
    0.26 vs 0.46 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More pixels
    42.4 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    24 vs 10 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    5.0 fps vs 1.1 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    102400 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

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; Extremely high resolution; Surprisingly good high ISO performance; Outstanding dynamic range; Handy variable low-pass filter; Fast phase-detect AF; Built-in EVF.

  • Fixed, single focal length lens; Poor battery life; No built-in flash; No touchscreen LCD; Slow buffer clearing; No 4K video; Expensive.

The Competition

Compared to Sony RX1

Canon G15
Sony RX1
  • $598
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $2531
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Sony RX1R II
Sony RX1
  • $3298
  • 35mm
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $2531
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Pentax MX-1

Canon G15
Pentax MX-1
  • $598
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $400
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
Sony RX1R II
Pentax MX-1
  • $3298
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $400
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Sony RX1R

Canon G15
Sony RX1R
  • $598
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $3298
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Sony RX1R II
Sony RX1R
  • $3298
  • 35mm
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $3298
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Internal flash

Compared to Canon G16

Canon G15
Canon G16
  • $598
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Shoots 24p video
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $599
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Sony RX1R II
Canon G16
  • $3298
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $599
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Canon N100

Canon G15
Canon N100
  • $598
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • RAW file ability
  • $349
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
Sony RX1R II
Canon N100
  • $3298
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $349
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Touchscreen
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