As well as being compared against other pro digicams, the Canon PowerShot G15 is also often compared to boutiques, super zooms, entry-level DSLRs, mirrorless, travel zooms and digicams. The Canon PowerShot G15's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot G7 X and the PowerShot G16) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix L830 and the D7100)

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon G15 compared to other pro digicam competitors include: it has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), has a slightly longer battery life (350 shots vs 265 shots), has higher quality type of viewfinder (tunnel vs none), supports an external flash and has a faster max shutter speed (1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller sensor (1/1.8" 7.44x5.58mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), takes slightly lower resolution photos (12 MP vs 20 MP), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X
2 years newer
$534

Significant advantages of the G7 X (vs the G15)

  • Significantly larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/1.8" 7.44x5.58mm
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the G7 X (vs the G15)

  • Much shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 350 shots
  • No external flash support
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the G7 X and G15

  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16
1 year newer
$600

Significant advantages of the G16 (vs the G15)

  • Much longer exposures: 250 seconds vs 15 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the G16 (vs the G15)

  • None found

common strengths of the G16 and G15

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very long battery life: 360 shots vs 350 shots
  • Support external flash

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
3 years newer
$532 - $649

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the G15)

  • Significantly larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/1.8" 7.44x5.58mm
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the G15)

  • Significantly shorter battery life: 265 shots vs 350 shots
  • No external flash support
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II and G15

  • Each has a built-in flash

Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Olympus XZ-2 iHS
similar age

Significant advantages of the XZ-2 iHS (vs the G15)

  • Has an external mic jack
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the XZ-2 iHS (vs the G15)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the XZ-2 iHS and G15

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very long battery life: 340 shots vs 350 shots
  • Support external flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5
2 years older
$700

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX5 (vs the G15)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 15 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX5 (vs the G15)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 922k dots
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the DMC-LX5 and G15

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very long battery life: 400 shots vs 350 shots
  • Support external flash

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II
9 months newer
$598

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 II (vs the G15)

  • Significantly larger sensor: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/1.8" 7.44x5.58mm
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 922k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 II (vs the G15)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 II and G15

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very long battery life: 350 shots vs 350 shots
  • Support external flash

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon G15 compared to boutique competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/1.8 vs f/2.8), has way more more zoom (5x vs 4x), is slightly smaller (mid size (107×76×40 mm) vs standard size (117×81×65 mm)), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 1.9 fps) and has a significantly longer battery life (350 shots vs 250 shots).

However, on average it doesn't have a screen which flips out and has a marginally smaller sensor (1/1.8" 7.44x5.58mm vs four thirds 18.7x14mm).

Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X
8 months older
$695

Significant advantages of the G1X (vs the G15)

  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the G1X (vs the G15)

  • Much less zoom: 4x vs 5x
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Shoots much slower: 1.9 fps vs 10 fps

common strengths of the G1X and G15

  • Incredible zoom: 4x vs 5x
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Built-in flashes

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon G15 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a much wider aperture (f/1.8 vs f/3.4), has a significantly higher resolution screen (922k dots vs 461k dots), is slightly smaller (mid size (107×76×40 mm) vs prosumer size (120×82×92 mm)), significantly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO) and shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 3.8 fps).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 22 mm), doesn't have a screen which flips out and is older (september 2012 vs august 2013).

Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830
1 year newer
$244

Significant advantages of the L830 (vs the G15)

  • Much better wide angle: 22 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the L830 (vs the G15)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3 vs f/1.8
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the L830 and G15

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×76×91 mm) vs Mid size (107×76×40 mm)
  • Great battery life: 390 shots vs 350 shots
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 1.6"

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS
1 year newer
$289

Significant advantages of the SX510 HS (vs the G15)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the SX510 HS (vs the G15)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/1.8
  • Much lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 922k dots
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 350 shots

common strengths of the SX510 HS and G15

  • Very small: Standard size (104×70×80 mm) vs Mid size (107×76×40 mm)
  • Very light: 349 g vs 352 g
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 1.6"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
similar age
$534

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ200 (vs the G15)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much longer battery life: 540 shots vs 350 shots
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ200 (vs the G15)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 922k dots
  • Larger: Professional size (125×87×110 mm) vs Mid size (107×76×40 mm)

common strengths of the DMC-FZ200 and G15

  • Fairly small: Professional size (125×87×110 mm) vs Mid size (107×76×40 mm)
  • Great battery life: 540 shots vs 350 shots
  • Thin: 4.3" vs 1.6"

Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

Canon PowerShot SX520 HS
1 year newer
$239

Significant advantages of the SX520 HS (vs the G15)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the SX520 HS (vs the G15)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/1.8
  • Much lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 922k dots
  • Much shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 350 shots

common strengths of the SX520 HS and G15

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (120×82×92 mm) vs Mid size (107×76×40 mm)
  • Very light: 441 g vs 352 g
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 1.6"

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
similar age

Significant advantages of the SX50 HS (vs the G15)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the SX50 HS (vs the G15)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/1.8
  • Much lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 922k dots
  • Larger: Professional size (123×87×106 mm) vs Mid size (107×76×40 mm)

common strengths of the SX50 HS and G15

  • Fairly small: Professional size (123×87×106 mm) vs Mid size (107×76×40 mm)
  • Thin: 4.2" vs 1.6"
  • Light weight: 595 g vs 352 g

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
similar age
$962

Significant advantages of the SX500 IS (vs the G15)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the SX500 IS (vs the G15)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/1.8
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 922k dots

common strengths of the SX500 IS and G15

  • Very small: Standard size (104×70×80 mm) vs Mid size (107×76×40 mm)
  • Very light: 341 g vs 352 g
  • Thin: 3.2" vs 1.6"

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon G15 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps), has a significantly higher resolution screen (922k dots vs 230k dots), records high-speed movies (240 fps vs none), has image stabilization (lens vs none) and records movies in 24p.

However, on average it takes much lower resolution photos (12 MP vs 24 MP), has a much smaller sensor (1/1.8" 7.44x5.58mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm), has a lower quality type of viewfinder (tunnel vs pentaprism), lacks and external mic jack and has a significantly shorter battery life (350 shots vs 950 shots).

Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100
5 months newer
$709 (body only)
$1,097 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7100 (vs the G15)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 12 MP
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 24fps
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 922k dots

Significant disadvantages of the D7100 (vs the G15)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Much larger: Professional size (136×107×76 mm) vs Mid size (107×76×40 mm)

common strengths of the D7100 and G15

  • None found

Canon EOS 1100D

Canon EOS 1100D
1 year older
$332 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 1100D (vs the G15)

  • Has a through-the-lens viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Tunnel
  • Much higher true resolution: 12.2 MP vs 12 MP
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the 1100D (vs the G15)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 922k dots
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps

common strengths of the 1100D and G15

  • None found

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400
3 years newer
$309 (body only)
$395 - $397 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3400 (vs the G15)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 12 MP
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 24fps
  • Has a through-the-lens viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Tunnel

Significant disadvantages of the D3400 (vs the G15)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 10 fps
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm) vs Mid size (107×76×40 mm)

common strengths of the D3400 and G15

  • Light weight: 395 g vs 352 g

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon G15 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps), has a slightly higher resolution screen (922k dots vs 614k dots), has higher quality type of viewfinder (tunnel vs none), records high-speed movies (240 fps vs none) and has better image stabilization (lens vs none).

However, on average it takes slightly lower resolution photos (12 MP vs 17.9 MP), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't have a screen which flips out, has a slightly smaller sensor (1/1.8" 7.44x5.58mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm) and doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED).

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10
1 year newer
$380 - $449 (body only)
$390 - $499 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the E-M10 (vs the G15)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,400k dots vs 922k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the E-M10 (vs the G15)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • No 24p support

common strengths of the E-M10 and G15

  • Fairly small: Mid size (119×82×46 mm) vs Mid size (107×76×40 mm)
  • Thin: 1.8" vs 1.6"
  • Light weight: 396 g vs 352 g

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000
1 year newer
$498 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A5000 (vs the G15)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 19.8 MP vs 12 MP

Significant disadvantages of the A5000 (vs the G15)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 922k dots

common strengths of the A5000 and G15

  • Fairly small: Compact (110×63×36 mm) vs Mid size (107×76×40 mm)
  • Light weight: 210 g vs 352 g
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.6"

Canon EOS M

Canon EOS M
similar age
$469 - $629 (body only)
$649 - $749 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M (vs the G15)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M (vs the G15)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the EOS M and G15

  • Fairly small: Compact (109×66×32 mm) vs Mid size (107×76×40 mm)
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.6"
  • Light weight: 298 g vs 352 g

Samsung NX11

Samsung NX11
1 year older

Significant advantages of the NX11 (vs the G15)

  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the NX11 (vs the G15)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • No 24p support

common strengths of the NX11 and G15

  • Fairly small: Mid size (123×87×40 mm) vs Mid size (107×76×40 mm)
  • Thin: 1.6" vs 1.6"
  • Each has a built-in flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1
4 years older
$400 (body only)
$480 14-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-G1 (vs the G15)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 15 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-G1 (vs the G15)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 922k dots

common strengths of the DMC-G1 and G15

  • Thin: 1.8" vs 1.6"
  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon G15 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a much wider aperture (f/1.8 vs f/3.5), has a significantly higher resolution screen (922k dots vs 461k dots), significantly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), is newer (september 2012 vs november 2011) and has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (10 fps vs 30 fps).

Casio Exilim ZR-200

Casio Exilim EX-ZR200
10 months older
$644

Significant advantages of the ZR-200 (vs the G15)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Shoots much faster: 30 fps vs 10 fps
  • Much longer battery life: 480 shots vs 350 shots

Significant disadvantages of the ZR-200 (vs the G15)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3 vs f/1.8
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 922k dots
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the ZR-200 and G15

  • Wide aperture: f/3 vs f/1.8
  • Great battery life: 480 shots vs 350 shots

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V
7 months newer
$445

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX50V (vs the G15)

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX50V (vs the G15)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/1.8
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the DSC-HX50V and G15

  • Great battery life: 400 shots vs 350 shots
  • Support external flash
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS
1 year older
$399

Significant advantages of the SX230 HS (vs the G15)

  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the SX230 HS (vs the G15)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.1 vs f/1.8
  • Much lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 922k dots
  • Much shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 350 shots

common strengths of the SX230 HS and G15

  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon G15 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a much wider aperture (f/1.8 vs f/2.8), has a much wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 35 mm), has a significantly larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), has a much higher resolution screen (922k dots vs 207k dots) and significantly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO).

Canon PowerShot G7

Canon PowerShot G7
6 years older
$553

Significant advantages of the G7 (vs the G15)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the G7 (vs the G15)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Much lower resolution screen: 207k dots vs 922k dots

common strengths of the G7 and G15

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Support external flash