Canon PowerShot G1X vs Canon PowerShot G15

Winner
Canon PowerShot G1X

64

Canon PowerShot G15

56

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G1X

Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
1900 ms startup delay
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Large sensor
Sensor size
Four thirds 18.7x14mm
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G15

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look

galleries

Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot G15.

competitors

Canon PowerShot G1X Competitors

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$417 - $499

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Supports 24p No 24p support
Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

Boutique

$548 - $649

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Macro focus Much better macro capability
Supports 24p No 24p support
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$489 - $498

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Macro focus Much better macro capability
Supports 24p No 24p support

Canon PowerShot G15 Competitors

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$417 - $499

Overall image quality Better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Supports 24p No 24p support
Canon PowerShot G12

Canon PowerShot G12

Pro digicam

$640

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Color depth Better color depth
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Pro digicam

$529 - $649

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

discussion

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Showing 3 comments

Ton (6:23 PM, August 23, 2013)
Stunning image quality, gerat handling, lousy macro.
 
Rich Mack (5:45 PM, July 26, 2013)
I am after one of these two to replace my powershot 6mpx cam which has been great over the years but its time to decide which..?
Love low light taking
Hate flash photo taking
Want point and shoot as well as effects after taking pics
Can either do this?
Finally, which is ideal given my needs?
Many thanks, a confused amateur.
 
Leifur (9:28 PM, October 29, 2012)
The G1 X sells for $799, the G15 for $499. How on Earth can those figures translate to GBP 454 and 529, respectively? There is something seriously wrong with the G15 price quoted in all you comparisons with that camera ...