Updated (January, 2014): Compare the Canon PowerShot G16 vs Nikon Coolpix L830

Canon PowerShot G15

Winner
Canon PowerShot G15

59

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Nikon Coolpix L820

49

Nikon Coolpix L820

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G15

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/1.8
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
922k dots
Really small
Size
Mid size 106x75x40 mm
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L820

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
23 mm
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 

differences

Advantages of the Canon PowerShot G15

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Aperture
Much wider aperture
f/1.8 vs f/3.0
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At its widest zoom, the PowerShot G15's lens captures much more light (1.5 f-stops)
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The PowerShot G15's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Size
Smaller
106x75x40 mm vs 111x76x85 mm
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2.2x smaller
True resolution
Higher true resolution
12 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Thickness
Significantly thinner
1.6" vs 3.3"
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2.1x thinner
Sensor size
Larger sensor
1/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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Around 50% larger sensor
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Weight
Lighter
352 g vs 470 g
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Around 30% lighter
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
10 fps vs 8 fps
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Around 30% faster continuous shooting
Longest exposure
Slightly longer exposures
15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon L820

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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Wide angle
Better wide angle
23 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 20% better wide angle
Zoom
More zoom
29.3x vs 5x
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Around 34.5x more zoom
Lowest price
Cheaper
$249.95 vs $487.00
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The best price we've seen is $237 cheaper (around 50% less)
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digicams, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              PowerShot G15:922k dots
              L820:921k dots
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              240 fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $349 - $500

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon Kiss X5

              Canon Kiss X5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,299 body only

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot G15 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $450

              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Color depth Better color depth
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $549 - $1,227

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $829

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $345 - $348

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

              Nikon Coolpix L820 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $195 - $246

              Zoom More zoom
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $207 - $250

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Smaller
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $168 - $184

              Zoom More zoom
              Lowest price Cheaper
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $220 - $770

              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $249

              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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