Updated (September, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot G16 vs Nikon Coolpix P7800

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Nikon Coolpix P7700

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Nikon Coolpix P7700

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G15

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P7700

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1800 ms startup delay
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon PowerShot G15

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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 6,400 ISO
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The PowerShot G15's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Aperture Wider aperture f/1.8 vs f/2.0
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At its widest zoom, the PowerShot G15's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
High-speed framerate Higher speed movies 240 fps vs 120 fps
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2x higher fps
Size Slightly smaller 106x75x40 mm vs 119x73x51 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 2 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 10 fps vs 8 fps
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Around 30% faster continuous shooting
Battery life Slightly longer battery life 350 shots vs 330 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
Thickness Thinner 1.6" vs 2"
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More than 20% thinner
Weight Slightly lighter 352 g vs 392 g
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More than 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Nikon P7700

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3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Focus points Many more focus points 99 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Overall image quality Better image quality 53.0 vs 46.0
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Around 20% better image quality
Color depth Better color depth 21.1 bits vs 19.9 bits
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Distinguishes 1.2 more bits of color
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.7 EV vs 11.5 EV
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0.2 f-stops more dynamic range
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO 191 ISO vs 165 ISO
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The P7700 has a slight edge (0.2 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Longest exposure Longer exposures 60s vs 15s
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4x longer exposures
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent pro digicams, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Aperture Very wide aperture Help
              PowerShot G15:f/1.8
              P7700:f/2.0
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              PowerShot G15:922k dots
              P7700:921k dots
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              True resolution Capture very high resolution images Help
              12 MP
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              PowerShot G15:$449.00
              P7700:$441.67
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              PowerShot G15:165 ISO
              P7700:191 ISO
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              PowerShot G15:5x
              P7700:7.1x
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              PowerShot G15:46.0
              P7700:53.0

              Compared to recent pro digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              12 MP
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              PowerShot G15:11.5 EV
              P7700:11.7 EV
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              PowerShot G15:19.9 bits
              P7700:21.1 bits
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              1/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $449

              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $549

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Pro digicam

              $547

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $300 - $398

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              True resolution Takes slightly lower resolution photos
              Startup delay Has much more startup delay
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $396 - $399

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Canon EOS M

              Canon EOS M

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $236 body only

              $315 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag

              Canon PowerShot G15 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $829

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Color depth Better color depth
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Boutique

              $1,102

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range

              Nikon Coolpix P7700 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P7100

              Nikon Coolpix P7100

              Pro digicam

              $550

              Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range

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