Updated (August, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot G16 vs Nikon Coolpix P7700

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Nikon Coolpix P7100

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G15

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.8
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
922k dots
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P7100

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1900 ms startup delay
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon PowerShot G15

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Aperture Significantly wider aperture f/1.8 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the PowerShot G15's lens captures much more light (1.3 f-stops)
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video but at a lower frame rate
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.5 EV vs 10.7 EV
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0.8 f-stops more dynamic range
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
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Overall image quality Better image quality 46.0 vs 41.0
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More than 10% better image quality
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster 10 fps vs 1.3 fps
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More than 7.5x faster continuous shooting
True resolution Higher true resolution 12 MP vs 10 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Color depth Better color depth 19.9 bits vs 19.4 bits
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Distinguishes 0.5 more bits of color
Size Slightly smaller 106x75x40 mm vs 114x77x45 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 2 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Weight Slightly lighter 352 g vs 395 g
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More than 10% lighter
Thickness Slightly thinner 1.6" vs 1.8"
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More than 10% thinner
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $399.00 vs $449.00
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The best price we've seen is $50 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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Advantages of the Nikon P7100

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External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
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
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              PowerShot G15:922k dots
              P7100:921k dots
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              350 shots
              Viewfinder Both have tunnel viewfinders Help
              Tunnel
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              PowerShot G15:$399.00
              P7100:$449.00
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              PowerShot G15:19.9 bits
              P7100:19.4 bits
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              165 ISO
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              PowerShot G15:11.5 EV
              P7100:10.7 EV
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              PowerShot G15:46.0
              P7100:41.0
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              PowerShot G15:5x
              P7100:7.1x

              Compared to recent pro digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              PowerShot G15:12 MP
              P7100:10 MP
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              PowerShot G15:1/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm
              P7100:1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $499

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $671

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $528 - $549

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $331 - $398

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Startup delay Has much more startup delay
              Fujifilm Finepix X10

              Fujifilm Finepix X10

              Pro digicam

              $323 - $591

              Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Thickness Is thicker
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $230 - $249

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash

              Canon PowerShot G15 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              Size Significantly larger
              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $601

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Sensor size Larger sensor
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

              Nikon Coolpix P7100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P7000

              Nikon Coolpix P7000

              Pro digicam

              $358

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Shutter lag Less shutter lag
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

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