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

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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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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
Overall image quality Better image quality 46.0 vs 41.0
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More than 10% better image quality
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution 12 MP vs 10 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster 10 fps vs 1.3 fps
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More than 7.5x faster continuous shooting
Color depth Better color depth 19.9 bits vs 19.4 bits
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Distinguishes 0.5 more bits of color
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 2 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Size Slightly smaller 106x75x40 mm vs 114x77x45 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Weight Slightly lighter 352 g vs 395 g
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More than 10% lighter
Lowest price Cheaper $339.00 vs $409.35
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The best price we've seen is $70 cheaper (around 20% less)
Thickness Slightly thinner 1.6" vs 1.8"
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More than 10% thinner
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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 Significantly 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
              Sensor size Large sensors Help
              PowerShot G15:1/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm
              P7100:1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Viewfinder Both have tunnel viewfinders Help
              Tunnel
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              PowerShot G15:$339.00
              P7100:$409.35
              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
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              PowerShot G15:46.0
              P7100:41.0
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              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.

              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              PowerShot G15:11.5 EV
              P7100:10.7 EV
              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

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $549 - $610

              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
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $548

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $629

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $398

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Startup delay Has much more startup delay
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $235 - $250

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Nikon Coolpix P7700

              Nikon Coolpix P7700

              Pro digicam

              $559

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder

              Canon PowerShot G15 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon PowerShot G15.

              Nikon Coolpix P7100 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P7000

              Nikon Coolpix P7000

              Pro digicam

              $337

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Sensor size Slightly larger sensor
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

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