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

Canon PowerShot G15 vs Nikon Coolpix P7100

Winner
Canon PowerShot G15

54

Nikon Coolpix P7100

42

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G15

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/1.8
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P7100

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1900 ms startup delay
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
281 ms shutter lag
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot G15. Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix P7100.

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
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
Overall image quality
Better image quality
46.0 vs 41.0
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More than 10% better image quality
True resolution
Significantly higher true resolution
12 MP vs 10 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1 cm vs 2 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
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
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
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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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$445.00 vs $487.00
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The best price we've seen is $42 cheaper (around 10% less)
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recommendations

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
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              PowerShot G15922k dots
              P7100921k dots
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              PowerShot G15f/1.8
              P7100f/2.8
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              350 shots
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor size Large sensors Help
              PowerShot G151/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm
              P71001/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
              Viewfinder Both have tunnel viewfinders Help
              Tunnel
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              PowerShot G15$487.00
              P7100$445.00
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              PowerShot G1519.9 bits
              P710019.4 bits
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              165 ISO
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              PowerShot G1511.5 EV
              P710010.7 EV
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              PowerShot G1546.0
              P710041.0
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              PowerShot G155x
              P71007.1x

              Compared to recent pro digicams

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              PowerShot G151/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm
              P71001/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $449

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $399 - $419

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $964

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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $328 - $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
              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Pro digicam

              $547

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix P7700

              Nikon Coolpix P7700

              Pro digicam

              $410

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Canon PowerShot G11

              Canon PowerShot G11

              Pro digicam

              $624

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity

              Canon PowerShot G15 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $398

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $209 - $226

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Canon EOS M

              Canon EOS M

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $239 body only

              $343 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

              Nikon Coolpix P7100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P7000

              Nikon Coolpix P7000

              Pro digicam

              $315

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Shutter lag Less shutter lag
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Startup delay Significantly more startup delay

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