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Advantages of the Canon 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 G15's lens captures much more light (1.3 f-stops)
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The G15's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
Continuous shooting
Shoots 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
Size
Slightly smaller
107×76×40 mm vs 114×77×45 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Lowest price
Cheaper
$577.88 vs $999.00
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The best price we've seen is $421 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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
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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
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              350 shots
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Both have tunnel viewfinders Help
              Tunnel
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              G1510 fps
              P71001.3 fps
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              G151080p @ 24fps
              P7100720p @ 30fps

              Compared to recent pro digicams

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              G1512 MP
              P710010 MP
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              G151/1.8" 7.44x5.58mm
              P71001/1.8" 7.49x5.52mm

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