Canon PowerShot G15 vs Nikon D40

Winner
Canon PowerShot G15

56

Nikon D40

28

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G15

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/1.8
Large screen
Screen size
3"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
922k dots
Really small
Size
Mid size (107×76×40 mm)
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D40

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
260 ms shutter lag
Badge
Phase detection autofocus
fast and accurate
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from

galleries

Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot G15.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D40.

competitors

Canon PowerShot G15 Competitors

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$417 - $499

Overall image quality Better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Supports 24p No 24p support
Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Pro digicam

$549 - $649

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X

Boutique

$589

Overall image quality Better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Nikon D40 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$329 body only

$379 - $547 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Screen size Much larger screen
Size Larger
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$249 body only

$329 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Screen size Much larger screen
Size Larger
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$360 body only

$555 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Autofocus Video autofocus
Size Slightly larger

discussion

Canon PowerShot G15
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