Canon PowerShot G15 vs Nikon D40

Winner
Canon PowerShot G15

87

Nikon D40

38

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G15

Large screen
Screen size
3"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
922k dots
Really small
Size
Mid size (107×76×40 mm)
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D40

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay
Badge
Phase detection autofocus
fast and accurate
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentamirror

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

$500

Longest exposure Much longer exposures
Supports 24p No 24p support
Canon PowerShot G5 X

Canon PowerShot G5 X

Pro digicam

$640 - $699

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Touch screen Has a touch screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Fujifilm FinePix x20

Fujifilm FinePix x20

Pro digicam

$1,400

Autofocus Faster autofocus
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Nikon D40 Competitors

Nikon D60

Nikon D60

Entry-level DSLR

$284 body only

$398 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$402 body only

$299 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Size Larger
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$390 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Screen size Much larger screen
Movie format Shoots movies
Size Larger

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Canon PowerShot G15
PowerShot G15
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