Canon PowerShot G15 vs Nikon D40

Winner
Canon PowerShot G15

55

Nikon D40

27

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G15

Large screen
Screen size
3"
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

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

$379 - $417

Overall image quality Better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Supports 24p No 24p support
Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X

Boutique

$589

Overall image quality Better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Macro focus Much worse macro capability
Canon PowerShot G12

Canon PowerShot G12

Pro digicam

$650

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Color depth Better color depth
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

Nikon D40 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$279 body only

$349 - $397 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

$309 - $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

$364 body only

$555 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Autofocus Video autofocus
Size Slightly larger

discussion

Canon PowerShot G15
PowerShot G15
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