Canon PowerShot G15 vs Nikon D40

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68

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30

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
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

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Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$1,606

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Better image quality
Supports 24p No 24p support
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$455

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Aperture Wider aperture
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
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Canon PowerShot G5 X

Pro digicam

$729

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

Nikon D40 Competitors

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Nikon Coolpix L840

Super zoom

$413

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen size Much larger screen
Autofocus Slower autofocus
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Nikon D70

Pro DSLR

Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
Screen size Much smaller screen
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Nikon D60

Entry-level DSLR

$382 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Better image quality

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