Canon PowerShot G15 vs Nikon D40

Winner
Canon PowerShot G15

60

Nikon D40

26

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

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

$700

Overall image quality Better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X

Boutique

$415

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot G12

Canon PowerShot G12

Pro digicam

$375

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Color depth Better color depth
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Nikon D40 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$419 body only

$400 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Size Larger
Nikon D60

Nikon D60

Entry-level DSLR

$249 body only

$336 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Better image quality
Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$529 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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Nikon D40
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