Canon PowerShot G15 vs Nikon D40

Winner
Canon PowerShot G15

58

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
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
260 ms shutter lag
Battery life
Great battery life
470 shots
Badge
Phase detection autofocus
fast and accurate

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 G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Pro digicam

$544

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Touch screen Has a touch screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

Pro digicam

$7,607

Size Smaller
Weight Lighter
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70

Travel zoom

$1,443

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Zoom More zoom
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Nikon D40 Competitors

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Super zoom

$398

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder
Size Larger
Nikon D70

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
Nikon D60

Nikon D60

Entry-level DSLR

$266 body only

$372 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Startup delay Slightly more startup delay

discussion

Canon PowerShot G15
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