Updated (August, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot G16 vs Panasonic GX7

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G15

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic GX7

Light sensitivity
High ISO
25,600 ISO
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
900 ms startup delay
 
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Advantages of the Canon PowerShot G15

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High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Size Smaller 106x75x40 mm vs 123x71x55 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 5 fps
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2x faster continuous shooting
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs LIVEMOS
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Thickness Thinner 1.6" vs 2.2"
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Around 30% thinner
Lowest price Cheaper $339.00 vs $744.99
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The best price we've seen is $406 cheaper (2.2x less)
Battery life Slightly longer battery life 350 shots vs 320 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
Weight Slightly lighter 352 g vs 402 g
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More than 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Panasonic GX7

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Overall image quality Significantly better image quality 70.0 vs 46.0
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More than 50% better image quality
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Color depth Better color depth 22.6 bits vs 19.9 bits
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Distinguishes 2.7 more bits of color
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
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The GX7's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Dynamic range More dynamic range 12.2 EV vs 11.5 EV
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0.7 f-stops more dynamic range
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
True resolution Higher true resolution 16 MP vs 12 MP
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Capture more than 30% more detail in your photos
Sensor size Larger sensor Four thirds 17.3x13.0mm vs 1/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm
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Around 5.5x larger sensor
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 718 ISO vs 165 ISO
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The GX7 has excellent image quality 2.1 f-stops higher ISO than the PowerShot G15
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 1,040k dots vs 922k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
Focus points More focus points 23 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Longest exposure Longer exposures 60s vs 15s
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4x longer exposures
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              For that film look
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              PowerShot G15:922k dots
              GX7:1,040k dots
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Light sensitivity Very good maximum light sensitivity Help
              PowerShot G15:12,800 ISO
              GX7:25,600 ISO
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              PowerShot G15:Tunnel
              GX7:Digital
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $549 - $610

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $398

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Boutique

              $799

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

              Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

              Pro digicam

              $698

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder

              Canon PowerShot G15 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $499

              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Color depth Better color depth
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $548 - $550

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Color depth Better color depth
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $629

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Color depth Better color depth
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $235 - $359

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $499

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support

              Panasonic GX7 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $648 body only

              $798 with 16-50mm lens

              Focus points Many more focus points
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Olympus OM-D E-M10

              Olympus OM-D E-M10

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $699 body only

              $799 with 14-42mm lens

              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Focus points Significantly more focus points
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Olympus OM-D E-M5

              Olympus OM-D E-M5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $740 - $999 body only

              $870 - $1,099 with 14-42mm lens

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Weather sealed Weather sealed
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $650 - $748 with 12-32mm lens

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Olympus OM-D E-M1

              Olympus OM-D E-M1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,359 - $1,399 body only

              $1,980 - $2,270 with 12-40mm lens

              Weather sealed Weather sealed
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Larger

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