Updated (September 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot G15 vs Samsung EX2F

Canon PowerShot G15 vs Samsung EX2F

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G15

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
Great battery life
Battery life
350 shots
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung EX2F

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.4
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1700 ms startup delay
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid

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differences

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
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The PowerShot G15's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
922k dots vs 614k dots
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More than 50% higher resolution screen
Battery life
Longer battery life
350 shots vs 260 shots
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More than 30% more shots per battery charge
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
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Advantages of the Samsung EX2F

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Screen type
Has an OLED screen
OLED vs LCD
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OLED screens are often brighter and more vibrant than typical LCD screens
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/1.4 vs f/1.8
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At its widest zoom, the EX2F 's lens captures much more light (0.7 f-stops)
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
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
Low light performance
Slightly lower noise at high ISO
209 ISO vs 165 ISO
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The EX2F has a slight edge (0.3 f-stops) in low-noise, high-ISO performance
Size
Slightly smaller
112×62×29 mm vs 107×76×40 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Overall image quality
Slightly better image quality
48.0 vs 46.0
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Almost the same
Thickness
Thinner
1.1" vs 1.6"
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Around 30% thinner
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
30s vs 15s
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2x longer exposures
Weight
Slightly lighter
319 g vs 352 g
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Around 10% lighter
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent pro digicams, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Aperture Very wide aperture Help
              PowerShot G15f/1.8
              EX2F f/1.4
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1.0 cm
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              PowerShot G1519.9 bits
              EX2F 20 bits
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              PowerShot G15165 ISO
              EX2F 209 ISO
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              11.5 EV
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              PowerShot G1546.0
              EX2F 48.0
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              PowerShot G155x
              EX2F 3.3x

              Compared to recent pro digicams

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              12 MP
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              PowerShot G151/1.8" 7.44x5.58mm
              EX2F 1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Pro digicam

              $484 - $649

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $349

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $328

              3D Captures 3D images
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              True resolution Takes slightly lower resolution photos
              Startup delay Has much more startup delay
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $260

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

              Boutique

              $669 - $798

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot G15 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $549

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $449

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Color depth Better color depth
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot G3 X

              Canon PowerShot G3 X

              Super zoom

              $999

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

              Samsung EX2F Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Pentax MX-1

              Pentax MX-1

              Pro digicam

              $389

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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