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Nikon Coolpix P7100 vs Canon PowerShot G15

Top 13 Reasons for the

Nikon Coolpix P7100

Compared to Canon PowerShot G15

anonymous
93
Clearly more focus points
Comment
99
vs
9
90 more focus points. The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
anonymous
81
Has a flip-out screen
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
anonymous
55
Has a 24p cinema mode
Comment
Yes
vs
No
24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.
anonymous
49
Has a built-in HDR mode
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
anonymous
40
Has a two-stage shutter
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A two-stage shutter is good for taking photos like a pro; apply pressure to the button in order for the lens to focus, and then press it fully to capture the photograph.
anonymous
39
Has a microphone in
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
anonymous
39
Notably narrower
Comment
76.9 mm
vs
106.6 mm
29.70 mm narrower
anonymous
36
Notably greater zoom range
Comment
7.1 x
vs
5 x
2.10 x greater zoom range. The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.
anonymous
36
Can create panoramas in-camera
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It allows you to take multiple photos capturing different parts of the scene, and then joins them together into a single photo.
anonymous
31
Distinctly longer exposure time
Comment
60 s
vs
15 s
45 s longer exposure time. When the camera shutter is open for a long time, more light is absorbed by the sensor. You can use this slow shutter speed to produce vivid night time photography, or capture the trajectory of moving objects such as motorway traffic.
anonymous
31
Has manual exposure
Comment
Yes
vs
No
This allows to manually set the exposure.
anonymous
31
Appreciably longer maximum focal length
Comment
200 mm
vs
140 mm
60 mm longer maximum focal length. A longer maximum focal length allows you to focus in on a small part of a scene, and offers a narrower angle of view than shorter focal lengths.
anonymous
27
Has manual ISO
Comment
Yes
vs
No
This allows to manually set the ISO level.

Nikon Coolpix P7100 is better than Canon PowerShot G15 because...

Yes
vs
No

Top 22 Reasons for the

Canon PowerShot G15

Compared to Nikon Coolpix P7100

anonymous
137
Appreciably more megapixels (photo)
Comment
12.1 MP
vs
10.1 MP
19.80% more megapixels (photo)
anonymous
91
Noticeably faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
Comment
2.1 fps
vs
1.3 fps
1.62x faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format. Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
anonymous
79
Appreciably higher maximum light sensitivity
Comment
12800 ISO
vs
3200 ISO
4x higher maximum light sensitivity. With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
anonymous
78
Significantly better image quality
Comment
46
vs
41
5 better image quality. A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
anonymous
72
Lighter
Comment
352 g
vs
395 g
43 g lighter
anonymous
64
Clearly better video recording quality
Comment
1080 x 24 fps
vs
720 x 24 fps
1.50x better video recording quality
anonymous
56
A shade better color depth
Comment
19.9 bits
vs
19.4 bits
2.58% better color depth. The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
anonymous
56
Faster video autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting movies
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper movies.
anonymous
52
Has a stereo microphone
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
anonymous
49
Is dustproof and water resistant
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Dustproof / water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1m.
anonymous
48
Lots less body volume
Comment
324.4 cm³
vs
429.29 cm³
32.33% less body volume
anonymous
46
Plenty wider dynamic range
Comment
11.5 Evs
vs
10.7 Evs
7.48% wider dynamic range. The better the dynamic range the system captures a wider number of values from dark to light leading to more details in low and highlights. Source: DxOMark.
anonymous
38
Has an optical viewfinder
Comment
Yes
vs
No
An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens sees. There is no time lag and they require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders which can drain battery life. They are also better in low light situations.
anonymous
38
Faster photo autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting pictures
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper images.
anonymous
36
Appreciably shorter
Comment
75.9 mm
vs
116.3 mm
40.40 mm shorter
anonymous
36
Weather sealed
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
anonymous
35
Wider aperture at minimum focal length
Comment
1.8
vs
2.8
Wider aperture at minimum focal length. With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
anonymous
32
Has a HDMI output
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
anonymous
29
Has manual focus
Comment
Yes
vs
No
This allows to manually set the focus.
anonymous
27
Can be controlled remotely
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
anonymous
27
Has a removable battery
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
anonymous
26
Has an accelerometer
Comment
Yes
vs
No
An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes from a vertical to a horizontal position.

Canon PowerShot G15 is better than Nikon Coolpix P7100 because...

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