54points

Canon PowerShot G15

85points

Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX

Canon PowerShot G15
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Canon PowerShot G15 vs Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX

Canon PowerShot G15
Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX
Canon PowerShot G15
Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX
54
points
85
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Why is Canon PowerShot G15 better than Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX?

  • 323g lighter
    352gvs675g
  • Is dustproof and water resistant
  • 70.4% less body volume
    324.45cm³vs1096.737cm³
  • 48.57% wider aperture at minimum focal length
    f/1.8 vs3.5f
  • 28.9mm narrower
    106.6mmvs135.5mm
  • 87.5% faster flash X-sync
    1/2000svs0.004s
  • 30.6mm shorter
    75.9mmvs106.5mm
  • 35.9mm thinner
    40.1mmvs76mm

Why is Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX better than Canon PowerShot G15?

  • 2.04x more megapixels (main camera)
    24.71MPvs12.1MP
  • 8.83x larger sensor
    23.5 x 15.6mmvs7.44 x 5.58mm
  • 42 more focus points
    51vs9
  • 2x higher maximum light sensitivity
    25600 ISOvs12800 ISO
  • 2.86x faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
    6fpsvs2.1fps
  • 7.61x lower noise at high ISO
    1256ISOvs165ISO
  • 180shots longer battery life
    950shotsvs770shots
  • 2.5x better video recording quality (main camera)
    1080 x 60fpsvs1080 x 24fps

Top specs and features

Design

1.Weather sealed
Canon PowerShot G15
Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

2.Is dustproof and water resistant
Canon PowerShot G15
Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX

Dustproof/water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1 meter.

3.has an optical viewfinder
Canon PowerShot G15
Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX

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.

4.Has a built-in focus motor
Canon PowerShot G15
Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX

The focus motor moves the lens in order to autofocus. For system cameras, having a focus motor in the camera's body allows you to use a wide range of lenses, including lenses which do not have their own focus motor. For compact cameras, a focus motor is usually built-in.

5.has a silent focus motor built into the lens
Canon PowerShot G15
Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX

Lenses with built-in focus motor focus faster and more quietly than lenses without a focus motor which rely on the camera's body focus motor.

6.Has a hot shoe
Canon PowerShot G15
Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX

A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.

Optics

1.sensor size

7.44 x 5.58mm

23.5 x 15.6mm

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.

Best

Polaroid Snap

81.2 x 25.4mm

2.focus points

9

51

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.

Best

Canon EOS R

5655

3.has AF tracking
Canon PowerShot G15
Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX

With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.

4.maximum light sensitivity

12800 ISO

25600 ISO

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.

Best

Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

1640000 ISO

5.megapixels

12.1MP

24.71MP

Best

Panono Camera

108MP

6.optical zoom

5x

5.8x (Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR)

The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.

Best

Nikon Coolpix P1000

125x

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 24fps

1080 x 60fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.

Best

Fujifilm X-T3

2160 x 60fps

2.Has phase detection autofocus for videos
Canon PowerShot G15
Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX

A phase detection autofocus system is faster than a contrast detection autofocus system. Even when recording scenes with a lot of fast movements, the videos are sharp and clear.

3.Has timelapse function
Canon PowerShot G15
Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX

A timelapse shows a long passage of time sped up. A series of photographs taken from the same position over a long period is joined together to create a short video. It is great way to capture things like the setting sun, or clouds moving across the sky.

4.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Canon PowerShot G15
Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

5.has a 24p cinema mode
Canon PowerShot G15
Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX

24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.

Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
Canon PowerShot G15
Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.

2.has a microphone in
Canon PowerShot G15
Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.

Battery

1. longer battery life

770shots

950shots

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.

Best

Nikon D3x

4400shots

2.battery power

1800mAh

1900mAh

Best

Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless + 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6

4360mAh

3.has a removable battery
Canon PowerShot G15
Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

4.has a rechargeable battery
Canon PowerShot G15
Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

5.has a battery level indicator
Canon PowerShot G15
Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Features

1.image quality

46

83

A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.

Best

Nikon D850

100

2.noise

165ISO

1256ISO

The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.

Best

Sony Alpha a7 III

3730ISO

3.color depth

19.9bits

24.2bits

The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.

Best

HP Photosmart R927

42bits

4.dynamic range

11.5Evs

13.7Evs

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.

Best

Nikon D810A

14.8Evs

5.has an external memory slot
Canon PowerShot G15
Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.

6.can be controlled remotely
Canon PowerShot G15
Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.

Miscellaneous

1.Has focus motor
Canon PowerShot G15
Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX

Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.

2.Front element doesn't rotate
Canon PowerShot G15
Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX

The front element doesn’t rotate. This is important if you use filters, as some such as polarising or gradient filters have to be orientated a certain way.

3.Is a normal lens
Canon PowerShot G15
Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX

A normal lens is one that doesn't fall into another category such as wide angle or telephoto, and typically has a focal length between 35mm and 70mm. These lenses aren't tailored towards a specific type of photography, and so are quite versatile.

4.Has rounded aperture blades
Canon PowerShot G15
Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX

Similar to the number of aperture blades, rounded blades affect the way the light gets through to the sensor. Rounded blades, often only found on more expensive lenses, improve the appearance of the out-of-focus areas. This allows you to attain better, softer looking bokeh in your photos.

5.Can focus to infinity
Canon PowerShot G15
Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX

Many lenses allow you to focus to infinity. This is essential when you wish to take photos including far off objects, such as when shooting landscapes, in order to make sure everything is sharp and in focus.

6.Has full-time manual focus
Canon PowerShot G15
Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX

With full-time manual focus, you can move the focus ring whilst it is in AF (autofocus) mode. This means that you can make manual adjustments once the AF has finished, without changing to manual mode.

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