Canon PowerShot G15 comparison

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Canon PowerShot G15

Canon PowerShot G15
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100
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Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II
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Canon PowerShot SX280 HS (Red)

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS (Red)
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Price $369 to $499 at 4 stores $497 to $549 at 7 stores $499 to $563 at 9 stores $648 to $699 at 9 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.5 (3.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.1 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.8 (3.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 2 reviews 4.0 stars out of 8 reviews 0 stars No reviews, write one! 4.5 stars out of 1 review 1.0 stars out of 1 review
Release date September 06, 2012 June 05, 2012 August 21, 2013 June 26, 2013 March 27, 2013
The Bottom Line The Canon PowerShot G15 continues the G-series tradition of solid advanced compacts, but doesn't rank as best in class by any particular measure. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100's compact, elegant design, generally excellent photo quality, bright, fast lens, and speedy performance make a great package if you don't mind spending a little more money. While the Canon PowerShot G16 is better than the G15 and remains a nice enthusiast compact, its low-light photo quality disappoints for the money. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II's combination of looks, speed, flexibility, and photo quality makes it a great choice for enthusiasts who can afford the price tag. Wi-Fi connectivity and a new processor help make Canon's PowerShot SX280 HS one of the top compact megazooms available. But you'd better load up on batteries.

Basic specs

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Type LCD display - 3 in
TFT activematrix - Color
LCD display - 3 in
Info unavailable Info unavailable LCD display - 3 in
Dimensions (W x D x H) 4.2 in x 1.6 in x 3 in
4 in x 1.4 in x 2.3 in
Info unavailable Info unavailable 4.2 in x 1.3 in x 2.5 in
Lens System 5 x x Zoom lens - 6.1 mm - 30.5 mm - F/1.8-2.8
3.6 x x Zoom lens - 10.4 mm - 37.1 mm - F/1.8-4.9
Info unavailable Info unavailable 20 x x
Zoom lens - 4.5 mm - 90 mm - F/3.5-6.8
Optical sensor type CMOS
Exmor CMOS
CMOS
Exmor R CMOS
CMOS
Light sensitivity ISO 5000
ISO 2000
ISO 3200
ISO 125
ISO 1600
ISO 4000
ISO 2500
ISO 250
ISO 800
ISO 1250
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 80
ISO 6400
ISO 12800
ISO 160
ISO 640
ISO 320
ISO 400
ISO 500
ISO 10000
ISO 8000
ISO auto
ISO 3200
ISO 125
ISO auto (125-6400)
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 200
ISO 6400
ISO 400
Info unavailable Info unavailable ISO 3200
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 100
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ISO 80
ISO 6400
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ISO auto
Video capture H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
iFrame - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 - Miniature Effect
H.264 - 1280 x 720 - Miniature Effect
H.264 - 1280 x 720 - Miniature Effect
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
H.264 - 320 x 240 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1440 x 1080 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
Info unavailable Info unavailable H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
H.264 - 320 x 240 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
Digital zoom 4 x
14 x
Info unavailable Info unavailable 4 x
Weight 10.9 oz
7.5 oz
Info unavailable Info unavailable 7.4 oz
Product Type Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
Info unavailable Info unavailable Digital camera - Compact
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