Canon PowerShot G15 vs Casio Exilim EX-ZR400

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Canon PowerShot G15
Casio Exilim EX-ZR400

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
Smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Canon PowerShot G15 is a 2.8 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.2 smaller than the Casio Exilim EX-ZR400 (3).
Vastly longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Canon PowerShot G15 has a maximum camera shutter speed of 60s, however the Casio Exilim EX-ZR400 is only a 15s maximum shutter speed digital camera (45s shorter). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

461,200 pixels higher display resolution Edit
The Canon PowerShot G15 has a display resolution of 922,000 pixels, however the Casio Exilim EX-ZR400 is only a 460,800 pixels display resolution digital camera (461,200 pixels lower).
8 Reasons For
25% higher megapixel count Edit
The Casio Exilim EX-ZR400 has a megapixel count of 16.1MP, however the Canon PowerShot G15 is only a 12.1MP digital camera (4MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

7.5x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Casio Exilim EX-ZR400 has an optical zoom of 12.5x, however the Canon PowerShot G15 is only a 5x optical zoom digital camera (7.5x smaller). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

6.1 smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Casio Exilim EX-ZR400 has a maximum aperture of 7.9, however the Canon PowerShot G15 is only a 1.8 maximum aperture digital camera (6.1 bigger).
54% longer maximum focal length Edit
The Casio Exilim EX-ZR400 is a 300mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 160mm longer than the Canon PowerShot G15 (300mm).
Shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Casio Exilim EX-ZR400 has a minimum focal length of 24mm, but the Canon PowerShot G15 is a 28mm minimum focal length digital camera (4mm longer).
2x lighter Edit
The Casio Exilim EX-ZR400 is a 165g digital camera. That's 187g lighter than the Canon PowerShot G15 (165g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

One hundred and sixty-five more shots per battery charge Edit
The Casio Exilim EX-ZR400 is a digital camera that takes 515.00 shots per battery charge, whereas the Canon PowerShot G15 only takes 350.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

User reviews are appreciably better
Based on 6 reviews, the Casio Exilim EX-ZR400 has an average user review score of 97%, but the Canon PowerShot G15 has an average rating of 80% (based on 6 reviews).

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
4MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Canon PowerShot G15 has a megapixel count of 12.1MP, but the Casio Exilim EX-ZR400 is a 16.1MP digital camera (4MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Two times smaller optical zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot G15 has an optical zoom of 5x, but the Casio Exilim EX-ZR400 is a 12.5x optical zoom digital camera (7.5x bigger). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

Bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Canon PowerShot G15 has a maximum aperture of 1.8, but the Casio Exilim EX-ZR400 is a 7.9 maximum aperture digital camera (6.1 smaller).
160mm shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Canon PowerShot G15 is a 140mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 160mm shorter than the Casio Exilim EX-ZR400 (300mm).
4mm longer minimum focal length Edit
The Canon PowerShot G15 has a minimum focal length of 28mm, whereas the Casio Exilim EX-ZR400 is a 24mm minimum focal length digital camera (4mm shorter).
54% heavier Edit
The Canon PowerShot G15 is a 352g digital camera. That's 187g heavier than the Casio Exilim EX-ZR400 (165g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

One hundred and sixty-five less shots per battery charge Edit
The Canon PowerShot G15 takes 350.00 shots per battery charge, however the Casio Exilim EX-ZR400 only takes 515.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Appreciably Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Canon PowerShot G15 is 80%, whereas the average user rating of the Casio Exilim EX-ZR400 is 97% (based on 6 reviews).
5 Reasons Against
Larger minimum aperture Edit
The Casio Exilim EX-ZR400 is a 3 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.2 larger than the Canon PowerShot G15 (3).
45s shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Casio Exilim EX-ZR400 is a 15s maximum shutter speed digital camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot G15 is a 60s maximum shutter speed digital camera (45s longer). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

2x lower display resolution Edit
The Casio Exilim EX-ZR400 has a display resolution of 460,800 pixels, whereas the Canon PowerShot G15 is a 922,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (461,200 pixels higher).
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Eleven months older
The Casio Exilim EX-ZR400 is older than the Canon PowerShot G15 by eleven months.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
12.1MP 16.1MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2664
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 2816 x 2112
 2816 x 1880
 2112 x 2112
 2816 x 1584
 1920 x 1080
 1600 x 1200
 1600 x 1064
 1200 x 1200
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 640 x 360
BEST
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2664
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 2816 x 2112
 2816 x 1880
 2112 x 2112
 2816 x 1584
 1920 x 1080
 1600 x 1200
 1600 x 1064
 1200 x 1200
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 640 x 360
Maximum Image Resolution
 4624 x 3464
 4624 x 3464
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPEG XR
 JPG
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 RAW
 JPEG XR
 JPG
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 4:5
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 4:5
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
5x 12.5x
BEST
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture
1.8 7.9
BEST
Minimum Aperture
2.8
BEST
3
Maximum Focal Length
140mm 300mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length
28mm 24mm
BEST
Focal Length Range
6.1 - 30.5 4.24 - 53
Extra / Smart Zoom
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure
11/9 9/8
Combined Zoom
20x Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspheric Element
3 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Face detection
BEST
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Face detection
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Closest Focusing Distance
0.01m Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Points Selection
 Manual
 Manual
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
ISO Speed
 Auto
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 25
 8000
 10000
 Auto
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 25
 8000
 10000
Maximum ISO Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 3,200
Minimum ISO Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 80
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
60s
BEST
15s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
External Flash Connector
 External flash connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tele Flash Range
0.5 - 4.5 0.9 - 2.4
Flash Recharging Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 5s
Flash Range
0.5 - 7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Video Format
 MOV
 H.264
 MOV
 H.264
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in microphone
Wind Filter
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wind filter
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 52.2MB
Memory Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
922,000 pixels
BEST
460,800 pixels

Viewfinder

Viewfinder
 Optical
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
BEST
 2.0
USB Connector
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Flash
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Manual
 Shade
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Flash
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Manual
 Shade
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Positive film
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
 Art
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Positive film
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
 Art
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Calendar
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Orientation Sensor
 Orientation sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
Custom Colour
 Custom colour
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing Mode
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
Playback Mode
 Slide show
 Slide show
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Playback Mode
 Zoom
 Zoom
Scene Mode
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Underwater
 Night
 Panorama
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Underwater
 Night
 Panorama
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
352g 165g
BEST
Height
75.9mm 59.1mm
Depth
40.1mm 28.6mm
Width
106.6mm 104.8mm
Weight Including Battery
352g 205g
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 USB
 Battery
 USB
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
NB-10L Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 5.8h
Shot Per Battery Charge
350 shots 515 shots
BEST

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 USB
 AC
 USB
 AC
BEST
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi connectivity
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth

Other Features

Video Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video recording
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB 2.0 port
HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI port
Date Imprinting
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Date imprinting
Face Detection
 Face detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System
Windows 7 SP1 / Vista SP2 / XP SP3,Mac OS X v10.6 – 10.7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Sensor Colour Filter
Primary Colour Unknown - Click to provide data
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