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Canon G15 vs Panasonic S1H

The Canon PowerShot G15 and the Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H are two digital cameras that were revealed to the public, respectively, in September 2012 and May 2019. The G15 is a fixed lens compact, while the S1H is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. The cameras are based on a 1/1.7-inch (G15) and a full frame (S1H) sensor. The Canon has a resolution of 12 megapixels, whereas the Panasonic provides 24 MP.

Below is an overview of the main specs of the two cameras as a starting point for the comparison.

Headline Specifications
Canon G15 VS Panasonic S1H
Canon G15 Panasonic S1H
Fixed lens compact camera Mirrorless system camera
28-140mm f/1.8-2.8 Leica L mount lenses
12 MP, 1/1.7" Sensor 24 MP, Full Frame Sensor
1080/24p Video 6K/30p Video
ISO 80-12800 ISO 100-51200 (50-204800)
Optical viewfinder Electronic viewfinder (5760k dots)
3.0" LCD, 922k dots 3.2" LCD, 2330k dots
Fixed screen (not touch-sensitive) Swivel touchscreen
2.1 shutter flaps per second 9 shutter flaps per second
Lens-based stabilizationIn-body stabilization
Not weather sealedWeathersealed body
350 shots per battery charge400 shots per battery charge
107 x 76 x 40 mm, 352 g 151 x 114 x 110 mm, 1052 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Canon PowerShot G15 and the Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H? Which one should you buy? Read on to find out how these two cameras compare with respect to their body size, their imaging sensors, their shooting features, their input-output connections, and their reception by expert reviewers.

Body comparison

The physical size and weight of the Canon G15 and the Panasonic S1H are illustrated in the side-by-side display below. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three successive views from the front, the top, and the rear are shown. All width, height and depth measures are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

Size Canon G15 vs Panasonic S1H
Compare G15 versus S1H top
Comparison G15 or S1H rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Panasonic S1H is considerably larger (112 percent) than the Canon G15. It is noteworthy in this context that the S1H is splash and dust-proof, while the G15 does not feature any corresponding weather-sealing.

The above size and weight comparisons are to some extent incomplete and possibly misleading, as the G15 has a lens built in, whereas the S1H is an interchangeable lens camera that requires a separate lens. Attaching the latter will add extra weight and bulk to the setup.

Concerning battery life, the G15 gets 350 shots out of its NB-10L battery, while the S1H can take 400 images on a single charge of its DMW-BLJ31 power pack. The power pack in the S1H can be charged via the USB port, which can be very convenient when travelling.

The following table provides a synthesis of the main physical specifications of the two cameras and other similar ones. If you want to switch the focus of the display and review another camera pair, just select a new right or left comparator from among the camera models in the table. Alternatively, you can also move across to the CAM-parator tool and choose from the broad selection of possible camera comparisons there.

Camera Body Specifications
  Camera
Model
Camera
Width
Camera
Height
Camera
Depth
Camera
Weight
Battery
Life
(CIPA)
Weather
Sealing
(yes/no)
Camera
Launch
(announced)
Launch
Price
(USD)
Street
Price
(USD)
Camera
Model
 
Canon G15» 4.2 in 3.0 in 1.6 in 12.4 oz 350 n Sep 2012 499iCanon G15
 
Panasonic S1H« 5.9 in 4.5 in 4.3 in 37.1 oz 400 Y May 2019 3,999 iPanasonic S1H
 
Canon SX60« » 5.0 in 3.7 in 4.5 in 22.9 oz 340 n Sep 2014 549iCanon SX60
 
Canon G16« » 4.3 in 3.0 in 1.6 in 12.6 oz 360 n Aug 2013 549 iCanon G16
 
Canon S120« » 3.9 in 2.3 in 1.1 in 7.7 oz 230 n Aug 2013 449iCanon S120
 
Canon SX50« » 4.8 in 3.4 in 4.2 in 21.0 oz 315 n Sep 2012 429iCanon SX50
 
Canon G12« » 4.4 in 3.0 in 1.9 in 14.1 oz 370 n Sep 2010 499iCanon G12
 
Fujifilm X20« » 4.6 in 2.8 in 2.2 in 12.5 oz 270 n Jan 2013 599iFujifilm X20
 
Fujifilm X10« » 4.6 in 2.8 in 2.2 in 12.3 oz 270 n Sep 2011 599iFujifilm X10
 
Leica SL2« » 5.7 in 4.2 in 1.7 in 33.6 oz 370 Y Nov 2019 5,999 iLeica SL2
 
Nikon P7800« » 4.7 in 3.1 in 2.0 in 14.1 oz 350 n Sep 2013 549iNikon P7800
 
Panasonic S1« » 5.9 in 4.3 in 3.8 in 35.9 oz 400 Y Feb 2019 2,499 iPanasonic S1
 
Panasonic S1R« » 5.9 in 4.3 in 3.8 in 35.8 oz 380 Y Feb 2019 3,699 iPanasonic S1R
 
Panasonic LX7« » 4.4 in 2.7 in 1.8 in 10.5 oz 330 n Jul 2012 499iPanasonic LX7
 
Panasonic FZ150« » 4.9 in 3.2 in 3.6 in 18.6 oz 410 n Aug 2011 499iPanasonic FZ150
 
Sigma fp« » 4.4 in 2.8 in 1.8 in 14.9 oz 280 Y Jul 2019 1,899 iSigma fp
 
Sony A9 II« » 5.1 in 3.8 in 3.0 in 23.9 oz 690 Y Oct 2019 4,499 iSony A9 II
Note: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

Any camera decision will naturally be influenced heavily by the price. The manufacturer’s suggested retail prices give an idea on the placement of the camera in the maker’s lineup and the broader market. The G15 was launched at a lower price than the S1H, despite having a lens built in. Usually, retail prices stay at first close to the launch price, but after several months, discounts become available. Later in the product cycle and, in particular, when the replacement model is about to appear, further discounting and stock clearance sales often push the camera price considerably down.

 

Sensor comparison

The size of the sensor inside a digital camera is one of the key determinants of image quality. A large sensor will generally have larger individual pixels that offer better low-light sensitivity, provide wider dynamic range, and have richer color-depth than smaller pixels in a sensor of the same technological generation. Further, a large sensor camera will give the photographer additional creative options when using shallow depth-of-field to isolate a subject from its background. On the downside, larger sensors are more costly to manufacture and tend to lead to bigger and heavier cameras and lenses.

Of the two cameras under consideration, the Canon G15 features a 1/1.7-inch sensor and the Panasonic S1H a full frame sensor. The sensor area in the S1H is 1870 percent bigger. As a result of these sensor size differences, the cameras have a format factor of, respectively, 4.6 and 1.0. The sensor in the G15 has a native 4:3 aspect ratio, while the one in the S1H offers a 3:2 aspect.

Technology-wise, both cameras are equipped with CMOS (Complementary Metal–Oxide–Semiconductor) sensors.

Canon G15 and Panasonic S1H sensor measures

With 24MP, the S1H offers a higher resolution than the G15 (12MP), but the S1H nevertheless has larger individual pixels (pixel pitch of 5.94μm versus 1.89μm for the G15) due to its larger sensor. Moreover, the S1H is a much more recent model (by 6 years and 8 months) than the G15, and its sensor will have benefitted from technological advances during this time that further enhance the light gathering capacity of its pixel-units.

The resolution advantage of the Panasonic S1H implies greater flexibility for cropping images or the possibility to print larger pictures. The maximum print size of the S1H for good quality output (200 dots per inch) amounts to 30 x 20 inch or 76.2 x 50.8 cm, for very good quality (250 dpi) 24 x 16 inch or 61 x 40.6 cm, and for excellent quality (300 dpi) 20 x 13.3 inch or 50.8 x 33.9 cm. The corresponding values for the Canon G15 are 20 x 15 inch or 50.8 x 38.1 cm for good quality, 16 x 12 inch or 40.6 x 30.5 cm for very good quality, and 13.3 x 10 inch or 33.9 x 25.4 cm for excellent quality prints.

Unlike the G15, the S1H has the capacity to capture high quality composite images (96MP) by combining multiple shots after shifting its sensor by miniscule distances. This multi-shot, pixel-shift mode is most suitable for photography of stationary objects (landscapes, studio scenes).

The Canon PowerShot G15 has a native sensitivity range from ISO 80 to ISO 12800. The corresponding ISO settings for the Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H are ISO 100 to ISO 51200, with the possibility to increase the ISO range to 50-204800.

G15 versus S1H MP

Since 2007, DXO Mark has published sensor performance measurements that have been derived using a consistent methodology. This service assesses and scores the color depth ("DXO Portrait"), dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), and low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports") of camera sensors, and also publishes an overall camera score. The adjacent table reports on the physical sensor characteristics and the outcomes of the DXO sensor quality tests for a sample of comparator-cameras.

Sensor Characteristics
  Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
Camera
Model
 
Canon G15 1/1.7 12.0 4000 30001080/24p19.911.516546Canon G15
 
Panasonic S1H Full Frame 24.0 6000 40006K/30p........Panasonic S1H
 
Canon SX60 1/2.3 14.2 4608 30721080/60p19.210.812739Canon SX60
 
Canon G16 1/1.7 12.0 4000 30001080/60p21.011.723054Canon G16
 
Canon S120 1/1.7 12.0 4000 30001080/60p21.311.924656Canon S120
 
Canon SX50 1/2.3 12.0 4000 30001080/24p20.311.217947Canon SX50
 
Canon G12 1/1.7 10.0 3648 2736720/24p20.411.216147Canon G12
 
Fujifilm X20 2/3 12.0 4000 30001080/60p........Fujifilm X20
 
Fujifilm X10 2/3 12.0 4000 30001080/30p20.511.324550Fujifilm X10
 
Leica SL2 Full Frame 46.7 8368 55844K/60p........Leica SL2
 
Nikon P7800 1/1.7 12.0 4000 30001080/30p21.211.720054Nikon P7800
 
Panasonic S1 Full Frame 24.0 6000 40004K/60p25.214.5333395Panasonic S1
 
Panasonic S1R Full Frame 46.7 8368 55844K/60p26.414.13525100Panasonic S1R
 
Panasonic LX7 1/1.7 10.0 3648 27361080/60p20.711.714750Panasonic LX7
 
Panasonic FZ150 1/2.3 12.0 4000 30001080/60p19.410.913240Panasonic FZ150
 
Sigma fp Full Frame 24.0 6000 40004K/30p........Sigma fp
 
Sony A9 II Full Frame 24.0 6000 40004K/30p25.014.0343493Sony A9 II

Many modern cameras are not only capable of taking still images, but can also record movies. The two cameras under consideration both have sensors whose read-out speed is fast enough to capture moving pictures, but the S1H provides a better video resolution than the G15. It can shoot movie footage at 6K/30p, while the Canon is limited to 1080/24p.

 

Feature comparison

Beyond body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a range of features. For example, the S1H has an electronic viewfinder (5760k dots), while the G15 has an optical one. Both systems have their advantages, with the electronic viewfinder making it possible to project supplementary shooting information into the framing view, whereas the optical viewfinder offers lag-free viewing and a very clear framing image. The table below summarizes some of the other core capabilities of the Canon G15 and Panasonic S1H in connection with corresponding information for a sample of similar cameras.

Core Features
  Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
'000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Size
(inch)
LCD
Resolution
('000 dots)
LCD
Attach-
ment
Touch
Screen
(yes/no)
Mech
Shutter
Speed
Shutter
Flaps
(1/sec)
Built-in
Flash
(yes/no)
Built-in
Image
Stab
Camera
Model
 
Canon G15optical n 3.0 922 fixed n 1/4000s 2.1 Y Y Canon G15
 
Panasonic S1H5760 Y 3.2 2330 swivel Y 1/8000s 9.0 n Y Panasonic S1H
 
Canon SX60922 n 3.0 922 swivel n 1/2000s 6.4 Y Y Canon SX60
 
Canon G16optical n 3.0 922 fixed n 1/4000s 2.2 Y Y Canon G16
 
Canon S120none n 3.0 922 fixed Y 1/2000s 12.1 Y Y Canon S120
 
Canon SX50202 n 3.0 461 swivel n 1/2000s 2.2 Y Y Canon SX50
 
Canon G12optical n 2.8 461 swivel n 1/4000s 1.1 Y Y Canon G12
 
Fujifilm X20optical n 2.8 460 fixed n 1/4000s 12.0 Y Y Fujifilm X20
 
Fujifilm X10optical n 2.8 460 fixed n 1/4000s 10.0 Y Y Fujifilm X10
 
Leica SL25760 Y 3.2 2100 fixed Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y Leica SL2
 
Nikon P7800921 n 3.0 921 swivel n 1/4000s 8.0 Y Y Nikon P7800
 
Panasonic S15760 Y 3.2 2100 full-flex Y 1/8000s 9.0 n Y Panasonic S1
 
Panasonic S1R5760 Y 3.2 2100 full-flex Y 1/8000s 9.0 n Y Panasonic S1R
 
Panasonic LX7optional n 3.0 920 fixed n 1/4000s 11.0 Y Y Panasonic LX7
 
Panasonic FZ150202 n 3.0 460 swivel n 1/2000s 12.0 Y Y Panasonic FZ150
 
Sigma fpnone n 3.2 2100 fixed Y 1/8000s 12.0 n n Sigma fp
 
Sony A9 II3686 n 3.0 1440 tilting Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y Sony A9 II

One difference between the cameras concerns the presence of an on-board flash. The G15 has one, while the S1H does not. While the built-in flash of the G15 is not very powerful, it can at times be useful as a fill-in light.

The S1H has an articulated screen that can be turned to be front-facing. This characteristic will be appreciated by vloggers and photographers who are interested in taking selfies. In contrast, the G15 does not have a selfie-screen.

The reported shutter speed information refers to the use of the mechanical shutter. Yet, some cameras only have an electronic shutter, while others have an electronic shutter in addition to a mechanical one. In fact, the S1H is one of those camera that have an additional electronic shutter, which makes completely silent shooting possible. However, this mode is less suitable for photographing moving objects (risk of rolling shutter) or shooting under artificial light sources (risk of flickering).

The Panasonic S1H has an intervalometer built-in. This enables the photographer to capture time lapse sequences, such as flower blooming, a sunset or moon rise, without purchasing an external camera trigger and related software.

Concerning the storage of imaging data, both the G15 and the S1H write their files to SDXC cards. The S1H features dual card slots, which can be very useful in case a memory card fails. In contrast, the G15 only has one slot. The S1H supports UHS-II cards (on both slots), while the G15 cannot take advantage of Ultra High Speed SD cards.

 

Connectivity comparison

For some imaging applications, the extent to which a camera can communicate with its environment can be an important aspect in the camera decision process. The table below provides an overview of the connectivity of the Canon PowerShot G15 and Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H and, in particular, the interfaces the cameras (and selected comparators) provide for accessory control and data transfer.

Input-Output Connections
  Camera
Model
Hotshoe
Port
Internal
Microphone
Internal
Speaker
Microphone
Port
Headphone
Port
HDMI
Port
USB
Port
WiFi
Support
NFC
Support
Bluetooth
Support
Camera
Model
 
Canon G15Ystereomono--mini2.0---Canon G15
 
Panasonic S1HYstereomonoYYfull3.1Y-YPanasonic S1H
 
Canon SX60YstereomonoY-mini2.0YY-Canon SX60
 
Canon G16Ystereomono--mini2.0Y--Canon G16
 
Canon S120-stereomono--mini2.0Y--Canon S120
 
Canon SX50Ystereomono--mini2.0---Canon SX50
 
Canon G12Ystereomono--mini2.0---Canon G12
 
Fujifilm X20Ystereomono--micro2.0---Fujifilm X20
 
Fujifilm X10Ystereomono--mini2.0---Fujifilm X10
 
Leica SL2YstereomonoYYfull3.1Y-YLeica SL2
 
Nikon P7800YstereomonoY-mini2.0---Nikon P7800
 
Panasonic S1YstereomonoYYfull3.1Y-YPanasonic S1
 
Panasonic S1RYstereomonoYYfull3.1Y-YPanasonic S1R
 
Panasonic LX7Ystereomono--mini2.0---Panasonic LX7
 
Panasonic FZ150Ystereonone--mini2.0---Panasonic FZ150
 
Sigma fpYstereomonoY-micro3.1---Sigma fp
 
Sony A9 IIYstereomonoYYmicro3.1YYYSony A9 II

It is notable that the S1H offers wifi support, which can be a very convenient means to transfer image data to an off-camera location. In contrast, the G15 does not offer wifi capability.

Studio photographers will appreciate that the Panasonic S1H (unlike the G15) features a PC Sync socket, so that professional strobe lights can be controlled by the camera.

The S1H is a recent model that features in the current product line-up of Panasonic. In contrast, the G15 has been discontinued (but it can be found pre-owned on eBay). As a replacement in the same line of cameras, the G15 was succeeded by the Canon G16. Further information on the two cameras (e.g. user guides, manuals), as well as related accessories, can be found on the official Canon and Panasonic websites.

Review summary

So how do things add up? Is there a clear favorite between the Canon G15 and the Panasonic S1H? Which camera is better? A synthesis of the relative strong points of each of the models is listed below.

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Advantages of the Canon PowerShot G15:

  • Brighter framing: Features an optical viewfinder for clear, lag-free composition.
  • Ready to shoot: Has a lens built-in, whereas the S1H requires a separate lens.
  • More compact: Is smaller (107x76mm vs 151x114mm) and thus needs less room in the bag.
  • Less heavy: Is lighter even though it comes with a built-in lens (unlike the S1H).
  • Easier fill-in: Is equipped with a small onboard flash to brighten deep shadow areas.
  • More affordable: Was introduced at a lower price, despite coming with a built-in lens.
  • More heavily discounted: Has been available for much longer (launched in September 2012).

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Reasons to prefer the Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H:

  • More detail: Has more megapixels (24 vs 12MP), which boosts linear resolution by 44%.
  • High quality composites: Can combine several shots after pixel-shifting its sensor.
  • Better image quality: Is equipped with a larger and more technologically advanced sensor.
  • Richer colors: The sensor size advantage translates into images with better, more accurate colors.
  • More dynamic range: Larger sensor captures a wider spectrum of light and dark details.
  • Better low-light sensitivity: Larger sensor produces good images even in poorly lit environments.
  • Better video: Provides higher definition movie capture (6K/30p vs 1080/24p).
  • Better sound: Can connect to an external microphone for higher quality sound recording.
  • Better sound control: Has a headphone port that enables audio monitoring while recording.
  • More framing info: Has an electronic viewfinder that displays shooting data.
  • Easier setting verification: Features a control panel on top to check shooting parameters.
  • Larger screen: Has a bigger rear LCD (3.2" vs 3.0") for image review and settings control.
  • More detailed LCD: Has a higher resolution rear screen (2330k vs 922k dots).
  • More flexible LCD: Has a swivel screen for odd-angle shots in portrait or landscape orientation.
  • Fewer buttons to press: Has a touchscreen to facilitate handling and shooting adjustments.
  • More selfie-friendly: Has an articulated screen that can be turned to be front-facing.
  • Faster shutter: Has higher mechanical shutter speed (1/8000s vs 1/4000s) to freeze action.
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (9 vs 2.1 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • Less disturbing: Has an electronic shutter option for completely silent shooting.
  • Easier time-lapse photography: Has an intervalometer built-in for low frequency shooting.
  • More flexible: Takes interchangeable lenses and can thus be used with specialty optics.
  • Longer lasting: Gets more shots (400 versus 350) out of a single battery charge.
  • Easier travel charging: Can be conveniently charged via its USB port.
  • Better sealing: Is splash and dust sealed for shooting in inclement weather conditions.
  • Faster data transfer: Supports a more advanced USB protocol (3.1 vs 2.0).
  • Easier file upload: Has wifi built in for automatic backup or image transfer to the web.
  • Easier wireless transfer: Supports Bluetooth for image sharing without cables.
  • Better studio light control: Has a PC Sync socket to connect to professional strobe lights.
  • Greater peace of mind: Features a second card slot as a backup in case of memory card failure.
  • Faster buffer clearing: Supports Ultra High Speed (UHS-II) SDXC cards on both slots.
  • More modern: Reflects 6 years and 8 months of technical progress since the G15 launch.

If the count of relative strengths (bullet points above) is taken as a measure, the S1H is the clear winner of the contest (31 : 7 points). However, the relevance of individual strengths will vary across photographers, so that you might want to apply your own weighing scheme to the summary points when reflecting and deciding on a new camera. A professional wildlife photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a family photog, and a person interested in architecture has distinct needs from a sports shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

G15 07:31 S1H

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Canon G15 and the Panasonic S1H place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best Travel-Zoom Camera and Best Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera listings whether the two cameras rank among the cream of the crop.

In any case, while the comparison of technical specifications can provide a useful overview of the capabilities of different cameras, it says little about, for example, the shooting experience and imaging performance of the G15 and the S1H in practical situations. User reviews, such as those found at amazon, can sometimes inform about these issues, but such feedback is often incomplete, inconsistent, and biased.

Expert reviews

This is where reviews by experts come in. The following table reports the overall ratings of the cameras as published by some of the major camera review sites (cameralabs, dpreview, ephotozine, imaging-resource, and photographyblog). As can be seen, the professional reviewers agree in many cases on the quality of different cameras, but sometimes their assessments diverge, reinforcing the earlier point that a camera decision is often a very personal choice.

Review Scores
  Camera
Model
cam
era
  labs  
dp
re
  view  
e
photo
  zine  
ima
ging
resource
photo
graphy
  blog  
Camera
Launch
(announced)
Launch
Price
(USD)
Street
Price
(USD)
Camera
Model
 
Canon G15+76/1004.5/54.5/54.5/5 Sep 2012 499iCanon G15
 
Panasonic S1H..90/100...... May 2019 3,999 iPanasonic S1H
 
Canon SX60+ +75/1004/5..4.5/5 Sep 2014 549iCanon SX60
 
Canon G16+..4.5/54.5/54.5/5 Aug 2013 549 iCanon G16
 
Canon S120+ +..4.5/5o4.5/5 Aug 2013 449iCanon S120
 
Canon SX50+ +72/1004.5/5..4.5/5 Sep 2012 429iCanon SX50
 
Canon G12+73/1004.5/54.5/54.5/5 Sep 2010 499iCanon G12
 
Fujifilm X20+ +77/1004.5/5..5/5 Jan 2013 599iFujifilm X20
 
Fujifilm X10..76/1004/53.5/54.5/5 Sep 2011 599iFujifilm X10
 
Leica SL2........4/5 Nov 2019 5,999 iLeica SL2
 
Nikon P7800....4/53.5/54.5/5 Sep 2013 549iNikon P7800
 
Panasonic S1+ +88/1004.5/5..4/5 Feb 2019 2,499 iPanasonic S1
 
Panasonic S1R..89/1004.5/55/54.5/5 Feb 2019 3,699 iPanasonic S1R
 
Panasonic LX7+ +75/1004/55/54.5/5 Jul 2012 499iPanasonic LX7
 
Panasonic FZ150+ +76/1004/55/54.5/5 Aug 2011 499iPanasonic FZ150
 
Sigma fp....4/5..4.5/5 Jul 2019 1,899 iSigma fp
 
Sony A9 II....5/5..5/5 Oct 2019 4,499 iSony A9 II
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

The above review scores should be interpreted with care, though. The assessments were made in relation to similar cameras of the same technological generation. Thus, a score needs to be put into the context of the launch date and the launch price of the camera, and comparisons of ratings among very different cameras or across long time periods have little meaning. Also, kindly note that some of the listed sites have over time developped their review approaches and their reporting style.

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    Specifications: Canon G15 vs Panasonic S1H

    Below is a side-by-side comparison of the specs of the two cameras to facilitate a quick review of their differences and common features.

    Camera Specifications
    Camera Model Canon G15 Panasonic S1H
    Camera Type Fixed lens compact camera Mirrorless system camera
    Camera Lens 28-140mm f/1.8-2.8 Leica L mount lenses
    Launch Date September 2012 May 2019
    Launch Price USD 499 USD 3999
    Sensor Specs Canon G15 Panasonic S1H
    Sensor Technology CMOS CMOS
    Sensor Format 1/1.7" Sensor Full Frame Sensor
    Sensor Size 7.6 x 5.7 mm 35.6 x 23.8 mm
    Sensor Area 43.32 mm2 847.28 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 9.5 mm 42.8 mm
    Crop Factor 4.6x 1.0x
    Sensor Resolution 12 Megapixels 24 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 4000 x 3000 pixels 6000 x 4000 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 1.89 μm 5.94 μm
    Pixel Density 27.70 MP/cm2 2.83 MP/cm2
    Moiré control Anti-Alias filter Anti-Alias filter
    Movie Capability 1080/24p Video 6K/30p Video
    ISO Setting 80-12800 ISO 100-51200 ISO
    ISO Boost no Enhancement 50-204800 ISO
    Image Processor DIGIC 5 Venus
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) 46 ..
    DXO Color Depth (bits) 19.9 ..
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) 11.5 ..
    DXO Low Light (ISO) 165 ..
    Screen Specs Canon G15 Panasonic S1H
    Viewfinder Type Optical viewfinder Electronic viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 80% 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification ..x 0.78x
    Viewfinder Resolution 5760k dots
    Top-Level Screen no Top Display Control Panel
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.0 inch 3.2 inch
    LCD Resolution 922k dots 2330k dots
    LCD Attachment Fixed screen Swivel screen
    Touch Input no Touchscreen Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs Canon G15 Panasonic S1H
    Focus System Contrast-detect AF Contrast-detect AF
    Manual Focusing AidNo Peaking FeatureFocus Peaking
    Max Shutter Speed (mechanical) 1/4000/s 1/8000/s
    Continuous Shooting 2.1 shutter flaps/s 9 shutter flaps/s
    Electronic Shutterno E-Shutterup to 1/8000s
    Time-Lapse Photographyno IntervalometerIntervalometer built-in
    Image StabilizationLens-based stabilizationIn-body stabilization
    Fill Flash Build-in Flash no On-Board Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Single card slot Dual card slots
    UHS card support no Dual UHS-II
    Connectivity Specs Canon G15 Panasonic S1H
    External Flash Hotshoe Hotshoe
    Studio Flash no PC Sync PC Sync socket
    USB Connector USB 2.0 USB 3.1
    HDMI Port mini HDMI full HDMI
    Microphone Port no MIC socket External MIC port
    Headphone Socket no Headphone port Headphone port
    Wifi Support no Wifi Wifi built-in
    Bluetooth Support no Bluetooth Bluetooth built-in
    Body Specs Canon G15 Panasonic S1H
    Environmental SealingNot weather sealedWeathersealed body
    Battery Type NB-10L DMW-BLJ31
    Battery Life (CIPA)350 shots per charge400 shots per charge
    In-Camera Charging no USB charging USB charging
    Body Dimensions 107 x 76 x 40 mm
    (4.2 x 3.0 x 1.6 in)
    151 x 114 x 110 mm
    (5.9 x 4.5 x 4.3 in)
    Camera Weight 352 g (12.4 oz) 1052 g (37.1 oz)

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