Published: November 6, 2012 3:02 PM
By Franck Mée
Translated by: Catherine Barraclough
Like we keep saying, 2012 is the year of the expert compact, with new models landing left, right and centre. It's therefore a year in which brands who've been in the market for a while are making sweeping changes to long-established models. The Canon G15 and Nikon P7700 therefore don't have much in common with their predecessors.

Canon G15
Canon PowerShot G15
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Nikon p7700 review
Nikon Coolpix P7700

The  Canon PowerShot G15 is the latest camera in a range that's been at the forefront of the expert compact world for the last ten years. It's been updated with a 12-Megapixel CMOS sensor, a 28-140 mm zoom lens with decent aperture (f/1.8-2.8), and boasts an optical viewfinder and loads of advanced settings. However, this model has been stripped of the G-series' trademark swivel screen.

The Nikon Coolpix P7700 is the G15's closest rival. It's a beefy camera with a 12-Megapixel BSI CMOS sensor and a 28-200 mm lens with f/2-4 aperture. There's no sign of an optical viewfinder, but there are now even more settings wheels and buttons plus a full swivel screen.

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