Updated (September, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot G1X vs Nikon Coolpix P7800

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Nikon Coolpix P7700

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Nikon Coolpix P7700

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G1X

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Color depth
Great color depth
21.7 bits
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Sensor size
Large sensor
Four thirds 18.7x14.0mm
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P7700

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1800 ms startup delay
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 
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Advantages of the Canon G1X

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Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Overall image quality Better image quality 60.0 vs 53.0
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More than 10% better image quality
Sensor size Larger sensor Four thirds 18.7x14.0mm vs 1/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm
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Around 6.5x larger sensor
Color depth Better color depth 21.7 bits vs 21.1 bits
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Distinguishes 0.6 more bits of color
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 644 ISO vs 191 ISO
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The G1X has excellent image quality 1.8 f-stops higher ISO than the P7700
True resolution Higher true resolution 14.2 MP vs 12 MP
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Capture around 20% more detail in your photos
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The G1X's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
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Advantages of the Nikon P7700

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Macro focus Much better macro capability 2 cm vs 20 cm
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Focus on subjects 10x closer to the lens
Aperture Significantly wider aperture f/2.0 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the P7700's lens captures slightly more light (1 f-stop)
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag 421 ms vs 697 ms
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Around 40% less delay when taking photos
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.7 EV vs 10.8 EV
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0.9 f-stops more dynamic range
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 8 fps vs 1.9 fps
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More than 4x faster continuous shooting
Size Smaller 119x73x51 mm vs 117x81x65 mm
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Around 30% smaller
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 120 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Battery life Longer battery life 330 shots vs 250 shots
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More than 30% more shots per battery charge
Weight Lighter 392 g vs 492 g
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More than 20% lighter
Thickness Thinner 2" vs 2.6"
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More than 20% thinner
Startup delay Slightly less startup delay 1800 ms vs 1900 ms
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Around 10% less delay when turning on
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $469.00 vs $549.00
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The best price we've seen is $80 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              G1X:920k dots
              P7700:921k dots
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Longest exposure Long exposures Help
              60 seconds
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              G1X:697 ms
              P7700:421 ms
              Interchangeable lenses Built-in lenses only Help
              One lens only
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              G1X:1900 ms
              P7700:1800 ms
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              G1X:60.0
              P7700:53.0
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              G1X:4x
              P7700:7.1x

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $499

              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Pro digicam

              $547

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $420

              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $565

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Autofocus Focuses automatically
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $549

              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $348 - $370

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Startup delay Has much more startup delay

              Canon PowerShot G1X Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Boutique

              $799

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality

              Nikon Coolpix P7700 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P7100

              Nikon Coolpix P7100

              Pro digicam

              $494

              Shutter lag Less shutter lag
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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