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

Canon PowerShot G1X

Winner
Canon PowerShot G1X

73

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Nikon Coolpix P7700

65

Nikon Coolpix P7700

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G1X

24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Great color depth
Color depth
21.7 bits
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Large sensor
Sensor size
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
 

differences

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
$441.67 vs $549.00
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The best price we've seen is $107 cheaper (around 20% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              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
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              G1X:10.8 EV
              P7700:11.7 EV
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              G1X:21.7 bits
              P7700:21.1 bits
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              G1X:60.0
              P7700:53.0
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              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

              $449

              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Focus points Has significantly fewer focus points
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Boutique

              $749

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498 - $578

              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
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $420

              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Focus points Has significantly fewer focus points
              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Pro digicam

              $547

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $391 - $399

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $340 - $348

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Focus points Has significantly fewer focus points
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out

              Canon PowerShot G1X Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Pro digicam

              $699

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Sensor size Smaller sensor
              Canon EOS M

              Canon EOS M

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $235 body only

              $315 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

              Nikon Coolpix P7700 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus XZ-2 iHS

              Olympus XZ-2 iHS

              Pro digicam

              $372

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Nikon Coolpix P7100

              Nikon Coolpix P7100

              Pro digicam

              $570

              Shutter lag Less shutter lag
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Overall image quality Worse image quality

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