Canon PowerShot G1X vs Nikon 1 J1

Winner
Canon PowerShot G1X

59

Nikon 1 J1

27

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G1X

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
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
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon 1 J1

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
1,200 fps
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
60 fps
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Badge
Phase detection video autofocus
fast and accurate

galleries

Explore our gallery of 46 sample photos taken by the Nikon 1 J1.

competitors

Canon PowerShot G1X Competitors

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$379

Macro focus Much better macro capability
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Supports 24p No 24p support
Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

Boutique

$699

Macro focus Much better macro capability
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Supports 24p No 24p support
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$398

Macro focus Much better macro capability
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Supports 24p No 24p support

Nikon 1 J1 Competitors

Nikon 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$497 with 10-30mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
Nikon 1 V1

Nikon 1 V1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$649 body only

$350 with 10-30mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Nikon 1 J2

Nikon 1 J2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$320 with 10-30mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality

discussion

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Zuiko108 (7:07 AM, January 19, 2012)
Hi,

Just wanted to bring up that rhere is a mistake in G1 X sensor size. It isn't Four thirds like you say but slightly bigger.
The four thirds (and Micro Four Thirds) have a sensor of size 17.3 x 13 mm where as Canon GX 1 has so called
1.5-inch sensor that is of size 18.7x14.0mm as you correctly state.

Cheers!