Canon PowerShot G1X vs Nikon 1 J1

Winner
Canon PowerShot G1X

72

Nikon 1 J1

33

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G1X

Great image quality
Overall image quality
60.0
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Great color depth
Color depth
21.7 bits
 

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
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
94 ms shutter lag

galleries

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

competitors

Canon PowerShot G1X Competitors

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

Boutique

$649

Aperture Wider aperture
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Supports 24p No 24p support
Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$550

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Overall image quality Much worse image quality
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$425 - $448

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Supports 24p No 24p support

Nikon 1 J1 Competitors

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Pro digicam

$998 - $1,050

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$436 body only

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 body only

$400 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Lens availability Significantly more lenses available
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

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!