Canon PowerShot G1X vs Nikon 1 V1

Canon PowerShot G1X


Nikon 1 V1



Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G1X

Great image quality
Overall image quality
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 V1

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
1,200 fps
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
60 fps
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies


Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon 1 V1.


Canon PowerShot G1X Competitors

Canon EOS M5

Canon EOS M5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$690 - $979 body only

$1,049 - $1,099 with 15-45mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II



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

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam


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

Nikon 1 V1 Competitors

Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$748 - $828 body only

$848 - $928 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
Weather sealed Weather sealed
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
Nikon 1 V2

Nikon 1 V2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$750 with 10-30mm lens

Autofocus Faster autofocus
True resolution Higher true resolution
Color depth Worse color depth


Canon PowerShot G1X
PowerShot G1X

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Nikon 1 V1
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Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (2:08 PM, April 05, 2012)
This is a hard comparison to make, as the Canon G1X has a fixed lens, while the Nikon V1 is an interchangeable lens camera. Since you can change the lenses on the V1, we are unable to give it a score in that area. We do highlight that above "Snapsort recommends the Canon PowerShot G1X. This recommendation, however, should be taken with a grain of salt since it doesn't always make sense to compare a boutique with a mirrorless interchangeable-lens." 
My suggestion is to look past the scores on this one and just look at the advantages of each camera.
J Nierentz (8:56 AM, April 05, 2012)
The difference of 84 to 44 results due to the fact that you completely ignore the lens of the Nikon.
For the canon the lens alone gets more than 50 points.
This is not serious!