Canon PowerShot G1X vs Nikon 1 V1

Winner
Canon PowerShot G1X

93

Nikon 1 V1

44

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G1X

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
 

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
100%
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

galleries

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

competitors

Canon PowerShot G1X Competitors

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

Boutique

$599

Aperture Wider aperture
Wide angle Better wide angle
Supports 24p No 24p support
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$326 body only

$399 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Much longer battery life
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$500

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Supports 24p No 24p support

Nikon 1 V1 Competitors

Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$216 body only

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Size Smaller
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Nikon Coolpix A

Nikon Coolpix A

Boutique

$734

Supports 24p Supports 24p
True resolution Higher true resolution
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Pentax K-m

Pentax K-m

Entry-level DSLR

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Continuous shooting Shoots much slower

discussion

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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!