Canon PowerShot G1X vs Nikon 1 V1

Winner
Canon PowerShot G1X

75

Nikon 1 V1

36

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 V1

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
1,200 fps
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
60 fps
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1300 ms startup delay
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone

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

$649

Aperture Wider aperture
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Supports 24p No 24p support
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$425 - $448

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Color depth Better color depth
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO
Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$520

Dynamic range More dynamic range
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Color depth Worse color depth

Nikon 1 V1 Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$349 body only

$455 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$435 - $448 with 16-50mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Dynamic range More dynamic range
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$534 body only

$999 with 10-30mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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!