Canon PowerShot G1X vs Nikon 1 V1

Winner
Canon PowerShot G1X

62

Nikon 1 V1

30

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
Large sensor
Sensor size
Four thirds 18.7x14mm
 

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

Nikon Coolpix S6600

Nikon Coolpix S6600

Travel zoom

$245

Wide angle Better wide angle
Size Smaller
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

Boutique

$599

Aperture Wider aperture
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Supports 24p No 24p support
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Pro digicam

$544 - $649

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Sensor size Smaller sensor

Nikon 1 V1 Competitors

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$368 - $455

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$595 with 18-55mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Lens availability More lenses available
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Travel zoom

$448

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Supports 24p Supports 24p
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

discussion

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!