Updated (January, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot G1X vs Nikon Coolpix P7100

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Nikon Coolpix P7000

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G1X

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1900 ms startup delay
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Sensor size
Large sensor
Four thirds 18.7x14.0mm
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P7000

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
210 ms shutter lag
Macro focus
Great macro
2 cm
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon G1X

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Overall image quality Significantly better image quality 60.0 vs 39.0
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More than 50% better image quality
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 24fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Color depth Better color depth 21.7 bits vs 19.1 bits
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Distinguishes 2.6 more bits of color
Startup delay Significantly less startup delay 1900 ms vs 2900 ms
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More than 30% less delay when turning on
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The G1X's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Sensor size Larger sensor Four thirds 18.7x14.0mm vs 1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm
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More than 6x larger sensor
True resolution Higher true resolution 14.2 MP vs 10 MP
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Capture more than 40% more detail in your photos
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 644 ISO vs 147 ISO
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The G1X has excellent image quality 2.1 f-stops higher ISO than the P7000
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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Advantages of the Nikon P7000

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Macro focus Much better macro capability 2 cm vs 20 cm
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Focus on subjects 10x closer to the lens
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag 210 ms vs 697 ms
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3.3x less delay when taking photos
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Size Smaller 114x77x44 mm vs 117x81x65 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Weight Lighter 310 g vs 492 g
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Around 40% lighter
Battery life Longer battery life 350 shots vs 250 shots
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40% more shots per battery charge
Thickness Thinner 1.8" vs 2.6"
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More than 30% thinner
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $337.00 vs $549.00
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The best price we've seen is $212 cheaper (around 40% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              For that film look
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              G1X:920k dots
              P7000:921k dots
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              G1X:Lens
              P7000:Lens, Sensor shift
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Both have tunnel viewfinders Help
              Tunnel
              Longest exposure Long exposures Help
              60 seconds
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              10.8 EV
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Interchangeable lenses Built-in lenses only Help
              One lens only
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              G1X:1900 ms
              P7000:2900 ms
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              G1X:1.9 fps
              P7000:1.3 fps
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              G1X:60.0
              P7000:39.0
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              G1X:4x
              P7000:7.1x

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $499

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $548

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $390 - $400

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Pro digicam

              $509 - $547

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $629

              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $398

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Nikon Coolpix P7700

              Nikon Coolpix P7700

              Pro digicam

              $450

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag

              Canon PowerShot G1X Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

              Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

              Pro digicam

              $698 - $746

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Sensor size Smaller sensor
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Boutique

              $799

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              True resolution Slightly lower true resolution
              Canon EOS M

              Canon EOS M

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $360 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

              Nikon Coolpix P7000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P7100

              Nikon Coolpix P7100

              Pro digicam

              $409

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Canon PowerShot G11

              Canon PowerShot G11

              Pro digicam

              $719

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support

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