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

Canon PowerShot G1X

Winner
Canon PowerShot G1X

72

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Nikon Coolpix P7000

54

Nikon Coolpix P7000

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G1X

Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
1900 ms startup delay
Great color depth
Color depth
21.7 bits
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Large sensor
Sensor size
Four thirds 18.7x14.0mm
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P7000

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
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 

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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
Color depth
Better color depth
21.7 bits vs 19.1 bits
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Distinguishes 2.6 more bits of color
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
Startup delay
Significantly less startup delay
1900 ms vs 2900 ms
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More than 30% less delay when turning on
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
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
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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
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Supports 24p 24p support 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
              Common Weaknesses
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              10.8 EV
              Interchangeable lenses Built-in lenses only Help
              One lens only
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              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
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              G1X:21.7 bits
              P7000:19.1 bits
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              G1X:644 ISO
              P7000:147 ISO
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              G1X:60.0
              P7000:39.0
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              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

              $414 - $449

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

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              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

              $499

              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

              $547

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $1,002

              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix P7700

              Nikon Coolpix P7700

              Pro digicam

              $392

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Canon PowerShot G7

              Canon PowerShot G7

              Digicam

              $799

              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Canon PowerShot G1X Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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
              Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Pro digicam

              $699

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Sensor size Smaller sensor
              Canon EOS M

              Canon EOS M

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $236 body only

              $324 - $400 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

              $499

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Nikon Coolpix P6000

              Nikon Coolpix P6000

              Pro digicam

              $600

              GPS Has a GPS
              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Pro digicam

              $359

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

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