Updated (September 2011): Compare the Canon Powershot S100 vs Nikon 1 J1

Canon Powershot S100 vs Nikon 1 J1

Winner
Canon Powershot S100

67

Nikon 1 J1

33

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon 1 J1

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
1,200 fps
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
60 fps
Color depth
Great color depth
21.5 bits
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

galleries

Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Canon Powershot S100.
Explore our gallery of 46 sample photos taken by the Nikon 1 J1.

competitors

Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Pro digicam

$649

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot S90

Canon PowerShot S90

Pro digicam

$442

Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon D5000

Nikon D5000

Entry-level DSLR

$544 body only

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

Nikon 1 J1 Competitors

Nikon 1 J2

Nikon 1 J2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$397 with 10-30mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Overall image quality Worse image quality
Nikon 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$359 - $497 with 10-30mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
Nikon 1 V1

Nikon 1 V1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$350 body only

$600 with 10-30mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Overall image quality Worse image quality

discussion

Canon Powershot S100
Powershot S100
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Nikon 1 J1
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Bob (7:37 PM, March 06, 2012)
Nikon J1 does have image stabilization in the lens and it works very well.  I shot some pictures in the dark with no tripod on the first night I had the J1 and image stabilization was compensating for 1/4 second shutter speeds.  Pretty impressive imo.  While you do have a disclaimer regarding point and shoot versus mirrorless, the ratings don't make a bit of sense and at least some of your information is inaccurate.
 
Jinn (9:06 AM, March 02, 2012)
Hey, Admin or Moderator, the image quality rating is wrong. 15 points increase in image quality equates to 100% higher image quality (1 stop). So the 6 points is supposed to be around 40%.  Check this out - http://www.dxomark.com/index.php/About/Sensor-scores