Updated (September, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot G1X vs Nikon Coolpix P7800

Nikon Coolpix P7700

Winner
Nikon Coolpix P7700

54

vs

Canon PowerShot G12

46

Canon PowerShot G12

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P7700

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
11.7 EV
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
1800 ms startup delay
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G12

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel
 

differences

Advantages of the Canon G12

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Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Shutter lag
Less shutter lag
380 ms vs 421 ms
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Around 10% less delay when taking photos
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1 cm vs 2 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Battery life
Slightly longer battery life
350 shots vs 330 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
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Advantages of the Nikon P7700

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Aperture
Significantly wider aperture
f/2.0 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the P7700's lens captures slightly more light (1 f-stop)
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 24fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 461k dots
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Around 2x higher resolution screen
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
11.7 EV vs 11.2 EV
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0.5 f-stops more dynamic range
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Overall image quality
Better image quality
53.0 vs 47.0
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More than 10% better image quality
Startup delay
Significantly less startup delay
1800 ms vs 2700 ms
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More than 30% less delay when turning on
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
Color depth
Better color depth
21.1 bits vs 20.4 bits
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Distinguishes 0.7 more bits of color
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
8 fps vs 2 fps
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4x faster continuous shooting
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
120 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
True resolution
Higher true resolution
12 MP vs 10 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The P7700's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Low light performance
Slightly lower noise at high ISO
191 ISO vs 161 ISO
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The P7700 has a slight edge (0.2 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Light sensitivity (boost)
Has boost ISO
6,400 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$441.67 vs $829.42
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The best price we've seen is $388 cheaper (around 50% less)
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
60s vs 15s
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4x longer exposures
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent pro digicams, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              G12:$829.42
              P7700:$441.67
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              G12:380 ms
              P7700:421 ms
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              G12:None
              P7700:6,400 ISO
              Weight Heavy Help
              G12:401 g
              P7700:392 g
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              G12:161 ISO
              P7700:191 ISO
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              G12:5x
              P7700:7.1x
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              G12:47.0
              P7700:53.0

              Compared to recent pro digicams

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              G12:3,200 ISO
              P7700:6,400 ISO
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              G12:10 MP
              P7700:12 MP
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              G12:11.2 EV
              P7700:11.7 EV
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              G12:20.4 bits
              P7700:21.1 bits
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              G12:1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm
              P7700:1/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $507

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Focus points Has much fewer focus points
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $449

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Focus points Has much fewer focus points
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $549 - $1,227

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Focus points Has much fewer focus points
              Nikon Coolpix P7100

              Nikon Coolpix P7100

              Pro digicam

              $570

              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $391 - $399

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Size Is slightly smaller
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $345 - $348

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Focus points Has much fewer focus points
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out

              Canon PowerShot G12 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G11

              Canon PowerShot G11

              Pro digicam

              $520

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Startup delay Less startup delay
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Canon PowerShot G10

              Canon PowerShot G10

              Pro digicam

              $830

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Canon PowerShot G9

              Canon PowerShot G9

              Pro digicam

              $870

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Screen size Larger screen
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support

              Nikon Coolpix P7700 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Pro digicam

              $547

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Lowest price More expensive

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