Updated (September 2011): Compare the Canon PowerShot G12 vs Nikon 1 J1

Canon PowerShot G12 vs Nikon 1 J1

Winner
Canon PowerShot G12

61

Nikon 1 J1

35

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G12

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Tunnel
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon 1 J1

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
1,200 fps
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
60 fps
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1400 ms startup delay
Color depth
Great color depth
21.5 bits

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot G12.
Explore our gallery of 46 sample photos taken by the Nikon 1 J1.

competitors

Canon PowerShot G12 Competitors

Canon PowerShot G10

Canon PowerShot G10

Pro digicam

$999

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Overall image quality Worse image quality
Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II

Pro digicam

$429 - $430

Aperture Wider aperture
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Canon PowerShot G5 X

Canon PowerShot G5 X

Pro digicam

$640 - $700

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Supports 24p No 24p support

Nikon 1 J1 Competitors

Nikon 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$353 - $497 with 10-30mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Dynamic range More dynamic range
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
Nikon 1 S1

Nikon 1 S1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$199 with 11-2mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Lowest price Cheaper
Color depth Worse color depth
Nikon 1 J3

Nikon 1 J3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$498 with 10-30mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Color depth Worse color depth

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