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

Canon PowerShot G12 vs Nikon 1 J1

Winner
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59

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34

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
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
94 ms shutter lag

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

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Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Pro digicam

$679

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
External flash No external flash support
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Canon PowerShot G1X

Boutique

$1,299

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
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Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$1,606

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Supports 24p No 24p support

Nikon 1 J1 Competitors

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Nikon 1 V1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Overall image quality Worse image quality
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Nikon 1 S1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$206 - $396 with 11-2mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Weight Slightly lighter
Color depth Worse color depth
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Nikon 1 J5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$497 with 10-30mm lens

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

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