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

Canon PowerShot G12 vs Nikon 1 J1

Winner
Canon PowerShot G12

45

Nikon 1 J1

27

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
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

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 G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$379

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Supports 24p No 24p support
Canon PowerShot G15

Canon PowerShot G15

Pro digicam

$485

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Canon PowerShot G11

Canon PowerShot G11

Pro digicam

$479

Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
Supports 24p No 24p support

Nikon 1 J1 Competitors

Nikon 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$497 with 10-30mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
Nikon 1 V1

Nikon 1 V1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$649 body only

$350 with 10-30mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Nikon 1 J2

Nikon 1 J2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$320 with 10-30mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality

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