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

Canon PowerShot G12 vs Nikon 1 J1

Winner
Canon PowerShot G12

59

Nikon 1 J1

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
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1400 ms startup delay
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

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 G11

Canon PowerShot G11

Pro digicam

Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
Supports 24p No 24p support
Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,648 with 14-150mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Canon PowerShot G15

Canon PowerShot G15

Pro digicam

$790

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

Nikon 1 J1 Competitors

Nikon 1 V1

Nikon 1 V1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$495 body only

$580 with 10-30mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$470 - $548 body only

$579 - $648 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon EOS M

Canon EOS M

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$367 - $779 body only

$549 - $899 with 15-45mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

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