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

Canon PowerShot G12 vs Nikon 1 J1

Winner
Canon PowerShot G12

78

Nikon 1 J1

45

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

Canon PowerShot G15

Canon PowerShot G15

Pro digicam

$680

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

Waterproof

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Pro digicam

$700

Aperture Wider aperture
Wide angle Better wide angle
Supports 24p No 24p support

Nikon 1 J1 Competitors

Nikon 1 V1

Nikon 1 V1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$495 body only

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Nikon 1 S1

Nikon 1 S1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$299 with 11-2mm lens

Weight Slightly lighter
Nikon 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$333 - $497 with 10-30mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen

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