General

Canon PowerShot G12 Nikon 1 J1
Brand
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Canon Nikon
Lowest price
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$509.00 $244.00
Announced
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September, 2010 September, 2011

Sensor

Type
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CCD CMOS
Size
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1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
Crop factor
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n/a 2.7x
Megapixels
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10 MP 10 MP
Light sensitivity
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3,200 ISO 3,200 ISO
Light sensitivity (boost)
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None Unknown
Sensor cleaning
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n/a No

Sensor (Advanced)

True resolution
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10 MP 10 MP
Native resolution
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3648 x 2736 3872 x 2592
Pixel size
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4.3 µm² 11.6 µm²

Screen

Type
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LCD LCD
Size
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2.8" 3.0"
Resolution
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461k dots 460k dots
Touch screen
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No No
Flips out
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Yes No
Live view
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n/a Yes

Lens

Zoom
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5x n/a
Wide angle
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28 mm n/a
Telephoto
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140 mm n/a
Aperture (wide angle)
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f/2.8 n/a
Aperture (telephoto)
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f/4.5 n/a
Macro focus
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1 cm n/a

Form factor

Size
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112x76x48 mm 106x61x29 mm
Depth
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1.9" 1.2"
Weight
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401 g 277 g
Interchangeable lenses
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No Yes
Waterproof
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No No
Weather sealed
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n/a No
Built-in focus motor
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n/a No

Viewfinder

Type
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Tunnel None
Viewfinder size
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Unknown n/a

Movies

Format
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720p @ 24fps 1080p @ 30fps
Supports 24p
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Yes No
High-speed framerate
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None 1,200 fps
External mic jack
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No No
Autofocus
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Unknown Phase detection
Continuous focus
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n/a Yes
All formats
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720p @ 24fps
480p @ 30fps
320 x 240 @ 30fps
640 x 240 @ 400fps
720p @ 60fps
1080p @ 30fps
320 x 120 @ 1200fps

Features

Panorama
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No No
HDR
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Yes No
3D
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No No
Image stabilization
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Lens None
Supports RAW
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Yes Yes
GPS
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No No

Performance

Startup delay
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2700 ms 1400 ms
Shutter lag
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380 ms 94 ms
Battery life
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350 shots 230 shots
Continuous shooting
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2 fps 60 fps

Focus system

Autofocus
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Contrast detection Phase detection
Focus points
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Unknown 135
Cross type focus points
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Unknown Unknown

Shutter

Max
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1/4000s 1/16000s
Min
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15s 30s

Flash

Built-in flash
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Yes Yes
Popup
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No Yes
External connection
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Yes No

Storage

Storage slots
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1 1
Supported formats
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SD
SDXC
MMCplus
SDHC
MMC
MMCplus (HD)
SD
SDHC
SDXC

DXO Mark Scores

Image quality
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47.0 56.0
Color depth
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20.4 bits 21.5 bits
Dynamic range
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11.2 EV 11 EV
Low light performance
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161 ISO 372 ISO

Lenses

Lens availability
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n/a 8 lenses
Lens mount
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n/a Nikon 1
Canon PowerShot G12
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