Updated (September 2011): Compare the Canon PowerShot G12 vs Nikon 1 V1

Canon PowerShot G12 vs Nikon 1 V1

Winner
Canon PowerShot G12

58

Nikon 1 V1

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 V1

Overall image quality
Great image quality
54.0
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
1,200 fps
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
60 fps
Color depth
Great color depth
21.3 bits

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot G12.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon 1 V1.

competitors

Canon PowerShot G12 Competitors

Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X

Boutique

$498 - $1,299

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
Canon PowerShot G10

Canon PowerShot G10

Pro digicam

$800

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Overall image quality Much worse image quality
Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$550

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

Nikon 1 V1 Competitors

Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Samsung NX Mini

Samsung NX Mini

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$279 body only

$406 with 9-27mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon 1 V3

Nikon 1 V3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,197 with 10-30mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Color depth Worse color depth

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