Updated (September 2011): Compare the Canon PowerShot S95 vs Nikon 1 J1

Canon PowerShot S95 vs Nikon 1 J1

Winner
Canon PowerShot S95

63

Nikon 1 J1

34

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot S95

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

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 S95.
Explore our gallery of 46 sample photos taken by the Nikon 1 J1.

competitors

Canon PowerShot S95 Competitors

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$438

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Canon PowerShot G11

Canon PowerShot G11

Pro digicam

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$550

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Supports 24p No 24p support

Nikon 1 J1 Competitors

Nikon 1 J2

Nikon 1 J2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 with 10-30mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Lowest price Cheaper
Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
Nikon Coolpix A900

Nikon Coolpix A900

Travel zoom

$299 - $397

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Movie format Higher resolution movies
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon 1 V1

Nikon 1 V1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$495 body only

$400 with 10-30mm lens

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

discussion

Canon PowerShot S95
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