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

Canon PowerShot S95 vs Nikon 1 J1

Winner
Canon PowerShot S95

62

Nikon 1 J1

33

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot S95

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
 

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

competitors

Canon PowerShot S95 Competitors

Fujifilm XQ1

Fujifilm XQ1

Pro digicam

$353

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Supports 24p No 24p support
Canon PowerShot S90

Canon PowerShot S90

Pro digicam

$263

Shutter lag Less shutter lag
Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
Supports 24p No 24p support
Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS

Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS

Pro digicam

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Supports 24p No 24p support

Nikon 1 J1 Competitors

Canon EOS M

Canon EOS M

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$367 - $729 body only

$549 - $599 with 15-45mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon 1 J3

Nikon 1 J3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$498 with 10-30mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Color depth Worse color depth
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$574 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Lens availability Much more lenses available
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

discussion

Canon PowerShot S95
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