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

Canon PowerShot S95 vs Nikon 1 J1

Winner
Canon PowerShot S95

80

Nikon 1 J1

43

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot S95

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
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

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$1,097

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Wide angle Better wide angle
Supports 24p No 24p support
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$500

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Wide angle Better wide angle
Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
Canon PowerShot G12

Canon PowerShot G12

Pro digicam

$450

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
Aperture Narrower aperture

Nikon 1 J1 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
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
Nikon 1 V1

Nikon 1 V1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$495 body only

$670 with 10-30mm lens

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

discussion

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