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

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
Color depth
Great color depth
21.5 bits
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

$427

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
Fujifilm XQ1

Fujifilm XQ1

Pro digicam

$391

Wide angle Better wide angle
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Supports 24p No 24p support
Sony Cybershot DSC-H70

Sony Cybershot H70

Travel zoom

$217

Wide angle Better wide angle
Shutter lag Less shutter lag
Aperture Much narrower aperture

Nikon 1 J1 Competitors

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Pro digicam

$998 - $1,050

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$436 body only

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 body only

$400 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Lens availability Significantly more lenses available
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

discussion

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