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

Canon PowerShot S95 vs Nikon 1 J1

Winner
Canon PowerShot S95

56

Nikon 1 J1

30

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot S95

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

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

$415

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II

Pro digicam

$529 - $530

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Canon PowerShot S90

Canon PowerShot S90

Pro digicam

$469

Shutter lag Less shutter lag
Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
Supports 24p No 24p support

Nikon 1 J1 Competitors

Nikon 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$380 - $497 with 10-30mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Dynamic range More dynamic range
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
Nikon 1 V1

Nikon 1 V1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$495 body only

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Nikon 1 S1

Nikon 1 S1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$440 with 11-2mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Weight Slightly lighter
Color depth Worse color depth

discussion

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