Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II vs Nikon Coolpix P900

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Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II
Nikon Coolpix P900

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
0.8 smaller minimum aperture number Edit
Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is 2 minimum aperture, but the Nikon Coolpix P900 is a 2.8 minimum aperture digital camera (0.8 larger).
50% higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is 12,800 maximum ISO speed. That's 6,400 higher than the Nikon Coolpix P900 (6,400).
Longer slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is a 60s maximum shutter speed digital camera. That's 45s longer than the Nikon Coolpix P900 (15s). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Built-in microphone Edit
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II has a built-in microphone, however the Nikon Coolpix P900 does not have a built-in microphone.
Touchscreen Edit
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II has a touchscreen, but the Nikon Coolpix P900 does not.
119,000 pixels higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is a 1,040,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 119,000 pixels higher than the Nikon Coolpix P900 (921,000 pixels).
A little better expert reviews
Based on 4 reviews, the average expert review score of the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is 79%, but the average rating of the Nikon Coolpix P900 is 75% (based on 26 reviews).
8 Reasons For
Higher megapixel Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 has a megapixel of 16MP, but the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is only a 12.8MP digital camera (3.2MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Hugely bigger optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 has an optical zoom of 83x, but the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is only a 5x optical zoom digital camera (78x smaller). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

A lot smaller maximum aperture number Edit
Nikon Coolpix P900 is 6.5 maximum aperture, but the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is only a 3.9 maximum aperture digital camera (2.6 bigger).
Longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 2,000mm. That's 1,880mm longer than the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II (2,000mm).
One hundred and twenty more battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 takes 360.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, however the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II only takes 240.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

£50 cheaper
The Nikon Coolpix P900 is £49.99 cheaper than the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II.
Available from 12 shops
A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Three more awards
The Nikon Coolpix P900 has 4 awards, but the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II has 1 award.

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
25% lower megapixel Edit
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is a 12.8MP digital camera. That's 3.2MP lower than the Nikon Coolpix P900 (16MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Sixteen times smaller optical zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is a 5x optical zoom digital camera. That's 78x smaller than the Nikon Coolpix P900 (83x). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

67% bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II has a maximum aperture number of 3.9. That's 2.6 bigger than the Nikon Coolpix P900 (6.5).
1,880mm shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is a 120mm maximum focal length digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix P900 is a 2,000mm maximum focal length digital camera (1,880mm longer).
Only 240.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is a digital camera that takes 240.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, whereas the Nikon Coolpix P900 only takes 360.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

More expensive by £50
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is £49.99 more expensive than the Nikon Coolpix P900.
Not as many stockists
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is only stocked by 2 retailers, however the Nikon Coolpix P900 is stocked by 14 shops. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
Older by eight months
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is eight months older than the Nikon Coolpix P900.
Three less awards
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II has only received 1 award, however the Nikon Coolpix P900 has received 4 awards.
7 Reasons Against
29% larger minimum aperture number Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 is a 2.8 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.8 larger than the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II (2.8).
6,400 lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 is a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera (6,400 higher).
Three times shorter slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 has a slowest camera shutter speed of 15s, however the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is a 60s maximum shutter speed digital camera (45s longer). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Does not have a built-in microphone Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 does not have a built-in microphone, whereas the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II has a built-in microphone.
Does not have a touchscreen Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 does not have a touchscreen, however the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II has a touchscreen.
13% lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 has a display resolution (numeric) of 921,000 pixels, however the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is a 1,040,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (119,000 pixels higher).
Slightly Lower expert review Score
The average expert rating of the Nikon Coolpix P900 is only 75%, whereas the average expert rating of the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is 79% (based on 4 reviews).

Awards

1 Award
Pocket Lint: Recommended
4 Awards
Ephotozine: Recommended
M3.idg.se: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended
vido.com.ua: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
BEST
 compact camera
Megapixel
12.8MP 16MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 4352 x 2904
 4352 x 2248
 3072 x 2304
 3072 x 2048
 2304 x 2304
 3072 x 1728
 1840 x 2304
 2048 x 1536
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
 384 x 480
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 4352 x 2904
 4352 x 2248
 3072 x 2304
 3072 x 2048
 2304 x 2304
 3072 x 1728
 1840 x 2304
 2048 x 1536
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
 384 x 480
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
BEST
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixels
Unknown - Click to provide data 16.76MP
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
BEST
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1.5
BEST
 1.5

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
5x 83x
BEST
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture Number
3.9 6.5
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number
2
BEST
2.8
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
120mm 2,000mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
24mm 24mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
12.5 - 62.5 4.3 - 357
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
14/11 16/12
Combined Zoom
20x Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of Aspheric Elements
Unknown - Click to provide data 6
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Unknown - Click to provide data 6

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
0.05 0.01 - ∞
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Sensitivity
 Auto
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 25
 8000
 10000
 Auto
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 25
 8000
 10000
ISO Sensitivity (max)
12,800
BEST
6,400
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 100
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
60s
BEST
15s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Pre-flash
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Pre-flash
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (tele)
0.5 - 3.5 5 - 7
Flash Range (wide)
0.5 - 6.8 0.5 - 11.5
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x480@120fps
 1920x1080@15fps
 640x480@100fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x480@120fps
 1920x1080@15fps
 640x480@100fps
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
BEST
 Built-in microphone
Audio Formats Supported
 LPCM
 PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slots
1 1

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
BEST
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
1,040,000 pixels
BEST
921,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B

Camera

GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Incandescent
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Incandescent
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Positive film
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Positive film
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Multi-Shot
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Multi-shot
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Zoom (max)
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Dioptre Correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dioptre correction
Image Editing
 Crop
 Crop
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
Tripod Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mountable
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
Unknown - Click to provide data -3 - 1
Scene Modes
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Underwater
 Backlight
 Beach
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Food
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Underwater
 Backlight
 Beach
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Food
Languages Support
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 HEB
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 Multi
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 HEB
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
558g Unknown - Click to provide data
Height
74mm 103.2mm
Depth
66.2mm 137.4mm
Width
116.3mm 139.5mm
Weight (including Battery)
Unknown - Click to provide data 899g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
1 1
Battery Type
NB-12L EN-EL23
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
240 shots 360 shots
BEST
Battery Recharge Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.6h

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
ImageBrowser EX,CameraWindow,PhotoStitch,Map Utility,Digital Photo Professional Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)

Other Features

Video Capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video capability
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash

Technical Details

Image Processor
 DIGIC 6
 DIGIC 6
Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
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