Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II vs Nikon Coolpix P900
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Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark IIvsNikon Coolpix P900

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II

76

Overall Score

76

Overall Score

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II

£367.00
£82.00
Our Verdict:
A good value for money and multi award winning compact digital camera, good for wildlife photography
93
Reviews
201 Reviews + 12 Awards
70
Value for Money
Good
70
Features
Good Features
66
Age
4 Years Old
76
Overall Score
Very Good
Compact 13.1MP 5x Yes Feb 2014
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Camera Type Compact
Megapixels 13.1MP
Optical Zoom 5x
Image Stabilizer Yes
Release Date Feb 2014
Nikon Coolpix P900

80

Overall Score

80

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and huge optical zoom bridge camera, with a reasonable price and good features
90
Reviews
473 Reviews + 6 Awards
75
Value for Money
Very Good
77
Features
Good Features
74
Age
2 Years Old
80
Overall Score
Excellent
Bridge 16MP 83x Yes Jun 2015
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Camera Type Bridge
Megapixels 16MP
Optical Zoom 83x
Image Stabilizer Yes
Release Date Jun 2015
Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II

76

Overall Score

76

Overall Score

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II

£367.00
£82.00
Our Verdict:
A good value for money and multi award winning compact digital camera, good for wildlife photography
93
Reviews
201 Reviews + 12 Awards
70
Value for Money
Good
70
Features
Good Features
66
Age
4 Years Old
76
Overall Score
Very Good
Compact 13.1MP 5x Yes Feb 2014
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Camera Type Compact
Megapixels 13.1MP
Optical Zoom 5x
Image Stabilizer Yes
Release Date Feb 2014
Nikon Coolpix P900

80

Overall Score

80

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and huge optical zoom bridge camera, with a reasonable price and good features
90
Reviews
473 Reviews + 6 Awards
75
Value for Money
Very Good
77
Features
Good Features
74
Age
2 Years Old
80
Overall Score
Excellent
Bridge 16MP 83x Yes Jun 2015
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Camera Type Bridge
Megapixels 16MP
Optical Zoom 83x
Image Stabilizer Yes
Release Date Jun 2015

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Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Nikon Coolpix P900
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£1,149.00
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£385.00
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£479.00
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£479.98
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£499.99
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£529.00
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£529.00
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£529.00
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£529.99
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Nikon Coolpix P900 Compact Digital Camera, 16 MP, 83 x, VR Zoom 3 Inch LCD Full HD, Wi-Fi, GPS, GLONASS, QZSS, Black [NITAL Card: 4 years warranty]
£557.53
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£629.99
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Reasons For

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Nikon Coolpix P900
16 Reasons For
0.8 Smaller Minimum Aperture Number
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).

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the camera lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camera's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a smaller aperture number translates to a larger hole, therefore a larger amount of light will be let through.

A smaller aperture number means that the camera's lens will be able to open wider, letting in more light at once. This is helpful because it allows the camera to quickly take in enough light to form a picture, meaning that the shutter speed will be faster, reducing blur from fast moving subjects. It also means that you can take photos in dimmer light without having to rely on the flash, since you will be able to take in more light at once.

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50% Higher Maximum ISO Sensitivity
Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is 12,800 maximum ISO speed. That's 6,400 higher than the Nikon Coolpix P900 (6,400).

ISO sensitivity denotes the sensitivity of your camera to available light. Modifying the sensitivity causes the camera to gather more or less light when forming an image. Higher sensitivity gathers more light, which means can lead to a sharper image in low-light conditions. However it may also lead to increased 'noise', meaning the ISO level must be carefully modified to get the best shot.

A higher maximum ISO sensitivity will allow you to take photos in lower light levels without using flash.

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Built-In Microphone
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II has a built-in microphone, however the Nikon Coolpix P900 does not have a built-in microphone.

A built-in microphone on a digital camera means it has the capacity to record audio directly from the device.

Having a built-in microphone on your camera means that you can record audio (either alone, or with video) without having to use external microphones.

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Touchscreen
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II has a touchscreen, but the Nikon Coolpix P900 does not.

On a camera, this means that the digital display on the back of the camera is touch-sensitive, rather than relying on buttons.

Touchscreens are easier and more intuitive to control.

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119,000 Pixels Higher Display Resolution
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).

The display resolution on a display camera denotes how high detail the display is.

High resolutions on the display of your camera means that the photos you take will be shown in higher detail, allowing you to see them more clearly.

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Histogram
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II features histogram, however the Nikon Coolpix P900 does not feature histogram.

A histogram is a graphical representation of the brightness levels across an image. It shows the image split into 3 broad brightness bands: 'shadow', 'midtone' or 'highlights', and the amount of pixels that fall into each band.

While it takes a while to gain the relevant knowledge, viewing the histogram for an image is a quick way of seeing whether any parts of the image you've just taken are over or under exposed, allowing you to modify the settings on the camera or your position to compensate in future shots.

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Cheaper by £18
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II costs £367.00, whereas the Nikon Coolpix P900 is £385.00.
More Popular
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is a more popular choice amongst buyers.
Six More Awards
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II has 12 awards from expert review sites, however the Nikon Coolpix P900 has 6 awards.
A Little Better Expert Reviews
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II has an average expert review score of 79% based on 100 reviews, but the Nikon Coolpix P900 has an average rating of 75% (based on 44 reviews).
A Little Better User Reviews
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II has an average user review score of 93% based on 158 reviews, but the Nikon Coolpix P900 has an average rating of 92% (based on 360 reviews).
Better Expert Reviews Review Score
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II has an Expert Reviews review score of 100%, however the rating of the Nikon Coolpix P900 was only 60% from the same site.
Better PhotographyBlog.com Review Score
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II has a review score of 90% from PhotographyBlog.com, however the Nikon Coolpix P900 only has a rating of 80% from the same site.
Better PC Mag Review Score
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II has a PC Mag review score of 80%, however the Nikon Coolpix P900's rating was only 70% from the same site.
Better Digital Versus Review Score
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II has a Digital Versus review score of 80%, however the rating of the Nikon Coolpix P900 was only 60% from the same site.
Better Zoom.nl Review Score
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II has a review score of 76% from Zoom.nl, however the Nikon Coolpix P900 only has a rating of 75% from the same site.
15 Reasons For
Higher Megapixels
The Nikon Coolpix P900 has a megapixels of 16MP, but the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is only a 13.1MP digital camera (2.9MP lower).

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.

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Hugely Bigger Optical Zoom
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).

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.

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A Lot Larger Maximum Aperture Number
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 smaller).

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the camera lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camera's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a larger aperture number translates to a smaller hole, therefore a smaller amount of light will be let through.

A larger aperture number means that the camera's lens will be able to close to a very small hole, letting in very little light. This can be used for very tight depths of field shots, allowing on a single part of the photo to be in full focus, leading to some very nice artistic shots.

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Longer Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
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 (120mm).

'Focal length' is described as the distance between the camera lens and the image sensor - this distance is what determined how 'zoomed in' a shot is when compared to the original view from your eye. Therefore greater focal lengths mean that the camera has the ability to zoom in closer to a subject.

A longer maximum focal length means that the camera is capable of zooming in a much greater distance, allowing you to clearly photograph subjects further away.

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Vari-Angle LCD Display
The Nikon Coolpix P900 has a vari-angle LCD display, but the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II does not have a vari-angle LCD display.

A 'vari-angle display' on a digital camera means that the display can be adjusted so it can be viewed effectively from many different angles.

This is a helpful addition because it means you won't have to hold the camera directly in front of your face in order to view the display successfully - helpful if you're shooting from unusual angles.

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120 More Battery Life
The Nikon Coolpix P900 takes 360 battery life, however the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II only takes 240 battery life.

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.

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More Shops Are Selling it
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.
Better Brand
Nikon digital cameras have an average rating of 88.7%, but Canon has an average rating of 88.6%.
Better Techradar Review Score
The Nikon Coolpix P900 has a Techradar review score of 80%, but the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II only has a rating of 0% from the same site.
Better Techradar.com/au/ Review Score
The Nikon Coolpix P900 has a Techradar.com/au/ review score of 80%, but the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II's rating was only 0% from the same site.
Better Cnetfrance.fr Review Score
The Nikon Coolpix P900 has a Cnetfrance.fr review score of 74%, but the rating of the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II was only 0% from the same site.
Better Digitalfoto.dk Review Score
The Nikon Coolpix P900 has a review score of 82% from Digitalfoto.dk, but the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II's rating was only 0% from the same site.
Better Kamerabild.se Review Score
The Nikon Coolpix P900 has a Kamerabild.se review score of 53%, but the rating of the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II was only 0% from the same site.
Better Digitalfotoforalla.se Review Score
The Nikon Coolpix P900 has a Digitalfotoforalla.se review score of 82%, but the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II only has a rating of 0% from the same site.
Better Chip.de Review Score
Chip.de gave the Nikon Coolpix P900 a review score of 77%, but the rating of the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II was only 0% from the same site.

Reasons Against

Size and Dimensions

Reviews & Awards

Awards

The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II has more awards than the Nikon Coolpix P900. The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II has 12 awards, where as the Nikon Coolpix P900 has 6 awards. Compare all award winning digital cameras.
Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Nikon Coolpix P900
12 Awards Best
Akam.no: Recommended Camera Labs: Recommended Digitaltrends.com: Recommended Product Ephotozine: Recommended Expert Reviews: Best Buy ljudochbild.se: Recommended Lydogbilde.no: Especially Recommended 5 Star lydogbillede.dk: Especially Recommended 5 Star onfoto.ru: Silver PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended Pocket Lint: Recommended Techradar: Recommended
6 Awards
digifotopro.nl: Silver Ephotozine: Recommended M3.idg.se: Recommended PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended tomsguide.com: Editor's Choice vido.com.ua: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II has better expert reviews than the Nikon Coolpix P900. The average expert reviews score for the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is 79% based on 100 reviews, where as the average score for the Nikon Coolpix P900 is 75% based on 44 reviews.
Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Nikon Coolpix P900
Best
5 stars
13 reviews
4 stars
26 reviews
3 stars
2 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
5 stars
5 reviews
4 stars
17 reviews
3 stars
5 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average User Rating

The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II has better user reviews than the Nikon Coolpix P900. The average user reviews score for the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is 93% based on 158 reviews, where as the average score for the Nikon Coolpix P900 is 92% based on 360 reviews.
Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Nikon Coolpix P900
Best
5 stars
111 reviews
4 stars
38 reviews
3 stars
6 reviews
2 stars
3 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
5 stars
255 reviews
4 stars
71 reviews
3 stars
24 reviews
2 stars
7 reviews
1 star
3 reviews

Average Brand Rating

Nikon has a better average brand rating than Canon. The average brand rating for Nikon is 88.72% based on 44,508 reviews, where as the average brand rating for Canon is 88.59% based on 45,838 reviews.
Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Nikon Coolpix P900
Canon

89

89

Based on 45,838 reviews
Nikon

89

89

Based on 44,508 reviews

Proportion of Users That Recommend It

For both the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II than the Nikon Coolpix P900 the same percentage of owners recommend the product. In both cases 37.5% recommend the product, based on a total of 291 reviews for the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II and 291 reviews for the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II.

DP Review Review Score

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Nikon Coolpix P900
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These cameras may be a bit too big to fit in your pocket but most are compact enough to be considered appealing alternatives to heavier, bulkier, interchangeable lens camera systems......
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Nov 2014
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Last updated: May 30, 2017Bridge and travel zoom cameras are two of the very few categories of compact cameras to survive the smartphone. Whether it's a travel zoom, which puts a 25X-30X zoom into your pocket, or a bridge camera which offers even mor...
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May 2017

Expert Reviews Review Score

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Nikon Coolpix P900
Best
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For the G1X Mark II, Canon has made some significant changes. The optical viewfinder has gone and there are fewer single-function dials. We don't miss the viewfinder, which was small and showed a heavily cropped view compared to the resulting photos....
Best Buy
The best image quality we've seen from a compact camera, and a well-rounded package too......
Jul 2014
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That zoom is the headline feature of course, but aside from that, what does the Nikon Coolpix P900 offer? Essentially, the P900 is what's commonly referred to as a "Bridge" camera in the camera industry, because it sits inbetween traditional compacts...
Reasonable sharpness over a huge zoom range
Wi-Fi and GPS
The 2000mm zoom position is unwieldy
Too much reliance on menu navigation
Odd automatic ISO settings
There are various ways to evaluate the P900. To match its 2,000mm equivalent focal length by any other means would involve spending more than £5,000 on a cropped-sensor SLR, 800mm lens and 2x teleconverter. However, take the P900's relatively low 16...
May 2017

CNET.com.au Review Score

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Nikon Coolpix P900
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I'm not sure why Canon dubbed this PowerShot G1 X a "Mark II." It's a completely different camera than its predecessor: a significantly redesigned body, new sensor, and wider-aperture lens. Basically, everything that matters. With the PowerShot G1 X,...
With a couple of exceptions, the Canon PowerShot 1 X Mark II is very well designed with a functional shooting layout
2.0 3.9 lens with 5x optical zoom
Simple to understand menu system
Very good image quality
Large sensor
Fast 2.0 maximum aperture
Tilting touchscreen
Great image quality with accurate colors Sharp screen that flips up 180degrees Excellent touchscreen sensitivity with multitouch
The big sensor, small pixel count, modest zoom and optically brilliant lens altogether make for images unlike other compacts can produce
Dynamic range is wide
Resolved detail is sparkling and the ISO sensitivity can be set up to 3200 with good results
Strong image quality
Solid build
Addition of handgrip welcome
Wifi and NFC functionality
DSLR quality images, sturdy build, great new lens, physical lens control rings, autofocus speed and macro focus improvements, considerable customisation
Lichtsterk objectief
5x optische zoom, ingebouwde wifi met NFC, optische beeldstabilisatie, kantelbaar 3 inch aanraakscherm
Cm bin ln, tiu c rng, m n hnh cm ng v kt ni WiFi
Hohe Bildqualitt
Lichtstarkes Zoom
Lichtempfindlicher Sensor
Gute bis sehr gute Bildqualitt (bis ISO 800)
Auch hohe ISOWerte bis ISO 3.200 noch relativ gut nutzbar
Variabler Brennweitenbereich mit 24 bis 120mm (KB)
Mit 24mm sehr guter Weitwinkelbereich
Hochwertiges Kameragehuse mit Handgriff
Hochauflsendes
The camera is relatively slow and given the price, the photo quality should be better
Also, the grip isn't big enough to maintain a solid hold
Heavy for a compact
Balance isn't great
Button layout could be better
No viewfinder
Too big and heavy Unreliable autofocusing Barebones smartphone app
Does it really need to be this heavy The WiFi connectivity with a smartphone is pretty crude compared with the competitors' apps, but you do at least get basic tethering and zoom control
Removal of viewfinder will disappoint some
High list price
Super expensive, now no viewfinder for the price, autofocus not ample for professional continuous AF, some controls seem fussy, a bit chunky, widest aperture no good for macro wideangle shots
Geen zoeker, geen aansluitingen voor externe microfoon of hoofdtelefoon, inen uitzoomen niet vloeiend
RAW
Sucher nur gegen Aufpreis
Fr eine Kompaktkamera sehr gro und schwer
Schwammiger Druckpunkt des Auslsers
Keine manuellen Optionen im Videomodus und auch kein Mikrofoneingang
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II has some solid capabilities and a standout lens, but the overall experience just doesn't live up to its price......
Jun 2014
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The word "whopping" doesn't really do justice to the zoom range on the Nikon Coolpix P900.The camera's 83x optical zoom starts at an ultrawide 24mm and ends in an astounding 2,000mm. Its Dynamic Fine Zoom digitally increases the range to approximatel...
It's not the best megazoom around, but the Nikon Coolpix P900's lens is remarkable and if you need the most zoom on a compact camera, it's the winner......
Sep 2015

Mashable.com Review Score

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Nikon Coolpix P900
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It's a tough time for a camera company to sell anyone a point-and-shoot camera, let alone one for $799. Smartphones are stealing away the low end and affordable mirrorless cameras are eating away at the high end.Canon , a company that still makes its...
Great image quality with accurate colors Sharp screen that flips up 180degrees Excellent touchscreen sensitivity with multitouch
Great image quality with accurate colors
Sharp screen that flips up 180-degrees
Excellent touchscreen sensitivity with multitouch
Too big and heavy Unreliable autofocusing Barebones smartphone app
Too big and heavy
Unreliable autofocusing
Barebones smartphone app
The G1 X Mark II improves on the image quality and autofocus speed of its predecessor and adds in modern necessities such as a touchscreen, NFC and Wi-Fi, but Canon forgot to use its talents to reduce the camera's size, weight and price......
Jun 2014
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It's all about that lens.There is no way to talk about Nikon's excellent, though occasionally frustrating, Coolpix P900 super zoom camera without first addressing the lens.This wide-angle, telephoto wonder can, at 24mm, pull in a startling amount of ...
Spectacular 83x optical zoom lens
Great wide-angle shooter
Great action shooter
Great price
Convoluted Wi-Fi downloads
Balky monitor
...
Jul 2017

Ephotozine Review Score

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Nikon Coolpix P900
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The new Canon Powershot G1 X Mark II is an update to the Canon Powershot G1 X , and features a large 1.5inch CMOS sensor, a new 5x optical zoom lens, with improved macro performance, dual control rings around the lens that can be customised, and a 3i...
Recommended
Good dynamic range and HDR options
Great image quality
Bright 2.0 wide-angle lens
Dual control wheel around the lens
Good noise performance
5.29fps continuous shooting for JPEGs
Dual axis electronic level
Large hand-grip for European market
Grea
Short battery life, but can be extended with eco mode
Doesn't like focusing on close subjects even with macro focus enabled
Slow continuous shooting with raw
The Canon Powershot G1 X Mark II is a noticeable upgrade to the original G1 X, with a brighter lens with an improved zoom range, from 24mm to 120mm. Built in Wi-Fi and a 3inch touch screen brings the camera up to date letting you quickly transfer ima...
May 2014
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The Nikon Coolpix P900 is Nikon's latest ultra-zoom camera, and features the World's longest optical zoom lens, with an 83x optical zoom lens, equivalent to 24mm wide-angle zooming to 2000mm at the telelphoto end. The camera features a built-in EVF w...
Recommended
The Nikon Coolpix P900 offers the largest optical zoom lens available in any camera, with a whopping 83x optical zoom lens, zooming from 24mm (equivalent) wide-angle to an impressive 2000mm telephoto! Along with this, the camera is noticeable in its ...
Mar 2015

PhotographyBlog.com Review Score

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Nikon Coolpix P900
Best
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The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is a new premium compact camera with a large CMOS image sensor and a fast lens. The metal-bodied G1 X Mark II has a 1.5-type multi-aspect sensor, a 5x f/2.0-3.9 lens zoom lens, full manual controls, shooting mode dial...
Highly Recommended
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is a smaller, lighter and more full-featured update of the original G1 X camera that we enthusiastically reviewed way back in February 2012, with the faster, longer lens, improved AF system, wi-fi/NFC connectivity and...
Apr 2014
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The Nikon Coolpix P900 is a bridge camera which features the current market leading zoom ratio of 83x optical zoom. That gives you an equivalent of 24 - 2000mm in 35mm terms. There's also a Dynamic Fine Zoom - a type of digital zoom - which boosts th...
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Apr 2015

PC Mag Review Score

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Nikon Coolpix P900
Best
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The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II ($799.99) is a camera that doesn't fit snugly into any specific category, which makes it interesting, if a bit difficult to evaluate. Its 1.5-inch image sensor is larger than you'll find in a Micro Four Thirds mirrorl...
Big 1.5-inch image sensor
Wide-aperture 5x zoom lens
Tilting touch-screen display
Quick focus
Excellent manual focus mode with peaking
Creative Shot mode
Raw capture
Add-on EVF available
Wi-Fi-enabled
1.5 1 24 120mm 2.0 3.9 5c 40cm 180 NFCWi-Fi
Expensive
Soft-focus halo effect when shooting macro images at 2
Inconsistent autofocus accuracy
Edges never sharpen, even at narrow apertures
Lacks mic input port
Not pocket friendly
Heavy
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II fixes just about every fault of the original G1 X, but it's got some stiff competition for your dollar......
Apr 2014
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Nikon turned a few heads when it announced the Coolpix P900 ($599.95), a large superzoom with an unfathomable 83x lens. It can capture wide angle scenes and zoom far?very, very far?to capture distant objects. It's a great idea for a camera, and one t...
The Nikon Coolpix P900 boasts the longest zoom range of any camera on the market, but a lack of detail at higher ISOs holds it back......
Jul 2015

Digital Versus Review Score

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Nikon Coolpix P900
Best
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We've been keen to see which manufacturer would come up with a camera capable of rivalling Sony's RX100 Mark II as top dog in the world of expert compacts with......
Great picture quality up to 3200 ISO
Clearly designed interface
Good touchscreen
Two customisable settings rings on the lens barrel
WiFi and NFC
Creative Shot function is a nice extra that's fun to use
Heavy and not particularly compact, especially when switched on
Screen's tilt mechanism seems fragile
Quite a few annoying flaws with design and handling
Slow to switch between EVF and LCD
Slow to start up and save photos
Sharpness levels only look e
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II impresses on paper and in hand. Leaving aside the LCD's dodgy feeling tilt mechanism, it has plenty to please advanced users who aren't interested in mirrorless lens switchers (which are often more basic) or DSLRs (wh...
Apr 2014
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The first thing you need to be aware of with the Coolpix P900 is that it's huge for a bridge camera. We almost thought it was an SLR when we opened the box. The Sony RX10 and Panasonic FZ1000 pale in comparison. It's regrettable, but they had to find...
The Nikon P900 has the biggest zoom on the bridge camera market. Unfortunately, that's more about marketing than picture quality. It's only good up to 400 ISO and, ultimately, the zoom is more of a liability than an asset. That said, a number of thin...
Jun 2015

Techradar Review Score

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Nikon Coolpix P900
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The premium compact camera market used to be pretty much owned by Canon. The much lauded G series was the ultimate in functionality for those that wanted high image quality but didn't want to lug around a heavy DSLR.However, in recent times other man...
Recommended
Small size, large sensor
Touchscreen
Built, in Wi
Fi
High price
No viewfinder
The premium compact camera market is an interesting place to be right now. This seems to be a genuinely decent piece of kit which I can see a lot of photographers being tempted by, especially those who are loyal to the Canon brand. By keeping the sam...
Feb 2014
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Nikon's P900 currently leads the market for optical zoom range, with its 83x ratio equating to 24-2000mm in 35mm terms. Nikon claims this allows you to see things not visible to the human eye - such as details on the surface of the moon. There's also...
The P900 is the longest-zoom bridge camera in the world ? for now, at least ? but it's also big, heavy and expensive. Image quality at shorter focal lengths is good but falls away at high zooms settings......
May 2015

Imaging Resource.com Review Score

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Nikon Coolpix P900
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The maximum full-resolution burst rate is now 5.2 frames per second, up from 1.9 fps in the earlier camera. With autofocus, you'll still manage 3.0 fps, up from 0.7 fps in the original G1 X. Of course, these are manufacturer-supplied figures, but we'...
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Feb 2014
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Behind the powerful lens, the P900 sports a 16-megapixel 1/2.3-inch type CMOS sensor. Standard ISO range starts at a base sensitivity of 100 and rises to a maximum of 1600 in scene or other automatic shooting modes. The P900 does include full PASM ex...
Smooth usable output until ISO 1600
Very consistent image sharpness
Highly effective optical image stabilization
Virtually no chromatic aberrations
Very low optical distortion
Dual controldials and zoom controllers
Generally quick and responsive
Go
Slight image softness from base ISO
Details smudged from ISO 800
Below average color and WB accuracy
Dim telephoto aperture noticeably slows AF
Unresponsive while writing
1s delay when starting video capture
Not usually ExposurePriority
Slow access
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Mar 2015

Date Released

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Nikon Coolpix P900
48 months old 32 months old Best

Key Features

Megapixels

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.

Image Sensor Size

Optical sensor size is one of the most important factors affecting the image quality produced by a digital camera. Compact digital cameras have smaller optical sensors due to the reduced space available in the camera body. Digital SLRs and Mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras (MILCs) have large optical sensors to achieve maximum image quality.

A larger optical sensor produces better quality photographs. A 4/3" sensor size has a 2x crop factor compared to 35mm film, while a 1/4" sensor size is significantly smaller and will result in lower quality images.

Optical Zoom

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.

Minimum Aperture Number

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the camera lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camera's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a smaller aperture number translates to a larger hole, therefore a larger amount of light will be let through.

A smaller aperture number means that the camera's lens will be able to open wider, letting in more light at once. This is helpful because it allows the camera to quickly take in enough light to form a picture, meaning that the shutter speed will be faster, reducing blur from fast moving subjects. It also means that you can take photos in dimmer light without having to rely on the flash, since you will be able to take in more light at once.

Maximum ISO Sensitivity

ISO sensitivity denotes the sensitivity of your camera to available light. Modifying the sensitivity causes the camera to gather more or less light when forming an image. Higher sensitivity gathers more light, which means can lead to a sharper image in low-light conditions. However it may also lead to increased 'noise', meaning the ISO level must be carefully modified to get the best shot.

A higher maximum ISO sensitivity will allow you to take photos in lower light levels without using flash.

Review Analysis

Picture Quality

Reviews for the Nikon Coolpix P900 mention that picture quality was excellent, but reviews for the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II mention that picture quality was only average.
Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Nikon Coolpix P900
  • The best image quality we've seen from a compact camera…
  • Not only is the image processing improved.
  • A significantly redesigned body, new sensor…
    Cnet.com - June 2014
  • Canon's G series of compacts has long been the first port of call for many photographers who are happy with a compact camera…
  • It has fewer pixels…
  • It has fewer pixels on a larger sensor than any other compact…
  • The Mark II is a compact camera that caters to enthusiast photographers who are fastidious about image quality…
  • Takes great photos! It a perfect camera for hiking…
    RD - April 2014
  • Finding a way around them and using it's strengths to create solid images is what its all about…
    RidzDesign - October 2014
  • It certainly produces very good pictures.
    Moravian - August 2015
  • Focusing becomes the most critical part of getting a crisp picture…
    Gone Birding - December 2016
  • Overall image quality is great at lower zoom…
  • Probably gives best images up to about 2/3 zoom range…
    WillyP - May 2015
  • Excellent for wildlife photos from my yard or near my car…
    WillyP - May 2015
  • If your a professional that wants the best picture quality for work then just keep on moving…
    Tony Bologna - September 2015
  • Great pictures Had a little trouble learning how to transfer the pictures from my camera to my cell…
    Ron - December 2015
  • This thing makes taking pictures fun in a whole new way…
    Tony Bologna - September 2015
  • It's not great in low light conditions…
    Tony Bologna - September 2015
  • Difference lens, camera has it's own value, you are getting this camera for it zoom power and pretty reasonable photo quality…
    Tinman - November 2015
  • Only downside? Image quality is too sharp…
    Elliot - March 2016
  • Battery

    Reviewers of the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II thought the battery was excellent, and thought the Nikon Coolpix P900 battery was very good.
    Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Nikon Coolpix P900
  • A little disappointed in battery life.
    R - April 2015
  • The one big downside, which you see in nearly every review, is the poor battery life…
    Chris - July 2015
  • There's not enough warning that the battery is running low, or any way to know the current battery charge…
  • Battery life is not short…
    Denise - September 2014
  • The battery life is OK, simply purchase one spare…
    Larry - December 2014
  • An extra battery is always helpful with a camera like this…
    Mapko - December 2014
  • Poor battery life, so get a spare…
    GPR - December 2015
  • Best of all though is it's exemplary long lasting battery…
    Sparky - June 2015
  • In other words, there is no external battery charger…
    Austin Tim - January 2016
  • They recharge quickly…
    Jaybyrd - June 2016
  • Great battery life, easy to use…
    Rene - February 2016
  • Plan to get extra battery because it only takes around 360 images…
    Kanehi - November 2015
  • Product Quality

    Reviewers of the Nikon Coolpix P900 thought the product quality was very good, and thought the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II product quality was good.
    Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Nikon Coolpix P900
  • The best image quality we've seen from a compact camera…
  • The Mark II is a compact camera that caters to enthusiast photographers who are fastidious about image quality…
  • Wanted the best photo picture quality possible and the possibility of shooting raw…
    Moravian - August 2015
  • Canon quality, very good lens…
    Uwe - May 2014
  • Excellent still quality and fantastic video…
    Speedy - May 2015
  • Image quality is nice…
    Sedatoz - May 2014
  • Image quality is not commensurate with sensor size…
    Trekker - February 2016
  • The light sensitivity is excellent and the image quality is superb for this camera…
    Bob in BG - October 2014
  • If your scene does not contain or you are not trying to "freeze" movement, Auto does a nice job and will hold shutter speed down to say…
    Wandering George - June 2014
  • The camera is solid (metal body) and very well made…
  • Overall image quality is great at lower zoom…
  • If your a professional that wants the best picture quality for work then just keep on moving…
    Tony Bologna - September 2015
  • Difference lens, camera has it's own value, you are getting this camera for it zoom power and pretty reasonable photo quality…
    Tinman - November 2015
  • Only downside? Image quality is too sharp…
    Elliot - March 2016
  • The picture quality is good…
    Benny - March 2016
  • If you are serious for image quality, this camera may disappoint you…
    Benny - March 2016
  • While the image quality can't match a larger sensor…
    Brad - November 2016
  • Image quality is very good for a small sensor bridge camera…
    Bob56 - May 2016
  • Surprisingly good image quality for a small sensor camera.
    Colorado Jack - May 2017
  • Not great quality.
    James - May 2017
  • Lens System

    Reviews for the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II mention that lens system was good, but reviews for the Nikon Coolpix P900 mention that lens system was only average.
    Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Nikon Coolpix P900
  • The lens is very fast with larger aperture…
    Nothingwired.com - August 2014
  • Most are compact enough to be considered appealing alternatives to heavier, bulkier, interchangeable lens camera systems…
    Dpreview.com - November 2014
  • Focusing is very fast in my use…
    RidzDesign - October 2014
  • Fast, accurate focus and the 1" sensor and fast lens give huge flexibility under dramatically varying light conditions…
    Scuba Piet - January 2015
  • The 24 mm equivalent lens is great for shooting smaller rooms…
    Phoenix 599 - April 2014
  • The camera lens is extremely sharp…
    Photonut - April 2015
  • The 24 mm- 100 mm lens is also a huge step up from other advanced point…
    Scuba Piet - January 2015
  • Canon quality, very good lens…
    Uwe - May 2014
  • The lens seems really great…
    Peter - December 2016
  • With it's large sensor, fast lens…
    Bruce - May 2014
  • Its Dynamic Fine Zoom digitally increases the range to approximately 4, 0…
    Cnet.com - September 2015
  • There's also a Dynamic Fine Zoom - a type of digital zoom - which boosts this up…
  • Behind the powerful lens…
  • The Long Zoom Compact category is probably the most diverse of any in our round-ups…
    Dpreview.com - November 2015
  • The auto focus works great on normal zoom…
    Gone Birding - December 2016
  • Focusing becomes the most critical part of getting a crisp picture…
    Gone Birding - December 2016
  • Under some conditions becomes useless when maximizing the zoom…
    Gone Birding - December 2016
  • Overall image quality is great at lower zoom…
  • Zoom at 2000 is blurred Maybe it's the setting or technique or tripod need…
  • Manual focus is very precise…
    Gone Birding - December 2016
  • Design

    Reviews of both the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II and the Nikon Coolpix P900 mention that the design was excellent.
    Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Nikon Coolpix P900
  • They are pretty close…
    Peter - December 2016
  • The pictures are beautiful…
    Tom - October 2015
  • The flash is pretty darn good too…
    Sunny - August 2015
  • The manual is pretty basic…
    Asr - August 2015
  • The images are beautiful…
    Denise - September 2014
  • Photos are beautiful and camera is both light weight…
    Sputnik - November 2015
  • It is taking beautiful pictures…
    Traveler - June 2015
  • So that's a pretty darn good range, especially considering how light the camera is…
    JJ the Movie Guy - December 2014
  • Easy to use and has very neat features, such as the touch screen…
    Ken - August 2015
  • Nicely designed…
  • It also takes pretty good macros…
    Tony Bologna - September 2015
  • Difference lens, camera has it's own value, you are getting this camera for it zoom power and pretty reasonable photo quality…
    Tinman - November 2015
  • The lens is pretty amazing…
    Brad - November 2016
  • Focusing is pretty quick…
    ADP - January 2016
  • Very easy to use and the pictures are beautiful!
    CB - October 2016
  • It has optical stabilization that works pretty darn good…
    Wayne - September 2016
  • In low light it can get pretty grainy and struggle to focus, especially at long focal lengths…
    Anthony - March 2017
  • Perhaps a switch would be better design than a button in the future…
    Goose - September 2016
  • The button design is a little difficult on the top of the camera…
    TennisWitch - December 2015
  • We had a gorgeous full moon over the weekend…
    PNW Mary - January 2016
  • Robustness

    Reviews for the Nikon Coolpix P900 mention that robustness was excellent, and reviews for the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II mention that robustness was very good.
    Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Nikon Coolpix P900
  • While the manual control rings aid functionality and give the camera a robust feel…
    Trustedreviews.com - February 2014
  • Finding a way around them and using it's strengths to create solid images is what its all about…
    RidzDesign - October 2014
  • Solidly built…
    Monte - May 2014
  • And talk about a very sturdy body…
    Shippy - July 2015
  • The camera is absolutely built like a tank…
    Thoots - April 2014
  • The camera is solid (metal body) and very well made…
  • This thing is built like a tank…
    Deacon Greg - April 2015
  • It is small, yet feels solid…
    Charlie - January 2015
  • It's very solid…
    Dig6 - May 2014
  • The auto focus is very reliable…
    Larry - December 2014
  • A solid camera as a bridge…
    CTrues - August 2016
  • The value of being able to reliably get birds in sharp focus can not be overstated! Also…
    Twobicycles - February 2016
  • It remains to be seen how durable it is or how it does in cold temperatures…
    Rabbitrun - November 2016
  • Zoom, stabilization and built in controls are amazing…
    Cwhiz - November 2015
  • It seems to be well made and is easy to use…
    MikeSech - September 2015
  • Tough to steady with the zoom fully extended.
    Chila - July 2016
  • Sturdy and strong…
    Anila H. - January 2017
  • It feels solid and sturdy…
    MCK - September 2016
  • Build quality is great…
    JagV - March 2015
  • While more expensive cameras come with interchangeable lenses, this makes them unnecessary, since so many choices are built in…
    Elliot - December 2016
  • Features

    Reviewers thought both the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II and the Nikon Coolpix P900 features were excellent.
    Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Nikon Coolpix P900
  • A great features are a wheel on the back…
    Peter - December 2016
  • Favorable features include…
    BBBB - August 2015
  • The menu has interesting features, like the custom settings…
  • Nice photos, lots of features…
    Asr - August 2015
  • Like most digital cameras it has more features than anyone will ever use…
    Charlie - January 2015
  • Easy to use and has very neat features, such as the touch screen…
    Ken - August 2015
  • Great lens, features…
    GPR - December 2015
  • This camera does not have a few features that were likely cut to keep the cost down…
    Austin Tim - January 2016
  • Also has a lot of features that allow the very serious amateur get outstanding pictures…
    Arnold - August 2017
  • Has so many features that help the every day amateur get great pictures…
    Arnold - August 2017
  • It has so many features and the lens is outstanding…
    Mary - January 2017
  • Love the manual features as well as auto!
    Lynda - July 2016
  • Best features for my use…
    Twobicycles - February 2016
  • It has so many features it will continue to surprise you as you learn about them…
    Rene - February 2016
  • The features of the continuous high speed captures were amazing…
    Cwhiz - April 2015
  • Overall had some very good features like time lapse.
    PC - May 2015
  • The camera has all the bells and whistles you could possibly ask for to play with for being creative while shooting…
    Nikoness - July 2015
  • Ease of Use

    People thought the ease of use of both the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II and the Nikon Coolpix P900 was excellent.
    Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Nikon Coolpix P900
  • The flip up screen is handy for low to the ground shots…
    Scott P - April 2015
  • Menus are slow and unresponsive…
    Trekker - February 2016
  • The menu has interesting features, like the custom settings and it is easy to use…
  • Comes loaded with useful and fun image settings…
    Chris - July 2015
  • So easy to use and really nice quality…
    Traveler - June 2015
  • Photos are beautiful and camera is both light weight and easy to use…
    Sputnik - November 2015
  • Has an easy to use interface…
    Dmiti - October 2015
  • My only dislikes are that it feels a little small in my hands and therefore a bit cumbersome to use…
    HBWT - October 2014
  • Easy to use and has very neat features, such as the touch screen…
    Ken - August 2015
  • The camera is very easy to use…
    Jmike - August 2014
  • Fun to use, although have only had for a few weeks…
    BB - March 2016
  • My girlfriend is blown away by the image quality and ease of use…
    Austin Tim - January 2016
  • Very easy to use and the pictures are beautiful!
    CB - October 2016
  • No extra lens to lug around, easy to use and has excellent clarity…
    Danielle - March 2017
  • Simple to use…
    Steve - August 2017
  • The zoom is fantastic and the camera is easy to use…
    Rae - June 2017
  • Easy to use, great for distance photos…
    Victoria - June 2017
  • Just seems to be cumbersome to use.
    Kurt - April 2017
  • The Auto shooting mode allows the camera to choose the best settings for each condition, whether it is a shot with poor lighting…
    LarryBraun - January 2016
  • The camera is very intuitive and you don't have to be an expert to use it…
    Mudges Dad - May 2016
  • Flash

    Reviewers of the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II thought the flash was excellent, and thought the Nikon Coolpix P900 flash was very good.
    Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Nikon Coolpix P900
  • The flash is pretty darn good too…
    Sunny - August 2015
  • The manual mode makes it quite useful with external flash units…
    HiMike - May 2015
  • One very nice feature is a "manual" mode for the built in flash…
    HiMike - May 2015
  • It has a pop up flash…
    Wayne - September 2016
  • The flash is very bright, which is good…
    MegaMegaTronTron - December 2015
  • There is no RAW option or flash hot shoe mount which are both found on other brands…
    Dsido - October 2015
  • Viewfinder / Screen

    Reviewers thought the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II viewfinder / screen was excellent, and thought the Nikon Coolpix P900 viewfinder / screen was very good.
    Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Nikon Coolpix P900
  • Tilt screen doesn't tilt down - flip the camera upside down…
    RidzDesign - October 2014
  • The flip up screen is handy for low to the ground shots…
    Scott P - April 2015
  • The lack of a viewfinder did not prove to be an issue at all…
    WB - July 2015
  • A convenient touch screen…
    NickG - September 2015
  • My two issues with this camera is its lack of a viewfinder and the odd construction on the screen…
    JJ the Movie Guy - December 2014
  • Nice screen…
  • Love the flip screen…
    Mapko - December 2014
  • Brilliant results and an amazing viewfinder…
    A.L.Monnickendam - February 2015
  • A bit of a pain to put on electronic viewfinder - not from a difficulty standpoint…
    Jerry - October 2015
  • The flip out screen is great for capturing birds when the camera is pointed up on the tripod…
    Anthony - March 2017
  • The display is bright and very sharp…
    Twobicycles - February 2016
  • The articulating screen is a nice feature…
    Kanehi - November 2015
  • Video Capability

    Reviews for the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II mention that video capability was excellent, and reviews for the Nikon Coolpix P900 mention that video capability was very good.
    Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Nikon Coolpix P900
  • Excellent still quality and fantastic video…
    Speedy - May 2015
  • Video also very good…
    Mark - November 2014
  • The only downside is the auto focus ONLY IN VIDEO MODE is VERY slow…
    Mike Revelle - August 2015
  • • Video quality is not bad.
    Galvatron0828 - April 2014
  • So when the video gets blurry…
    Benny - March 2016
  • The photos are great and video is also very good…
    Bob56 - May 2016
  • Yes the images and videos could be better…
    Wayne - September 2016
  • The picture and video quality could be better…
    Wayne - September 2016
  • The quality or both photos and video is superb…
    TennisWitch - December 2015
  • Has great video stabilization, even when taking photos or videos when zoomed in on high optical…
    Junior - February 2016
  • Bonus it does video as well…
    Chris - March 2016
  • It also takes great video…
    Carriecat - March 2016
  • The video is excellent too…
    Rusty - June 2015
  • Plenty of videos and photo reviews on-line, demonstrating ability of this camera…
    Keith - February 2016
  • Price

    Reviewers of the Nikon Coolpix P900 thought the price was excellent, and thought the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II price was very good.
    Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Nikon Coolpix P900
  • Decent price point as well…
    Bitterchef - September 2015
  • Camera is very expensive for what you are getting…
    John - May 2015
  • Good value…
  • Good price…
  • Not sure of the value of the "Face ID", "Hybrid Auto", or "Creative Shot Mode…
    GNeil - December 2014
  • Though it is expensive for a compact…
    Jerad Hill - July 2014
  • It's the best all around value period.
    Victor the Yogi - December 2015
  • Difference lens, camera has it's own value, you are getting this camera for it zoom power…
    Tinman - November 2015
  • For the price not bad…
    Splberg - May 2015
  • When spend a great deal of time out driving to "play" with it, so to speak…
    AJ - December 2015
  • He has had most ever (affordable) camera out there…
    AJ - December 2015
  • Very good camera for the price…
    James - March 2017
  • Color is good and wing feathers are sharp - which is surprising for a hand held picture on an inexpensive camera…
    Steve - August 2017
  • Great camera that is a great value…
    ZimSafari - July 2017
  • Why take a bag full of expensive lenses…
    Johnrmonett - May 2017
  • Excellent camera, great value…
    Nitro - November 2016
  • Size and Weight

    Reviews for the Nikon Coolpix P900 mention that size and weight was very good, but reviews for the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II mention that size and weight was only poor.
    Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Nikon Coolpix P900
  • The best image quality we've seen from a compact camera…
  • A significantly redesigned body, new sensor…
    Cnet.com - June 2014
  • Canon's G series of compacts has long been the first port of call for many photographers who are happy with a compact camera…
  • The premium compact camera market is an interesting place to be right now…
    Techradar.com - February 2014
  • It has a redesigned body and several interesting tweaks to the specification…
    Trustedreviews.com - February 2014
  • The premium compact camera market used to be pretty much owned by Canon…
    Techradar.com - February 2014
  • Canon used to be the compact camera manufacturer to beat, with many models in different segments of the compact camera market…
  • It's no slim little thing.
    Howtospendit.ft.com - October 2014
  • It has fewer pixels on a larger sensor than any other compact…
  • Most are compact enough to be considered appealing alternatives to heavier, bulkier, interchangeable lens camera systems…
    Dpreview.com - November 2014
  • The Long Zoom Compact category is probably the most diverse of any in our round-ups…
    Dpreview.com - November 2015
  • Easy to carry, just a great all around camera…
    Weswilli1 - October 2016
  • Best compact digital camera…
    Moh Gaber - February 2016
  • It was easy to carry, easy to use…
    Jaybyrd - June 2016
  • The camera body is a bit bulky…
    Vj - December 2015
  • It's simply too heavy…
    PNW Mary - January 2016
  • It is good for travelers, if any body interested for this camera, go for it.
    Hesham - July 2015
  • It is not a heavy camera…
    Cougar1 - July 2015
  • The body section is thinner than expected…
    Piusng - December 2016
  • Specification

     
     
     
    Picture Quality Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Nikon Coolpix P900
    Camera Type
    compact
     compact
    compact
     compact
    Megapixels 13.1MP 16MP
    BEST
    Image Sensor Size 1.5"
    BEST
    1"
    Still Image Resolution
    4608 x 3456
     4608 x 3456
    4608 x 3456
     4608 x 3456
    Maximum Image Resolution
    4608 x 3456
     4608 x 3456
    4608 x 3456
     4608 x 3456
    Sensor Type
    CMOS
     CMOS
    CMOS
     CMOS
    Image Formats Supported
    JPG
     JPG
    JPG
     JPG
    Image Sensor Size (W X H) Unknown - Click to provide data
    Total Megapixels Unknown - Click to provide data 16.76MP
    Image Stabilizer Location
    Lens
     Lens
    Lens
     Lens
     
     
     
    Lens System Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Nikon Coolpix P900
    Optical Zoom 5x 83x
    BEST
    Digital Zoom 4x 4x
    Minimum Aperture Number 2
    BEST
    2.8
    Maximum Aperture Number 3.9 6.5
    BEST
    Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 120mm 2,000mm
    BEST
    Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 24mm 24mm
    Aspherical Lens Unknown - Click to provide data 6
    Focal Length Range (f-F)
    Lens Structure (elements/groups)
    Combined Zoom 20x Unknown - Click to provide data
    Diaphragm Blade Unknown - Click to provide data 6
     
     
     
    Focusing Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Nikon Coolpix P900
    Closest Focusing Distance 0.05m Unknown - Click to provide data
    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
    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
    Normal Focusing Range Unknown - Click to provide data
    Macro Focusing Range (wide)
    Auto Focus (AF) Points
    Focus Adjustment
    Auto Manual
    Auto/Manual
     Auto
     Manual
     Auto/Manual
    Auto Manual
    Auto/Manual
     Auto
     Manual
     Auto/Manual
    Normal Focusing Range (wide) Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5m
    Normal Focusing Range (tele) Unknown - Click to provide data 5m
     
     
     
    Light Exposure Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Nikon Coolpix P900
    ISO Sensitivity
    1600 100
    Auto 100 - 1600
     1600
     100
     Auto
     100 - 1600
    1600 100
    Auto 100 - 1600
     1600
     100
     Auto
     100 - 1600
    Light Exposure Modes
    shutter priority aperture priority
    Auto Manual
    Shutter priority AE Aperture priority AE
    aperture priori Shutter priori
    AP M
     shutter priority
     aperture priority
     Auto
     Manual
     Shutter priority AE
     Aperture priority AE
     aperture priori
     Shutter priori
     AP
     M
    shutter priority aperture priority
    Auto Manual
    Shutter priority AE Aperture priority AE
    aperture priori Shutter priori
    AP M
     shutter priority
     aperture priority
     Auto
     Manual
     Shutter priority AE
     Aperture priority AE
     aperture priori
     Shutter priori
     AP
     M
    Maximum ISO Sensitivity 12,800 6,400
    BEST
    Minimum ISO Sensitivity 100 100
    Light Metering
    Evaluative (Multi-pattern) Centre-weighted
    Spot evaluative
    Multi-pattern Matrix
     Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
     Centre-weighted
     Spot
     evaluative
     Multi-pattern
     Matrix
    Evaluative (Multi-pattern) Centre-weighted
    Spot evaluative
    Multi-pattern Matrix
     Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
     Centre-weighted
     Spot
     evaluative
     Multi-pattern
     Matrix
    Light Exposure Correction
    ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
     ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
    ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
     ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
    Light Exposure Control
    Program AE Program
     Program AE
     Program
    Program AE Program
     Program AE
     Program
     
     
     
    Shutter Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Nikon Coolpix P900
    Camera Shutter Speed 1s 1s
    Slowest Camera Shutter Speed 60s
    BEST
    15s
    Camera Shutter Type
    Electronic
     Electronic
    Electronic
     Electronic
     
     
     
    Flash Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Nikon Coolpix P900
    Flash Modes
    Auto Manual
    Flash on Flash off
    Red-eye reduction Slow synchronization
    Second curtain synchro man
    Pre-flash
     Auto
     Manual
     Flash on
     Flash off
     Red-eye reduction
     Slow synchronization
     Second curtain synchro
     man
     Pre-flash
    Auto Manual
    Flash on Flash off
    Red-eye reduction Slow synchronization
    Second curtain synchro man
    Pre-flash
     Auto
     Manual
     Flash on
     Flash off
     Red-eye reduction
     Slow synchronization
     Second curtain synchro
     man
     Pre-flash
    Flash Sync-Speed Unknown - Click to provide data
    Flash Range (tele)
    Flash Range (wide)
     
     
     
    Video Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Nikon Coolpix P900
    Maximum Video Resolution
    1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
     1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
    1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
     1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
    Video Resolution
    1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
    1280 x 720 640 x 480
     1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
     1920 x 1080
     1280 x 720
     640 x 480
    1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
    1280 x 720 640 x 480
     1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
     1920 x 1080
     1280 x 720
     640 x 480
    Video Formats Supported
    MP4 MOV
    MPEG MPEG4
    H.264 AVC
    MPEG-4
     MP4
     MOV
     MPEG
     MPEG4
     H.264
     AVC
     MPEG-4
    MP4 MOV
    MPEG MPEG4
    H.264 AVC
    MPEG-4
     MP4
     MOV
     MPEG
     MPEG4
     H.264
     AVC
     MPEG-4
    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
    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
     
     
     
    Audio Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Nikon Coolpix P900
    Audio System
    Stereo
     Stereo
    Stereo
     Stereo
    Audio Formats Supported
    LPCM PCM
     LPCM
     PCM
    LPCM PCM
     LPCM
     PCM
     
     
     
    Memory Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Nikon Coolpix P900
    Compatible Memory Cards
    SDXC SDHC
    SD
     SDXC
     SDHC
     SD
    SDXC SDHC
    SD
     SDXC
     SDHC
     SD
    Memory Slots 1 1
     
     
     
    Display Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Nikon Coolpix P900
    Display Diagonal 3" 3"
    Field of View Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
    Display Resolution 1,040,000 Pixels 921,000 Pixels
    BEST
    Display
    LCD
     LCD
    LCD
     LCD
     
     
     
    Viewfinder Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Nikon Coolpix P900
    Viewfinder Type
    Electronic
     Electronic
    Electronic
     Electronic
     
     
     
    Ports & Interfaces Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Nikon Coolpix P900
    HDMI Connector Type
    Micro
     Micro
    Micro
     Micro
     
     
     
    Camera Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Nikon Coolpix P900
    White Balance
    Auto