The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II features 12.8MP High-Sensitivity 1.5″ CMOS Sensor and DIGIC 6 Image Processor on the other hand Nikon COOLPIX A features 16.2MP DX-Format CMOS Sensor and Expeed 2 Image Processor, take a look at the Major Specification Below.
Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Major Features
- 12.8MP High-Sensitivity 1.5″ CMOS Sensor
- DIGIC 6 Image Processor
- Canon 5x Optical Zoom Lens
- 24-120mm f/2-3.9 (35mm Equivalent)
- 3.0″ 1,040k-Dot Tilting Touch screen LCD
- Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps
- Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
- High Speed AF and 5.2 fps Shooting
- HS SYSTEM and Optical Image Stabilizer
- Dual Control Rings and 14-Bit RAW
Nikon COOLPIX A Major Features
- 16.2MP DX-Format CMOS Sensor
- NIKKOR 18.5mm Lens (35mm Equiv: 28mm)
- No Optical Low-Pass Filter
- Aperture Range: f/2.8-22
- 3.0″ 921k-Dot LCD Monitor
- Full HD 1080p Video with Stereo Sound
- Capture Photos in RAW Format
- Manual Focus Ring Adjustment
- Auto and Manual Exposure Bracketing
Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II vs. Nikon COOLPIX A Specification Comparison Table.
Megapixel: With Nikon COOLPIX A you get more megapixels, don’t fall in Megapixel Marketing Myth because more megapixel DONOT increase image quality, but more megapixels will help you to get large printouts and also help you to re-compose your images after shooting a scene /subject.
Bigger Sensor Size: Nikon COOLPIX A have bit bigger sensor than Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II.
The large sensor captures more light hence the result is lower apparent noise, more color depth in image and increased dynamic range.
Hence you will get better image quality with Nikon COOLPIX A when compared to Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II.
Optical Zoom: More optical zoom allows you to get closer to your subject without physically moving yourself, hence we recommend you to buy Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II over Nikon COOLPIX A.
Aperture Range: Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II aperture Range is better than Nikon COOLPIX A, the bright aperture lenses capture more incoming light to the sensor, create more DOF, better color and contrast reproduction and it also create less noise during low-light situation.
Macro: Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II have more close-up macro range than Nikon COOLPIX A.
Image stabilization: Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II features hybrid IS the Normal setting of G1X Mark II corrects for a wide range that includes, Panning setting that works while you are panning your camera, other one is Macro (Hybrid) that work specially while shooting the macro subjects, the final mode is Dynamic mode that work while walking or moving with the camera and it work for both video and still shots. The Hybrid IS don’t stop here the G1X Mark II detects the tripod and stop all IS activity when attached to the tripod. On the other hand the Nikon COOLPIX A no IS available.
More AF Points: Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II have More AF points Compared to Nikon COOLPIX A, More sensor points simply give the camera more information to process, the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II can quickly and accurately do AF Compared to Nikon COOLPIX A.
ISO: The ISO range of Nikon COOLPIX A is more than Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II, high sensitivity sensor have more ISO range and hence the you get cleaner low-light images.
Better Shutter Range: Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II features better shutter range compared to Nikon COOLPIX A.
Top Continuous shooting speed: Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II features fast shooting speed compared to Nikon COOLPIX A.
Display: Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II features bigger and high resolution display compared to Nikon COOLPIX A.
Or Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II features touch Screen + tilting display on the other hand Nikon COOLPIX A have fixed display, so we get more flexibility while composing our shot with Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II.
Viewfinder: Nikon COOLPIX A features viewfinder on the other hand Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II doesn’t have any viewfinder, however if you need one optional optical viewfinder is also available.
Wireless: Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II and Nikon COOLPIX A both camera feature Wi-Fi connectivity, Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II have built-in and other hand Nikon COOLPIX A have optional adapter.
Battery Life (CIPA): Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II battery rating is 240 shots and other hand Nikon COOLPIX A battery rating is 230 shots. According to CIPA.
Dimensions: Nikon COOLPIX A is smaller than Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II.
Weight: Nikon COOLPIX A light-weight than Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II.
High ISO Test Between Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II vs. Nikon COOLPIX A
Verdict: Nikon coolpix A will give you better image quality on the other hand Canon gives you more flexibility with optical zoom… final decision is yours.