• 1/1.5 inch 0.0mm2
  • 41.0 megapixels
  • 27.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 84.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nokia 1020 advantages over Canon G9X

  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Thinner
    10 mm vs 30 mm
    Thinner
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Lighter weight
    158g vs 206g
    Lighter weight
  • Higher-res screen
    983k vs 346k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • More pixels
    41.0 vs 20.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Canon G9X advantages over Nokia 1020

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    1 inch vs 1/1.5 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • More telephoto lens reach
    84 mm vs 27 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Higher effective ISO
    495 vs 135 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • More dynamic range
    12.3 vs 10.4 evs
    Retain detail in highlight and shadows
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Newer
    2 years vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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Review Excerpt

  • Smallest 1-inch sensor camera available; Slips in a pants pocket almost unnoticed; Bright lens at wide-angle; Great image quality; Swift 6.5 fps JPEG burst shooting; Intuitive touch-screen control; In-camera Wi-Fi gets images onto your phone easily

  • Limited 3x zoom range; Tighter wide-angle than competitors; JPEG buffer limited to 10 frames; very slow bracketing / raw burst shooting; Touch-screen menus take lots of tapping; Poor battery life

The Competition

Compared to Sony RX100

Nokia 1020
Sony RX100
  • $300
  • 1/1.5 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $448
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Canon G9X
Sony RX100
  • $399
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $448
  • 1 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Sony RX100 II

Nokia 1020
Sony RX100 II
  • $300
  • 1/1.5 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $629
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Canon G9X
Sony RX100 II
  • $399
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $629
  • 1 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Nikon 360

Nokia 1020
Nikon 360
  • $300
  • 1/1.5 inch
  • Rear display
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $497
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Larger sensor
Canon G9X
Nikon 360
  • $399
  • 1 inch
  • Rear display
  • Focus peaking
  • $497
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Shoot 4K video

Compared to Ricoh Theta SC

Nokia 1020
Ricoh Theta SC
  • $300
  • 1/1.5 inch
  • Rear display
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $189
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • In-camera panoramas
Canon G9X
Ricoh Theta SC
  • $399
  • 1 inch
  • Rear display
  • Focus peaking
  • $189
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Canon G9X Mark II

Nokia 1020
Canon G9X Mark II
  • $300
  • 1/1.5 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Thinner
  • $429
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Canon G9X
Canon G9X Mark II
  • $399
  • 1 inch
  • Bigger RAW buffer
  • $429
  • 1 inch
  • Fast startup
  • Built-in Bluetooth
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