• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 600.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 3000.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon G3X advantages over Nikon P1000

  • Less expensive
    $849 vs $997
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Larger sensor
    1 inch vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 2.41 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 300 vs 250 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Thinner
    105 mm vs 181 mm
    Thinner
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Lighter weight
    739g vs 1415g
    Lighter weight
  • Higher-res screen
    540k vs 230k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • More pixels
    20.2 vs 16.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    Unlimited vs 7 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Nikon P1000 advantages over Canon G3X

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • More telephoto lens reach
    3,000 mm vs 600 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Newer
    15 months vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Less shutter lag
    0.14 vs 0.41 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Faster RAW shooting
    7.1 fps vs 0.7 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Good overall optical performance from the 24-600mm eq. lens; Very good image quality and high ISO performance for this class, especially with RAW; Lots of external controls; Comfortable grip; Shoots 1080/60p video; Includes both mic and headphone jack, Focus peaking for video; Clean HDMI.

  • No built-in EVF; Mediocre AF speeds; Sluggish burst rate with RAW/RAW+JPG and with servo AF; Below average battery life; No 4K video unlike competitors.

  • Record-breaking 24-3000mm optical zoom lens with surprisingly good optical performance; Good image quality at low ISOs; VR works well; Fast AF in good lighting; RAW image capture.

  • Tiny sensor struggles with low-light/high ISO image quality; Lens dims quickly as you zoom; Sluggish low-light AF; Underwhelming C-AF performance; Shallow buffer depth; Poor battery life.

The Competition

Compared to Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)

Canon G3X
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $849
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $1077
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
Nikon P1000
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $997
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $1077
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Fujifilm S9900W

Canon G3X
Fujifilm S9900W
  • $849
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $719
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
Nikon P1000
Fujifilm S9900W
  • $997
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $719
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Nikon P900

Canon G3X
Nikon P900
  • $849
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $497
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Nikon P1000
Nikon P900
  • $997
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • RAW file ability
  • $497
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup

Compared to Panasonic FZ2500

Canon G3X
Panasonic FZ2500
  • $849
  • 1 inch
  • NFC
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Nikon P1000
Panasonic FZ2500
  • $997
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Less expensive

Compared to Panasonic FZ1000 II

Canon G3X
Panasonic FZ1000 II
  • $849
  • 1 inch
  • NFC
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Nikon P1000
Panasonic FZ1000 II
  • $997
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
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