• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 10.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 560.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 1440.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon SX1 IS advantages over Nikon B700

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.69 vs 1.19 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.8 vs f/3.3
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities

Nikon B700 advantages over Canon SX1 IS

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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 Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • More telephoto lens reach
    1,440 mm vs 560 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Newer
    4 years vs 11 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    922k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    20.2 vs 10.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • 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
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

The Competition

Compared to Canon SX10 IS

Canon SX1 IS
Canon SX10 IS
  • $600
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • HDMI out
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
Nikon B700
Canon SX10 IS
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Sony DSC-HX1

Canon SX1 IS
Sony DSC-HX1
  • $600
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • Hot shoe
  • $499
  • 1/2.4 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Manual focus
Nikon B700
Sony DSC-HX1
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $499
  • 1/2.4 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Canon SX20 IS

Canon SX1 IS
Canon SX20 IS
  • $600
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
Nikon B700
Canon SX20 IS
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Nikon P600

Canon SX1 IS
Nikon P600
  • $600
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $345
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Nikon B700
Nikon P600
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • RAW file ability
  • $345
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Higher extended ISO

Compared to Nikon P610

Canon SX1 IS
Nikon P610
  • $600
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
Nikon B700
Nikon P610
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • RAW file ability
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in GPS
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