• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 840.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 120.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon A1000 advantages over Canon G5X Mark II

  • Less expensive
    $477 vs $899
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • More telephoto lens reach
    840 mm vs 120 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos

Canon G5X Mark II advantages over Nikon A1000

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • 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)
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/1.8 vs f/3.4
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • 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
  • More pixels
    20.2 vs 16.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 8 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    20.0 fps vs 10.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    122 vs 10 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/25600 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

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
  • Shoot 4K video
    Both provide
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Both provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

User reviews

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The Competition

Compared to Canon G7X Mark II

Nikon A1000
Canon G7X Mark II
  • $477
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $639
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Canon G5X Mark II
Canon G7X Mark II
  • $916
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $639
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC

Compared to Panasonic ZS70

Nikon A1000
Panasonic ZS70
  • $477
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
Canon G5X Mark II
Panasonic ZS70
  • $916
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Canon SX740 HS

Nikon A1000
Canon SX740 HS
  • $477
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Touchscreen
  • $408
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Manual focus
Canon G5X Mark II
Canon SX740 HS
  • $916
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $408
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Panasonic ZS80

Nikon A1000
Panasonic ZS80
  • $477
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
Canon G5X Mark II
Panasonic ZS80
  • $916
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Canon G7X Mark III

Nikon A1000
Canon G7X Mark III
  • $477
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $757
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Canon G5X Mark II
Canon G7X Mark III
  • $916
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $757
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • External Mic Jack
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