Canon EOS M vs Nikon 1 S1

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Canon EOS M
Nikon 1 S1

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
A lot higher megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS M has a megapixel count of 18MPMP, whereas the Nikon 1 S1 is only a 10.1MPMP digital camera (7.9MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Significantly smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Canon EOS M has a maximum aperture of 22, whereas the Nikon 1 S1 is only a 5.6 maximum aperture digital camera (16.4 bigger).
Ten more shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Canon EOS M is 230 shots, but the Nikon 1 S1 only takes 220 shots shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Six more awards
The Canon EOS M has 9 awards, whereas the Nikon 1 S1 has 3 awards.
Expert reviews are a little better
The Canon EOS M has an average expert review score of 73% based on 125 reviews, however the Nikon 1 S1 has an average rating of 70% (based on 37 reviews).
11 Reasons For
6x smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Nikon 1 S1 has a minimum aperture of 3.5, but the Canon EOS M is a 22 minimum aperture digital camera (18.5 larger).
Negative nineteen more flash guides Edit
The Nikon 1 S1 is a 5m flash guide digital camera, whereas the Canon EOS M only has 24m flash guides.
Higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Nikon 1 S1 is a 60fpsfps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 30fps higher than the Canon EOS M (60fpsfps).
459 pixels higher display resolution Edit
The Nikon 1 S1 is a 460,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 459 pixels higher than the Canon EOS M (460,000 pixels pixels).
101g lighter Edit
The Nikon 1 S1 has a weight of 197gg, whereas the Canon EOS M is a 298gg digital camera (101g heavier). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

6.1mm shorter Edit
The Nikon 1 S1 is a 60.5mmmm tall digital camera. That's 6.1mm shorter than the Canon EOS M (60.5mmmm).
9% thinner Edit
The Nikon 1 S1 has a depth of 29.7mmmm. That's 2.6mm thinner than the Canon EOS M (29.7mmmm).
Narrower Edit
The Nikon 1 S1 has a width of 102mmmm. That's 6.6mm narrower than the Canon EOS M (102mmmm).
Cheaper by $212
The Nikon 1 S1 costs $188.88, whereas the Canon EOS M is $400.63.
4 shops are selling it
The more shops stock the product, the greater competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Considerably better user reviews
The average user review score of the Nikon 1 S1 is 96%, but the average rating of the Canon EOS M is 85% (based on 33 reviews).

Reasons Against

12 Reasons Against
85% larger minimum aperture Edit
The Canon EOS M is a 22 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 18.5 larger than the Nikon 1 S1 (3.5).
Only 24m flash guides Edit
The number of flash guides on the Canon EOS M is 24m, but the Nikon 1 S1 only has 5m flash guides.
Lower JPEG frame rate Edit
The Canon EOS M has a JPEG frame rate of 30fpsfps, but the Nikon 1 S1 is a 60fpsfps JPEG frame rate digital camera (30fps higher).
Lower display resolution Edit
The Canon EOS M has a display resolution of 1,040,000 pixels pixels, but the Nikon 1 S1 is a 460,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (459 pixels higher).
Heavier Edit
The Canon EOS M is a 298gg digital camera. That's 101g heavier than the Nikon 1 S1 (197gg). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

6.1mm taller Edit
Canon EOS M is 66.6mmmm tall, but the Nikon 1 S1 is a 60.5mmmm tall digital camera (6.1mm shorter).
2.6mm thicker Edit
The Canon EOS M is a 32.3mmmm deep digital camera, whereas the Nikon 1 S1 is a 29.7mmmm deep digital camera (2.6mm thinner).
A bit wider Edit
The Canon EOS M is a 108.6mmmm wide digital camera, whereas the Nikon 1 S1 is a 102mmmm wide digital camera (6.6mm narrower).
$212 more expensive
The Canon EOS M is more expensive than the Nikon 1 S1 by $211.75.
Less retailers
Only 1 seller sell the Canon EOS M, whereas 5 retailers sell the Nikon 1 S1. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Four months older
The Canon EOS M is older than the Nikon 1 S1 by four months.
A lot Lower user review Score
The Canon EOS M's average user rating is 85%, however the Nikon 1 S1's is 96% (based on 9 reviews).
5 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Nikon 1 S1 is a 10.1MPMP digital camera. That's 7.9MP lower than the Canon EOS M (10.1MPMP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Vastly bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Nikon 1 S1 is a 5.6 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 16.4 bigger than the Canon EOS M (5.6).
Only 220 shots shots per battery charge Edit
The Nikon 1 S1 is a digital camera that takes 220 shots shots per battery charge, whereas the Canon EOS M only takes 230 shots shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Six less awards
The Nikon 1 S1 has only received 3 awards, however the Canon EOS M has received 9 awards.
Expert review Rating is slightly Worse
The Nikon 1 S1 only has an average expert score of 70%, but the Canon EOS M has an average expert rating of 73% (based on 125 reviews).

Awards

9 Awards
Camera Labs: Recommended
CNET.co.uk: Editor's Choice
digifotopro.nl: Silver
Ephotozine: Recommended
parentesis.com: Editor's Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended
tbreak.ae: Recommended
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold
3 Awards
Ephotozine: Recommended
f1cd.ru: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

52 months Ago 48 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel Count
18MP
BEST
10.1MP
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 5184 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
 5184 x 2912
 3456 x 3456
 3456 x 2304
 3072 x 2304
 3456 x 1944
 2592 x 1728
 2304 x 1728
 2592 x 1456
 1728 x 1728
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 1280
 720 x 480
 640 x 480
 720 x 400
 480 x 480
 3872 x 2592
 3840 x 2160
 2896 x 1944
BEST
 5184 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
 5184 x 2912
 3456 x 3456
 3456 x 2304
 3072 x 2304
 3456 x 1944
 2592 x 1728
 2304 x 1728
 2592 x 1456
 1728 x 1728
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 1280
 720 x 480
 640 x 480
 720 x 400
 480 x 480
 3872 x 2592
 3840 x 2160
 2896 x 1944
Maximum Image Resolution
 5184 x 3456
BEST
 5184 x 3456
Aspect Ratio
 1:1
 3:2
 4:3
 16:9
BEST
 1:1
 3:2
 4:3
 16:9
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
Full-Frame Sensor Size
22.3 x 14.9 13.2 x 8.8
Total Megapixel Count
18.5MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Sensor Format
 CX
 CX
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
 16:9
 3:2
 16:9

Design

Colour
 Grey
 Grey
Body Material
 Glass
 Fiber
 Magnesium
 Polycarbonate
 Stainless steel
 Steel
 Fiberglass
 Carbon
 Glass
 Fiber
 Magnesium
 Polycarbonate
 Stainless steel
 Steel
 Fiberglass
 Carbon

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.5x
Maximum Aperture
22
BEST
5.6
Minimum Aperture
22 3.5
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
88mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
29mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
18 - 55 11 - 27.5
Lens Structure
13/11 8/6
Lens Mount Interface
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-M
 Nikon 1
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-M
 Nikon 1
Diaphragm Blades
7 7
Filter Size
52mm 40.5mm

Focusing

Auto Focus
 tracking
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 tracking
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3m
Auto Focus Point
31 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
 Manual
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
ISO Speed
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
Maximum ISO Speed
12,800 6,400
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Shutter Speed Setting
 B
 B
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Flash Guide
24m 5m
BEST
Flash Sync-Speed
1s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Recharging Time
5.5s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 60fps
BEST
Video Format
 MOV
 H.264
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 MOV
 H.264
 MPEG
 MPEG4
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 240
 320 x 240
 320 x 120
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 240
 320 x 240
 320 x 120
BEST
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Audio Format
 LPCM
 PCM
 AAC++
BEST
 LPCM
 PCM
 AAC++
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Maximum Memory Card Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 8GB
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
1,040,000 pixels 460,000 pixels
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB B
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Manual
 Incandescent
 Underwater
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Manual
 Incandescent
 Underwater
Shooting Mode
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
Photo Effect
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Neutral
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 2,5,10
Maximum Playback Zoom
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing Mode
 Rotating
 Rotating
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 DCF
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 DCF
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (SIMPL)
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
298g 197g
BEST
Height
66.6mm 60.5mm
BEST
Depth
32.3mm 29.7mm
BEST
Width
108.6mm 102mm
BEST
Weight Including Battery
298g 240g
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
LP-E12 EN-EL20
Maximum Battery Life
230h Unknown - Click to provide data
Shot Per Battery Charge
230 shots
BEST
220 shots

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
32 - 104 32 - 104
Relative Humidity Operating Range
0 - 85 0 - 85
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

System Requirements

Minimum Processor
Intel Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
ImageBrowser EX, Digital Photo Professional, PhotoStitch, EOS Utility, Picture Style Editor ViewNX 2/Short Movie Creator
Included Cable
 USB
 USB

Other Features

Interface
Unknown - Click to provide data USB
Operating System
Windows XP/Vista/7,Mac OS X v10.6-10.7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed Range
30 - 1/4000 1/16000-30
Flash
Speedlite 90EX Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Remote Control Type
Unknown - Click to provide data WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter
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