G1X or Nikon V1 dual kit?

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gdourado
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G1X or Nikon V1 dual kit?
Feb 21, 2013

Hello,
How are you?
I am interested in buying one of these two cameras.
One is the G1X. The other is the Nikon V1 with the 10-30 and 30-110 lens kit.
The purpose is to be a general purpose camera for weekend travels.

First off, I know both cameras are very different.
One is an advanced compact. The other is a mirrorless system camera that can take several lenses, although the 1 system lineup is still lacking, it already has a good 18.5 f1.8.

The canon has a larger sensor and a lens that is faster than the nikon 10-30 and considered very sharp.

The canon has a tilting screen and the Nikon has a 1.44 mdot EVF...

Both are small and light with good build quality but neither can really fit a pocket...

Now, for me the big difference is the AF... With the canon having only contrast detect and the Nikon having a hybrid version with phase detect.

Also, the Nikon is praised for its general performance as being a really fast camera...

Is it much faster than the canon?
Will the reported slowness of the canon be noticeable in day to day usage?

I know this is a canon forum and the best one, but I am trying to get some opinions from photography enthusiasts with experience with the G1X.

Cheers and thanks!

Nikon 1 V1
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