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Canon R50 vs Nikon 1 J1

Portability
75
Imaging
72
Features
88
Overall
78
Canon EOS R50 front
 
Nikon 1 J1 front
Portability
91
Imaging
40
Features
56
Overall
46

Canon R50 vs Nikon 1 J1 Key Specs

Canon R50
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3.00" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 100 - 32000 (Boost to 51200)
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Canon RF Mount
  • 375g - 116 x 86 x 69mm
  • Announced February 2023
Nikon 1 J1
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Nikon 1 Mount
  • 234g - 106 x 61 x 30mm
  • Launched January 2012
  • New Model is Nikon 1 J2
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Canon R50 vs Nikon 1 J1 Overview

Its time to take a closer look at the Canon R50 vs Nikon 1 J1, both Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras by rivals Canon and Nikon. There exists a significant gap among the sensor resolutions of the R50 (24MP) and 1 J1 (10MP) and the R50 (APS-C) and 1 J1 (1") have totally different sensor measurements.

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The R50 was introduced 11 years later than the 1 J1 and that is a fairly sizable gap as far as camera technology is concerned. Both the cameras feature different body design with the Canon R50 being a SLR-style mirrorless camera and the Nikon 1 J1 being a Rangefinder-style mirrorless camera.

Before delving into a in depth comparison, here is a simple view of how the R50 matches up against the 1 J1 for portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Canon R50 over the Nikon 1 J1

 R50 1 J1 
LaunchedFebruary 2023January 2012Fresher by 135 months
Display typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating display
Display resolution1040k460kSharper display (+580k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies
Touch display Easily navigate

Reasons to pick Nikon 1 J1 over the Canon R50

 1 J1 R50 

Common features in the Canon R50 and Nikon 1 J1

 R50 1 J1 
Manual focus Very accurate focus
Display size3.00"3"Same display measurements

Canon R50 vs Nikon 1 J1 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is going to carry your camera frequently, you will need to factor in its weight and size. The Canon R50 has external measurements of 116mm x 86mm x 69mm (4.6" x 3.4" x 2.7") accompanied by a weight of 375 grams (0.83 lbs) and the Nikon 1 J1 has specifications of 106mm x 61mm x 30mm (4.2" x 2.4" x 1.2") accompanied by a weight of 234 grams (0.52 lbs).

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Always remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary based on the lens you are utilizing at that moment. Following is a front view physical size comparison of the R50 vs the 1 J1.

Canon R50 vs Nikon 1 J1 size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the R50 and 1 J1 is 75 and 91 respectively.

Canon R50 vs Nikon 1 J1 top view buttons comparison

Canon R50 vs Nikon 1 J1 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it can be difficult to envision the contrast in sensor sizing purely by researching specifications. The graphic here should offer you a clearer sense of the sensor measurements in the R50 and 1 J1.

To sum up, each of these cameras come with different megapixel count and different sensor sizing. The R50 having a larger sensor will make achieving shallower DOF less difficult and the Canon R50 will render extra detail using its extra 14MP. Greater resolution will also enable you to crop photos a good deal more aggressively. The newer R50 will have a benefit in sensor tech.

Canon R50 vs Nikon 1 J1 sensor size comparison

Canon R50 vs Nikon 1 J1 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon R50 vs Nikon 1 J1 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon R50 Portrait photography information
Nikon 1 J1 Portrait photography information
83
focusing manually
good resolution (24 megapixels)
good sensor size (APS-C)
provides face detect focusing
delivers RAW files
48
has manual focus
sensor size is nice (1")
saves RAW formats
can't use external flash
megapixel count low (10MP)
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Street Comparison

Canon R50 Street photography features
Nikon 1 J1 Street photography features
77
fully articulated screen
good sensor size (APS-C)
delivers RAW files
has focus by touch
above average ISO range (32,000)
no image stabilization
69
sensor size is nice (1")
saves RAW formats
lighter than others (234g)
no moving screen
no image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Canon R50 Sports photography advice
Nikon 1 J1 Sports photography advice
77
quiet shutter (1/8,000s)
good resolution (24MP)
good sensor size (APS-C)
provides tracking focus
has phase detect AF
no image stabilization
48
silent mode (1/16,000s)
sensor size is nice (1")
provides tracking autofocus
supports phase detect auto focus
no image stabilization
megapixel count low (10MP)
terrible battery (230 shots)
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Travel Comparison

Canon R50 Travel photography info
Nikon 1 J1 Travel photography info
84
has bluetooth
has focus by touch
good resolution (24MP)
has built in flash
selfie friendly display
60
lighter than others (234 grams)
has built in flash
terrible battery (230 shots)
megapixel count low (10MP)
screen is not selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Canon R50 Landscape photography advice
Nikon 1 J1 Landscape photography advice
80
focusing manually
switch lenses (Canon RF mount)
good sized screen (3.00 inches)
good resolution (24 megapixels)
good sensor size (APS-C)
above average ISO range (32,000)
delivers RAW files
no image stabilization
56
has manual focus
swap lenses (Nikon 1 mount)
screen is a decent size (3 inches)
sensor size is nice (1")
saves RAW formats
no image stabilization
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
terrible battery (230 CIPA)
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon R50 Vlogging information
Nikon 1 J1 Vlogging information
77
selfie friendly display
touch screen
provides face detect focusing
high res video (3840 x 2160 pixels)
has microphone socket
no image stabilization
30
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than others (234 grams)
screen is not selfie friendly
no image stabilization
missing external mic jack
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Canon R50 vs Nikon 1 J1 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon R50 and Nikon 1 J1
 Canon EOS R50Nikon 1 J1
General Information
Manufacturer Canon Nikon
Model type Canon EOS R50 Nikon 1 J1
Class Entry-Level Mirrorless Entry-Level Mirrorless
Announced 2023-02-08 2012-01-20
Body design SLR-style mirrorless Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size APS-C 1"
Sensor dimensions 22.3 x 14.9mm 13.2 x 8.8mm
Sensor surface area 332.3mm² 116.2mm²
Sensor resolution 24 megapixel 10 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 6000 x 4000 3872 x 2592
Highest native ISO 32000 6400
Highest boosted ISO 51200 -
Min native ISO 100 100
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Total focus points 651 135
Lens
Lens support Canon RF Nikon 1
Amount of lenses 37 13
Crop factor 1.6 2.7
Screen
Screen type Fully Articulated Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3.00" 3"
Screen resolution 1,040 thousand dot 460 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Screen technology - TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 2,360 thousand dot -
Viewfinder coverage 100% -
Viewfinder magnification 0.59x -
Features
Slowest shutter speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Maximum silent shutter speed 1/8000 seconds 1/16000 seconds
Continuous shooting speed 12.0fps 10.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 6m at ISO 100 5.00 m
Flash options - Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Maximum flash sync 1/200 seconds 1/60 seconds
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 120 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 120 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 60 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 60 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 230 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 120 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 470 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 120 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 70 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 60 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 35 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 30 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 12 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 90 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 170 Mbps, MP4, H.265, AAC3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 170 Mbps, MP4, H.265, AAC3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 85 Mbps, MP4, H.265, AAC3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 85 Mbps, MP4, H.265, AAC3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 230 Mbps, MP4, H.265, AAC3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 120 Mbps, MP4, H.265, AAC3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 470 Mbps, MP4, H.265, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 120 Mbps, MP4, H.265, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 70 Mbps, MP4, H.265, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 60 Mbps, MP4, H.265, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 35 Mbps, MP4, H.265, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 30 Mbps, MP4, H.265, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 30 Mbps, MP4, H.265, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 12 Mbps, MP4, H.265, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 12 Mbps, MP4, H.265, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 90 Mbps, MP4, H.265, AAC 1920 x 1080 (60, 30 fps), 1280 x 720 (60 fps), 1072 x 720 (60 fps) 640 x 240 (400), 320 x 120 (1200)
Highest video resolution 3840x2160 1920x1080
Video format MPEG-4, H.264, H.265 MPEG-4, H.264
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 GBit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 375 grams (0.83 lb) 234 grams (0.52 lb)
Physical dimensions 116 x 86 x 69mm (4.6" x 3.4" x 2.7") 106 x 61 x 30mm (4.2" x 2.4" x 1.2")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested 56
DXO Color Depth rating not tested 21.5
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested 11.0
DXO Low light rating not tested 372
Other
Battery life 370 shots 230 shots
Battery format Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID LP-E17 EN-EL20
Self timer Yes Yes
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage Single UHS-II SD card slot SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Storage slots 1 1
Launch pricing $679 $625