Compare Nikon 1 V1 vs Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

Updated on 21-Jan-2020

Comparison between Nikon 1 V1 vs Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Digital Cameras. The comparision between these Digital Cameras is based on Quick Specs, Basic Information, Features, Technical Specifications and Other Basic Features. Also see Price Comparision between Nikon 1 V1 vs Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Digital Cameras



Remote control No
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected


Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC card


Other resolutions 3840 x 2160, 2896 x 1944, 1936 x 1296
Max resolution 3872 x 2592 4608 x 3456
Sensor photo detectors 12 megapixels 17 megapixels
Image ratio w:h 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels 16 megapixels
Sensor size 1" (13.2 x 8.8 mm)
Processor N/A
Sensor type CMOS CCD

Photography features

Minimum shutter speed 30 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/16000 sec
Built-in flash No Yes (Pop-up)
Flash range N/A 5.00 m
External flash Yes (Optional SB-N5 mini speedlight ) No
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
Continuous drive Yes (10 fps) Yes (0.8 fps)
Self-timer Yes
Metering modes Multi Center-weighted Spot Multi,Center-weighted,Spot
Exposure compensation -3-5 (at 1/3 EV steps)
AE Bracketing N/A
WB Bracketing No No
Aperture priority Yes
Shutter priority Yes
Manual exposure mode Yes
Subject / scene modes Yes

Videography features

Format MPEG-4 H.264 H.264
Microphone Stereo Stereo
Speaker N/A Mono
Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60, 30 fps), 1280 x 720 (60 fps), 1072 x 720 (60 fps) 640 x 240 (400), 320 x 120 (1200) 1280 x 720 (25 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Videography notes Miniature Effect (HD, L) 6fps, 5fps, 3fps, 1.5 fps


ISO N/A Auto, 80 ,100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
White balance presets 6 5
Custom white balance Yes Yes
Image stabilization Unknown Optical
Uncompressed format RAW No
JPEG quality levels N/A
Image stabilization notes N/A

Optics & Focus

Autofocus Contrast Detect (sensor) Phase Detect Multi-area Selective single-point Tracking Contrast Detect (sensor) Multi-area Center Tracking Single Face Detection Live View
Digital Zoom No
Manual focus Yes Yes
Lens mount Nikon 1 mount
Focal length multiplier 2.7x N/A
Number of focus points N/A

Screen / viewfinder

Articulated LCD No Fixed
Screen size 3" 3"
Screen dots 921000
Screen type TFT LCD
Live view Yes Yes
Viewfinder type Electronic None
Viewfinder coverage 1 N/A
Viewfinder magnification N/A
Viewfinder resolution N/A N/A
Screen Resolution N/A
Touch screen No


Environmentally sealed No No
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery description Lithium-Ion EN-EL15 rechargeable battery & charger Lithium-Ion NB-6L rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) N/A 195
Weight (inc. batteries) 383 g (0.84 lb / 13.51 oz) 341 g (0.75 lb / 12.03oz)
Dimensions 113 x 76 x 44 mm (4.45 x 2.99 x 1.71") 104 x 70 x 80 mm (4.09 x 2.76 x 3.15")


camera type Mirrorless Point and Shoot

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