Updated (August 2012): Compare the Nikon 1 J2 vs Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J2 vs Nikon 1 J1

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Nikon 1 J2

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Nikon 1 J1

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Reasons to buy the Nikon 1 J2

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Large screen
Screen size
3"
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
1,200 fps
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
60 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon 1 J1

Screen size
Large screen
3"
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
1,200 fps
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
60 fps
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

galleries

Explore our gallery of 19 sample photos taken by the Nikon 1 J2.
Explore our gallery of 46 sample photos taken by the Nikon 1 J1.

competitors

Nikon 1 J2 Competitors

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$640 with 18-55mm lens

Lens availability Much more lenses available
Battery life Much longer battery life
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Olympus PEN E-PL1

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$230 body only

$499 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Lens availability Much more lenses available
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Nikon Coolpix S31

Nikon Coolpix S31

Waterproof

$261

Waterproof Waterproof
Battery life Longer battery life
Screen size Much smaller screen

Nikon 1 J1 Competitors

Nikon 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$349 - $497 with 10-30mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Thickness Slightly thicker
Nikon 1 V1

Nikon 1 V1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$495 body only

$600 with 10-30mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Fujifilm XQ1

Fujifilm XQ1

Pro digicam

$391

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

discussion

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Avatar for Steven Weiss Steven Weiss (5:26 PM, May 27, 2016)
Infinitessimal difference (no doubt due the J2's increase in ISO sensitivity).
 
Avatar for Tom Lim Tom Lim (3:51 PM, July 17, 2013)
Interesting that the J1 has better image quality!