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
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
1,200 fps
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
60 fps
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon 1 J1

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
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Phase detection autofocus
fast and accurate

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

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$419 body only

$400 with 14-42mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Image stabilization Image stabilization
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon 1 J4

Nikon 1 J4

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$380 with 10-30mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Color depth Worse color depth
Nikon 1 J3

Nikon 1 J3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$180 body only

$498 with 10-30mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
True resolution Higher true resolution
Color depth Worse color depth

Nikon 1 J1 Competitors

Nikon 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$361 - $497 with 10-30mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
Nikon 1 V1

Nikon 1 V1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$495 body only

$400 with 10-30mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
Nikon Coolpix A900

Nikon Coolpix A900

Travel zoom

$299 - $397

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Movie format Higher resolution movies
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

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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!