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

Sony NEX C3

Sony NEX C3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$310 body only

$400 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Pro digicam

$389

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Image stabilization Image stabilization
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Sony Cyber-Shot HX60

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60

Travel zoom

$284

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
External flash Supports an external flash
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Nikon 1 J1 Competitors

Nikon 1 V1

Nikon 1 V1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$495 body only

$580 with 10-30mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Nikon 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$348 - $497 with 10-30mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Overall image quality Much better image quality
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
Nikon 1 S1

Nikon 1 S1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$199 with 11-2mm lens

Lowest price Cheaper
Weight Slightly lighter

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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!