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

87

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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

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GoPro Hero6 Black

Compact

$498

Touch screen Has a touch screen
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Screen size Much smaller screen
Canon EOS M10

Canon EOS M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$599 with 15-45mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Samsung NX300

Samsung NX300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$699 with 20-50mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Nikon 1 J1 Competitors

Nikon 1 J3

Nikon 1 J3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$199 with 10-30mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Nikon Coolpix A900

Nikon Coolpix A900

Travel zoom

$199 - $397

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Movie format Higher resolution movies
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
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!