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

69

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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
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
1400 ms startup delay
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon 1 J1

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
1,200 fps
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
60 fps
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1400 ms startup delay
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 1 V1

Nikon 1 V1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$350 body only

$630 with 10-30mm lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$535 with 18-55mm lens

Lens availability Much more lenses available
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$299 body only

$419 with 18-55mm lens

Lens availability Much more lenses available
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Nikon 1 J1 Competitors

Nikon 1 S2

Nikon 1 S2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$378 body only

True resolution Higher true resolution
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
Nikon 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$361 - $497 with 10-30mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
Olympus Stylus SH-1

Olympus Stylus SH-1

Travel zoom

$403

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Battery life Much longer battery life
High-speed framerate Lower 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!