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

Nikon 1 J1 vs Nikon 1 J2

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Nikon 1 J1

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Nikon 1 J2

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Reasons to buy the Nikon 1 J1

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
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon 1 J2

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 J1 Competitors

Nikon 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$497 with 10-30mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Dynamic range More dynamic range
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
Nikon 1 V1

Nikon 1 V1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$922 with 10-30mm lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Nikon 1 S1

Nikon 1 S1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$459 with 11-2mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Weight Slightly lighter
Color depth Worse color depth

Nikon 1 J2 Competitors

Nikon 1 J3

Nikon 1 J3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$500 with 10-100mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Worse color depth
Nikon 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$497 with 10-30mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Dynamic range More dynamic range
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
Nikon 1 J4

Nikon 1 J4

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$443 with 10-30mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Color depth Worse color depth

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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!