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
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Phase detection video autofocus
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fast and accurate
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon 1 J2

HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Sensor cleaning
Self cleaning sensor
Avoids dust in your photos
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
1,200 fps

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

$650 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

$139 with 11-2mm lens

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

Nikon 1 J2 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 J4

Nikon 1 J4

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$339 with 10-30mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Autofocus Slower video autofocus
Nikon 1 J3

Nikon 1 J3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$349 with 10-100mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
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!