Updated (May, 2014): Compare the Nikon 1 S2 vs Nikon 1 J2

Nikon 1 J1

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Nikon 1 J1

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Nikon 1 S1

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Nikon 1 S1

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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 video autofocus
fast and accurate
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon 1 S1

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
1,200 fps
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Phase detection autofocus
fast and accurate
Focus points
Many focus points
135
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
 
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon S1

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Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The S1's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.1 EV vs 11 EV
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0.1 f-stops more dynamic range
Weight Slightly lighter 240 g vs 277 g
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More than 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Nikon J1

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Color depth Better color depth 21.5 bits vs 21.4 bits
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Distinguishes 0.1 more bits of color
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              similarities

              Compared to recent mirrorless cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              High-speed framerate Extremely high speed movies Help
              1,200 fps
              Autofocus Both use faster phase detection autofocus which is uncommon Help
              fast and accurate
              Focus points Many focus points Help
              135
              Size Fairly small Help
              S1:102x61x30 mm
              J1:106x61x29 mm
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S1:$199.00
              J1:$239.00
              Thickness Thin Help
              1.2"
              Fastest shutter speed Very fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/16000 of a second
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              External flash not needed
              External flash No external flash support Help
              Less expandable
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              10 MP
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Lens availability Few lenses available Help
              8 lenses
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              S1:11.1 EV
              J1:11 EV
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              S1:6,400 ISO
              J1:3,200 ISO
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              460k dots
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              S1:21.4 bits
              J1:21.5 bits
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              56.0
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              S1:397 ISO
              J1:372 ISO

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon 1 J3

              Nikon 1 J3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $358 with 10-30mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Color depth Has slightly less color depth
              Nikon 1 J2

              Nikon 1 J2

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $468 with 10-30mm, 30-110mm lenses

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Nikon 1 V1

              Nikon 1 V1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $847 with 10-30mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Canon EOS M

              Canon EOS M

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $300 body only

              $311 - $400 with 22mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
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              Nikon 1 J4

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $597 with 10-30mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Autofocus Users slower contrast detection autofocus
              Samsung NX2000

              Samsung NX2000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $250 - $309 with 20-50mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash

              Nikon 1 S1 Competitors

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              Nikon 1 S2

              Nikon 1 S2

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $447 with 11-2mm lens

              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Autofocus Slower autofocus
              Lowest price More expensive

              Nikon 1 J1 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Nikon 1 J1.

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