Updated (October 2012): Compare the Nikon 1 V2 vs Nikon 1 V1

Nikon 1 V1 vs Nikon 1 V2

Winner
Nikon 1 V1

79

Nikon 1 V2

63

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon 1 V1

Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
60 fps
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
97 ms shutter lag
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Digital
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon 1 V2

Badge
Phase detection autofocus
fast and accurate
Weight
Light-weight
278 g
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital

galleries

Explore our gallery of 2 sample photos taken by the Nikon 1 V2.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon 1 V1.

competitors

Nikon 1 V1 Competitors

Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$212 body only

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Size Smaller
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Nikon 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$333 - $497 with 10-30mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Entry-level DSLR

Lens availability Much more lenses available
Battery life Much longer battery life
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

Nikon 1 V2 Competitors

Samsung NX Mini

Samsung NX Mini

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$239 body only

Battery life Much longer battery life
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Leica D-Lux 6

Leica D-Lux 6

Pro digicam

$1,639

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Leica D-LUX 5

Leica D-LUX 5

Pro digicam

$1,300

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Size Smaller
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

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Daniel Ma (3:05 PM, July 22, 2014)
well said. add the FT1 adapter and you can use the full array of AF-S Nikon lens. Sure wish they could improve the image quality to be on par with the Sony NEX.
 
Avatar for Sotirios George Kaminis Sotirios George Kaminis (8:43 PM, August 03, 2013)
Comprehensive and to the point analysis. One very important common strength not mentioned is that with an optional adaptor (and a software upgrade) both V1 and V2 can utilize the full array of AF Nikon Lenses. To my opinion V2 is a balanced solution for an intermediate user and a one way street for the seasoned Nikon enthusiast as a back-up tool as well as an all around good solution.