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

Nikon 1 V1 vs Nikon 1 V2

Winner
Nikon 1 V1

50

Nikon 1 V2

40

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon 1 V1

Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
60 fps
Great battery life
Battery life
350 shots
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Digital
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
1,200 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon 1 V2

Badge
Phase detection autofocus
fast and accurate
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
1,200 fps

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

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Nikon 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$361 - $497 with 10-30mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
Nikon 1 S1

Nikon 1 S1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$250 with 11-2mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

Nikon 1 V2 Competitors

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$435 - $448

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Color depth Better color depth
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$361 - $497 with 10-30mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
Nikon Coolpix A

Nikon Coolpix A

Boutique

$559

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

discussion

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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.