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

Nikon 1 V1 vs Nikon 1 V2

Winner
Nikon 1 V1

49

Nikon 1 V2

39

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon 1 V1

Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
60 fps
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
1300 ms startup delay
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
97 ms shutter lag
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Digital
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon 1 V2

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Phase detection autofocus
fast and accurate
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
1,200 fps
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

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

$244 with 10-30mm lens

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Color depth Better color depth
Viewfinder No viewfinder
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 V3

Nikon 1 V3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,197 with 10-30mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Autofocus Slower video autofocus

Nikon 1 V2 Competitors

Nikon 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$497 with 10-30mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
Nikon 1 V3

Nikon 1 V3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,197 with 10-30mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Autofocus Slower video autofocus
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 body only

$698 with 16-50mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
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.