Updated (February 2012): Compare the Nikon 1 J1 vs Nikon Coolpix P510

Nikon Coolpix P510 vs Nikon 1 J1

Winner
Nikon Coolpix P510

63

Nikon 1 J1

35

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P510

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Digital
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon 1 J1

Size
Really small
Compact (106×61×30 mm)
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

galleries

Explore our gallery of 46 sample photos taken by the Nikon 1 J1.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix P510.

competitors

Nikon Coolpix P510 Competitors

Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830

Super zoom

$150 - $284

High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
Wide angle Better wide angle
GPS No built-in GPS
Nikon Coolpix P520

Nikon Coolpix P520

Super zoom

$380

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Shutter lag More shutter lag
Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500

Super zoom

$199 - $257

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Nikon 1 J1 Competitors

Nikon 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$349 - $497 with 10-30mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Color depth Better color depth
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 body only

$400 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 with 18-55mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Color depth Better color depth
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

discussion

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