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

Nikon Coolpix P510 vs Nikon 1 J1

Winner
Nikon Coolpix P510

43

Nikon 1 J1

25

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P510

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

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 L840

Nikon Coolpix L840

Super zoom

$179 - $197

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Battery life Longer battery life
GPS No built-in GPS
Nikon Coolpix P610

Nikon Coolpix P610

Super zoom

$313 - $427

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Nikon Coolpix P530

Nikon Coolpix P530

Super zoom

$249 - $277

Macro focus Better macro capability
Weight Slightly lighter
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

Nikon 1 J1 Competitors

Nikon 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$497 with 10-30mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
Nikon 1 V1

Nikon 1 V1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$649 body only

$350 with 10-30mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Nikon 1 J2

Nikon 1 J2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$320 with 10-30mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality

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