Updated (August, 2012): Compare the Nikon 1 J2 vs Nikon Coolpix P7100

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Nikon 1 J1

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Nikon 1 J1

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P7000

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift, Lens
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
210 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon 1 J1

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
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Phase detection video autofocus
fast and accurate
 
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon J1

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Continuous shooting Shoots much faster 60 fps vs 1.3 fps
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More than 46x faster continuous shooting
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 1,200 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Overall image quality Better image quality 56.0 vs 39.0
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More than 40% better image quality
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 24fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Startup delay Much less startup delay 1400 ms vs 2900 ms
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2.1x less delay when turning on
Color depth Better color depth 21.5 bits vs 19.1 bits
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Distinguishes 2.4 more bits of color
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Size Smaller 106x61x29 mm vs 114x77x44 mm
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2x smaller
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 94 ms vs 210 ms
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2.2x less delay when taking photos
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Sensor size Larger sensor Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm
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More than 2.5x larger sensor
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 372 ISO vs 147 ISO
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The J1 has excellent image quality 1.3 f-stops higher ISO than the P7000
Thickness Thinner 1.2" vs 1.8"
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More than 30% thinner
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11 EV vs 10.8 EV
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0.2 f-stops more dynamic range
Weight Slightly lighter 277 g vs 310 g
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More than 10% lighter
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $198.00 vs $337.00
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The best price we've seen is $139 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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Advantages of the Nikon P7000

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Image stabilization Image stabilization Sensor shift, Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Battery life Longer battery life 350 shots vs 230 shots
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More than 50% more shots per battery charge
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Longest exposure Longer exposures 60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              J1:11 EV
              P7000:10.8 EV
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              J1:372 ISO
              P7000:147 ISO
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              J1:21.5 bits
              P7000:19.1 bits
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              10 MP
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              J1:56.0
              P7000:39.0

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $548

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Focus points Has much fewer focus points
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $389 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $235 - $250

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $390 - $410

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Autofocus Users slower contrast detection autofocus
              Focus points Has much fewer focus points

              Nikon 1 J1 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon 1 J3

              Nikon 1 J3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $585 with 10-100mm lens

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
              Nikon 1 S1

              Nikon 1 S1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $265 with 11-2mm lens

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Nikon 1 V1

              Nikon 1 V1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $315 body only

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Autofocus Slower autofocus
              Size Larger
              Nikon 1 J2

              Nikon 1 J2

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $326 with 10-30mm lens

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Canon EOS M

              Canon EOS M

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $360 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

              Nikon Coolpix P7000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $629

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Nikon Coolpix P7100

              Nikon Coolpix P7100

              Pro digicam

              $409 - $450

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Pro digicam

              $468 - $547

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Slightly larger
              Panasonic Lumix LF1

              Panasonic Lumix LF1

              Pro digicam

              $250 - $400

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Nikon Coolpix P7700

              Nikon Coolpix P7700

              Pro digicam

              $559

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag

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