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

Nikon Coolpix P7000 vs Nikon 1 J1

Winner
Nikon Coolpix P7000

53

Nikon 1 J1

31

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P7000

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens, Sensor shift
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Tunnel
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon 1 J1

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
1,200 fps
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
60 fps
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1400 ms startup delay
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

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
Significantly better image quality
56.0 vs 39.0
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More than 40% better image quality
Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
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
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
Shutter lag
Significantly less shutter lag
94 ms vs 210 ms
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2.2x less delay when taking photos
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
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Low light performance
Slightly 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
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
11 EV vs 10.8 EV
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0.2 f-stops more dynamic range
Thickness
Thinner
1.2" vs 1.8"
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More than 30% thinner
Weight
Slightly lighter
277 g vs 310 g
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More than 10% lighter
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$180.00 vs $349.99
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The best price we've seen is $170 cheaper (around 50% less)
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Advantages of the Nikon P7000

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens, Sensor shift 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
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
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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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digital cameras, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              Common Weaknesses
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              J1:11 EV
              P7000:10.8 EV
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              J1:21.5 bits
              P7000:19.1 bits
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              J1:372 ISO
              P7000:147 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              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

              Nikon 1 V1

              Nikon 1 V1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $410 body only

              $490 with 10-30mm lens

              Sensor cleaning Has a self cleaning sensor
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash

              Nikon 1 J1 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon 1 S1

              Nikon 1 S1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $165 with 11-2mm lens

              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Nikon 1 J4

              Nikon 1 J4

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $375 - $379 with 10-30mm lens

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Autofocus Slower video autofocus
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Nikon 1 J3

              Nikon 1 J3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $274 with 10-30mm lens

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Nikon 1 J2

              Nikon 1 J2

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $307 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

              $235 body only

              $300 with 18-55mm lens

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

              Nikon Coolpix P7000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P7100

              Nikon Coolpix P7100

              Pro digicam

              $395

              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

              $499 - $547

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $981

              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 P7700

              Nikon Coolpix P7700

              Pro digicam

              $401

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot G11

              Canon PowerShot G11

              Pro digicam

              $494

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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