Updated (September 2011): Compare the Nikon 1 J1 vs Olympus PEN E-P2

Olympus PEN E-P2 vs Nikon 1 J1

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Olympus PEN E-P2

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Nikon 1 J1

70

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Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-P2

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Slightly more lenses available
Lens availability
108 lenses
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Long exposures
Longest exposure
60 seconds
 

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

galleries

Explore our gallery of 46 sample photos taken by the Nikon 1 J1.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Olympus PEN E-P2.

competitors

Olympus PEN E-P2 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$588 with 14-42mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Olympus PEN E-P3

Olympus PEN E-P3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$599 with 14-42mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$900 with 14-45mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Nikon 1 J1 Competitors

Nikon 1 V1

Nikon 1 V1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$495 body only

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Samsung NX1000

Samsung NX1000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$527 body only

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$473

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Startup delay Much more startup delay

discussion

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