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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Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-P2

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Many 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

Olympus Pen E-P5

Olympus Pen E-P5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 body only

$999 with 17mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Pro digicam

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Olympus PEN E-PL2

Olympus PEN E-PL2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$459 with 14-42mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Battery life Shorter battery life

Nikon 1 J1 Competitors

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Pro digicam

$998 - $1,050

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$436 body only

Battery life Much longer battery life
Supports 24p Supports 24p
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-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
Lens availability Much more lenses available
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

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Olympus PEN E-P2
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