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

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
505 ISO
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Many lenses available
Lens availability
108 lenses
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

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 autofocus
fast and accurate

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-P1

Olympus PEN E-P1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$470 body only

$310 with 14-42mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Color depth Worse color depth
Olympus PEN E-PL5

Olympus PEN E-PL5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 body only

$472 with 14-42mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Boutique

$528 - $798

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only

Nikon 1 J1 Competitors

Nikon 1 J2

Nikon 1 J2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 with 10-30mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Lowest price Cheaper
Color depth Worse color depth
Nikon 1 V1

Nikon 1 V1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$495 body only

$400 with 10-30mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
Nikon 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$359 - $497 with 10-30mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies

discussion

Olympus PEN E-P2
PEN E-P2
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