Updated (December 2012): Compare the Nikon 1 J1 vs Polaroid IM1836

Nikon 1 J1 vs Polaroid IM1836

Winner
Nikon 1 J1

30

Polaroid IM1836

6

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon 1 J1

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
1,200 fps
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
60 fps
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Phase detection video autofocus
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fast and accurate
 

Reasons to buy the Polaroid IM1836

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

Items often bought with the Nikon J1 or Polaroid IM1836

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Explore our gallery of 46 sample photos taken by the Nikon 1 J1.

differences

Advantages of the Nikon J1

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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
Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$263.50 vs $462.22
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The best price we've seen is $199 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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Advantages of the Polaroid IM1836

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Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
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recommendations

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

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              External flash No external flash support Help
              Less expandable
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon 1 J3

              Nikon 1 J3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $280 with 10-30mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Color depth Has slightly less color depth
              Nikon 1 J2

              Nikon 1 J2

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $280 with 10-30mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Samsung Galaxy Camera

              Samsung Galaxy Camera

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $379

              Screen size Has a much larger screen
              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $549

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Nikon 1 J1 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon 1 J5

              Nikon 1 J5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $497 with 10-30mm lens

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Nikon 1 J4

              Nikon 1 J4

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $270 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 V1

              Nikon 1 V1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $585 body only

              $450 with 10-30mm lens

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Autofocus Slower autofocus
              Size Larger
              Nikon 1 S1

              Nikon 1 S1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $149 with 11-2mm lens

              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots much slower

              Polaroid IM1836 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              Waterproof

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Pentax K-3

              Pentax K-3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $628 - $749 body only

              $1,039 - $1,047 with 18-135mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix L31

              Nikon Coolpix L31

              Compact

              $91 - $96

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Sony Alpha NEX-3N

              Sony Alpha NEX-3N

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $420 with 16-50mm lens

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
              Nikon D810

              Nikon D810

              Pro DSLR

              $2,419 - $2,997 body only

              $3,697 with 24-120mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Lowest price Significantly more expensive

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