Updated (December, 2012): Compare the Nikon 1 J2 vs Polaroid IM1836

Nikon 1 J1 vs Polaroid IM1836

Winner
Nikon 1 J1

31

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
Phase detection video autofocus
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fast and accurate
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
94 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Polaroid IM1836

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard

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
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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

              $270 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

              $290 with 10-30mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Nikon 1 S2

              Nikon 1 S2

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $447 - $697 with 11-2mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Autofocus Users slower contrast detection autofocus
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Samsung NX Mini

              Samsung NX Mini

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $207 body only

              $349 - $459 with 9-27mm lens

              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Focus points Has much fewer focus points
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously

              Nikon 1 J1 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon 1 S1

              Nikon 1 S1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $149 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

              $320 - $375 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

              $399 with 10-30mm lens

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Autofocus Slower autofocus
              Size Larger
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498 - $798

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
              Sony NEX-5N

              Sony NEX-5N

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $449 body only

              $803 with 16-50mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              3D Takes 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots much slower

              Polaroid IM1836 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Digicam

              $180

              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Samsung NX3000

              Samsung NX3000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $399 - $460 with 20-50mm lens

              Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
              External flash Supports an external flash
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Boutique

              $899 - $949

              External flash Supports an external flash
              Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

              Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

              Travel zoom

              $235 - $369

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              GPS Has a GPS
              Nikon Coolpix L31

              Nikon Coolpix L31

              Compact

              $88 - $92

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