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

Nikon 1 J1

Winner
Nikon 1 J1

35

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Polaroid IM1836

6

Polaroid IM1836

Runner-up
     
 

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
 

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
 
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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 Common Weaknesses

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

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

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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Samsung Galaxy Camera

        Samsung Galaxy Camera

        Travel zoom

        $83 - $449

        Screen size Has a much larger screen
        Image stabilization Has image stabilization
        Canon Rebel T3

        Canon Rebel T3

        Entry-level DSLR

        $276 - $290 body only

        $299 - $379 with 18-55mm lens

        Startup delay Has significantly less startup delay
        Color depth Has slightly more color depth
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier

        Nikon 1 J1 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon 1 J3

        Nikon 1 J3

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $360 with 10-30mm lens

        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Color depth Worse color depth
        Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
        Nikon 1 S1

        Nikon 1 S1

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $299 - $399 with 11-2mm lens

        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Dynamic range More dynamic range
        Color depth Worse color depth
        Lowest price Slightly more expensive
        Nikon 1 V1

        Nikon 1 V1

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $634 body only

        $775 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 J2

        Nikon 1 J2

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $460 - $776 with 10-30mm lens

        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
        Color depth Worse color depth
        Canon EOS M

        Canon EOS M

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $328 body only

        $280 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
        High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

        Polaroid IM1836 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

        Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

        Digicam

        $248 - $300

        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Compact

        $199

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        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
        Fujifilm FinePix XP70

        Fujifilm FinePix XP70

        Waterproof

        $165 - $219

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Compact

        $83

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

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