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

Nikon 1 J1

Winner
Nikon 1 J1

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Polaroid IM1836

6

Polaroid IM1836

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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 video autofocus
fast and accurate
 

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
        Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
        Missing that film look

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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon 1 J3

        Nikon 1 J3

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $339 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

        $537 with 11-2mm lens

        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Samsung NX2000

        Samsung NX2000

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $250 - $339 with 20-50mm lens

        Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
        Screen size Has a much larger screen
        Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
        Focus points Has much fewer focus points
        GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

        GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

        Waterproof

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
        Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
        Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $648 body only

        $200 - $570 with 18-55mm lens

        Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier

        Nikon 1 J1 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon 1 S1

        Nikon 1 S1

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $199 - $249 with 11-2mm lens

        Dynamic range More dynamic range
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Color depth Worse color depth
        Nikon 1 V1

        Nikon 1 V1

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $1,013 with 10-30mm, 30-110mm lenses

        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Autofocus Slower autofocus
        Size Larger
        Canon EOS M

        Canon EOS M

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $322 body only

        $310 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
        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Pro digicam

        $498

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
        Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
        Nikon 1 J4

        Nikon 1 J4

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $497 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

        Polaroid IM1836 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Samsung Galaxy Camera

        Samsung Galaxy Camera

        Travel zoom

        $83 - $1,499

        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        GPS Has a GPS
        Nikon Coolpix L25

        Nikon Coolpix L25

        Compact

        $119

        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80

        Compact

        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

        Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

        Travel zoom

        $398 - $399

        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        GPS Has a GPS

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