Updated (August, 2012): Compare the Nikon 1 J2 vs Samsung NX200

Samsung NX200

Winner
Samsung NX200

65

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Nikon 1 J1

49

Nikon 1 J1

Runner-up
     
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung NX200

Overall image quality
Great image quality
69.0
Color depth
Great color depth
22.6 bits
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
12.6 EV
True resolution
High true resolution
20 MP
 

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
 
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Advantages of the Nikon J1

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Continuous shooting Shoots much faster 60 fps vs 7 fps
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More than 8.5x faster continuous shooting
Autofocus Faster video autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Shoot videos without worrying about focus
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
Startup delay Much less startup delay 1400 ms vs 3600 ms
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2.6x less delay when turning on
Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag 94 ms vs 365 ms
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3.9x less delay when taking photos
Focus points Many more focus points 135 vs 15
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed 1/16000s vs 1/4000s
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4x faster max shutter speed
Built-in flash Built-in flash Yes vs No
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A built-in flash is useful for taking indoor shots where there is little light
Size Smaller 106x61x29 mm vs 117x63x36 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Thickness Thinner 1.2" vs 1.4"
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Around 20% thinner
Lowest price Cheaper $249.99 vs $459.83
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The best price we've seen is $210 cheaper (around 50% less)
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Advantages of the Samsung NX200

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Screen type Has an OLED screen OLED vs LCD
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OLED screens are often brighter and more vibrant than typical LCD screens
Dynamic range More dynamic range 12.6 EV vs 11 EV
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1.6 f-stops more dynamic range
Overall image quality Better image quality 69.0 vs 56.0
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More than 20% better image quality
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
True resolution Much higher true resolution 20 MP vs 10 MP
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Capture around 2x more detail in your photos
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Color depth Better color depth 22.6 bits vs 21.5 bits
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Distinguishes 1.1 more bits of color
Lens availability Significantly more lenses available 36 lenses vs 8 lenses
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4.5x more lenses available
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor APS-C 23.4x15.6mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
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More than 3x larger sensor
Battery life Significantly longer battery life 330 shots vs 230 shots
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More than 40% more shots per battery charge
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 618 ISO vs 372 ISO
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The NX200 has a slight edge (0.7 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 614k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 30% higher resolution screen
Sensor cleaning Has a self cleaning sensor Yes vs No
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Removes dust from the sensor automatically, avoiding spots in photos
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The NX200's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Weight Lighter 200 g vs 277 g
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Around 30% lighter
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              Compared to recent mirrorless cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
              Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
              Size Fairly small Help
              J1:106x61x29 mm
              NX200:117x63x36 mm
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              J1:$249.99
              NX200:$459.83
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              30 seconds
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              J1:460k dots
              NX200:614k dots
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              J1:372 ISO
              NX200:618 ISO

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              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS M

              Canon EOS M

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $322 body only

              $315 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon 1 J2

              Nikon 1 J2

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $537 with 11-2mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Samsung NX300

              Samsung NX300

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $485 - $649 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Samsung NX2000

              Samsung NX2000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $260 with 2000-2mm lens

              Screen size Has a much larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Samsung NX1000

              Samsung NX1000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $316 with 20-50mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony NEX-5N

              Sony NEX-5N

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $598 body only

              $890 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Sony Alpha NEX-5

              Sony Alpha NEX-5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $498 with 16-50mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Nikon 1 J1 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon 1 J3

              Nikon 1 J3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $339 with 10-30mm lens

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

              Nikon 1 S1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $180 - $199 with 11-2mm lens

              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Weight Lighter
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Nikon 1 V1

              Nikon 1 V1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $579 body only

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Autofocus Slower autofocus
              Size Larger
              Nikon 1 J4

              Nikon 1 J4

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $497 with 10-30mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Autofocus Slower video autofocus
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

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

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              Disadvantages

              Samsung NX3000

              Samsung NX3000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $449 - $460 with 20-50mm lens

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Samsung NX1100

              Samsung NX1100

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $250 with 20-50mm lens

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

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