Updated (June, 2013): Compare the Nikon 1 J2 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

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Nikon 1 J1

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Nikon 1 J1

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,229k dots
True resolution
High true resolution
20 MP
Color depth
Great color depth
22.6 bits
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
12.4 EV
 

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
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Phase detection video autofocus
fast and accurate
 
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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
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster 60 fps vs 10 fps
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6x faster continuous shooting
Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Focus points Many more focus points 135 vs 25
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Startup delay Much less startup delay 1400 ms vs 2800 ms
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2x less delay when turning on
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Thickness Slightly thinner 1.2" vs 1.4"
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Around 20% thinner
Lowest price Cheaper $198.99 vs $415.99
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The best price we've seen is $217 cheaper (2.1x less)
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-RX100

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Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 1,229k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2.5x higher resolution screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
True resolution Much higher true resolution 20 MP vs 10 MP
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Capture around 2x more detail in your photos
Dynamic range More dynamic range 12.4 EV vs 11 EV
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1.4 f-stops more dynamic range
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Overall image quality Better image quality 66.0 vs 56.0
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Around 20% better image quality
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Color depth Better color depth 22.6 bits vs 21.5 bits
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Distinguishes 1.1 more bits of color
Battery life Longer battery life 330 shots vs 230 shots
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More than 40% more shots per battery charge
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The DSC-RX100's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Weight Lighter 213 g vs 277 g
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More than 20% lighter
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Size Fairly small Help
              J1:106x61x29 mm
              DSC-RX100:101x58x35 mm
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              External flash No external flash support Help
              Less expandable
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              J1:372 ISO
              DSC-RX100:390 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $220 - $249

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Startup delay Has significantly more startup delay
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $656 body only

              $399 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Sony Alpha NEX-3N

              Sony Alpha NEX-3N

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $450 with 16-50mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay

              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

              $250 - $450 with 11-2mm lens

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

              Nikon 1 V1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $548 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

              $454 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

              $304 body only

              $298 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 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $451

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $348 - $448

              Zoom More zoom
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              True resolution Much lower true resolution
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $338 - $398

              Aperture Wider aperture
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              True resolution Much lower true resolution
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $499

              Startup delay Significantly less startup delay
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Pro digicam

              $798

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Weight Heavier
              Lowest price More expensive

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