Updated (June 2012): Compare the Nikon 1 J1 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 vs Nikon 1 J1

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

84

Nikon 1 J1

33

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/1.8
Great image quality
Overall image quality
66.0
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,229k dots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
 

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

galleries

Explore our gallery of 46 sample photos taken by the Nikon 1 J1.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100.

competitors

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 Competitors

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Travel zoom

$448

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Zoom More zoom
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot G9 X

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Pro digicam

$379

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Startup delay Less startup delay
Color depth Worse color depth
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$300 body only

$395 with 16-50mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Nikon 1 J1 Competitors

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Pro digicam

$998 - $1,050

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$436 body only

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 body only

$400 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Lens availability Significantly more lenses available
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

discussion

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