Updated (August, 2012): Compare the Nikon 1 J2 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

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Nikon 1 J1

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

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
 
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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
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Sensor size Larger sensor Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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More than 4x larger sensor
Thickness Slightly thinner 1.2" vs 1.3"
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More than 10% thinner
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX9v

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Image stabilization Image stabilization Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Battery life Slightly longer battery life 300 shots vs 230 shots
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More than 30% more shots per battery charge
Weight Slightly lighter 245 g vs 277 g
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More than 10% lighter
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        similarities

        Compared to recent digital cameras

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Size Fairly small Help
        J1:106x61x29 mm
        DSC-HX9v:105x59x34 mm
        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
        Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
        3,200 ISO
        External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
        Limited to the in-camera mic
        Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
        Less flexible
        True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
        J1:10 MP
        DSC-HX9v:9.8 MP
        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

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Pro digicam

        $548

        Aperture Has a much wider aperture
        Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Focus points Has much fewer focus points
        Sony Alpha NEX-3

        Sony Alpha NEX-3

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $490 body only

        Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
        True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
        Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
        Autofocus Users slower contrast detection autofocus
        Canon PowerShot S110

        Canon PowerShot S110

        Pro digicam

        $235 - $250

        Aperture Has a much wider aperture
        Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Shutter lag Has much 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

        $585 with 10-100mm 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

        $265 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

        $315 body only

        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

        $326 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
        Sony Alpha NEX-3N

        Sony Alpha NEX-3N

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $320 body only

        $450 with 16-50mm lens

        Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
        Autofocus Slower autofocus

        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Travel zoom

        $389 - $398

        Zoom More zoom
        External flash Supports an external flash
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Slightly larger
        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

        Travel zoom

        $160

        Size Slightly smaller
        Thickness Slightly thinner
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Zoom Slightly less zoom
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

        Travel zoom

        $151

        Weight Slightly lighter
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

        Travel zoom

        $340

        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

        Travel zoom

        $199

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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