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
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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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
Lowest price Cheaper $209.99 vs $599.95
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The best price we've seen is $390 cheaper (2.9x less)
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
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              J1:10 MP
              DSC-HX9v:9.8 MP
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448 - $499

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Focus points Has much fewer focus points
              Startup delay Has much more startup delay
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $278 body only

              $392 - $427 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

              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

              $199 - $250 with 11-2mm lens

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Nikon 1 J2

              Nikon 1 J2

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $623 with 11-2mm 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
              Nikon 1 V1

              Nikon 1 V1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $489 with 10-30mm lens

              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

              $300 body only

              $311 - $400 with 22mm 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-HX9v Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $315 - $368

              Zoom More zoom
              External flash Supports an external flash
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

              Travel zoom

              $328

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Travel zoom

              $330

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

              Travel zoom

              Size Slightly smaller
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

              Travel zoom

              $499

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle

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