Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of J2 vs Rebel XTi

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range


How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

Focus lag


How much delay is there between you and your photo?

Focus lag, continuous shooting and Startup delay


What do the experts think?

Reviews from,, and 4 more

No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of Nikon 1 J2 vs EOS Digital Rebel XTi

Low light image quality Highest ISO setting that still achieves great image quality

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

Nikon 1 J2
1,400 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Nikon 1 J2
230 photos

Color depth The number of variations of color the camera can capture

Nikon 1 J2
21.3 bits

Features Key features of the Nikon 1 J2  vs EOS Digital Rebel XTi 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Nikon 1 J2
6,400 ISO

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

Nikon 1 J2
11.6 microns
EOS Digital Rebel XTi
32.6 microns

Reviews Word on the street

Nikon 1 J2  vs EOS Digital Rebel XTi 

In terms of looks, build and sheer usability, this tiny powerhouse of a camera borrows heavily from its acclaimed forerunner, the hugely successful and very likeable eightmegapixel 350D.
EOS Digital Rebel XTi

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Nikon 1 J2  vs
EOS Digital Rebel XTi 
Megapixels 10 MP 10.1 MP
Resolution 3872 x 2592 3888 x 2592
Size Nikon CX APS-C
Area 13.2 x 8.8 mm 22.2 x 14.8 mm
Crop factor 2.7x 1.6x
Pixel size 11.6 microns 32.6 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 3,200 ISO 100 ISO to 1,600 ISO
Self cleaning sensor Yes Yes

focus system

Type Phase detection Contrast detection


Viewfinder mirror None Opaque
Viewfinder No Yes
Type N/A Pentamirror
Coverage N/A 95%
Magnification N/A 0.8x

form factor

Size 106 x 61 x 29.8 mm 127 x 94 x 65 mm
Thickness 29.8 mm 65 mm
Weight 280 g 556 g
Is weather sealed No No


Includes a GPS No No
Supports HDR Yes No
Automatic panorama Yes No
Create realistic 3D images No No
Image stabilization


Nikon 1 J2  vs
EOS Digital Rebel XTi 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps None
Shoots video in 24p No N/A
Shoots high speed video Yes N/A
External mic jack None N/A
Autofocus while shooting video Phase detection N/A
Autofocus type Phase detection N/A
Autofocus supports continuous Yes N/A


Size 3" 2.5"
Resolution 921 k dots 230 k dots
Has a touch screen No No
Has a flip out screen No No
Supports live view Yes No


Min 30 s 30 s
Max 1/16000 s 1/4000 s


Max continuous shooting 60 fps 3 fps
Battery life 230 370
Continuous shooting
60 fps, JPEG
3 fps, JPEG
10 fps
Focus lag 94 ms 200 ms
Startup delay 1,400 ms 2,500 ms
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