Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of J2 vs X-A1

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

Focus lag and focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

Focus lag, continuous shooting and Startup delay

Reviews

What do the experts think?

Reviews from mirrorlessrumors.com, nikonrumors.com, 1001noisycameras.com and 4 more

No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of Nikon 1 J2 vs Fujifilm X-A1

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Nikon 1 J2
94 ms
Fujifilm X-A1
500 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

Nikon 1 J2
1,400 ms
Fujifilm X-A1
500 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Nikon 1 J2
60 fps
Fujifilm X-A1
5.6 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Nikon 1 J2
230 photos
Fujifilm X-A1
350 photos

Features Key features of the Nikon 1 J2  vs Fujifilm X-A1 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Nikon 1 J2
10 MP
Fujifilm X-A1
15.8 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Nikon 1 J2
6,400 ISO
Fujifilm X-A1
25,600 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

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
Fujifilm X-A1
23.4 microns

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Nikon 1 J2  vs
Fujifilm X-A1 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 10 MP 15.8 MP
Resolution 3872 x 2592 4872 x 3248
Size Nikon CX APS-C
Area 13.2 x 8.8 mm 23.6 x 15.7 mm
Crop factor 2.7x 1.5x
Pixel size 11.6 microns 23.4 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 3,200 ISO 200 ISO to 6,400 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) 3,200 ISO to 6,400 ISO 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO
Codecs
RAW
JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes No

focus system

Type Phase detection Contrast detection
Focus points 135 49
Supports continuous No Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror None None
Viewfinder No No
Type N/A N/A
Coverage N/A N/A
Magnification N/A N/A
Display type N/A N/A
Display resolution N/A N/A

performance

Max continuous shooting 60 fps 5.6 fps
Battery life 230 350
Continuous shooting
60 fps, JPEG
10 fps
5.6 fps
Focus lag 94 ms 500 ms
Startup delay 1,400 ms 500 ms

video

Nikon 1 J2  vs
Fujifilm X-A1 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps
Shoots video in 24p No No
Shoots high speed video Yes No
External mic jack None None
Autofocus while shooting video Phase detection Contrast detection
Autofocus type Phase detection Contrast detection
Autofocus supports continuous Yes Yes

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 3" 3"
Resolution 921 k dots 920 k dots
Has a touch screen No No
Has a flip out screen No Yes
Supports live view Yes Yes

shutter

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

form factor

Size 106 x 61 x 29.8 mm 117 x 67 x 39 mm
Thickness 29.8 mm 39 mm
Weight 280 g 330 g
Is weather sealed No No

features

Includes a GPS No No
Supports HDR Yes No
Automatic panorama Yes No
Create realistic 3D images No No
Image stabilization
Optical
Nikon 1 J2
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Fujifilm X-A1
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