Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of J2 vs J1

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 J1

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

Nikon 1 J2
363 ISO
Nikon 1 J1
372 ISO

Resolution Results from photos of standard resolution charts

Nikon 1 J2
2,000 LPH
Nikon 1 J1
2,600 LPH

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Nikon 1 J2
94 ms
Nikon 1 J1
94 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

Nikon 1 J2
1,400 ms
Nikon 1 J1
1,400 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Nikon 1 J2
60 fps
Nikon 1 J1
60 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Nikon 1 J2
230 photos
Nikon 1 J1
230 photos

Features Key features of the Nikon 1 J2  vs J1 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Nikon 1 J2
10 MP
Nikon 1 J1
10 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Nikon 1 J2
6,400 ISO
Nikon 1 J1
3,200 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
Nikon 1 J1
11.6 microns

Reviews Word on the street

Nikon 1 J2  vs J1 

8.0
8.0
With an essentially grip-less design, the Nikon J2 is very much a two-handed affair that requires you to hold the camera's weight in the left hand, clutching the lens, and use your right hand for balance and operating the controls.
Nikon 1 J2

7.0
6.0
Images appear bright and crisp, and it is viewable from a wide number of angles in all but the brightest of sunlight.
Nikon 1 J2

Overall

7.9 Out of 10
7.1 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Nikon 1 J2  vs
J1 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 10 MP 10 MP
Resolution 3872 x 2592 3872 x 2592
Size Nikon CX Nikon CX
Area 13.2 x 8.8 mm 13.2 x 8.8 mm
Crop factor 2.7x 2.7x
Pixel size 11.6 microns 11.6 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 3,200 ISO 100 ISO to 3,200 ISO
Codecs
RAW
JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes No
Tested vertical resolution 2,000 LPH 2,600 LPH
Tested horizontal resolution 2,000 LPH 2,600 LPH

focus system

Type Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points 135 135
Supports continuous No No

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 60 fps
Battery life 230 230
Continuous shooting
60 fps, JPEG
10 fps
Focus lag 94 ms 94 ms
Startup delay 1,400 ms 1,400 ms

video

Nikon 1 J2  vs
J1 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps
Shoots video in 24p No No
Shoots high speed video Yes Yes
External mic jack None None
Autofocus while shooting video Phase detection Phase detection
Autofocus type Phase detection Phase detection
Autofocus supports continuous Yes Yes

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 3" 3"
Resolution 921 k dots 460 k dots
Has a touch screen No No
Has a flip out screen No No
Supports live view Yes Yes

shutter

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

form factor

Size 106 x 61 x 29.8 mm 106 x 61 x 29.8 mm
Thickness 29.8 mm 29.8 mm
Weight 280 g 277 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
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