Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of S2 vs J2

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 points


How much delay is there between you and your photo?

continuous shooting


What do the experts think?

Reviews from and

No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of Nikon 1 S2 vs J2

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

Nikon 1 S2
397 ISO
Nikon 1 J2
363 ISO

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Nikon 1 S2
0.5 fps
Nikon 1 J2
60 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Nikon 1 S2
270 photos
Nikon 1 J2
230 photos

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

Nikon 1 S2
21.4 bits
Nikon 1 J2
21.3 bits

Dynamic range Maximum range a camera can capture in one image from light to dark

Nikon 1 S2
11.1 ev
Nikon 1 J2
10.8 ev

Features Key features of the Nikon 1 S2  vs J2 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Nikon 1 S2
14.2 MP
Nikon 1 J2
10 MP

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 S2
8.2 microns
Nikon 1 J2
11.6 microns

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Nikon 1 S2  vs
Megapixels 14.2 MP 10 MP
Resolution 4352 x 3264 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 8.2 microns 11.6 microns
Light sensitivity 200 ISO to 12,800 ISO 100 ISO to 3,200 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) None 3,200 ISO to 6,400 ISO
Self cleaning sensor No Yes

focus system

Type Hybrid detection Phase detection
Focus points 135 135
Cross type focus points 73 41
Supports continuous Yes No


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


Max continuous shooting 0.5 fps 60 fps
Battery life 270 230
Continuous shooting
60 fps, JPEG
10 fps
0.5 fps


Nikon 1 S2  vs
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps
Shoots video in 24p No No
Shoots high speed video Yes Yes
External mic jack None None
Autofocus while shooting video Contrast detection Phase detection
Autofocus type Contrast detection Phase detection
Autofocus supports continuous Yes Yes


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


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

form factor

Size 101 x 60.8 x 29.4 mm 106 x 61 x 29.8 mm
Thickness 29.4 mm 29.8 mm
Weight 190 g 280 g
Is weather sealed No No


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