Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of V1 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 lag and focus points


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 3 more

Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

Nikon 1 J2 

Camera Rocket recommends the Nikon 1 J2  based on its reviews.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Nikon 1 V1 vs J2

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

Nikon 1 V1
346 ISO
Nikon 1 J2
363 ISO

Resolution Results from photos of standard resolution charts

Nikon 1 V1
2,600 LPH
Nikon 1 J2
2,000 LPH

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Nikon 1 V1
97 ms
Nikon 1 J2
94 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

Nikon 1 V1
1,300 ms
Nikon 1 J2
1,400 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Nikon 1 V1
60 fps
Nikon 1 J2
60 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Nikon 1 V1
350 photos
Nikon 1 J2
230 photos

Features Key features of the Nikon 1 V1  vs J2 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Nikon 1 V1
10 MP
Nikon 1 J2
10 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Nikon 1 V1
6,400 ISO
Nikon 1 J2
6,400 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 V1
11.6 microns
Nikon 1 J2
11.6 microns

Reviews Word on the street

Nikon 1 V1  vs J2 

With an essentially grip-less design, the Nikon V1 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 V1

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


7.5 Out of 10
7.9 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Nikon 1 V1  vs
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
Light sensitivity (Boost) 100 ISO to 6,400 ISO 3,200 ISO to 6,400 ISO
Self cleaning sensor Yes Yes
Tested vertical resolution 2,600 LPH 2,000 LPH
Tested horizontal resolution 2,600 LPH 2,000 LPH

focus system

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


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

form factor

Size 113 x 76 x 43.5 mm 106 x 61 x 29.8 mm
Thickness 43.5 mm 29.8 mm
Weight 294 g 280 g
Is weather sealed No No


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


Nikon 1 V1  vs
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps
Shoots video in 24p No No
Shoots high speed video Yes Yes
External mic jack 3.5mm None
Autofocus while shooting video Phase detection Phase detection
Autofocus type Phase detection Phase detection


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


Viewfinder mirror None None
Viewfinder Yes No
Type Electronic N/A
Coverage 100% N/A


Max continuous shooting 60 fps 60 fps
Battery life 350 230
Continuous shooting
60 fps, JPEG
10 fps
Focus lag 97 ms 94 ms
Startup delay 1,300 ms 1,400 ms
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