Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of 1 V2 vs J2

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 points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

continuous shooting

Reviews

What do the experts think?

Reviews from nikonrumors.com, techradar.com, reviews.cnet.com, trustedreviews.com and 3 more

Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

Winner
Nikon 1 J2 

Camera Rocket recommends the Nikon 1 J2  based on its focusing and responsiveness.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Nikon 1 V2 vs J2

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

Nikon 1 V2
403 ISO
Nikon 1 J2
363 ISO

Resolution Results from photos of standard resolution charts

Nikon 1 V2
2,000 LPH
Nikon 1 J2
2,000 LPH

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Nikon 1 V2
310 photos
Nikon 1 J2
230 photos

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

Nikon 1 V2
20.2 bits
Nikon 1 J2
21.3 bits

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

Nikon 1 V2
10.8 ev
Nikon 1 J2
10.8 ev

Features Key features of the Nikon 1 V2  vs J2 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Nikon 1 V2
14.2 MP
Nikon 1 J2
10 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Nikon 1 V2
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 V2
8.2 microns
Nikon 1 J2
11.6 microns

Reviews Word on the street

Nikon 1 V2  vs J2 

8.0
8.0
The Nikon 1 Nikkor 10-30mm standard zoom is thus equivalent to a 27.2-81.6mm (or, practically speaking, 28-80mm) FX lens in terms of its angle-of-view range.
Nikon 1 V2

8.0
7.0
The standard kit lens that comes bundled with the Nikon 1 V2 has a focal length of 10-30mm, which is an equivalent of 27mm at the widest point, providing a reasonably wide angle of view.
Nikon 1 V2

Overall

7.8 Out of 10
7.9 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Nikon 1 V2  vs
J2 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 14.2 MP 10 MP
Resolution 4608 x 3072 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 160 ISO to 6,400 ISO 100 ISO to 3,200 ISO
Codecs
NEF
RAW
JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes Yes
Tested vertical resolution 2,000 LPH 2,000 LPH
Tested horizontal resolution 2,000 LPH 2,000 LPH

focus system

Type Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points 73 135
Supports continuous Yes No

viewfinder

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

performance

Max continuous shooting None 60 fps
Battery life 310 230
Continuous shooting
60 fps, JPEG
10 fps

video

Nikon 1 V2  vs
J2 
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 Proprietary 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 921 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 109 x 82 x 46 mm 106 x 61 x 29.8 mm
Thickness 46 mm 29.8 mm
Weight 278 g 280 g
Is weather sealed No No

features

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