The Nikon 1 S2 features 14.2MP CX High-Speed AF CMOS Sensor and EXPEED 4A Image Processor on the other hand Nikon 1 V2 features 14 MP 13.2 x 8.8mm CMOS CX Image Sensor and Expeed 3A Image Processor, take a look at the Major Specification Below.
Nikon 1 S2 vs. Nikon 1 V2 Specification Comparison Table.
Megapixel: Nikon 1 S2 has more resolution than Nikon 1 V2, but having more resolution will not improve the image quality.
Image processor: Nikon 1 S2 image processor is advance compared to Nikon 1 V2, Hence we get 1 stop more ISO range and fast continuous shooting speed.
More AF Points: Both camera feature same type of Hybrid AF system but we get bit more AF points with Nikon 1 V2 compared to Nikon 1 S2.
Better low light performance –The Nikon S2 have bit broad (12800 vs 6400) ISO range so we will sure see better performance from S2.
Top Continuous shooting speed: Nikon 1 S2 captures 20fps continuous shooting speed with AF and at full resolution, the Nikon 1 V2 is limited to 15fps shooting speed only.
Both camera features same Video Mode: Nikon 1 S2 features full HD video recording @ 60 fps frame rate. HD video recording @ 60 fps.
Supported formats Nikon 1 S2 MOV, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264.
Battery Life (CIPA): Nikon 1 V2 battery rating is 310 shots and other hand Nikon 1 V2 battery rating is 270 shots. According to CIPA.
Dimensions: Nikon 1 S2 is smaller than Nikon 1 V2.
Weight: Nikon 1 S2 lighter than Nikon 1 V2.
Viewfinder and external flash: The S2 is missing both the feature and Nikon V2 does have it.
Verdict: Nikon S2 features advance image processor and due to that we get 1 stop more ISO range, fast continuous shooting speed and compact design… but it also looses EVF and built-in flash… based on overall specification comparison we recommend you to buy Nikon S2 camera.
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