/ Nikon 1 J1 / J2 or similar - help please

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baker - on 11 Dec 2012
My girlfriend has a film SLR that she loves, but doesn't always take it with her/use it as it is large/heavy/ not practical...

I am thinking of buying her a Nikon 1 J1 or J2 for christmas (several christmases at that price!).

Is there much difference between them?
Are there any similar cameras that anyone would recommend?

Looking for something portable yet takes excellent photos with the option for messing with settings and playing about.

Any help would be greatefully recieved.... thanks

Just a bhoy - on 12 Dec 2012
In reply to ciderpirate:

At the price of the J1/J2 the market is absolutely rammed with really good cameras all of which will take great shots and offer the choice of going down the manual route as opposed to point'nshoot. Sorry that doesn't make things clearer but after that it's personal choice and what you can take from the opinions of those that review these things like science projects.

Questions to ask yourself: will she use it? Will she want a system camera with interchangeable lenses? something that is truly pocketable? monster zoom length?

Best of luck, it's more fun choosing these things for yourself ;)

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