Canon Rebel T3 vs Nikon 1 J1

Winner
Canon Rebel T3

35

Nikon 1 J1

33

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T3

Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
300 ms startup delay
Great battery life
Battery life
700 shots
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon 1 J1

Size
Really small
Compact (106×61×30 mm)
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
1,200 fps
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
60 fps
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon Rebel T3.
Explore our gallery of 46 sample photos taken by the Nikon 1 J1.

competitors

Canon Rebel T3 Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$310 body only

$348 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Screen size Much larger screen
Battery life Shorter battery life
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$600 body only

$759 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$529 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Screen size Much larger screen
Battery life Shorter battery life

Nikon 1 J1 Competitors

Nikon 1 V1

Nikon 1 V1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$774 with 10-30mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Nikon 1 J2

Nikon 1 J2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$400 with 10-30mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
Nikon 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$400 - $1,047 with 10-100mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Dynamic range More dynamic range
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies

discussion

Canon Rebel T3
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Nikon

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