Canon Rebel T3 vs Nikon 1 J1

Winner
Canon Rebel T3

40

Nikon 1 J1

35

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T3

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
755 ISO
Slightly more lenses available
Lens availability
220 lenses
Great battery life
Battery life
700 shots
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon 1 J1

Screen size
Large screen
3"
Size
Really small
Compact (106×61×30 mm)
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
1,200 fps
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
60 fps

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

$349 body only

$455 with 18-55mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Screen size Much larger screen
Battery life Shorter battery life
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$307 - $649 body only

$355 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Battery life Shorter battery life
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$515 body only

$752 with 18-135mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Color depth Better color depth
Battery life Shorter battery life

Nikon 1 J1 Competitors

Nikon 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$349 - $497 with 10-30mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Color depth Better color depth
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 body only

$400 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 with 18-55mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Color depth Better color depth
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

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