Updated (August 2012): Compare the Nikon 1 J2 vs Sony Alpha NEX-3

Sony Alpha NEX-3 vs Nikon 1 J2

Winner
Sony Alpha NEX-3

59

Nikon 1 J2

45

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-3

Great color depth
Color depth
22.1 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12 EV
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
1000 ms startup delay
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon 1 J2

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
1,200 fps
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
60 fps
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
94 ms shutter lag

galleries

Explore our gallery of 19 sample photos taken by the Nikon 1 J2.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Alpha NEX-3.

competitors

Sony Alpha NEX-3 Competitors

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$390 body only

$481 with 16-50mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 body only

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Sony NEX C3

Sony NEX C3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$322 body only

$444 with 18-55mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

Nikon 1 J2 Competitors

Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$264 with 10-30mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Nikon 1 J3

Nikon 1 J3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$488 with 10-100mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Worse color depth
Nikon 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$480 - $497 with 10-30mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Dynamic range More dynamic range
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies

discussion

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