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

44

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
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon 1 J2

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
1,200 fps
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
60 fps
Badge
Phase detection autofocus
fast and accurate
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed

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

$500 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

$338 body only

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Battery life Much longer battery life
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$437 body only

$360 - $379 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

Nikon 1 J2 Competitors

Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$360 with 10-30mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Better image quality
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Nikon 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$380 - $497 with 10-30mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
Nikon 1 J3

Nikon 1 J3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$180 body only

$444 with 10-30mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
True resolution Higher true resolution
Color depth Worse color depth

discussion

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