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

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
830 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
68.0
Great color depth
Color depth
22.1 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12 EV
 

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
Badge
Phase detection autofocus
fast and accurate

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
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$362 body only

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Nikon D3000

Nikon D3000

Entry-level DSLR

$590 with 18-55mm lens

Lens availability Much more lenses available
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO

Nikon 1 J2 Competitors

Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Color depth Better color depth
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$330

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Dynamic range More dynamic range
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon Coolpix L840

Nikon Coolpix L840

Super zoom

$179 - $199

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Battery life Much longer battery life
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

discussion

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