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

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
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

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 video autofocus
fast and accurate
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

$350 body only

$450 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Dynamic range More dynamic range
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$349 body only

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Sony Alpha NEX-6

Sony Alpha NEX-6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$549 body only

$1,126 with 16-50mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

Nikon 1 J2 Competitors

Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$249 with 10-30mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Nikon 1 J3

Nikon 1 J3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$280 with 10-30mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Color depth Worse color depth
Nikon 1 J4

Nikon 1 J4

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$324 with 10-30mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Autofocus Slower video autofocus

discussion

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