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

89

Nikon 1 J2

68

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-3

Great image quality
Overall image quality
68.0
Great color depth
Color depth
22.1 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12 EV
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
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

$400 with 16mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Movie format Higher resolution movies
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Sony NEX C3

Sony NEX C3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$310 body only

$400 with 18-55mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Color depth Better color depth
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Travel zoom

$448

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only

Nikon 1 J2 Competitors

Nikon 1 S1

Nikon 1 S1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$220 with 11-2mm lens

Weight Lighter
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Olympus PEN E-PL7

Olympus PEN E-PL7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$618 body only

$699 with 14-42mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

discussion

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