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

92

Nikon 1 J2

70

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-3

Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
1000 ms startup delay
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon 1 J2

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
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

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$745 body only

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Olympus PEN E-PM2

Olympus PEN E-PM2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$289 body only

$380 with 14-42mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Sony NEX F3

Sony NEX F3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 with 18-55mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

Nikon 1 J2 Competitors

Nikon 1 V1

Nikon 1 V1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$495 body only

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$213 body only

Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$406 with 14-42mm lens

Lens availability Much more lenses available
Touch screen Has a touch screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

discussion

Sony Alpha NEX-3
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