Updated (August 2012): Compare the Nikon 1 J2 vs Sony Alpha NEX-3

Sony Alpha NEX-3 vs Nikon 1 J2

Winner
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89

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68

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-3

Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
1000 ms startup delay
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
 

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
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

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Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$613 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
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Sony NEX C3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Battery life Longer battery life
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
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Pentax K-x

Entry-level DSLR

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen size Much smaller screen

Nikon 1 J2 Competitors

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Nikon 1 J4

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$441 body only

$472 with 10-30mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Touch screen Has a touch screen
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Nikon 1 V1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Autofocus Slower autofocus
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Pentax Q-S1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$439 with 5-15mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

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