Updated (January 2013): Compare the Nikon 1 J3 vs Nikon 1 V2

Nikon 1 V2 vs Nikon 1 J3

Winner
Nikon 1 V2

63

Nikon 1 J3

58

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon 1 V2

Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Digital
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus 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 J3

Size
Really small
Compact (101×61×29 mm)
Thickness
Thin
1.1"
Weight
Light-weight
224 g
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
1,200 fps

galleries

Explore our gallery of 1 sample photo taken by the Nikon 1 J3.
Explore our gallery of 2 sample photos taken by the Nikon 1 V2.

competitors

Nikon 1 V2 Competitors

Nikon 1 V3

Nikon 1 V3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,197 with 10-30mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$420 body only

$563 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Lens availability Much more lenses available
Battery life Much longer battery life
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon 1 J2

Nikon 1 J2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$397 with 10-30mm lens

Focus points More focus points
Size Smaller
Viewfinder No viewfinder

Nikon 1 J3 Competitors

Nikon 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$359 - $497 with 10-30mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Nikon 1 J4

Nikon 1 J4

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$459 with 10-30mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
True resolution Higher true resolution

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Avatar for BigPapa88 BigPapa88 (9:52 PM, December 07, 2013)
Thank you! Perfect review - exactly the comparison I needed, and a fantastic, clear layout. Very impressive. :-D