Updated (January 2013): Compare the Nikon 1 J3 vs Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1 vs Nikon 1 J3

Winner
Nikon 1 J1

67

Nikon 1 J3

57

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon 1 J1

Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
60 fps
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
1400 ms startup delay
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
94 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon 1 J3

Thickness
Thin
1.1"
Weight
Light-weight
224 g
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
1,200 fps
Badge
Phase detection autofocus
fast and accurate

galleries

Explore our gallery of 1 sample photo taken by the Nikon 1 J3.
Explore our gallery of 46 sample photos taken by the Nikon 1 J1.

competitors

Nikon 1 J1 Competitors

Nikon 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$349 - $497 with 10-30mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Thickness Slightly thicker
Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 body only

$400 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Lens availability Much more lenses available
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

Nikon 1 J3 Competitors

Nikon 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$349 - $497 with 10-30mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Thickness Slightly thicker
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
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,195 with 14-140mm lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Lens availability Much more lenses available
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

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Avatar for ScroobieRoobieRoooo ScroobieRoobieRoooo (3:00 AM, October 14, 2014)
LOL I have two J-1's. I really didn't need the second one, but it was $149, you gotta be kidding!
 
Elijah (10:18 AM, October 07, 2013)
It's marketing, dude. They had a lot of time to make J1 and now they have to make new camera each year or smth.
 
Avatar for Tom Lim Tom Lim (3:52 PM, July 17, 2013)
Looks like the J series gets worse as they progress.
 
Avatar for jack bizot jack bizot (8:37 PM, June 15, 2013)
thank you