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

Nikon 1 J1 vs Nikon 1 J3

Winner
Nikon 1 J1

44

Nikon 1 J3

37

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon 1 J1

Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
60 fps
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
1,200 fps
Phase detection autofocus
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fast and accurate
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon 1 J3

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
1,200 fps
Badge
Phase detection autofocus
fast and accurate
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from

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 S1

Nikon 1 S1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$299 with 11-2mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Color depth Worse color depth
Nikon 1 V1

Nikon 1 V1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$495 body only

$399 with 10-30mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
Nikon 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$380 - $497 with 10-30mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies

Nikon 1 J3 Competitors

Nikon 1 J2

Nikon 1 J2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 with 10-30mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO
Nikon 1 J4

Nikon 1 J4

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$400 with 10-30mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Color depth Better color depth
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$348 body only

$379 - $390 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

discussion

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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