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

56

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
Badge
fast and accurate
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon 1 J3

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Size
Really small
Compact (101×61×29 mm)
Thickness
Thin
1.1"
Weight
Light-weight
224 g

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 V1

Nikon 1 V1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$495 body only

$580 with 10-30mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Nikon Coolpix A900

Nikon Coolpix A900

Travel zoom

$299 - $397

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Movie format Higher resolution movies
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon 1 S1

Nikon 1 S1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$199 with 11-2mm lens

Lowest price Cheaper
Weight Slightly lighter

Nikon 1 J3 Competitors

Nikon 1 J2

Nikon 1 J2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$520 with 10-30mm lens

True resolution Lower true resolution
Nikon 1 V1

Nikon 1 V1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$495 body only

$580 with 10-30mm lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Nikon 1 V2

Nikon 1 V2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$910 body only

$750 with 10-30mm lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Focus points Fewer focus points

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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