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

Nikon 1 J1 vs Nikon 1 J3

Winner
Nikon 1 J1

94

Nikon 1 J3

79

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

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
1,200 fps
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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 Coolpix A900

Nikon Coolpix A900

Travel zoom

$199 - $397

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Movie format Higher resolution movies
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Lens availability Much more lenses available
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Nikon 1 J3 Competitors

Sony Alpha NEX-3

Sony Alpha NEX-3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$398 body only

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon Rebel SL1

Canon Rebel SL1

Entry-level DSLR

$550 with 18-55mm lens

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

Canon EOS M

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$469 - $629 body only

$649 - $749 with 15-45mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
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