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

Nikon 1 J1 vs Nikon 1 J3

Winner
Nikon 1 J1

69

Nikon 1 J3

58

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

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
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 J5

Nikon 1 J5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$361 - $497 with 10-30mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
Nikon 1 S2

Nikon 1 S2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$378 body only

True resolution Higher true resolution
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
Olympus Stylus SH-1

Olympus Stylus SH-1

Travel zoom

$403

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Battery life Much longer battery life
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies

Nikon 1 J3 Competitors

Sony NEX 5R

Sony NEX 5R

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon 1 V1

Nikon 1 V1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$350 body only

$630 with 10-30mm lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Sony Alpha NEX-3

Sony Alpha NEX-3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$398 body only

$400 with 18-55mm lens

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

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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