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

Nikon 1 J1 vs Nikon 1 J3

Winner
Nikon 1 J1

61

Nikon 1 J3

52

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
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
94 ms shutter lag
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
1,200 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon 1 J3

Thickness
Thin
1.1"
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

$199 with 11-2mm lens

Weight Slightly lighter
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Pro digicam

$605 - $648

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
Olympus PEN E-PL5

Olympus PEN E-PL5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Nikon 1 J3 Competitors

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$444 - $448 body only

$525 - $548 with 16-50mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Travel zoom

$448

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon EOS M

Canon EOS M

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$338 - $629 body only

$699 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