Updated (January 2013): Compare the Nikon 1 J3 vs Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100 vs Nikon 1 J3

Winner
Nikon D3100

40

Nikon 1 J3

31

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3100

Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
400 ms startup delay
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon 1 J3

Size
Really small
Compact (101×61×29 mm)
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
1,200 fps
Focus points
Many focus points
135
Thickness
Thin
1.1"

galleries

Explore our gallery of 1 sample photo taken by the Nikon 1 J3.
Explore our gallery of 48 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3100.

competitors

Nikon D3100 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$431 body only

$400 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$479 body only

$300 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
Screen size Much smaller screen
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$325 body only

$380 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Overall image quality Worse image quality

Nikon 1 J3 Competitors

Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$349 with 10-30mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Better image quality
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
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
True resolution Lower true resolution
Nikon 1 V1

Nikon 1 V1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$495 body only

$399 with 10-30mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Color depth Better color depth
Autofocus Slower autofocus

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