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

Nikon D3100 vs Nikon 1 J3

Winner
Nikon D3100

39

Nikon 1 J3

27

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3100

Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Autofocuses shooting video
Badge
Contrast detection
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon 1 J3

Size
Really small
Compact (101×61×29 mm)
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
1,200 fps
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Focus points
Many focus points
135

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

$299 body only

$349 - $397 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$289 body only

$360 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Overall image quality Worse image quality
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$249 body only

$329 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Overall image quality Better image quality

Nikon 1 J3 Competitors

Nikon 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$449 - $497 with 10-30mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
Nikon 1 J4

Nikon 1 J4

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$349 with 10-30mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen resolution Slightly higher resolution screen
Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$184 with 10-30mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Better image quality
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

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