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

Nikon D3100 vs Nikon 1 J3

Winner
Nikon D3100

43

Nikon 1 J3

33

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3100

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

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$325 body only

$350 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Overall image quality Worse image quality
Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$479 body only

$380 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
Screen size Much smaller screen
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$300 body only

$399 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

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

Nikon 1 J3 Competitors

Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Better image quality
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$328 - $649 body only

$343 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

Lens availability Much more lenses available
Supports 24p Supports 24p
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon 1 J4

Nikon 1 J4

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$380 with 10-30mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Color depth Better color depth

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