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

Nikon D3100 vs Nikon 1 J3

Winner
Nikon D3100

63

Nikon 1 J3

42

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

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Size
Really small
Compact (101×61×29 mm)
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
1,200 fps
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

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$487 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Weight Slightly lighter
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$397 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Battery life Much longer battery life
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$450 body only

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Thickness Slightly thicker

Nikon 1 J3 Competitors

Sony Alpha NEX-3

Sony Alpha NEX-3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$398 body only

$450 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
Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$214 body only

Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Olympus PEN E-PL5

Olympus PEN E-PL5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 with 14-42mm lens

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

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