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

Nikon D3100 vs Nikon 1 J3

Winner
Nikon D3100

44

Nikon 1 J3

31

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3100

Great color depth
Color depth
22.5 bits
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 EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$349 body only

$399 - $420 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$403 body only

$397 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$350 body only

$649 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Size Slightly larger

Nikon 1 J3 Competitors

Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$527 body only

$971 with 10-30mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Nikon 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$392 body only

$349 - $497 with 10-30mm lens

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

Nikon 1 J4

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$459 with 10-30mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Touch screen Has a touch screen

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