Updated (March 2012): Compare the Nikon D3200 vs Nikon 1 J1

Nikon D3200 vs Nikon 1 J1

Winner
Nikon D3200

61

Nikon 1 J1

34

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3200

Great image quality
Overall image quality
81.0
High true resolution
True resolution
24.1 MP
Great color depth
Color depth
24.1 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.2 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon 1 J1

Size
Really small
Compact (106×61×30 mm)
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
1,200 fps
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
60 fps
Focus points
Many focus points
135

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3200.
Explore our gallery of 46 sample photos taken by the Nikon 1 J1.

competitors

Nikon D3200 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$447 body only

$375 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$328 - $649 body only

$343 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$377 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

Nikon 1 J1 Competitors

Canon EOS M

Canon EOS M

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$367 - $779 body only

$549 - $899 with 15-45mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Overall image quality Better image quality
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon EOS Rebel T2i

Canon Rebel T2i

Entry-level DSLR

Lens availability Much more lenses available
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$390 body only

$500 with 16-50mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Dynamic range More dynamic range
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

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