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

Nikon D3200 vs Nikon 1 J1

Winner
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60

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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
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
94 ms shutter lag

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

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Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$447 with 18-55mm lens

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

Entry-level DSLR

$699 body only

$449 with 18-55mm lens

Lowest price Slightly cheaper
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
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Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$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

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Nikon 1 V1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Autofocus Slower autofocus
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Nikon 1 S1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$206 - $396 with 11-2mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Weight Slightly lighter
Color depth Worse color depth
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Nikon 1 J5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$497 with 10-30mm lens

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

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