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

Nikon D3200 vs Nikon 1 J1

Winner
Nikon D3200

58

Nikon 1 J1

33

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3200

Great image quality
Overall image quality
81.0
High true resolution
True resolution
24.1 MP
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
400 ms startup delay
Great color depth
Color depth
24.1 bits
 

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

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$460 body only

$369 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Battery life Longer battery life
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$310 body only

$348 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$377 body only

$499 with 18-55mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Size Slightly larger

Nikon 1 J1 Competitors

Nikon 1 V1

Nikon 1 V1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$774 with 10-30mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Nikon 1 J2

Nikon 1 J2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$400 with 10-30mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
Nikon 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$400 - $1,047 with 10-100mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Dynamic range More dynamic range
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies

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