Updated (September 2011): Compare the Nikon D5100 vs Nikon 1 J1

Nikon D5100 vs Nikon 1 J1

Winner
Nikon D5100

54

Nikon 1 J1

31

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.6 EV
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 

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 D5100.
Explore our gallery of 46 sample photos taken by the Nikon 1 J1.

competitors

Nikon D5100 Competitors

Nikon Coolpix P100

Nikon Coolpix P100

Super zoom

$480

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$419 body only

$419 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
True resolution Higher true resolution
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$389 body only

$399 - $699 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

Nikon 1 J1 Competitors

Nikon 1 V1

Nikon 1 V1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$495 body only

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

Nikon 1 J5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$463 - $497 with 10-30mm lens

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

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