Updated (September 2011): Compare the Nikon 1 J1 vs Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100 vs Nikon 1 J1

Winner
Nikon D3100

44

Nikon 1 J1

33

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3100

Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

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 46 sample photos taken by the Nikon 1 J1.
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

$325 body only

$350 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Overall image quality Worse image quality
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$462 body only

$390 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$300 body only

$396 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Overall image quality Better image quality
Thickness Slightly thicker

Nikon 1 J1 Competitors

Nikon Coolpix A900

Nikon Coolpix A900

Travel zoom

$299 - $397

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Movie format Higher resolution movies
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon 1 S1

Nikon 1 S1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$199 with 11-2mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Lowest price Cheaper
Color depth Worse color depth
Nikon 1 V1

Nikon 1 V1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$495 body only

$580 with 10-30mm lens

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

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