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
Has live view
Live view
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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 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

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$471 body only

$419 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$479 body only

$298 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
Screen size Much smaller screen
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$325 body only

$379 with 18-55mm lens

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

Nikon 1 J1 Competitors

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Pro digicam

$585

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Overall image quality Better image quality
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$438 body only

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Dynamic range More dynamic range
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon 1 J3

Nikon 1 J3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$498 with 10-30mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Color depth Worse color depth

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