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

Nikon D3100 vs Nikon 1 J1

Winner
Nikon D3100

41

Nikon 1 J1

29

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
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

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$380 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
Supports 24p No 24p support
Canon EOS Rebel T2i

Canon Rebel T2i

Entry-level DSLR

$549 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Battery life Shorter battery life
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$370 body only

$390 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Size Slightly larger

Nikon 1 J1 Competitors

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$595 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon 1 S1

Nikon 1 S1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$199 with 11-2mm lens

Weight Slightly lighter
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Pro digicam

$605 - $648

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies

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