Olympus OM-D E-M5 vs Nikon 1 J1

Winner
Olympus OM-D E-M5

81

Nikon 1 J1

44

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus OM-D E-M5

Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Digital
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
OLED Screen
Screen type
Bright and vivid
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon 1 J1

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
1,200 fps
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
60 fps
Badge
Phase detection video autofocus
fast and accurate
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 50 sample photos taken by the Olympus OM-D E-M5.

competitors

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Competitors

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$449 body only

$430 - $499 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$714 body only

$1,363 with 12-50mm lens

Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus OM-D E-M1

Olympus OM-D E-M1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$799 - $999 body only

$999 with 60-1mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

Nikon 1 J1 Competitors

Nikon 1 V1

Nikon 1 V1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$649 body only

$350 with 10-30mm lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Nikon 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$497 with 10-30mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Dynamic range More dynamic range
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
Nikon 1 J3

Nikon 1 J3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$280 with 10-30mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Color depth Worse color depth

discussion

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