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

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
826 ISO
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Digital
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Great color depth
Color depth
22.8 bits
 

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 autofocus
fast and accurate
Size
Really small
Compact (106×61×30 mm)

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

$439 - $449 body only

$499 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$950 body only

$1,386 with 12-50mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
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

$1,300 body only

$1,735 with 12-40mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO

Nikon 1 J1 Competitors

Nikon 1 J2

Nikon 1 J2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 with 10-30mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Lowest price Cheaper
Color depth Worse color depth
Nikon 1 V1

Nikon 1 V1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$495 body only

$400 with 10-30mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
Nikon 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$359 - $497 with 10-30mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies

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