Updated (September 2011): Compare the Nikon 1 J1 vs Olympus PEN E-P3

Olympus PEN E-P3 vs Nikon 1 J1

Winner
Olympus PEN E-P3

75

Nikon 1 J1

69

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-P3

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
OLED Screen
Screen type
Bright and vivid
Many lenses available
Lens availability
108 lenses
 

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
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1400 ms startup delay

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 PEN E-P3.

competitors

Olympus PEN E-P3 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$460 with 14-42mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$599 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus PEN E-PM2

Olympus PEN E-PM2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$380 with 14-42mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
True resolution Higher true resolution
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

Nikon 1 J1 Competitors

Nikon 1 V1

Nikon 1 V1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$350 body only

$630 with 10-30mm lens

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

Nikon 1 J5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$361 - $497 with 10-30mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
Canon EOS M10

Canon EOS M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 with 15-45mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

discussion

Olympus PEN E-P3
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Nikon

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