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

47

Nikon 1 J1

43

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-P3

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
900 ms startup delay
OLED Screen
Screen type
Bright and vivid
 

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 PEN E-P3.

competitors

Olympus PEN E-P3 Competitors

Olympus Pen E-P5

Olympus Pen E-P5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$457 - $649 body only

$949 with 17mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$463 body only

$289 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$250 body only

$530 with 14-42mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

Nikon 1 J1 Competitors

Nikon 1 V1

Nikon 1 V1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$500 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

Color depth Better color depth
Dynamic range More dynamic range
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
Nikon 1 J2

Nikon 1 J2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$390 with 10-30mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Color depth Worse color depth

discussion

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