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

74

Nikon 1 J1

67

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

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$278 body only

$260 with 14-42mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Olympus PEN E-PL2

Olympus PEN E-PL2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$459 with 14-42mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Olympus PEN E-PL5

Olympus PEN E-PL5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$550 body only

$638 with 14-42mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

Nikon 1 J1 Competitors

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Pro digicam

$585

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Image stabilization Image stabilization
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$438 body only

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon 1 J3

Nikon 1 J3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$498 with 10-30mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
True resolution Higher true resolution

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