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

76

Nikon 1 J1

70

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
Slightly more 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
Thickness
Thin
1.2"

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

Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$594 with 16-50mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Battery life Much longer battery life
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Fujifilm X-A1

Fujifilm X-A1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,300 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$606 body only

$378 with 14-42mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
Startup delay Much more startup delay

Nikon 1 J1 Competitors

Nikon 1 V1

Nikon 1 V1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$495 body only

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Samsung NX1000

Samsung NX1000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$527 body only

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$473

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Startup delay Much more startup delay

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