Updated (September 2011): Compare the Nikon 1 J1 vs Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

Olympus PEN E-PL3 vs Nikon 1 J1

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Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

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Nikon 1 J1

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Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL3

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Many lenses available
Lens availability
108 lenses
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Long exposures
Longest exposure
60 seconds
 

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
Focus points
Many focus points
135

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 Lite E-PL3.

competitors

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$230 body only

$405 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Screen size Much smaller screen
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$447 body only

$370 - $379 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$419 body only

$400 with 14-42mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Color depth Better color depth

Nikon 1 J1 Competitors

Nikon 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$353 - $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
Nikon 1 S1

Nikon 1 S1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$199 with 11-2mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Color depth Worse color depth
Nikon 1 J3

Nikon 1 J3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$498 with 10-30mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Color depth Worse color depth

discussion

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Nikon

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