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

Olympus PEN E-PL3 vs Nikon 1 J1

Winner
Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

46

Nikon 1 J1

44

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL3

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
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 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 Lite E-PL3.

competitors

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PL5

Olympus PEN E-PL5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$367 body only

$299 with 14-42mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Olympus PEN E-P3

Olympus PEN E-P3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,267 body only

$379 with 14-42mm lens

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$170 body only

$269 with 14-42mm lens

Startup delay Less startup delay
Color depth Better color depth

Nikon 1 J1 Competitors

Nikon 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$497 with 10-30mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Dynamic range More dynamic range
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
Nikon 1 V1

Nikon 1 V1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$649 body only

$350 with 10-30mm lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Nikon 1 J2

Nikon 1 J2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$320 with 10-30mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Color depth Worse color depth

discussion

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