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

Olympus PEN E-PL3 vs Nikon 1 J1

Winner
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70

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67

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL3

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Slightly more 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
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1400 ms startup delay
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

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Olympus PEN E-P3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$878 body only

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Screen type Has an OLED screen
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
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Olympus PEN E-P2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$599 with 14-42mm lens

Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
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Olympus PEN E-PL1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$583 body only

Built-in flash Built-in flash
Screen size Much smaller screen

Nikon 1 J1 Competitors

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Nikon 1 V1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Autofocus Slower autofocus
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Nikon 1 S1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$206 - $396 with 11-2mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Weight Slightly lighter
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Nikon 1 J5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$497 with 10-30mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies

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