Olympus PEN E-PM1 vs Nikon 1 J1

Winner
Olympus PEN E-PM1

73

Nikon 1 J1

69

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PM1

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
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
94 ms shutter lag
Badge
Phase detection autofocus
fast and accurate

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-PM1.

competitors

Olympus PEN E-PM1 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PM2

Olympus PEN E-PM2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$289 body only

$380 with 14-42mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$449 - $998 body only

$499 - $648 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$368

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
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

$526 body only

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Nikon 1 S1

Nikon 1 S1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$199 with 11-2mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Weight Slightly lighter

discussion

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