Olympus PEN E-PL5 vs Nikon 1 J1

Winner
Olympus PEN E-PL5

100

Nikon 1 J1

58

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL5

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
High true resolution
True resolution
15.9 MP
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
600 ms startup delay
 

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-PL5.

competitors

Olympus PEN E-PL5 Competitors

Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$1,749 body only

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon Rebel SL1

Canon Rebel SL1

Entry-level DSLR

$529 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$368 - $425

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Startup delay Much more startup delay

Nikon 1 J1 Competitors

Nikon 1 S1

Nikon 1 S1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$199 with 11-2mm lens

Weight Slightly lighter
Nikon 1 AW1

Nikon 1 AW1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$797 with 11-2mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
Nikon 1 V1

Nikon 1 V1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$359 body only

$599 with 10-30mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Autofocus Slower autofocus

discussion

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