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 ISO
Light sensitivity
25,600 ISO
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
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 E-PL5.

competitors

Olympus PEN E-PL5 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PL6

Olympus PEN E-PL6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$289 body only

$370 with 14-42mm lens

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$307 - $649 body only

$355 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Olympus PEN E-PL8

Olympus PEN E-PL8

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$449 - $450 body only

$549 - $550 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

Nikon 1 J1 Competitors

Nikon 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$349 - $497 with 10-30mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Thickness Slightly thicker
Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 body only

$400 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Lens availability Much more lenses available
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

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