Olympus PEN E-PL5 vs Nikon 1 J1

Winner
Olympus PEN E-PL5

75

Nikon 1 J1

44

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL5

Great image quality
Overall image quality
72.0
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Great color depth
Color depth
22.8 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12.3 EV
 

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 E-PL5.

competitors

Olympus PEN E-PL5 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PL6

Olympus PEN E-PL6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$250 body only

$299 with 14-42mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Olympus PEN E-PL7

Olympus PEN E-PL7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$449 body only

$499 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Olympus Pen E-P5

Olympus Pen E-P5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 - $799 body only

$1,249 with 17mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag
Startup delay More startup delay

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

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