Nikon 1 J1 vs Olympus E-520

Winner
Nikon 1 J1

34

Olympus E-520

31

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon 1 J1

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
1,200 fps
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
60 fps
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Phase detection autofocus
Badge
fast and accurate
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus E-520

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Battery life
Great battery life
650 shots
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentamirror
Storage slots
More storage slots
2

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 E-520.

competitors

Nikon 1 J1 Competitors

Nikon 1 J3

Nikon 1 J3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$199 with 10-30mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Nikon Coolpix A900

Nikon Coolpix A900

Travel zoom

$199 - $397

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Image stabilization Image stabilization
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Touch screen Has a touch screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Olympus E-520 Competitors

Olympus E-30

Olympus E-30

Entry-level DSLR

$1,599 with 14-42mm lens

Viewfinder coverage Much better viewfinder coverage
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Size Larger
Olympus OM-D E-M5

Olympus OM-D E-M5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$511 - $899 body only

$999 with 14-150mm lens

Viewfinder coverage Much better viewfinder coverage
Screen type Has an OLED screen
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Olympus E-5

Olympus E-5

Entry-level DSLR

$3,999 body only

Viewfinder coverage Much better viewfinder coverage
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Size Larger

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Nikon 1 J1
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Olympus E-520
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