Updated (September 2011): Compare the Nikon 1 J1 vs Olympus PEN E-PL1

Nikon 1 J1 vs Olympus PEN E-PL1

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Nikon 1 J1

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Olympus PEN E-PL1

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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 video autofocus
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fast and accurate
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL1

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
108 lenses
Sensor cleaning
Self cleaning sensor
Avoids dust in your photos
External flash
External flash
Better lighting

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-PL1.

competitors

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

$288 with 10-30mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Color depth Worse color depth

Olympus PEN E-PL1 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$170 body only

$323 with 14-42mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Screen size Much larger screen
Color depth Worse color depth
Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$311 body only

$219 with 14-42mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Screen size Much larger screen
Color depth Worse color depth
Olympus PEN E-P1

Olympus PEN E-P1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$743 body only

$342 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

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