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

Nikon 1 J1 vs Olympus PEN E-PL1

Winner
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67

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64

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon 1 J1

Large screen
Screen size
3"
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
1,200 fps
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
60 fps
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
1400 ms startup delay
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL1

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
108 lenses
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds

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

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Nikon 1 V1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Autofocus Slower autofocus
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Nikon 1 S1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$206 - $396 with 11-2mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Weight Slightly lighter
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Nikon 1 J5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$497 with 10-30mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies

Olympus PEN E-PL1 Competitors

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Canon PowerShot G12

Pro digicam

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
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Olympus PEN E-PL7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$758 body only

$878 with 14-42mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Screen size Much larger screen
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
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Olympus PEN E-P1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$330 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Built-in flash No built-in flash

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