Nikon 1 J1 vs Samsung NX5

Nikon 1 J1
Samsung NX5

Reasons to buy the Nikon 1 J1

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
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung NX5

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
55 lenses
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from

galleries

Explore our gallery of 46 sample photos taken by the Nikon 1 J1.
Explore our gallery of 23 sample photos taken by the Samsung NX5.

competitors

Nikon 1 J1 Competitors

Nikon 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$497 with 10-30mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Dynamic range More dynamic range
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
Nikon 1 V1

Nikon 1 V1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$922 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

$390 with 10-30mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Color depth Worse color depth

Samsung NX5 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 (Lumix DMC-GX80 / Lumix DMC-GX7 Mark II)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 (Lumix DMC-GX80 / Lumix DMC-GX7 Mark II)

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Thickness Slightly thicker
Samsung NX10

Samsung NX10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$394 with 18-55mm lens

Live view Has live view
Screen type Has an OLED screen
Samsung NX2000

Samsung NX2000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$449 with 20-50mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Live view Has live view
Viewfinder No viewfinder

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