Updated (September 2011): Compare the Nikon 1 J1 vs Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N vs Nikon 1 J1

Winner
Sony NEX-5N

111

Nikon 1 J1

66

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 5N

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

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 autofocus
fast and accurate
Thickness
Thin
1.2"

galleries

Explore our gallery of 46 sample photos taken by the Nikon 1 J1.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony NEX-5N.

competitors

Sony NEX-5N Competitors

Sony NEX 5R

Sony NEX 5R

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$660 body only

Focus points More focus points
Battery life Shorter battery life
Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$593 body only

Touch screen No touch screen
Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

Super zoom

$399 - $426

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Built-in flash Built-in flash
Touch screen No touch screen

Nikon 1 J1 Competitors

Nikon 1 J3

Nikon 1 J3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$199 with 10-30mm lens

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

Nikon Coolpix A900

Travel zoom

$199 - $397

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Movie format Higher resolution movies
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Lens availability Much more lenses available
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

discussion

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Hnguy47 (5:50 PM, January 07, 2012)
I have an eight month old little girl. I have no experience in photography but would like to capture all of those candid moments with and of her. I noticed that the comparisons reported that the Nikon was quicker at snapping pictures than the Sony but the Sony was better with the quality of photos. I was wondering if the difference of the speed between the two outweighed the quality comparisons of the results. Any advice would be helpful!! Thanks in advance.
 
Avatar for SKATE4FREE SKATE4FREE (4:13 PM, January 01, 2012)
for video which is best?