Sony NEX C3 vs Nikon 1 J1

Winner
Sony NEX C3

100

Nikon 1 J1

60

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX C3

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
High true resolution
True resolution
16 MP
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
1200 ms startup delay
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
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
94 ms shutter lag
Badge
Phase detection autofocus
fast and accurate

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 C3.

competitors

Sony NEX C3 Competitors

Sony NEX F3

Sony NEX F3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 with 18-55mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Nikon 1 J1 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Lens availability Much more lenses available
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$333 - $497 with 10-30mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Thickness Slightly thicker
Nikon 1 V1

Nikon 1 V1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$495 body only

$670 with 10-30mm lens

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

discussion

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