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

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,083 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
73.0
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Great color depth
Color depth
22.7 bits
 

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-5N

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$438 body only

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$431 - $649 body only

$560 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Lens availability Much more lenses available
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO

Nikon 1 J1 Competitors

Canon EOS M

Canon EOS M

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$367 - $729 body only

$549 - $599 with 15-45mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$574 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon 1 V1

Nikon 1 V1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$495 body only

$580 with 10-30mm lens

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

discussion

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