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
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
1200 ms startup delay
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

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 Alpha NEX-3N

Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$586 with 16-50mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Shutter lag Less shutter lag
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony NEX F3

Sony NEX F3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$96 body only

$250 with 14-42mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Lens availability Significantly more lenses available
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Nikon 1 J1 Competitors

Nikon 1 S1

Nikon 1 S1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$199 with 11-2mm lens

Weight Slightly lighter
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Pro digicam

$605 - $648

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
Olympus PEN E-PL5

Olympus PEN E-PL5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

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