Sony NEX C3 vs Nikon 1 J1

Winner
Sony NEX C3

72

Nikon 1 J1

44

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
Badge
Phase detection autofocus
fast and accurate
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed

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

$541 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$365 body only

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$299 body only

$887 with 16-50mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Nikon 1 J1 Competitors

Nikon 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$399 - $497 with 10-30mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Color depth Better color depth
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
Nikon 1 V1

Nikon 1 V1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$495 body only

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Nikon 1 S1

Nikon 1 S1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$449 with 11-2mm lens

Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Color depth Worse color depth

discussion

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