Updated (September 2011): Compare the Nikon 1 V1 vs Olympus PEN E-P3

Nikon 1 V1 vs Olympus PEN E-P3

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Nikon 1 V1

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Olympus PEN E-P3

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Reasons to buy the Nikon 1 V1

Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Digital
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
1,200 fps
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
60 fps
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-P3

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
900 ms startup delay
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon 1 V1.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Olympus PEN E-P3.

competitors

Nikon 1 V1 Competitors

Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$215 with 10-30mm lens

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Color depth Better color depth
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Nikon 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$497 with 10-30mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Dynamic range More dynamic range
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
Nikon 1 V3

Nikon 1 V3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,197 with 10-30mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Autofocus Slower video autofocus

Olympus PEN E-P3 Competitors

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$500 body only

$218 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus PEN E-PL5

Olympus PEN E-PL5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$290 body only

$399 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus OM-D E-M5

Olympus OM-D E-M5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$529 - $899 body only

$635 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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