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

Nikon 1 V1 vs Olympus PEN E-P3

Winner
Nikon 1 V1

79

Olympus PEN E-P3

75

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon 1 V1

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Digital
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
1,200 fps
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
60 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-P3

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
108 lenses

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

$218 body only

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Size Smaller
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Nikon Coolpix A

Nikon Coolpix A

Boutique

$734

Supports 24p Supports 24p
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Pentax K-m

Pentax K-m

Entry-level DSLR

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Screen size Much smaller screen

Olympus PEN E-P3 Competitors

Pentax Q

Pentax Q

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$956 body only

$468 with 5-15mm lens

Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Pro digicam

$750

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Screen size Much smaller screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,195 with 14-140mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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