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

50

Olympus PEN E-P3

48

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 V3

Nikon 1 V3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,197 - $1,797 with 10-30mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Color depth Worse color depth
Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,530 - $1,797 body only

$2,221 - $2,297 with 24-120mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Battery life Much longer battery life
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon 1 V2

Nikon 1 V2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$891 body only

$750 with 10-30mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Color depth Worse color depth

Olympus PEN E-P3 Competitors

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$437 body only

$370 - $379 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

Super zoom

$262

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Lowest price Cheaper
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$283 body only

$354 with 14-42mm lens

Weight Lighter
Size Slightly smaller
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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