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

77

Olympus PEN E-P3

74

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

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$349 body only

$399 - $455 with 18-55mm lens

Lens availability Much more lenses available
Supports 24p Supports 24p
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$300 body only

$395 with 16-50mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
True resolution Much higher true resolution
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$539 body only

$1,005 with 10-30mm lens

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Size Smaller
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

Olympus PEN E-P3 Competitors

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$300 body only

$395 with 16-50mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Samsung NX300

Samsung NX300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$772 body only

$659 with 20-50mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$399 body only

$500 with 14-42mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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