Updated (September 2011): Compare the Nikon 1 V1 vs Sony Alpha NEX-3

Sony Alpha NEX-3 vs Nikon 1 V1

Winner
Sony Alpha NEX-3

90

Nikon 1 V1

77

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-3

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
830 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
68.0
Great color depth
Color depth
22.1 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon 1 V1

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
1,200 fps
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
60 fps
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
97 ms shutter lag

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon 1 V1.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Alpha NEX-3.

competitors

Sony Alpha NEX-3 Competitors

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$390 body only

$400 with 16mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Movie format Higher resolution movies
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 - $498 body only

$579 - $598 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Color depth Better color depth
Size Larger
Sony NEX F3

Sony NEX F3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$230 body only

$520 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

Nikon 1 V1 Competitors

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 - $498 body only

$579 - $598 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon 1 J2

Nikon 1 J2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$516 with 10-30mm lens

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Size Smaller
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Size Smaller
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

discussion

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