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

59

Nikon 1 V1

50

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-3

Great color depth
Color depth
22.1 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12 EV
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
1000 ms startup delay
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

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

$481 with 16-50mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$376 body only

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$445 body only

$348 with 16-50mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

Nikon 1 V1 Competitors

Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$264 with 10-30mm lens

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Color depth Better color depth
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Nikon 1 V3

Nikon 1 V3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,197 with 10-30mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Color depth Worse color depth
Nikon 1 V2

Nikon 1 V2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$999 body only

$750 with 10-30mm lens

Autofocus Faster autofocus
True resolution Higher true resolution
Color depth Worse color depth

discussion

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