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

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
830 ISO
Great color depth
Color depth
22.1 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12 EV
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
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

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

$500 with 16-50mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
Nikon 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$361 - $497 with 10-30mm lens

Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO
Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$871 - $948 body only

$978 - $1,048 with 16-50mm lens

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Size Larger

Nikon 1 V1 Competitors

Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Nikon 1 V3

Nikon 1 V3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,197 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 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$361 - $497 with 10-30mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies

discussion

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