Updated (September 2011): Compare the Nikon 1 V1 vs Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5 vs Nikon 1 V1

Winner
Sony Alpha NEX-5

62

Nikon 1 V1

50

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-5

External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

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-5.

competitors

Sony Alpha NEX-5 Competitors

Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$667 body only

$887 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$437 body only

$379 - $399 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Sony Alpha NEX-3

Sony Alpha NEX-3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$398 body only

$380 with 18-55mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
Movie format Lower resolution movies

Nikon 1 V1 Competitors

Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$349 with 10-30mm lens

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Color depth Better color depth
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Nikon 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$380 - $497 with 10-30mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
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

discussion

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