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

91

Nikon 1 V1

73

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-5

Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
1000 ms startup delay
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon 1 V1

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
1,200 fps
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
60 fps

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 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
Thickness Slightly thinner
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$444 - $548 body only

$525 - $648 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Size Larger
Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$207 body only

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

Nikon 1 V1 Competitors

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$368 - $455

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Travel zoom

$448

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$207 body only

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Size Smaller
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

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