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

61

Nikon 1 V1

49

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-5

Great color depth
Color depth
22.2 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12.2 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
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone

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

$887 with 16-50mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$347 body only

$448 with 16-50mm lens

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

Sony Alpha NEX-3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$400 body only

$350 with 16mm 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

$244 with 10-30mm lens

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Color depth Better color depth
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Nikon 1 V3

Nikon 1 V3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,197 with 10-30mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Autofocus Slower video autofocus
Nikon 1 V2

Nikon 1 V2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$800 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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