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

97

Nikon 1 V1

78

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-5

Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Large screen
Screen size
3"
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
1000 ms startup delay
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
 

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 Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$300 body only

$395 with 16-50mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Sony Alpha NEX-3

Sony Alpha NEX-3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$398 body only

$495 with 16mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Thickness Slightly thinner
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Sony NEX-7

Sony NEX 7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$599 body only

$1,829 with 18-55mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Weight Heavier

Nikon 1 V1 Competitors

Canon EOS M

Canon EOS M

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$366 - $679 body only

$499 - $549 with 15-45mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Touch screen Has a touch screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$527 body only

$971 with 10-30mm lens

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Size Smaller
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Nikon 1 V3

Nikon 1 V3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,197 with 10-30mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

discussion

Sony Alpha NEX-5
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