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

95

Nikon 1 V1

76

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-5

Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12.2 EV
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
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 Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$447 body only

$365 - $379 with 16-50mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$691 body only

$853 with 16-50mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Samsung NX300

Samsung NX300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$663 body only

$730 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Color depth Better color depth
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

Nikon 1 V1 Competitors

Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Size Smaller
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Nikon 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$348 - $497 with 10-30mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Overall image quality Much better image quality
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$300 body only

$397 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

discussion

Sony Alpha NEX-5
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