Nikon 1 J1 vs Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX

Top Eight Reasons for the

Nikon 1 J1

Compared to Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX

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Explicitly more focus points
Comment
135
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51
84 more focus points. The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
anonymous
100
Notably faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
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60 fps
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6 fps
10x faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format. Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
anonymous
79
Significantly lighter
Comment
234 g
vs
675 g
441 g lighter
anonymous
53
Distinctly faster maximum shutter speed
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0.0000625 s
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0.000125 s
2x faster maximum shutter speed. A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
anonymous
49
Explicitly less body volume
Comment
192.69 cm³
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1096.74 cm³
5.69x less body volume
anonymous
44
Distinctly narrower
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106 mm
vs
135.5 mm
29.50 mm narrower
anonymous
39
Considerably thinner
Comment
29 mm
vs
76 mm
47 mm thinner
anonymous
38
Significantly shorter
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61 mm
vs
106.5 mm
45.50 mm shorter

Nikon 1 J1 is better than Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX because...

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Top 42 Reasons for the

Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX

Compared to Nikon 1 J1

anonymous
162
Explicitly more megapixels (photo)
Comment
24.71 MP
vs
10.1 MP
2.45x more megapixels (photo)
anonymous
134
Considerably larger sensor
Comment
15.6 x 23.5 mm
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8.8 x 13.2 mm
3.16x larger sensor. The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
anonymous
111
Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Comment
1256 ISO
vs
372 ISO
3.38x lower noise at high ISO. The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
anonymous
88
Considerably better image quality
Comment
83
vs
56
27 better image quality. A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
anonymous
82
Considerably higher maximum light sensitivity
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25600 ISO
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6400 ISO
4x higher maximum light sensitivity. With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
anonymous
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Significantly better color depth
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24.2 bits
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21.5 bits
12.56% better color depth. The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
anonymous
57
Faster video autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting movies
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Yes
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No
A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper movies.
anonymous
56
Has a 24p cinema mode
Comment
Yes
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No
24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.
anonymous
56
Has a stereo microphone
Comment
Yes
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No
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
anonymous
54
Sizably more battery power
Comment
1900 mAh
vs
1020 mAh
1.86x more battery power
anonymous
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Notably higher pixel density
Comment
500 ppi
vs
333 ppi
1.50x higher pixel density
anonymous
50
Sizably wider dynamic range
Comment
13.7 Evs
vs
11 Evs
24.55% wider dynamic range. The better the dynamic range the system captures a wider number of values from dark to light leading to more details in low and highlights. Source: DxOMark.
anonymous
49
Sizably higher resolution
Comment
1280x960 px
vs
831x554 px
2.67x higher resolution
anonymous
45
Has a built-in focus motor
Comment
Yes
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No
The focus motor moves the lens in order to autofocus. With it built into the camera, you still have the function when using a lens without its own motor. This allows you to use a wider range of lenses.
anonymous
44
Measurably less shutter lag
Comment
0.052 s
vs
0.094 s
0.04 s less shutter lag. The amount of time it takes the camera to take a photo, without having to focus.
anonymous
43
Has a microphone in
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
anonymous
41
Considerably higher resolution (screen)
Comment
1228 k dots
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460 k dots
768 k dots higher resolution (screen). A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
anonymous
41
Has a two-stage shutter
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A two-stage shutter is good for taking photos like a pro; apply pressure to the button in order for the lens to focus, and then press it fully to capture the photograph.
anonymous
40
Significantly less startup delay
Comment
0.13 s
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1.4 s
1.27 s less startup delay. It takes less time for the camera to turn on and take a first picture.
anonymous
39
Has an optical viewfinder
Comment
Yes
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No
An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens sees. There is no time lag and they require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders which can drain battery life. They are also better in low light situations.
anonymous
39
Faster photo autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting pictures
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper images.
anonymous
38
Has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Comment
Yes
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No
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
anonymous
38
Marginally bigger screen size
Comment
3.2 "
vs
3 "
6.67% bigger screen size. The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
anonymous
38
Weather sealed
Comment
Yes
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No
Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
anonymous
33
Explicitly faster flash X-sync
Comment
0.004 s
vs
0.01667 s
4.17x faster flash X-sync. Flash synchronization is defined as the firing of a photographic flash coinciding with the shutter admitting light to the image sensor. In general, faster flash sync speeds are better if the photographer needs to flash-fill subjects that are backlit and wants to avoid motion blur, or wants to increase depth of field by using a high aperture.
anonymous
33
Has manual shutter speed
Comment
Yes
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No
This allows to manually set the shutter speed.
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Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
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Has a silent focus motor built into the lens
Comment
Yes
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No
Lenses with built-in focus motor focus faster and more quietly than lenses without a focus motor which rely on the camera's body focus motor.
anonymous
26
Has focus motor
Comment
Yes
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No
Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.
anonymous
26
Is a normal lens
Comment
Yes
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No
A normal lens is one that doesn't fall into another category such as wide angle or telephoto, and typically has a focal length between 35mm and 70mm. These lenses aren't tailored towards a specific type of photography, and so are quite versatile.
anonymous
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Lens hood is reversible
Comment
Yes
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No
The lens hood can screw onto the lens in reverse so that you can keep it on your camera at all times, ready to use.
anonymous
25
Front element doesn't rotate
Comment
Yes
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No
The front element doesn’t rotate. This is important if you use filters, as some such as polarising or gradient filters have to be orientated a certain way.
anonymous
25
Has full-time manual focus
Comment
Yes
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No
With full-time manual focus you can move the focus ring whilst it is in AF (auto focus) mode. This means that you can make manual adjustments once the AF has finished, without changing to manual mode.
anonymous
25
Can focus to infinity
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Yes
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No
Many lenses allow you to focus to infinity. This is essential when you wish to take photos including far off objects, such as when shooting landscapes, in order to make sure everything is sharp and in focus.
anonymous
25
Includes lens hood
Comment
Yes
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No
It comes with a lens hood so that you don’t have to buy it separately. These are used to block strong light sources, such as the sun, from the lens to prevent glare and lens flare.
anonymous
25
Has built-in optical image stabilization
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Yes
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No
Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect vibrations of the camera. The lens and / or sensor move in response, adjusting the optical path. This ensures that any motion is corrected before the sensor captures the image.
anonymous
25
Has rounded aperture blades
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Yes
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No
Similar to the number of aperture blades, rounded blades affect the way the light gets through to the sensor. Rounded blades, often only found on more expensive lenses, improve the appearance of the out-of-focus areas. This allows you to attain better, softer looking bokeh in your photos.

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