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

Top Nine Reasons for the

Nikon 1 J1

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

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Vastly more focus points
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.
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Noticeably faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
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.
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Notably faster maximum shutter speed
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.
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Measurably lighter
234 g
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675 g
441 g lighter
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Significantly less body volume
192.69 cm³
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1096.74 cm³
5.69x less body volume
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Has a brand lens
Yes
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No
The lens is made by a reputable photographic equipment manufacturer, as opposed to a low-cost unbranded lens.
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A little bit shorter
106 mm
vs
106.5 mm
0.50 mm shorter
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Noticeably thinner
29 mm
vs
76 mm
47 mm thinner
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Considerably narrower
61 mm
vs
135.5 mm
74.50 mm narrower

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

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Top 28 Reasons for the

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

Compared to Nikon 1 J1

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Significantly lower noise at high ISO
1256 ISO
vs
372 ISO
3.38x lower noise at high ISO. The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. We use metrics from http://wwww.dxomark.com.
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Appreciably more megapixels (photo)
24.71 MP
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10.1 MP
2.45x more megapixels (photo)
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Significantly better image quality
83
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56
27 better image quality. A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. We use metrics from http://wwww.dxomark.com.
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Explicitly larger sensor
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.
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Substantially higher maximum light sensitivity
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.
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Distinctly better color depth
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. We use metrics from http://wwww.dxomark.com.
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Faster video autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting movies
Yes
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No
A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper movies.
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Has a 24p cinema mode
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.
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Explicitly more battery power
1900 mAh
vs
1020 mAh
1.86x more battery power
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Substantially higher pixel density
500 ppi
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333 ppi
1.50x higher pixel density
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Significantly higher resolution
1280x960 px
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831x554 px
2.67x higher resolution
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Substantially less shutter lag
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.
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Has a stereo microphone
Yes
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No
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
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Has a two-stage shutter
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.
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Has built-in optical image stabilization
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.
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Explicitly less startup delay
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.
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Distinctly wider dynamic range
13.7 EV
vs
11 EV
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.
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Significantly faster flash X-sync
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.
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Has a microphone in
Yes
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No
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
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Has a built-in focus motor
Yes
vs
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.
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Has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Yes
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No
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
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Has an optical viewfinder
Yes
vs
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.
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Faster photo autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting pictures
Yes
vs
No
A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper images.
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29
Has a HDMI output
Yes
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No
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
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29
A bit bigger screen size
3.2 "
vs
3 "
6.67% bigger screen size. The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
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Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX is better than Nikon 1 J1 because...

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