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
Distinctly more focus points
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.
Clearly faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
10x faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format. Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
441 g lighter
Noticeably faster maximum shutter speed
2x faster maximum shutter speed. A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
Clearly less body volume
5.69x less body volume
29.50 mm narrower
45.50 mm shorter
47 mm thinner
Nikon 1 J1 is better than Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX because...
Top 41 Reasons for the
Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX
Compared to Nikon 1 J1
Noticeably more megapixels (photo)
2.45x more megapixels (photo)
Significantly larger sensor
15.6 x 23.5 mm
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.
Measurably lower noise at high ISO
3.38x lower noise at high ISO. The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
Noticeably better image quality
27 better image quality. A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
Explicitly higher maximum light sensitivity
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.
Appreciably better color depth
12.56% better color depth. The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
Faster video autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting movies
A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper movies.
Has a 24p cinema mode
24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.
Notably more battery power
1.86x more battery power
Has a stereo microphone
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Notably higher pixel density
1.50x higher pixel density
Significantly wider dynamic range
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.
Significantly higher resolution
2.67x higher resolution
Sizably less shutter lag
0.04 s less shutter lag. The amount of time it takes the camera to take a photo, without having to focus.
Has a built-in focus motor
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.
Has a microphone in
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Noticeably less startup delay
1.27 s less startup delay. It takes less time for the camera to turn on and take a first picture.
Has a two-stage shutter
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.
Faster photo autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting pictures
A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper images.
Clearly higher resolution (screen)
1228 k dots
460 k dots
768 k dots higher resolution (screen). A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
Has continuous autofocus when recording movies
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Has an optical viewfinder
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.
Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
A little bigger screen size
6.67% bigger screen size. The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
Noticeably faster flash X-sync
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.
Has timelapse function
A timelapse shows a long passage of time sped up. A series of photographs taken from the same position over a long period is joined together to create a short video. It is great way to capture things like the setting sun, or clouds moving across the sky.
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