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
Explicitly 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.
Notably 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
Distinctly faster maximum shutter speed
2x faster maximum shutter speed. A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
Explicitly less body volume
5.69x less body volume
29.50 mm narrower
47 mm thinner
45.50 mm shorter
Nikon 1 J1 is better than Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX because...
Top 42 Reasons for the
Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX
Compared to Nikon 1 J1
Explicitly more megapixels (photo)
2.45x more megapixels (photo)
Considerably 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.
Significantly 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.
Considerably 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.
Considerably 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.
Significantly 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.
Has a stereo microphone
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Sizably more battery power
1.86x more battery power
Notably higher pixel density
1.50x higher pixel density
Sizably 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.
Sizably higher resolution
2.67x higher resolution
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.
Measurably 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 microphone in
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Considerably 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 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.
Significantly 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 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.
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.
Has continuous autofocus when recording movies
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Marginally bigger screen size
6.67% bigger screen size. The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
Explicitly 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 manual shutter speed
This allows to manually set the shutter speed.
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