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Olympus PEN E-PL3 vs Nikon 1 J1

Top 14 Reasons for the

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Compared to Nikon 1 J1

anonymous
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Measurably more megapixels (photo)
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12.3 MP
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10.1 MP
21.78% more megapixels (photo)
anonymous
81
Significantly larger sensor
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13 x 17.3 mm
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8.8 x 13.2 mm
1.94x larger sensor. The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
anonymous
80
Considerably lower noise at high ISO
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499 ISO
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372 ISO
34.14% 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.
anonymous
64
Vastly higher maximum light sensitivity
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12800 ISO
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6400 ISO
2x 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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Has a flip-out screen
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Yes
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No
Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
anonymous
47
Has a stereo microphone
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Yes
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No
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
anonymous
44
More battery power
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1150 mAh
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1020 mAh
12.75% more battery power
anonymous
36
Supports AVCHD format
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Yes
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No
AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It's a standard popular among professional cameras and camcorders.
anonymous
34
Has continuous autofocus when recording movies
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Yes
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No
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
anonymous
32
Significantly faster flash X-sync
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0.00625 s
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0.01667 s
2.67x 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
30
Sizably longer exposure time
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60 s
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30 s
30 s longer exposure time. When the camera shutter is open for a long time, more light is absorbed by the sensor. You can use this slow shutter speed to produce vivid night time photography, or capture the trajectory of moving objects such as motorway traffic.
anonymous
30
Has a HDMI output
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Yes
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No
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
anonymous
29
Clearly more lenses available
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26
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4
22 more lenses available. A bigger variety of brand lenses means that you have more options and can find one that suits your needs.
anonymous
26
Has a hot shoe
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Yes
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No
A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.

Olympus PEN E-PL3 is better than Nikon 1 J1 because...

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Top 14 Reasons for the

Nikon 1 J1

Compared to Olympus PEN E-PL3

anonymous
75
Clearly more focus points
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135
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35
100 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
68
Significantly faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
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60 fps
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5.5 fps
10.91x faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format. Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
anonymous
65
Much better image quality
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56
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52
4 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.
anonymous
53
Lighter
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234 g
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264.78 g
30.78 g lighter
anonymous
49
Slightly better color depth
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21.5 bits
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20.9 bits
2.87% 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.
anonymous
45
Considerably faster maximum shutter speed
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0.0000625 s
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0.00025 s
4x faster maximum shutter speed. A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
anonymous
43
Somewhat higher pixel density
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333 ppi
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326 ppi
2.15% higher pixel density
anonymous
42
A bit higher resolution
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831x554 px
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783x587 px
0.16% higher resolution
anonymous
42
Plenty less body volume
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192.69 cm³
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260.48 cm³
35.18% less body volume
anonymous
40
Lots wider dynamic range
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11 EV
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10.3 EV
6.80% 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.
anonymous
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Has a flash
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Yes
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No
A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
anonymous
27
Noticeably higher resolution (screen)
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460000 k dots
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460 k dots
459540 k dots higher resolution (screen). A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
anonymous
27
Narrower
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106 mm
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110 mm
4 mm narrower
anonymous
26
A little shorter
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61 mm
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64 mm
3 mm shorter

Nikon 1 J1 is better than Olympus PEN E-PL3 because...

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