Olympus PEN E-PL3 vs Nikon 1 J1

Top 14 Reasons for the

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Compared to Nikon 1 J1

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Significantly lower noise at high ISO
499 ISO
vs
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.
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Notably more megapixels (photo)
12.3 MP
vs
10.1 MP
21.78% more megapixels (photo)
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Considerably larger sensor
13 x 17.3 mm
vs
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.
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Vastly higher maximum light sensitivity
12800 ISO
vs
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.
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More battery power
1150 mAh
vs
1020 mAh
12.75% more battery power
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Has a flip-out screen
Yes
vs
No
Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
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Has a stereo microphone
Yes
vs
No
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
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Supports AVCHD format
Yes
vs
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.
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Measurably faster flash X-sync
0.00625 s
vs
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.
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Has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Yes
vs
No
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
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Has a HDMI output
Yes
vs
No
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
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Considerably more lenses available
26
vs
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.
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Significantly longer exposure time
60 s
vs
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.
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Has a hot shoe
Yes
vs
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...

Yes
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Top 13 Reasons for the

Nikon 1 J1

Compared to Olympus PEN E-PL3

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Appreciably more focus points
135
vs
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.
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A lot better image quality
56
vs
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.
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Appreciably faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
60 fps
vs
5.5 fps
10.91x faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format. Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
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A shade better color depth
21.5 bits
vs
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.
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Appreciably faster maximum shutter speed
0.0000625 s
vs
0.00025 s
4x faster maximum shutter speed. A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
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Lighter
234 g
vs
264.78 g
30.78 g lighter
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A little higher pixel density
333 ppi
vs
326 ppi
2.15% higher pixel density
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A little bit higher resolution
831x554 px
vs
783x587 px
0.16% higher resolution
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Lots wider dynamic range
11 EV
vs
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.
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Has a flash
Yes
vs
No
A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
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Much less body volume
192.69 cm³
vs
260.48 cm³
35.18% less body volume
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A shade shorter
106 mm
vs
110 mm
4 mm shorter
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Narrower
61 mm
vs
64 mm
3 mm narrower

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

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