Top 16 Reasons for the Olympus PEN E-PL3

Top 13 Reasons for the Nikon 1 J1

 
 
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Top 16 Reasons for the

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Compared to Nikon 1 J1

239
Explicitly more megapixels (photo)
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12.3MP
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10.1MP
21.78% more megapixels (photo)

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178
Noticeably larger sensor
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13 x 17.3mm
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8.8 x 13.2mm
1.94x larger sensor. The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.

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141
Substantially lower noise at high ISO
Comment
499ISO
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372ISO
34.14% lower noise at high ISO. The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.

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123
Has a flip-out screen
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.

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95
Vastly higher maximum light sensitivity
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12800ISO
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6400ISO
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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69
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.

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60
More battery power
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1150mAh
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1020mAh
12.75% more battery power

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45
Has a two-stage shutter
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Yes
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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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43
Supports AVCHD format
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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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41
Has continuous autofocus when recording movies
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Yes
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No
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

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39
Has manual shutter speed
Comment
Yes
vs
No
This allows to manually set the shutter speed.

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37
Explicitly faster flash X-sync
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0.00625s
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0.01667s
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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35
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.

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34
Sizably more lenses available
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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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33
Substantially longer exposure time
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60s
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30s
30s 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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33
Has a hot shoe
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Yes
vs
No
A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.

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Top 13 Reasons for the

Nikon 1 J1

Compared to Olympus PEN E-PL3

143
Vastly more focus points
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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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128
Appreciably faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
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60fps
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5.5fps
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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109
Way better image quality
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56
vs
52
4 better image quality. A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.

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102
Lighter
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234g
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264.78g
30.78g lighter

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71
A bit better color depth
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21.5bits
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20.9bits
2.87% better color depth. The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.

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67
Somewhat higher pixel density
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333ppi
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326ppi
2.15% higher pixel density

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62
Considerably faster maximum shutter speed
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0.0000625s
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0.00025s
4x faster maximum shutter speed. A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.

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60
Marginally higher resolution
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831x554px
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783x587px
0.16% higher resolution

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58
Much wider dynamic range
Comment
11Evs
vs
10.3Evs
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. Source: DxOMark.

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57
A lot less body volume
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192.69cm³
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260.48cm³
35.18% less body volume

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56
A little shorter
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61mm
vs
64mm
3mm shorter

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51
Narrower
Comment
106mm
vs
110mm
4mm narrower

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41
Has a flash
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.

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Slow Motion
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Can shoot 400 fps and can shoot 1200 fps☺

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