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Olympus PEN E-PL3 vs Nikon 1 J1

Top 16 Reasons for the

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Compared to Nikon 1 J1

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Sizably more megapixels (photo)
Comment
12.3 MP
vs
10.1 MP
21.78% more megapixels (photo)
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Significantly larger sensor
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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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Noticeably lower noise at high ISO
Comment
499 ISO
vs
372 ISO
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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70
Has a flip-out screen
Comment
Yes
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No
Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
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Explicitly higher maximum light sensitivity
Comment
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.
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Has a stereo microphone
Comment
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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More battery power
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1150 mAh
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1020 mAh
12.75% more battery power
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40
Has a two-stage shutter
Comment
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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Supports AVCHD format
Comment
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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Has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Comment
Yes
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No
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
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Sizably faster flash X-sync
Comment
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 a HDMI output
Comment
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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Sizably longer exposure time
Comment
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
Comment
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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30
Considerably more lenses available
Comment
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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Has manual shutter speed
Comment
Yes
vs
No
This allows to manually set the shutter speed.

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

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Top 13 Reasons for the

Nikon 1 J1

Compared to Olympus PEN E-PL3

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Vastly more focus points
Comment
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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Measurably faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
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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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Reasonably better image quality
Comment
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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Lighter
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234 g
vs
264.78 g
30.78 g lighter
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A little better color depth
Comment
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. Source: DxOMark.
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Slightly higher pixel density
Comment
333 ppi
vs
326 ppi
2.15% higher pixel density
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Sizably faster maximum shutter speed
Comment
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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Way less body volume
Comment
192.69 cm³
vs
260.48 cm³
35.18% less body volume
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A little higher resolution
Comment
831x554 px
vs
783x587 px
0.16% higher resolution
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A lot wider dynamic range
Comment
11 Evs
vs
10.3 Evs
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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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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31
Narrower
Comment
106 mm
vs
110 mm
4 mm narrower
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Marginally shorter
Comment
61 mm
vs
64 mm
3 mm shorter

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