Top 25 Reasons for the Sony Alpha NEX-3

Top Eleven Reasons for the Nikon 1 J1

 
 
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Sony Alpha NEX-3 vs Nikon 1 J1

Top 25 Reasons for the

Sony Alpha NEX-3

Compared to Nikon 1 J1

239
Distinctly more megapixels (photo)
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14.2MP
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10.1MP
40.59% more megapixels (photo)

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179
Vastly larger sensor
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15.6 x 23.4mm
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8.8 x 13.2mm
3.14x larger sensor. The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.

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142
Sizably lower noise at high ISO
Comment
830ISO
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372ISO
2.23x 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
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Yes
vs
No
Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.

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110
Distinctly better image quality
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68
vs
56
12 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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95
Measurably 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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72
Marginally better color depth
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22.1bits
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21.5bits
2.79% better color depth. The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.

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69
Has a stereo microphone
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Yes
vs
No
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.

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67
Reasonably higher pixel density
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471ppi
vs
333ppi
41.44% higher pixel density

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60
Clearly higher resolution
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1175x783px
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831x554px
2x higher resolution

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58
Notably wider dynamic range
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12Evs
vs
11Evs
9.09% 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
Has a microphone in
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Yes
vs
No
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.

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56
Has a built-in HDR mode
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Yes
vs
No
It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).

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55
Appreciably higher resolution (screen)
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920k dots
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460k dots
460k dots higher resolution (screen). A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.

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51
Notably narrower
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62mm
vs
106mm
44mm narrower

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50
Has a built-in focus motor
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Yes
vs
No
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.

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45
Can create panoramas in-camera
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Yes
vs
No
It allows you to take multiple photos capturing different parts of the scene, and then joins them together into a single photo.

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45
Has a two-stage shutter
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Yes
vs
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
Comment
Yes
vs
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
Notably 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
vs
No
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

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34
Vastly more lenses available
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8
vs
4
4 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
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 Eleven Reasons for the

Nikon 1 J1

Compared to Sony Alpha NEX-3

143
Distinctly more focus points
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135
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25
110 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
Clearly faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
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60fps
vs
7fps
8.57x faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format. Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.

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102
Plenty lighter
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234g
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297g
63g lighter

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87
Significantly better video recording quality
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1080 x 60fps
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720 x 30fps
3x better video recording quality

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62
Significantly faster maximum shutter speed
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0.0000625s
vs
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
Modestly more battery power
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1020mAh
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950mAh
7.37% more battery power

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57
Substantially less body volume
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192.69cm³
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322.64cm³
1.67x less body volume

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56
Noticeably shorter
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61mm
vs
117mm
56mm shorter

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49
Way thinner
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29mm
vs
41.3mm
12.30mm thinner

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48
Has AF tracking
Comment
Yes
vs
No
With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.

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34
Can be controlled remotely
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Yes
vs
No
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.

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

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