Comparing Nikon 1 J1 vs Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX

1. Nikon 1 J1

9 Reasons why Nikon 1 J1 is better

Comparing Nikon 1 J1 vs Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX

1.Noticeably more focus points
135vs 51 (Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX)
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.
2.Substantially faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
60fpsvs 6fps (Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX)
Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
3.Lighter
234gvs 675g (Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX)
4.Significantly faster maximum shutter speed
0.0000625svs 0.000125s (Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX)
A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
5.Narrower
106mmvs 135.5mm (Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX)
6.Shorter
61mmvs 106.5mm (Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX)
7.Substantially less body volume
192.69cm³vs 1096cm³ (Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX)
8.Thinner
29mmvs 76mm (Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX)
9.Slow Motion
Can shoot 400 fps and can shoot 1200 fps☺
Nikon 1 J1
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2. Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX

42 Reasons why Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX is better

Comparing Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX vs Nikon 1 J1

1.Distinctly more megapixels (photo)
24.71MPvs 10.1MP (Nikon 1 J1)
2.Explicitly larger sensor
23.5 x 15.6mmvs 13.2 x 8.8mm (Nikon 1 J1)
The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
3.Notably lower noise at high ISO
1256ISOvs 372ISO (Nikon 1 J1)
The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
4.Explicitly better image quality
83vs 56 (Nikon 1 J1)
A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
5.Explicitly higher maximum light sensitivity
25600ISOvs 6400ISO (Nikon 1 J1)
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.
6.Significantly better color depth
24.2bitsvs 21.5bits (Nikon 1 J1)
The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
7.Faster video autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting movies
Yesvs No (Nikon 1 J1)
A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper movies.
8.Has a stereo microphone
Yesvs No (Nikon 1 J1)
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
9.Has a 24p cinema mode
Yesvs No (Nikon 1 J1)
24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.
10.Significantly higher pixel density
500ppivs 333ppi (Nikon 1 J1)
11.Sizably higher resolution (screen)
1228k dotsvs 460k dots (Nikon 1 J1)
A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
12.Clearly more battery power
1900mAhvs 1020mAh (Nikon 1 J1)
13.Noticeably wider dynamic range
13.7Evsvs 11Evs (Nikon 1 J1)
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.
14.Has a microphone in
Yesvs No (Nikon 1 J1)
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
15.Significantly higher resolution
1,280 x 960pxvs 831 x 554px (Nikon 1 J1)
16.Has a built-in focus motor
Yesvs No (Nikon 1 J1)
The focus motor moves the lens in order to autofocus. For system cameras, having a focus motor in the camera's body allows you to use a wide range of lenses, including lenses which do not have their own focus motor. For compact cameras, a focus motor is usually built-in.
17.Has timelapse function
Yesvs No (Nikon 1 J1)
A timelapse shows a long passage of time sped up. A series of photographs taken from the same position over a long period is joined together to create a short video. It is great way to capture things like the setting sun, or clouds moving across the sky.
18.Sizably bigger screen size
3.2"vs 3" (Nikon 1 J1)
The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
19.Faster photo autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting pictures
Yesvs No (Nikon 1 J1)
A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper images.
20.Weather sealed
Yesvs No (Nikon 1 J1)
Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
21.Has a two-stage shutter
Yesvs No (Nikon 1 J1)
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.
22.Distinctly less shutter lag
0.052svs 0.094s (Nikon 1 J1)
The amount of time it takes the camera to take a photo, without having to focus.
23.Has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Yesvs No (Nikon 1 J1)
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
24.Has an optical viewfinder
Yesvs No (Nikon 1 J1)
An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens sees. There is no time lag and they require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders which can drain battery life. They are also better in low light situations.
25.Has manual shutter speed
Yesvs No (Nikon 1 J1)
This allows to manually set the shutter speed.
26.Measurably less startup delay
0.13svs 1.4s (Nikon 1 J1)
It takes less time for the camera to turn on and take a first picture.
27.Has a hot shoe
Yesvs No (Nikon 1 J1)
A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.
28.Substantially faster flash X-sync
0.004svs 0.01667s (Nikon 1 J1)
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.
29.Has dual card slots
Yesvs No (Nikon 1 J1)
It has two memory card slots, allowing you to store more photos without switching cards. This is particularly useful on long shoots when you need more space.
30.Has a HDMI output
Yesvs No (Nikon 1 J1)
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
31.A battery charger come with the Nikon D7100
No external battery charger.
32.Olympus E-M5
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
Yesvs No (Nikon 1 J1)
Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX
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