Nikon 1 J1Olympus PEN E-PL3
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Nikon 1 J1
Olympus PEN E-PL3
Top specs and features

Nikon 1 J1 vs Olympus PEN E-PL3: 53 facts in comparison

1. megapixels

17.89% more megapixels.

2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
17.3 x 13mm

3. 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.

4. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.

5. noise

The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.

6. has a flip-out screen

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
Nikon 1 J1
Olympus PEN E-PL3
26% have it

7. weight

30.78g lighter.

8. image quality

A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.

9. 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.

10. longer battery life

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.

11. video recording

0% better video recording quality.
1080 x 60fps

12. has a stereo microphone

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Nikon 1 J1
Olympus PEN E-PL3
49% have it

13. color depth

The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.

14. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.

15. pixel density

2.15% higher pixel density.

16. width

4mm narrower.

17. higher resolution (screen)

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.

18. height

3mm shorter.

19. 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.

20. volume

26.03% less body volume.

21. battery power

11.3% more battery power.

22. resolution

0.16% higher resolution.

23. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.

24. has AF tracking

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.
Nikon 1 J1
Olympus PEN E-PL3
72% have it

25. has sensor shift stabilization

With sensor shift, the image sensor (rather than the lens) moves to counterbalance any vibration of the camera. This means the image will be stabilised regardless of what lens is being used.
Nikon 1 J1
Olympus PEN E-PL3
18% have it

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