Nikon 1 J1Olympus PEN E-PL3
Top 43%863 points
Top 43%
Top 46%817 points
Top 46%
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maximum light sensitivity
continuous shooting at high resolution
video recording
longer battery life

Nikon 1 J1 vs Olympus PEN E-PL3: 52 facts in comparison

1. megapixels

17.89% more megapixels.
10.10MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
12.30MP

2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
13.2 x 8.8mm
Polaroid Snap: 81.2 x 38mm
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.
135
Sony Alpha a6500: 425
35

4. noise

The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
372ISO
Sony Alpha 7S: 3702ISO
499ISO

5. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
60fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps
5.50fps

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.
234g
HTC Re: 65.50g
264.78g

8. image quality

A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
56
Sony Alpha 7R II: 98
52

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.
6400ISO
Pentax KP: 819200ISO
12800ISO

10. video recording

0% better video recording quality.
1080 x 60fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
1080 x 60fps

11. longer battery life

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
230shots
Nikon D3x: 4400shots
330shots

12. color depth

The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
21.50bits
HP Photosmart R927: 42bits
20.90bits

13. 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
48% have it

14. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
0s
Canon EOS-1D C: 0s
0s

15. pixel density

2.15% higher pixel density.
333ppi
Sony A7 II: 544ppi
326ppi

16. width

4mm narrower.
106mm
DxO One: 26.20mm
110mm

17. 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.
11Evs
Nikon D810A: 14.80Evs
10.30Evs

18. height

3mm shorter.
61mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm
64mm

19. higher resolution (screen)

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
460k dots
Fujifilm FinePix X-Pro1: 1230000k dots
460k dots

20. volume

26.03% less body volume.
192.69cm³
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 65.29cm³
260.48cm³

21. battery power

11.30% more battery power.
1020mAh
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless + 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6: 4360mAh
1150mAh

22. resolution

0.16% higher resolution.
831 x 554px
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2K + Lumix G Vario 14-42mm/ F3.5-5.6 ASPH./ MEGA O.I.S: 1517 x 1920px
783 x 587px

23. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
3"
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2: 4.80"
3"

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. Is a system camera

A system camera has lots of changeable parts such as lenses, flashes and other accessories. They offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.
Nikon 1 J1
Olympus PEN E-PL3
44% have it

26. supports AVCHD format

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.
Nikon 1 J1
Olympus PEN E-PL3
25% have it

27. has a two-stage shutter

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.
Nikon 1 J1
Olympus PEN E-PL3
53% have it

28. has a flash

A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
Nikon 1 J1
87% have it

29. can be controlled remotely

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
Nikon 1 J1
Olympus PEN E-PL3
44% have it

30. has continuous autofocus when recording movies

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Nikon 1 J1
Olympus PEN E-PL3
65% have it

31. has manual shutter speed

This allows to manually set the shutter speed.
Nikon 1 J1
Olympus PEN E-PL3
45% have it

32. has a serial shot mode

You can shoot multiple pictures in a row.
Nikon 1 J1
Olympus PEN E-PL3
88% have it

33. has a CMOS sensor

CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.
Nikon 1 J1
Olympus PEN E-PL3
68% have it

34. shoots raw

A raw image file contains minimally processed data from the image sensor. Raw files are so named because they are not yet processed and therefore are not ready to be printed or edited with a bitmap graphics editor.
Nikon 1 J1
Olympus PEN E-PL3
56% have it

35. Has a hot shoe

A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.
Nikon 1 J1
Olympus PEN E-PL3
52% have it

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