Nikon 1 J1Sony Alpha NEX-3
Top 44%852 points
Top 44%
Top 34%1,001 points
Top 34%
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Megapixels
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747 cameras
10.91MP - 19.73MP
NaN% of all camerasYes
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megapixels
sensor size
maximum light sensitivity
continuous shooting at high resolution
video recording
longer battery life
10.1
MP
14.2
MP
Panono Camera
108MP
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Nikon 1 J1 vs Sony Alpha NEX-3: 57 facts in comparison

1. megapixels

28.87% more megapixels (photo).
10.1MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
14.2MP
290
0

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
23.4 x 15.6mm
245
0

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
25
188
0

4. noise

The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
372ISO
Sony Alpha 7S: 3702ISO
830ISO
176
0

5. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
60fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps
7fps
172
0

6. has a flip-out screen

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
Nikon 1 J1
Sony Alpha NEX-3
26% have it
151
0

7. weight

63g lighter.
234g
HTC Re: 65.5g
297g
141
0

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
68
132
0

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
126
0

10. video recording

3x better video recording quality.
1080 x 60fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
720 x 30fps
115
0

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
114
0

12. color depth

The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
21.5bits
HP Photosmart R927: 42bits
22.1bits
87
0

13. has a stereo microphone

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Nikon 1 J1
Sony Alpha NEX-3
48% have it
84
0

14. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
0.0000625s
Canon EOS-1D C: 0.00000125s
0.00025s
81
0

15. pixel density

29.3% higher pixel density.
333ppi
Sony Alpha 7R: 544ppi
471ppi
77
0

16. width

44mm narrower.
106mm
DxO One: 26.2mm
62mm
76
0

17. has a built-in HDR mode

It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
Nikon 1 J1
Sony Alpha NEX-3
26% have it
73
0

18. 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: 14.8Evs
12Evs
72
0

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
920k dots
71
0

20. volume

40.28% less body volume.
192.69cm³
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 65.29cm³
322.64cm³
71
0

21. height

56mm shorter.
61mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm
117mm
71
0

22. thickness

12.3mm thinner.
29mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 13mm
41.3mm
70
0

23. resolution

49.96% higher resolution.
831 x 554px
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2: 1517 x 1920px
1175 x 783px
69
0

24. battery power

7.37% more battery power.
1020mAh
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless: 4360mAh
950mAh
69
0

25. has a microphone in

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Nikon 1 J1
Sony Alpha NEX-3
23% have it
67
0

26. Has a built-in focus motor

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.
Nikon 1 J1
Sony Alpha NEX-3
15% have it
62
0

27. Can create panoramas in-camera

It allows you to take multiple photos capturing different parts of the scene, and then joins them together into a single photo.
Nikon 1 J1
Sony Alpha NEX-3
36% have it
59
0

28. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
3"
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless: 4.8"
3"
58
0

29. 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
73% have it
56
0

30. 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
Sony Alpha NEX-3
43% have it
54
0

31. 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
Sony Alpha NEX-3
26% have it
54
0

32. 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
Sony Alpha NEX-3
52% have it
52
0

33. has a flash

A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
Nikon 1 J1
Sony Alpha NEX-3
88% have it
51
0

34. 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
44% have it
48
0

35. has continuous autofocus when recording movies

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Nikon 1 J1
Sony Alpha NEX-3
66% have it
48
0

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