Nikon 1 J1Sony Alpha NEX-3
Top 44%847 points
Top 44%
Top 33%1,011 points
Top 33%
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1.Megapixels
2.Sensor size
3.Maximum light sensitivity
4.Continuous shooting at high resolution
5.Video recording
6.Longer battery life
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Nikon 1 J1 vs Sony Alpha NEX-3: 57 facts in comparison

1. megapixels

28.87% more megapixels.
10.10MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
14.20MP

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

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 a9: 693
25

4. noise

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

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

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

7. weight

63g lighter.
234g
HTC Re: 65.50g
297g

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

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
Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR: 1640000ISO
12800ISO

10. 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

11. video recording

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

12. 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

13. color depth

The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
21.50bits
HP Photosmart R927: 42bits
22.10bits

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

29.30% higher pixel density.
333ppi
Sony A7 II: 544ppi
471ppi

16. width

44mm narrower.
106mm
DxO One: 26.20mm
62mm

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
25% have it

18. height

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

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.
11Evs
Nikon D810A: 14.80Evs
12Evs

20. 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

21. volume

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

22. thickness

12.30mm thinner.
29mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 13mm
41.30mm

23. resolution

49.96% 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
1175 x 783px

24. battery power

7.37% more battery power.
1020mAh
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless + 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6: 4360mAh
950mAh

25. has a microphone in

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Nikon 1 J1
Sony Alpha NEX-3
24% have it

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
16% have it

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
35% have it

28. screen size

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

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
72% have it

30. 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
25% have it

31. 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
45% have it

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
53% have it

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
87% have it

34. has continuous autofocus when recording movies

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Nikon 1 J1
Sony Alpha NEX-3
65% have it

35. 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

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