Sony Alpha NEX-3Nikon 1 J1
Top 45%1,367 points
Top 45%
Top 56%1,092 points
Top 56%
Sony Alpha NEX-3
Nikon 1 J1
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Top specs and features

Sony Alpha NEX-3 vs Nikon 1 J1: 57 facts in comparison

1. megapixels

40.59% more megapixels (main camera).
14.2MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
10.1MP

2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
23.4 x 15.6mm
Polaroid Snap: 81.2 x 25.4mm
13.2 x 8.8mm

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.
25
Sony Alpha a7 III: 693
135

4. continuous shooting at high resolution

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

5. noise

The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
830ISO
Sony Alpha a7 III: 3730ISO
372ISO

6. has a flip-out screen

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
Sony Alpha NEX-3
Nikon 1 J1
27% have it

7. 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.
12800 ISO
Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR: 1640000 ISO
6400 ISO

8. image quality

A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
68
Sony Alpha 7R II: 98
56

9. longer battery life

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

10. video recording (main camera)

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
720 x 30fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
1080 x 60fps

11. weight

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

12. color depth

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

13. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
1/4000s
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV: 1/32000s
1/16000s

14. has a stereo microphone

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Sony Alpha NEX-3
Nikon 1 J1
50% have it

15. 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.
12Evs
Nikon D810A: 14.8Evs
11Evs

16. pixel density

41.44% higher pixel density.
471ppi
Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S: 1437.5ppi
333ppi

17. 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.
Sony Alpha NEX-3
Nikon 1 J1
72% have it

18. has a built-in HDR mode

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

19. resolution

2x higher resolution.
1175 x 783px
Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S: 3680 x 2760px
831 x 554px

20. has a microphone in

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Sony Alpha NEX-3
Nikon 1 J1
25% have it

21. battery power

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

22. width

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

23. higher resolution (screen)

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
920k dots
Fujifilm X-T1 + XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS: 1040000k dots
460k dots

24. volume

40.28% less body volume.
299.59cm³
Fujifilm FinePix X-Pro1: 0cm³
187.51cm³

25. 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.
Sony Alpha NEX-3
Nikon 1 J1
17% have it

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