Nikon 1 J1Sony Alpha NEX-3
Top 44%868 points
Top 44%
Top 33%1,030 points
Top 33%
Nikon 1 J1
Sony Alpha NEX-3
Top specs and features

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

1. megapixels

28.87% more megapixels.

2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
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.

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
Sony Alpha NEX-3
26% have it

7. weight

63g 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

3x better video recording quality.
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
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

29.3% higher pixel density.

16. width

44mm narrower.

17. higher resolution (screen)

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

18. 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

19. height

56mm shorter.

20. 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.

21. volume

40.28% less body volume.

22. thickness

12.3mm thinner.

23. resolution

49.96% higher resolution.

24. battery power

7.37% more battery power.

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

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