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10.91MP - 19.73MP
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108MP
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Nikon 1 J1 vs Sony Alpha NEX-3: 34 facts in comparison

1. megapixels

28.87% more megapixels (photo).
10.1MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
14.2MP
284
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
239
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
181
0

4. noise

The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
372ISO
Sony Alpha 7S: 3702ISO
830ISO
175
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
167
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6. has a flip-out screen

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
Nikon 1 J1
Sony Alpha NEX-3
25% have it
150
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7. weight

63g lighter.
234g
HTC Re: 65.5g
297g
140
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
129
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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 D5: 3280000ISO
12800ISO
126
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10. video recording

3x better video recording quality.
1080 x 60fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
720 x 30fps
108
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11. 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
85
0

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
81
0

13. 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
79
0

14. width

44mm narrower.
106mm
DxO One: 26.2mm
62mm
75
0

15. pixel density

29.3% higher pixel density.
333ppi
Sony A7: 544ppi
471ppi
75
0

16. 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

17. 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

18. height

56mm shorter.
61mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm
117mm
70
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19. volume

40.28% less body volume.
192.69cm³
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX55: 65.29cm³
322.64cm³
70
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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.
11Evs
Nikon D810A: 14.8Evs
12Evs
70
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21. thickness

12.3mm thinner.
29mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX55: 13mm
41.3mm
69
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22. battery power

7.37% more battery power.
1020mAh
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless: 4360mAh
950mAh
69
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23. 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
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24. 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
67
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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.
Nikon 1 J1
Sony Alpha NEX-3
14% have it
61
0

26. 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
58
0

27. 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
52
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28. 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
51
0

29. has continuous autofocus when recording movies

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Nikon 1 J1
Sony Alpha NEX-3
65% have it
48
0

30. has manual shutter speed

This allows to manually set the shutter speed.
Nikon 1 J1
Sony Alpha NEX-3
44% have it
46
0

31. flash sync speed

Flash synchronization is defined as the firing of a photographic flash coinciding with the shutter admitting light to the image sensor. In general, faster flash sync speeds are better if the photographer needs to flash-fill subjects that are backlit and wants to avoid motion blur, or wants to increase depth of field by using a high aperture.
0.01667s
Olympus Pen F: NaNs
0.00625s
40
0

32. 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
Sony Alpha NEX-3
51% have it
40
0

33. lenses

A bigger variety of brand lenses means that you have more options and can find one that suits your needs.
4
Nikon D5: 400
8
38
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34. has a HDMI output

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
Nikon 1 J1
Sony Alpha NEX-3
61% have it
36
0
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