Sony Alpha NEX-3Nikon 1 J1
Top 44%1,387 points
Top 44%
Top 55%1,105 points
Top 55%
Sony Alpha NEX-3
Nikon 1 J1
Top specs and features

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

1. megapixels

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

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.
Sony Alpha a7 III: 693

4. continuous shooting at high resolution

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

5. noise

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

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.
Sony Alpha 7R II: 98

9. weight

63g lighter.
HTC Re: 65.5g

10. video recording

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

11. longer battery life

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

12. color depth

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

13. 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

14. fastest shutter speed

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

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.
Nikon D810A: 14.8Evs

16. pixel density

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

17. 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

18. 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

19. width

44mm narrower.
DxO One: 26.2mm

20. 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

21. volume

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

22. resolution

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

23. 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

24. battery power

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

25. height

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

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