Sony Alpha NEX-3Nikon 1 J1
Top 42%1,505 points
Top 42%
Top 54%1,176 points
Top 54%
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.
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 a9: 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 7S: 3702ISO
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. weight

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

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

10. 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

11. video recording

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

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. 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
49% have it

14. 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

16. pixel density

41.44% higher pixel density.
471ppi
Sony A7 II: 544ppi
333ppi

17. higher resolution (screen)

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
920k dots
Fujifilm FinePix X-Pro1: 1230000k dots
460k dots

18. 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

19. volume

40.28% less body volume.
299.59cm³
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 65.29cm³
187.51cm³

20. 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

21. height

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

22. resolution

2x higher resolution.
1175 x 783px
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2K + Lumix G Vario 14-42mm/ F3.5-5.6 ASPH./ MEGA O.I.S: 1517 x 1011px
831 x 554px

23. battery power

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

24. has a microphone in

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

25. thickness

12.3mm thinner.
41.3mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 13mm
29mm

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