Nikon 1 J3
Mirrorless Camera
vs Olympus E-PL3
Mirrorless Camera

What’s good about the Nikon 1 J3

Best price $377
  • Weighs a little bit less than the E-PL3 7.1 oz vs 9.34 oz
  • Smaller body size 11 in³ vs 16 in³
  • Thinner body for better pocket fit 1.1″ vs 1.46″
  • Higher sensor resolution 14.2 MP vs 12.3 MP
  • Higher resolution rear screen 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Newer camera February 2013 vs June 2011
  • Better video capture 1080p 30fps vs 1080i 60fps
  • Faster continuous shooting speed 15 shots per sec vs 6 shots per sec
  • Has HDR on-board E-PL3 does not have HDR

What’s good about the Olympus PEN E-PL3

Best price
$349
  • 36% more battery life 300 shots vs 220 shots
  • Slightly cheaper street price $349 vs $377
  • Significantly larger image sensor 225 mm² vs 116 mm²
  • Has longer exposure available 60 seconds vs 30 seconds
  • Better light sensitivity by 1 f-stop 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
  • Viewscreen flips out 1 J3 does not have a flip out viewscreen
  • Has a flash hot shoe connector 1 J3 does not

What the Nikon 1 J3 and Olympus E-PL3 have in common

  • Same viewscreen size 3.0″
  • interchangeable lenses
  • HDMI port
  • 3D capture
  • panorama mode
  • RAW capture

What’s missing from both the Nikon 1 J3 and the Olympus E-PL3

  • No GPS tagging
  • No waterproof housing
  • No external microphone jack
  • No Wi-Fi

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