Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of NX100 vs J1

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

NX100
8.1
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

NX100
6.5
Nikon 1 J1
10.0
Focus lag

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

NX100
8.3
Focus lag, continuous shooting and Startup delay

Reviews

What do the experts think?

NX100
9.0
Reviews from mirrorlessrumors.com, techradar.com, dpreview.com, photographyblog.com and 1 more

No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of NX100 vs Nikon 1 J1

Low light image quality Highest ISO setting that still achieves great image quality

NX100
563 ISO
Nikon 1 J1
372 ISO

Resolution Results from photos of standard resolution charts

NX100
2,200 LPH
Nikon 1 J1
2,600 LPH

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

NX100
431 ms
Nikon 1 J1
94 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

NX100
107 ms
Nikon 1 J1
74 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

NX100
1,100 ms
Nikon 1 J1
1,400 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

NX100
3 fps
Nikon 1 J1
60 fps

Features Key features of the NX100  vs Nikon 1 J1 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

NX100
14 MP
Nikon 1 J1
10 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

NX100
6,400 ISO
Nikon 1 J1
3,200 ISO

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

NX100
26.0 microns
Nikon 1 J1
11.6 microns

Reviews Word on the street

NX100  vs Nikon 1 J1 

7.7
6.9
Unusually for a kit zoom it covers only the 30-75mm equivalent range and offers no image stabilization - stabilization (either from the lens or camera body) is near universal in interchangeable lens camera kits, as are lenses that offer wide-angle capability equivalent to a 27 or 28mm lens on a film camera.
NX100

8.0
8.0
The large 14.6 megapixel APS-C CMOS megapixel sensor used in the NX100 produces noise-free JPEG images at ISO 100-400, with ISO 800 also looking good.
NX100

8.0
6.0

Overall

8.1 Out of 10
7.1 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

NX100  vs
Nikon 1 J1 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 14 MP 10 MP
Resolution 4592 x 3056 3872 x 2592
Size APS-C Nikon CX
Area 23.4 x 15.6 mm 13.2 x 8.8 mm
Crop factor 1.5x 2.7x
Pixel size 26.0 microns 11.6 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 3,200 ISO 100 ISO to 3,200 ISO
Codecs
RAW
JPEG
Tested vertical resolution 2,200 LPH 2,600 LPH
Tested horizontal resolution 2,200 LPH 2,600 LPH

focus system

Type Contrast detection Phase detection

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror None None
Viewfinder No No
Type N/A N/A
Coverage N/A N/A
Magnification N/A N/A
Display type N/A N/A
Display resolution N/A N/A

performance

Max continuous shooting 3 fps 60 fps
Continuous shooting
60 fps, JPEG
3 fps, JPEG
Focus lag 431 ms 94 ms
Shutter lag 107 ms 74 ms
Startup delay 1,100 ms 1,400 ms

video

NX100  vs
Nikon 1 J1 
Video 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps
Shoots video in 24p No No
Shoots high speed video No Yes
Autofocus while shooting video Contrast detection Phase detection
Autofocus type Contrast detection Phase detection

display

Type OLED LCD
Size 3" 3"
Resolution 614 k dots 460 k dots
Has a touch screen No No
Has a flip out screen No No
Supports live view Yes Yes

shutter

Min 30 s 30 s
Max 1/4000 s 1/16000 s

form factor

Size 120 x 71 x 35 mm 106 x 61 x 29.8 mm
Thickness 35 mm 29.8 mm
Weight 282 g 277 g
Is weather sealed No No

features

Includes a GPS No No
Supports HDR No No
Automatic panorama No No
Create realistic 3D images No No
Image stabilization
Samsung NX100
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Nikon 1 J1
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