Nikon J1 or Nikon J3??

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Shaka04, Jul 13, 2014.

  1. Shaka04

    Shaka04 New Member

    Jul 13, 2014
    Evening guys,

    I have the option (2 different sellers) of buying either a J1 or a J3. They are being offered at the same price. Which one should I go for??

    I've heard pros and cons for both. The J3 has panoramic features, live screenshot, better user interface. But I've also heard that it doesn't take shots as well - images don't seem as colourful and true as much as the J1. Is this true? I've heard some people saying that the J3 can be seen as a step backwards from the J1.

    Can anyone help me? Same price for either. So... J1 or J3?

    Look forward to hearing your opinions....

  2. Nathan

    Nathan Regular

    May 11, 2014
    I'd go with the J3, shoot RAW, and post process to get whatever kind of jpeg you like.
  3. BillN

    BillN Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    IMHO you need a viewfinder

    I have just bought a second used V1 body, (less than £150), as a back up …….. I use it so much

    V1 with kit lens

    V1 with Nikon 300mm f4


    with Nikon 300mm prime and TC

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  4. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    I would also recommend a V1 ..... the viewfinder is a joy to use. If you will never use it, then I'd take the J3 over the J1.
  5. Nathan

    Nathan Regular

    May 11, 2014
    Agreed. I cannot fathom a camera without a viewfinder but since the OP was selecting between two without viewfinders....
  6. RT Panther

    RT Panther All-Pro

    Dec 25, 2012
    AW1! :tongue::biggrin: