• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 10.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 18.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800

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Differences

Nikon J1 advantages over Canon EOS M10

  • Less expensive
    $399 vs $499
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Fast startup
    ~1.40 vs 2.5 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Less shutter lag
    0.09 vs 0.34 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    57.9 fps vs 4.6 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Canon EOS M10 advantages over Nikon J1

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.30 vs 3.41 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Higher effective ISO
    753 vs 372 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/200 vs 1/60 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Newer
    3 years vs 7 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More dots on screen
    1040k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    18.0 vs 10.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 27 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 12 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • On-sensor phase detect
    Both provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Very small body, with solid feel; Fast AF; No-nonsense interface. Excellent video capture, Good picture quality.

  • Body could be smaller for sensor size; High ISO isn't as good as other compact system cameras; Battery life below average; Weak flash; Confusing controls.

  • User-friendly design; great touchscreen interface; good image quality

  • No viewfinder; limited physical controls; sub-par continuous shooting; lacking video features

The Competition

Compared to Nikon V1

Nikon J1
Nikon V1
  • $399
  • 1 inch
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • Internal flash
  • $900
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Longer stills battery life
Canon EOS M10
Nikon V1
  • $724
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $900
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Fast startup

Compared to Nikon J3

Nikon J1
Nikon J3
  • $399
  • 1 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • $299
  • 1 inch
  • Higher effective ISO
  • More dots on screen
Canon EOS M10
Nikon J3
  • $724
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $299
  • 1 inch
  • Bulb shutter
  • Faster JPEG shooting

Compared to Nikon S1

Nikon J1
Nikon S1
  • $399
  • 1 inch
  • Wider angle kit lens
  • $199
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
Canon EOS M10
Nikon S1
  • $724
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $199
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bulb shutter

Compared to Samsung NX3000

Nikon J1
Samsung NX3000
  • $399
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Fast startup
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Canon EOS M10
Samsung NX3000
  • $724
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Samsung NX3300

Nikon J1
Samsung NX3300
  • $399
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $476
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Canon EOS M10
Samsung NX3300
  • $724
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $476
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • In-camera panoramas
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