• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 14.2 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 6400
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 200.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon J3 advantages over Sony RX100 VI

  • Less expensive
    $617 vs $998
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Slower slow-motion
    1200 fps vs 1000 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 2.86 vs 2.41 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Thinner
    28 mm vs 42 mm
    Thinner
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    60.0 fps vs 23.8 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Sony RX100 VI advantages over Nikon J3

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • 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
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/2000 vs 1/60 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Newer
    2 years vs 8 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More pixels
    20.1 vs 14.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/16000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • 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
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • 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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The Competition

Compared to Nikon J1

Nikon J3
Nikon J1
  • $617
  • 1 inch
  • Higher effective ISO
  • More dots on screen
  • $699
  • 1 inch
  • Bigger pixels
Sony RX100 VI
Nikon J1
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $699
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Nikon J2

Nikon J3
Nikon J2
  • $617
  • 1 inch
  • Higher effective ISO
  • More pixels
  • $550
  • 1 inch
  • Bigger pixels
Sony RX100 VI
Nikon J2
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $550
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Nikon J4

Nikon J3
Nikon J4
  • $617
  • 1 inch
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
  • $473
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
Sony RX100 VI
Nikon J4
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $473
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Panasonic ZS100

Nikon J3
Panasonic ZS100
  • $617
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Bigger pixels
  • $398
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
Sony RX100 VI
Panasonic ZS100
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $398
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Sony RX100 VII

Nikon J3
Sony RX100 VII
  • $617
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $1198
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Sony RX100 VI
Sony RX100 VII
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $1198
  • 1 inch
  • External Mic Jack
  • Newer
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