Nikon J3 have 1 inch sensor (2.7X crop factor) and Sony Alpha have APS-C sensor (1.5X Crop factor), From the beginning of comparison we know that Sony will sure give us better image quality than Nikon J3.
The Sony A5000 features 20.1 Mp Exmor APS HD APS-C CMOS Sensor and BIONZ X Image Processor on the other hand Nikon 1 J3 features 14.2MP CX High-Speed AF CMOS Sensor and EXPEED 3A Image Processor, take a look at the Major Specification Below.
Sony A5000 Major Features
- 20.1 Mp Exmor APS HD APS-C CMOS Sensor
- BIONZ X Image Processor
- 3.0″ 460.8k-Dot Tilting LCD Monitor
- Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
- Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
- Hand-held Twilight Mode and ISO 16000
- 25-Point Contrast Detection Autofocus
- Continuous Shooting up to 3.5 fps
- Photo Creativity and Picture Effects
- Sony 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Zoom Lens
Nikon 1 J3 Major Features
- 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 VR Zoom Lens
- 14.2MP CX High-Speed AF CMOS Sensor
- 3.0″ 921k-Dot LCD Monitor
- EXPEED 3A Image Processor
- 15fps Continuous Shooting with Autofocus
- Full HD 1920 x 1080/60i Video
- Motion Snapshot and Live Image Control
- Simultaneous HD Movie and Still Capture
- Compatible with WU-1b Mobile Adapter
Sony A5000 vs. Nikon 1 J3 Specification Comparison Table.
Megapixel: You get more megapixels with Sony A5000 when compared to Nikon 1 J3.
Bigger Sensor Size: The Sony A5000 comes with a bigger sensor compared to Nikon 1 J3; the bigger sensor of Nikon 1 J3 will sure give broad dynamic range, color depth, improved low light performance aka less noise in High ISO mode.
AF System: Sony A5000 features contrast based AF System only, on the other hand Nikon 1 J3 have Phase + contrast based (hybrid) AF system.
More AF points: Nikon 1 J3 has more AF points compared to Sony A5000, more AF point’s helps covers more area under AF points.
Better low light performance – The Sony A5000 features more ISO range compared Nikon 1 J3, the ISO range of Sony A5000 is upto 25600, and Nikon 1 J3 is limited to 6400 only.
Hence you will get more clear images with Sony A5000.
Better Shutter Range: Nikon 1 J3 features better shutter range compared to Sony A5000.
Top Continuous shooting speed: Nikon 1 J3 features fast shooting speed compared to Sony A5000.
Display: Sony A5000 has bigger and high resolution display compared to Nikon 1 J3.
Sony A5000 features tilting on the other hand Nikon 1 J3 have fixed display, so we get more flexibility while composing our shot with Sony A5000.
Battery Life (CIPA): Sony A5000 features more battery life compared to Nikon 1 J3.
Wireless connectivity: Sony A5000 has built-in WiFi+ NFC that enables wireless data transfer and remote shooting with any other NFC based smart device and other hand Nikon 1 J3 have WiFi only.
Dimensions: Nikon 1 J3 is smaller than Sony A5000.
Weight: Nikon 1 J3 lighter than Sony A5000.
High ISO Test Between Sony A5000 vs. Nikon 1 J3
Verdict: Sony have bigger sensor and more ISO range, on the other hand Nikon J3 have small sensor but features fast shooting speed and shutter range.