Here we are comparing two cameras with different body types: Panasonic ZS1, which was introduced in May 2009 is a Small Sensor Superzoom camera with a 10.0MP 1/2.5-inch sensor whereas Nikon 1 J3, which was introduced in November 2013 is a Entry-Level Mirrorless camera with a 14.0MP 1-inch sensor. As you can see, ZS1 is 4 years older than 1 J3. Let's see if this age difference between two cameras makes a big difference.
Comparing an interchangeble lens camera to a fixed lens camera is a bit tricky but we will do our best to make this a fair comparison.
Here is a brief look at the main features of Panasonic ZS1 and Nikon 1 J3 before getting into our more detailed comparison.
Let's read on the following sections in order to better understand in detail how Panasonic ZS1 and Nikon 1 J3 compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.