Nikon 1 J1 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Winner
Nikon 1 J1

67

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

61

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon 1 J1

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
1,200 fps
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
60 fps
Phase detection autofocus
Badge
fast and accurate
Thin
Thickness
1.2"
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Lens availability
Many lenses available
108 lenses
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

galleries

Explore our gallery of 46 sample photos taken by the Nikon 1 J1.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3.

competitors

Nikon 1 J1 Competitors

Nikon 1 V1

Nikon 1 V1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$495 body only

$580 with 10-30mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Nikon 1 J3

Nikon 1 J3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$498 with 10-30mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Canon EOS M

Canon EOS M

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$367 - $779 body only

$549 - $899 with 15-45mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$280 body only

$391 with 12-32mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Samsung NX1000

Samsung NX1000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$440 with 20-50mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Touch screen No touch screen
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$503 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Touch screen No touch screen

discussion

Nikon 1 J1
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Axelander (3:41 PM, November 06, 2011)
could you kindly elaborate?
 
Rogue Friss (7:40 PM, November 02, 2011)
is the J1 really better?
 
Avatar for Alexandru Stoian Alexandru Stoian (9:01 AM, October 04, 2011)
The Panasonic GF-3 is a far superior camera in all imaginable aspects.