Nikon 1 J1 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Winner
Nikon 1 J1

44

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

39

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
Large screen
Screen size
3"
 

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
Screen size
Large screen
3"

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

$650 with 10-30mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
Nikon 1 S1

Nikon 1 S1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$299 with 11-2mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Color depth Worse color depth
Nikon 1 J3

Nikon 1 J3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$180 body only

$480 with 10-30mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Color depth Worse color depth

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$286 body only

$377 with 14-42mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Color depth Worse color depth
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$250 body only

$900 with 14-45mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$200 body only

$350 with 14mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Battery life Shorter battery life

discussion

Nikon 1 J1
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3
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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.