Nikon 1 J1 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Winner
Nikon 1 J1

69

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

62

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon 1 J1

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
1,200 fps
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
60 fps
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
1400 ms startup delay
Phase detection autofocus
Badge
fast and accurate
 

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

$350 body only

$630 with 10-30mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Nikon 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$361 - $497 with 10-30mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
Canon EOS M10

Canon EOS M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 with 15-45mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$118 body only

$290 with 14mm lens

External flash Supports an external flash
Battery life Shorter battery life
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$367 - $379 with 16-50mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Touch screen No touch screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$460 with 14-42mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
External flash Supports an external flash
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

discussion

Nikon 1 J1
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.