Nikon 1 J1 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Winner
Nikon 1 J1

43

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

39

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon 1 J1

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
1,200 fps
Great color depth
Color depth
21.5 bits
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
60 fps
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
1400 ms startup delay
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Lens availability
Many lenses available
108 lenses
Sensor cleaning
Self cleaning sensor
Avoids dust in your photos

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 J5

Nikon 1 J5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$497 with 10-30mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Dynamic range More dynamic range
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
Nikon 1 S1

Nikon 1 S1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$199 with 11-2mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Weight Slightly lighter
Color depth Worse color depth
Nikon 1 V1

Nikon 1 V1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$500 with 10-30mm lens

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$220 body only

$363 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Slightly more shutter lag
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$322 body only

$380 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
Color depth Worse color depth
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$383 body only

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Size Larger

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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.