Nikon 1 J1 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Winner
Nikon 1 J1

60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

54

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
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
94 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Lens availability
Slightly more 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 S1

Nikon 1 S1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$199 with 11-2mm lens

Weight Slightly lighter
Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X

Boutique

$595

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$317 - $497 with 10-30mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 with 14-42mm lens

Startup delay Less startup delay
True resolution Higher true resolution
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Nikon 1 J3

Nikon 1 J3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$599 with 10-100mm lens

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Touch screen No touch screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$96 body only

$250 with 14-42mm lens

Startup delay Significantly less startup delay
External flash Supports an external flash
Battery life Slightly 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.