Updated (April 2012): Compare the Nikon 1 J1 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Nikon 1 J1 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

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Nikon 1 J1

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

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Reasons to buy the Nikon 1 J1

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
1,200 fps
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
60 fps
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
94 ms shutter lag
Phase detection autofocus
Badge
fast and accurate
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Lens availability
Many lenses available
108 lenses
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds

galleries

Explore our gallery of 46 sample photos taken by the Nikon 1 J1.
Explore our gallery of 5 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5.

competitors

Nikon 1 J1 Competitors

Nikon 1 V1

Nikon 1 V1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$774 with 10-30mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Nikon 1 J2

Nikon 1 J2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$400 with 10-30mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Color depth Worse color depth
Nikon 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$400 - $1,047 with 10-100mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Color depth Better color depth
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$180 body only

$265 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Thickness Slightly thinner
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Canon EOS M10

Canon EOS M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$816 body only

$449 with 15-45mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Lens availability Much fewer lenses available
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Battery life Shorter battery life

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