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
Phase detection autofocus
Badge
fast and accurate
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
573 ISO
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Lens availability
Slightly more 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

$495 body only

$400 with 10-30mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
Nikon 1 J2

Nikon 1 J2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 with 10-30mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Color depth Worse color depth
Nikon 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$361 - $497 with 10-30mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$586 - $613 body only

$703 with 12-32mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Battery life Shorter battery life
Canon EOS M10

Canon EOS M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$449 - $469 with 15-45mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Lens availability Much fewer lenses available
Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$419 body only

$400 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Color depth Better color depth
Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO

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