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

64

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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
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Lens availability
Many lenses available
108 lenses

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

$580 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

$348 - $497 with 10-30mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Overall image quality Much better image quality
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
Nikon 1 V3

Nikon 1 V3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,097 body only

$1,197 - $1,497 with 10-30mm lens

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$591 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Size Significantly larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$200 body only

$354 with 14-42mm lens

Size Slightly smaller
Thickness Slightly thinner
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Samsung NX1000

Samsung NX1000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$440 with 20-50mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Touch screen No touch screen

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