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
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/16000 of a second
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
108 lenses
Battery life
Great battery life
360 shots
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 J5

Nikon 1 J5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$380 - $497 with 10-30mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Color depth Better color depth
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
Nikon 1 V1

Nikon 1 V1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$495 body only

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Nikon 1 S1

Nikon 1 S1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$330 with 11-2mm lens

Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Color depth Worse color depth

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$341 body only

$448 with 12-32mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Canon EOS M10

Canon EOS M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$449 with 15-45mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Lens availability Much fewer lenses available
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$279 body only

$312 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Size Slightly smaller
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

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