Updated (September 2011): Compare the Nikon 1 J1 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Nikon 1 J1 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Winner
Nikon 1 J1

67

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

58

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon 1 J1

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
1,200 fps
Great color depth
Color depth
21.5 bits
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
60 fps
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
108 lenses
Battery life
Great battery life
400 shots
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds

galleries

Explore our gallery of 46 sample photos taken by the Nikon 1 J1.
Explore our gallery of 15 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1.

competitors

Nikon 1 J1 Competitors

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Pro digicam

$585

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Image stabilization Image stabilization
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$438 body only

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$574 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$200 body only

$354 with 14-42mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$280 body only

$391 with 12-32mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$118 body only

$310 with 14-42mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life

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