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

44

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

38

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon 1 J1

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
1,200 fps
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
60 fps
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Phase detection autofocus
Badge
fast and accurate
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Lens availability
Many 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

Nikon 1 J2

Nikon 1 J2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 with 10-30mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Lowest price Cheaper
Color depth Worse color depth
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 J5

Nikon 1 J5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$359 - $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-GF1 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Pro digicam

$499

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$744 with 12-32mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$949 body only

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life

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Nikon 1 J1
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