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

69

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

60

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
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
94 ms shutter lag
 

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Lens availability Much more lenses available
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$352 - $497 with 10-30mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Thickness Slightly thicker
Nikon 1 V1

Nikon 1 V1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$495 body only

$670 with 10-30mm lens

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$96 body only

$290 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-GX8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$998 - $1,496 body only

$1,174 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen type Has an OLED screen
Battery life Shorter battery life
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$574 body only

$797 with 12-32mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life

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