Updated (September 2011): Compare the Nikon 1 J1 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 vs Nikon 1 J1

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

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Nikon 1 J1

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
506 ISO
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Many lenses available
Lens availability
108 lenses
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon 1 J1

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
1,200 fps
Color depth
Great color depth
21.5 bits
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
60 fps
Badge
Phase detection autofocus
fast and accurate

galleries

Explore our gallery of 46 sample photos taken by the Nikon 1 J1.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2.

competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$250 body only

$900 with 14-45mm lens

Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Samsung NX Mini

Samsung NX Mini

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$348 body only

$485 with 9mm lens

Battery life Much longer battery life
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Lens availability Much fewer lenses available
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$341 body only

$433 with 12-32mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life

Nikon 1 J1 Competitors

Nikon 1 V1

Nikon 1 V1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$495 body only

$650 with 10-30mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
Nikon 1 S1

Nikon 1 S1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$299 with 11-2mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Color depth Worse color depth
Nikon 1 J3

Nikon 1 J3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$180 body only

$477 with 10-30mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Color depth Worse color depth

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