Updated (September 2011): Compare the Nikon 1 J1 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 vs Nikon 1 J1

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

60

Nikon 1 J1

33

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Long exposures
Longest exposure
60 seconds
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon 1 J1

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

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-LX5.

competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 Competitors

Fujifilm XQ1

Fujifilm XQ1

Pro digicam

$391

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$379

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Shutter lag More shutter lag
Nikon Coolpix P7100

Nikon Coolpix P7100

Pro digicam

$627

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Aperture Narrower aperture

Nikon 1 J1 Competitors

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Pro digicam

$998 - $1,050

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$436 body only

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 body only

$400 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Lens availability Significantly more lenses available
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

discussion

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