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Nikon 1 J1 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Top 15 Reasons for the

Nikon 1 J1

Compared to Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

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85
Considerably more focus points
Comment
135
vs
23
112 more focus points. The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
anonymous
80
Measurably faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
Comment
60 fps
vs
7 fps
8.57x faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format. Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
anonymous
71
Noticeably better image quality
Comment
56
vs
50
6 better image quality. A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
anonymous
58
Lighter
Comment
234 g
vs
264 g
30 g lighter
anonymous
52
Better color depth
Comment
21.5 bits
vs
20.6 bits
4.37% better color depth. The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
anonymous
49
A bit more battery power
Comment
1020 mAh
vs
940 mAh
8.51% more battery power
anonymous
49
A little higher pixel density
Comment
333 ppi
vs
326 ppi
2.15% higher pixel density
anonymous
48
Significantly faster maximum shutter speed
Comment
0.0000625 s
vs
0.00025 s
4x faster maximum shutter speed. A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
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46
Less body volume
Comment
192.69 cm³
vs
231.55 cm³
20.17% less body volume
anonymous
44
A bit higher resolution
Comment
831x554 px
vs
783x587 px
0.16% higher resolution
anonymous
41
Vastly wider dynamic range
Comment
11 Evs
vs
10.1 Evs
8.91% wider dynamic range. The better the dynamic range the system captures a wider number of values from dark to light leading to more details in low and highlights. Source: DxOMark.
anonymous
34
Marginally narrower
Comment
106 mm
vs
107.7 mm
1.70 mm narrower
anonymous
30
Shorter
Comment
61 mm
vs
67.1 mm
6.10 mm shorter
anonymous
29
Thinner
Comment
29 mm
vs
32.5 mm
3.50 mm thinner
anonymous
25
Can be controlled remotely
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.

Nikon 1 J1 is better than Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 because...

Yes
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No

Top 15 Reasons for the

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Compared to Nikon 1 J1

anonymous
108
Notably more megapixels (photo)
Comment
13.06 MP
vs
10.1 MP
29.31% more megapixels (photo)
anonymous
95
Explicitly larger sensor
Comment
13 x 17.3 mm
vs
8.8 x 13.2 mm
1.94x larger sensor. The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
anonymous
89
Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Comment
459 ISO
vs
372 ISO
23.39% lower noise at high ISO. The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
anonymous
43
Has built-in optical image stabilization
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect vibrations of the camera. The lens and / or sensor move in response, adjusting the optical path. This ensures that any motion is corrected before the sensor captures the image.
anonymous
40
Has a built-in focus motor
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The focus motor moves the lens in order to autofocus. With it built into the camera, you still have the function when using a lens without its own motor. This allows you to use a wider range of lenses.
anonymous
40
Has a two-stage shutter
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A two-stage shutter is good for taking photos like a pro; apply pressure to the button in order for the lens to focus, and then press it fully to capture the photograph.
anonymous
37
Supports AVCHD format
Comment
Yes
vs
No
AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It's a standard popular among professional cameras and camcorders.
anonymous
35
Has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Comment
Yes
vs
No
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
anonymous
33
Has touch autofocus
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The autofocus is immediately set to the subject by just touching it on the touch screen.
anonymous
32
Significantly faster flash X-sync
Comment
0.00625 s
vs
0.01667 s
2.67x faster flash X-sync. Flash synchronization is defined as the firing of a photographic flash coinciding with the shutter admitting light to the image sensor. In general, faster flash sync speeds are better if the photographer needs to flash-fill subjects that are backlit and wants to avoid motion blur, or wants to increase depth of field by using a high aperture.
anonymous
32
Has a HDMI output
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
anonymous
30
Has 3D photo/video recording capabilities
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The device captures 3D still photos and/or 3D videos due to two separate lenses.
anonymous
30
Clearly longer exposure time
Comment
60 s
vs
30 s
30 s longer exposure time. When the camera shutter is open for a long time, more light is absorbed by the sensor. You can use this slow shutter speed to produce vivid night time photography, or capture the trajectory of moving objects such as motorway traffic.
anonymous
30
Has a touch screen
Comment
Yes
vs
No
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
anonymous
26
Wireless charging
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 is better than Nikon 1 J1 because...

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No

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