Nikon 1 J1 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3
Top 15 Reasons for the
Nikon 1 J1
Compared to Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3
Significantly more focus points
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.
Distinctly faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
8.57x faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format. Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
Notably better image quality
6 better image quality. A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
30 g lighter
Better color depth
4.37% better color depth. The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
A bit more battery power
8.51% more battery power
Appreciably faster maximum shutter speed
4x faster maximum shutter speed. A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
Somewhat higher pixel density
2.15% higher pixel density
Clearly wider dynamic range
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.
A bit higher resolution
0.16% higher resolution
Less body volume
20.17% less body volume
A shade narrower
1.70 mm narrower
6.10 mm shorter
3.50 mm thinner
Can be controlled remotely
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...
Top 15 Reasons for the
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3
Compared to Nikon 1 J1
Considerably more megapixels (photo)
29.31% more megapixels (photo)
Substantially larger sensor
13 x 17.3 mm
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.
Clearly lower noise at high ISO
23.39% lower noise at high ISO. The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
Has built-in optical image stabilization
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.
Has a built-in focus motor
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.
Has a two-stage shutter
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.
Supports AVCHD format
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.
Has continuous autofocus when recording movies
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Has a touch screen
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
Has touch autofocus
The autofocus is immediately set to the subject by just touching it on the touch screen.
Significantly faster flash X-sync
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.
Has a HDMI output
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
Has 3D photo/video recording capabilities
The device captures 3D still photos and/or 3D videos due to two separate lenses.
Considerably longer exposure time
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.
The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.