Comparing Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 vs Nikon 1 J1

1. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

15 Reasons why Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 is better

Comparing Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 vs Nikon 1 J1

1.Sizably more megapixels (photo)
13.06MPvs 10.1MP (Nikon 1 J1)
2.Considerably larger sensor
17.3 x 13mmvs 13.2 x 8.8mm (Nikon 1 J1)
The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
3.Noticeably lower noise at high ISO
459ISOvs 372ISO (Nikon 1 J1)
The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
4.Has built-in optical image stabilization
Yesvs No (Nikon 1 J1)
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.
5.Has a built-in focus motor
Yesvs No (Nikon 1 J1)
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.
6.Supports AVCHD format
Yesvs No (Nikon 1 J1)
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.
7.Has a two-stage shutter
Yesvs No (Nikon 1 J1)
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.
8.Has a touch screen
Yesvs No (Nikon 1 J1)
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
9.Has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Yesvs No (Nikon 1 J1)
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
10.Has touch autofocus
Yesvs No (Nikon 1 J1)
The autofocus is immediately set to the subject by just touching it on the touch screen.
11.Considerably faster flash X-sync
0.00625svs 0.01667s (Nikon 1 J1)
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.
12.Has a HDMI output
Yesvs No (Nikon 1 J1)
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
13.Notably longer exposure time
60svs 30s (Nikon 1 J1)
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.
14.Has 3D photo/video recording capabilities
Yesvs No (Nikon 1 J1)
The device captures 3D still photos and/or 3D videos due to two separate lenses.
15.Wireless charging
Yesvs No (Nikon 1 J1)
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
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2. Nikon 1 J1

16 Reasons why Nikon 1 J1 is better

Comparing Nikon 1 J1 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

1.Considerably more focus points
135vs 23 (Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3)
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.
2.Considerably faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
60fpsvs 7fps (Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3)
Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
3.Noticeably better image quality
56vs 50 (Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3)
A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
234gvs 264g (Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3)
5.Better color depth
21.5bitsvs 20.6bits (Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3)
The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
6.Appreciably faster maximum shutter speed
0.0000625svs 0.00025s (Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3)
A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
7.A bit higher pixel density
333ppivs 326ppi (Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3)
8.A tad higher resolution
831 x 554pxvs 783 x 587px (Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3)
9.Slightly more battery power
1020mAhvs 940mAh (Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3)
10.Considerably wider dynamic range
11Evsvs 10.1Evs (Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3)
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.
11.Way less body volume
192.69cm³vs 231.55cm³ (Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3)
61mmvs 67.1mm (Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3)
106mmvs 107.7mm (Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3)
29mmvs 32.5mm (Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3)
15.Can be controlled remotely
Yesvs No (Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3)
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
16.Slow Motion
Can shoot 400 fps and can shoot 1200 fps☺
Nikon 1 J1
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