Nikon 1 J1Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3
Top 43%863 points
Top 43%
Top 48%792 points
Top 48%
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Megapixels
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Top 95%
674 cameras
10.91MP - 19.73MP
NaN% of all camerasYes
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megapixels
sensor size
maximum light sensitivity
continuous shooting at high resolution
video recording
longer battery life

Nikon 1 J1 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3: 54 facts in comparison

1. megapixels

22.66% more megapixels.
10.10MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
13.06MP

2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
13.2 x 8.8mm
Polaroid Snap: 81.2 x 38mm
17.3 x 13mm

3. 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.
135
Sony Alpha a6500: 425
23

4. noise

The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
372ISO
Sony Alpha 7S: 3702ISO
459ISO

5. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
60fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps
7fps

6. weight

30g lighter.
234g
HTC Re: 65.50g
264g

7. image quality

A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
56
Sony Alpha 7R II: 98
50

8. maximum light sensitivity

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
6400ISO
Pentax KP: 819200ISO
6400ISO

9. video recording

0% better video recording quality.
1080 x 60fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
1080 x 60fps

10. longer battery life

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
230shots
Nikon D3x: 4400shots
340shots

11. color depth

The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
21.50bits
HP Photosmart R927: 42bits
20.60bits

12. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
0s
Canon EOS-1D C: 0s
0s

13. pixel density

2.15% higher pixel density.
333ppi
Sony A7 II: 544ppi
326ppi

14. width

1.70mm narrower.
106mm
DxO One: 26.20mm
107.70mm

15. 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.
11Evs
Nikon D810A: 14.80Evs
10.10Evs

16. height

6.10mm shorter.
61mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm
67.10mm

17. higher resolution (screen)

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
460k dots
Fujifilm FinePix X-Pro1: 1230000k dots
460k dots

18. volume

16.78% less body volume.
192.69cm³
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 65.29cm³
231.55cm³

19. thickness

3.50mm thinner.
29mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 13mm
32.50mm

20. resolution

0.16% higher resolution.
831 x 554px
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2K + Lumix G Vario 14-42mm/ F3.5-5.6 ASPH./ MEGA O.I.S: 1517 x 1920px
783 x 587px

21. battery power

8.51% more battery power.
1020mAh
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless + 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6: 4360mAh
940mAh

22. has built-in optical image stabilization

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.
Nikon 1 J1
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3
45% have it

23. Has a built-in focus motor

The focus motor moves the lens in order to autofocus. For system cameras, having a focus motor in the camera's body allows you to use a wide range of lenses, including lenses which do not have their own focus motor. For compact cameras, a focus motor is usually built-in.
Nikon 1 J1
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3
16% have it

24. has a touch screen

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
Nikon 1 J1
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3
22% have it

25. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
3"
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2: 4.80"
3"

26. has AF tracking

With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.
Nikon 1 J1
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3
72% have it

27. 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.
Nikon 1 J1
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3
25% have it

28. Is a system camera

A system camera has lots of changeable parts such as lenses, flashes and other accessories. They offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.
Nikon 1 J1
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3
44% have it

29. has touch autofocus

The autofocus is immediately set to the subject by just touching it on the touch screen.
Nikon 1 J1
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3
19% have it

30. 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.
Nikon 1 J1
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3
53% have it

31. has a flash

A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
Nikon 1 J1
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3
87% have it

32. 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
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3
44% have it

33. has continuous autofocus when recording movies

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Nikon 1 J1
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3
65% have it

34. has a serial shot mode

You can shoot multiple pictures in a row.
Nikon 1 J1
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3
88% have it

35. has a CMOS sensor

CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.
Nikon 1 J1
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3
68% have it

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