85points

Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX

79points

Panasonic Lumix DC-G9

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Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX vs Panasonic Lumix DC-G9

Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9
Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9

Why is Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX better than Panasonic Lumix DC-G9?

  • Has phase detection autofocus for videos
  • Has phase detection autofocus for photos
  • Has AF tracking
  • Has an optical viewfinder
  • Has a two-stage shutter
  • Has manual shutter speed
  • Can be controlled remotely
  • 10.35% less body volume
    1096.74cm³vs1222.588cm³

Why is Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 better than Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX?

  • 174 more focus points
    225vs51
  • 3.33x faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
    20fpsvs6fps
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • 17g lighter
    658gvs675g
  • Has WiFi
  • Has sensor shift stabilization
  • Has 802.11n WiFi connection
  • Has a touch screen

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Design

1.has a flip-out screen
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Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.

2.has a silent focus motor built into the lens
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Lenses with built-in focus motor focus faster and more quietly than lenses without a focus motor which rely on the camera's body focus motor.

3.Weather sealed
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Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

4.has an optical viewfinder
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An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens sees. There is no time lag and they require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders which can drain battery life. They are also better in low light situations.

5.Has a built-in focus motor
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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.

6.weight

675g

658g

Best

HTC Re

65.5g

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Optics

1.focus points

51

225

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.

Best

Canon EOS R

5655

2.sensor size

23.5 x 15.6mm

17.3 x 13mm

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.

Best

Polaroid Snap

81.2 x 25.4mm

3.has AF tracking
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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.

4.megapixels

24.71MP

20.3MP

Best

Panono Camera

108MP

5.maximum light sensitivity

25600 ISO

25600 ISO

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.

Best

Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

1640000 ISO

6.Has phase detection autofocus for photos
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A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.

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Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 60fps

2160 x 30fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.

Best

Fujifilm X-T3

2160 x 60fps

2.Has phase detection autofocus for videos
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A phase detection autofocus system is faster than a contrast detection autofocus system. Even when recording scenes with a lot of fast movements, the videos are sharp and clear.

3.Has timelapse function
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A timelapse shows a long passage of time sped up. A series of photographs taken from the same position over a long period is joined together to create a short video. It is great way to capture things like the setting sun, or clouds moving across the sky.

4.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
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When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

5.supports AVCHD format
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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.

6.has a 24p cinema mode
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24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.

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Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
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A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.

2.has a microphone in
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A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.

3.number of microphones

1

2

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Canon EOS 200D

2

4.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
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With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

5.has stereo speakers
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Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

For example

Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7

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Battery

1. longer battery life

950shots

400shots

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.

Best

Nikon D3x

4400shots

2.has a removable battery
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The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

3.has a rechargeable battery
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The battery can be recharged and used over again.

4.has a battery level indicator
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An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

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Features

1.Has WiFi
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The device can connect to WiFi.

2.has an external memory slot
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The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.

3.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
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802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

4.can be controlled remotely
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A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.

5.Has dual card slots
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It has two memory card slots, allowing you to store more photos without switching cards. This is particularly useful on long shoots when you need more space.

6.has GPS
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GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.

For example

Leica M10-D

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Miscellaneous

1.Has focus motor
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Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.

2.Is a normal lens
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A normal lens is one that doesn't fall into another category such as wide angle or telephoto, and typically has a focal length between 35mm and 70mm. These lenses aren't tailored towards a specific type of photography, and so are quite versatile.

3.Has rounded aperture blades
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Similar to the number of aperture blades, rounded blades affect the way the light gets through to the sensor. Rounded blades, often only found on more expensive lenses, improve the appearance of the out-of-focus areas. This allows you to attain better, softer looking bokeh in your photos.

4.Front element doesn't rotate
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The front element doesn’t rotate. This is important if you use filters, as some such as polarising or gradient filters have to be orientated a certain way.

5.Includes lens hood
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It comes with a lens hood so that you don’t have to buy it separately. These are used to block strong light sources, such as the sun, from the lens to prevent glare and lens flare.

6.Has full-time manual focus
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With full-time manual focus, you can move the focus ring whilst it is in AF (autofocus) mode. This means that you can make manual adjustments once the AF has finished, without changing to manual mode.

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