84points

Nikon D800E

79points

Panasonic Lumix DC-G9

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Nikon D800E vs Panasonic Lumix DC-G9

Nikon D800E
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9
Nikon D800E
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9

Why is Nikon D800E 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
  • Is dustproof and water resistant
  • Has a built-in HDR mode
  • Has a two-stage shutter
  • Has manual shutter speed

Why is Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 better than Nikon D800E?

  • 174 more focus points
    225vs51
  • 5x faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
    20fpsvs4fps
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • 2x better video recording quality (main camera)
    2160 x 30fpsvs1080 x 30fps
  • 242g lighter
    658gvs900g
  • Has WiFi
  • Has built-in optical image stabilization
  • Has a microphone in

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Design

1.has a flip-out screen
Nikon D800E
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.

2.Weather sealed
Nikon D800E
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9

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

3.Is dustproof and water resistant
Nikon D800E
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9

Dustproof/water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1 meter.

4. more viewfinder coverage

100%

100%

With 100% coverage you can compose the image correctly when you capture the photo. With less than full coverage you may have to crop your photos afterwards to get them looking perfect.

Best

Leica Q-P

100%

5.has an optical viewfinder
Nikon D800E
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9

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.

6.Has a built-in focus motor
Nikon D800E
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9

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.

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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

35.9 x 24mm

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
Nikon D800E
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9

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

36.3MP

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
Nikon D800E
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9

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 30fps

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
Nikon D800E
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9

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
Nikon D800E
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9

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
Nikon D800E
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

5.supports AVCHD format
Nikon D800E
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9

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
Nikon D800E
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9

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
Nikon D800E
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9

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

2.has a microphone in
Nikon D800E
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.

3.number of microphones

2

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
Nikon D800E
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

5.has stereo speakers
Nikon D800E
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9

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

900shots

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
Nikon D800E
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9

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

3.has a rechargeable battery
Nikon D800E
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

4.has a battery level indicator
Nikon D800E
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

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Features

1.Has WiFi
Nikon D800E
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9

The device can connect to WiFi.

2.has an external memory slot
Nikon D800E
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9

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
Nikon D800E
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9

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
Nikon D800E
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9

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

5.Has dual card slots
Nikon D800E
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9

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
Nikon D800E
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9

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

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