Nikon 1 S2 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

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Nikon 1 S2
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
One hundred and twelve more auto focus points Edit
The number of auto focus points on the Nikon 1 S2 is 135, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 only has 23 auto focus points.
30fps higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Nikon 1 S2 has a JPEG frame rate of 60fpsfps, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is only a 30fpsfps JPEG frame rate digital camera (30fps lower).
Vastly higher display resolution Edit
The Nikon 1 S2 has a display resolution of 460,000 pixels pixels, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is only a 1,036,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (459 pixels lower).
Fifty more shots per battery charge Edit
The Nikon 1 S2 takes 270 shots shots per battery charge, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 only takes 220 shots shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

User reviews are appreciably better
Based on 1 user review, the Nikon 1 S2 has an average review score of 100%, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 has an average rating of 90% (based on 27 reviews).
13 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is a 16MPMP digital camera. That's 1.8MP higher than the Nikon 1 S2 (16MPMP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

11% more total megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is a 16.84MPMP digital camera. That's 1.71MP more than the Nikon 1 S2 (16.84MPMP).
28% smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is a 22 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 6 smaller than the Nikon 1 S2 (22).
Two more aspheric elements Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 has three aspheric elements, however the Nikon 1 S2 only has one aspheric element.
52% higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 13 higher than the Nikon 1 S2 (25,600).
60% smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is a 125 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 75 smaller than the Nikon 1 S2 (125).
Longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 has a maximum camera shutter speed of 60ss. That's 30s longer than the Nikon 1 S2 (60ss). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Fourty-nine times shorter flash sync-speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 has a flash sync-speed of 0.02ss, however the Nikon 1 S2 is a 1ss flash sync-speed digital camera (0.98s longer).
15% lighter lens weight Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 has a lens weight of 70gg, however the Nikon 1 S2 is an 80gg lens weight digital camera (10g heavier).
Shorter lens length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is a 24mmmm lens length digital camera. That's 7mm shorter than the Nikon 1 S2 (24mmmm).
2mm smaller lens diameter Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 has a lens diameter of 55.5mmmm, whereas the Nikon 1 S2 is a 57.5mmmm lens diameter digital camera (2mm bigger).
Twenty-five more awards
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 has 26 awards from expert review sites, but the Nikon 1 S2 has 1 award.
Much better expert reviews
Based on 89 expert reviews, the average review score of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is 86%, whereas the average rating of the Nikon 1 S2 is 67% (based on 12 reviews).

Reasons Against

14 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Nikon 1 S2 has a megapixel count of 14.2MPMP, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is a 16MPMP digital camera (1.8MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

12% less total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon 1 S2 has a total megapixel count of 15.13MPMP, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is a 16.84MPMP digital camera (1.71MP more).
6 bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Nikon 1 S2 has a maximum aperture of 16, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is a 22 maximum aperture digital camera (6 smaller).
Only one aspheric element Edit
The Nikon 1 S2 has one aspheric element, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 only has three aspheric elements.
Lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon 1 S2 has a maximum ISO speed of 12,800, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera (13 higher).
75 bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon 1 S2 has a minimum ISO speed of 200, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is a 125 minimum ISO speed digital camera (75 smaller).
Significantly shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Nikon 1 S2 has a maximum camera shutter speed of 30ss, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is a 60ss maximum shutter speed digital camera (30s longer). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

98% longer flash sync-speed Edit
The Nikon 1 S2 is a 1ss flash sync-speed digital camera. That's 0.98s longer than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 (0.02ss).
13% heavier lens weight Edit
The Nikon 1 S2 is an 80gg lens weight digital camera. That's 10g heavier than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 (70gg).
Longer lens length Edit
The Nikon 1 S2 has a lens length of 31mmmm, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is a 24mmmm lens length digital camera (7mm shorter).
Bigger lens diameter Edit
The Nikon 1 S2 is a 57.5mmmm lens diameter digital camera. That's 2mm bigger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 (55.5mmmm).
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Fewer awards
Whilst the Nikon 1 S2 has received 1 award, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 has received 26 awards.
Appreciably Lower expert review Score
The average expert rating of the Nikon 1 S2 is only 67%, whereas the average expert rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is 86% (based on 89 reviews).
6 Reasons Against
Only 23 auto focus points Edit
The number of auto focus points on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is 23, but the Nikon 1 S2 only has 135 auto focus points.
Vastly lower JPEG frame rate Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is a 30fpsfps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 30fps lower than the Nikon 1 S2 (30fpsfps).
Vastly lower display resolution Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is a 1,036,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 459 pixels lower than the Nikon 1 S2 (1,036,000 pixels pixels).
Only 220 shots shots per battery charge Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 takes 220 shots shots per battery charge, however the Nikon 1 S2 only takes 270 shots shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Older by one month
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is one month older than the Nikon 1 S2.
User review Rating is much Worse
The average user rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is 90%, whereas the average user rating of the Nikon 1 S2 is 100% (based on 1 review).

Awards

1 Award
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended
26 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
3dnews.ru: Innovative Design
altomdata.dk: Recommended
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
Cnetfrance.fr: Editor's Choice
Digital Versus: 5 Star
digitallife.se: Recommended
DP Review: Gold
Ephotozine: Editor's Choice
Expert Reviews: Best Buy
focus-numerique.fr: Recommended
gagadget.com: Recommended
hi-tech.mail.ru/: Recommended
Imaging Resource.com: Dave's Pick
Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
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pcauthority.com.au: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
Pocket Lint: Editor's Choice
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

32 months Ago 33 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel Count
14.2MP 16MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
BEST
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 4592 x 3448
 4592 x 2584
 3424 x 3424
 3232 x 2424
 3232 x 2160
 3232 x 1824
 2416 x 2416
 2272 x 1704
 2272 x 1520
 1712 x 1712
 1824 x 1368
 1824 x 1216
 1920 x 1080
 1824 x 1024
 4592 x 3448
 4592 x 2584
 3424 x 3424
 3232 x 2424
 3232 x 2160
 3232 x 1824
 2416 x 2416
 2272 x 1704
 2272 x 1520
 1712 x 1712
 1824 x 1368
 1824 x 1216
 1920 x 1080
 1824 x 1024
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 4592 x 3448
 4592 x 3448
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
Full-Frame Sensor Size
13.1 x 8.8 173 x 130
Total Megapixel Count
15.13MP 16.84MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Maximum Waterproof Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data
Protection Feature
 Dust resistant
 Dust resistant

Lens System

Optical Zoom
2.5x
BEST
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 4x
Maximum Aperture
16 22
BEST
Minimum Aperture
3.5 3.5
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 64mm
Minimum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 24mm
Focal Length Range
30 - 110 12 - 32
Extra / Smart Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.4x
Lens Structure
8/6 8/7
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon 1
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Nikon 1
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
Aspheric Element
1 3
BEST
Diaphragm Blades
7 7
Filter Size
40.5mm 37mm

Focusing

Auto Focus
 continuous
 spot
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 single
 flexible spot
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 continuous
 spot
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 single
 flexible spot
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.2m
Auto Focus Point
135
BEST
23
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 64
 80
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 125
 25600
 25
 64
 80
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 125
 25600
 25
Maximum ISO Speed
12,800 25,600
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
200 125
BEST
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s 60s
BEST
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Shutter Speed Setting
 B
 B
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Auto
Flash Guide
5m Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Sync-Speed
1s 0.02s
BEST
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
60fps
BEST
30fps
Video Format
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 240
 320 x 120
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 240
 320 x 120
 640 x 480
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@30fps
BEST
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Audio Format
 AAC++
 AAC++
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Memory Card
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 SDXC
BEST
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Field of View
Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
Display Resolution
460,000 pixels
BEST
1,036,000 pixels

Ports & Interfaces

USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB A
 Micro-USB A
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Micro-USB A
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB A
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
Photo Effect
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Skin tones
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Skin tones
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 RAW
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 RAW
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Slide show
 Single image
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Slide show
 Single image
 Thumbnails
Scene Mode
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Self-portrait
 Children
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Self-portrait
 Children
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
190g
BEST
70g
Height
60.8mm 54.9mm
Depth
29.4mm 30.4mm
Width
110mm 98.5mm
Lens Weight
80g 70g
BEST
Lens Length
31mm 24mm
BEST
Lens Diameter
57.5mm 55.5mm
BEST
Weight Including Battery
230g 204g
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
EN-EL22 H-H020A
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 680mAh
Shot Per Battery Charge
270 shots
BEST
220 shots
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.2V

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 32 - 104
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 10 - 80
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.2 AE

Other Features

Interface
Unknown - Click to provide data - USB 2.0 High Speed Multi
Dimension
Unknown - Click to provide data 98.5 x 54.9 x 23.5
Aperture Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5 - 5.6
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspect Ratio
 1:1
 3:2
 4:3
 16:9
 1:1
 3:2
 4:3
 16:9

Technical Details

Continuous Shooting Speed (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data
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