Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 vs Samsung NX1

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4
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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
Longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 is 60ss maximum shutter speed. That's 30s longer than the Samsung NX1 (30ss). Read more

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

Lighter Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 has a weight of 480gg, but the Samsung NX1 is a 550gg digital camera (70g heavier). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Cheaper by $561
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 costs $560.90 less than the Samsung NX1.
10 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
Slightly better expert reviews
Based on 81 reviews, the average expert review score of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 is 92%, however the average rating of the Samsung NX1 is 89% (based on 90 reviews).
Better user reviews
Based on 192 reviews, the average user review score of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 is 96%, however the average rating of the Samsung NX1 is 91% (based on 31 reviews).
3 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Samsung NX1 is a 28.2MPMP digital camera. That's 12.15MP higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 (28.2MPMP). 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.

More total megapixel count Edit
The Samsung NX1 is a 30.7MPMP digital camera. That's 13.5MP more than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 (30.7MPMP).
76% higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Samsung NX1 is a 1.04xx lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.79x higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 (1.04xx). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
76% lower megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 is a 16.05MPMP digital camera. That's 12.15MP lower than the Samsung NX1 (28.2MPMP). 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.

79% less total megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 is a 17.2MPMP digital camera. That's 13.5MP less than the Samsung NX1 (30.7MPMP).
4x lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 is a 0.25xx lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.79x lower than the Samsung NX1 (1.04xx). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

Older by over one year
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 is 14 months older than the Samsung NX1.
6 Reasons Against
30s shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Samsung NX1 is a 30ss maximum shutter speed digital camera. That's 30s shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 (30ss). Read more

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

70g heavier Edit
The Samsung NX1 has a weight of 550gg, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 is a 480gg digital camera (70g lighter). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

More expensive by $561
The Samsung NX1 is $560.90 more expensive than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4.
Not as many stockists
The Samsung NX1 is only stocked by 8 retailers, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 is stocked by 18 sellers. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
Expert review Rating is a little Worse
The Samsung NX1 has an average expert score of 89%, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 has an average expert rating of 92% (based on 81 reviews).
User review Rating is Worse
The Samsung NX1 has an average user score of 91%, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 has an average user rating of 96% (based on 192 reviews).

Awards

18 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
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Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
Digital Versus: 5 Star
DP Review: Gold
Ephotozine: Editor's Choice
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18 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
CNET.com.au: Editor's Choice
Digital Versus: 5 Star
Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice
DP Review: Gold
Ephotozine: Editor's Choice
Expert Reviews: Best Buy
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PC Mag: Editor's Choice
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Date Released

34 months Ago 20 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel Count
16.05MP 28.2MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
BEST
Still Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3840 x 2160
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 2448 x 2448
 1712 x 1712
 1824 x 1368
 1824 x 1216
 1920 x 1080
 1824 x 1024
 3328 x 1872
BEST
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3840 x 2160
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 2448 x 2448
 1712 x 1712
 1824 x 1368
 1824 x 1216
 1920 x 1080
 1824 x 1024
 3328 x 1872
Maximum Image Resolution
 6480 x 4320
 6480 x 4320
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
Full-Frame Sensor Size
17.3 x 13 23.5 x 15.7
Total Megapixel Count
17.2MP 30.7MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 4/3
 4/3
BEST

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Body Material
 Magnesium
 Magnesium

Lens System

Digital Zoom
4x Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture
5.6 5.6
Minimum Aperture
3.5 3.5
Maximum Focal Length
280mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
28mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
14 - 140 16 - 50
Lens Structure
14/12 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount Interface
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Samsung NX
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Samsung NX
Aspheric Element
3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diaphragm Blades
7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
58mm 72mm
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 continuous
 spot
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 single
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 continuous
 spot
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
0.3m Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Point
Unknown - Click to provide data 205
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
BEST
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
Maximum ISO Speed
25,600 25,600
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
60s
BEST
30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
Flash Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data 11m
Flash Sync-Speed
1s
BEST
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
Shoe Mounting Point
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 4096 x 2160
 4096 x 2160
BEST
JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 60fps
Video Format
 MP4
 MOV
 M-JPEG
 H.265
 MP4
 MOV
 M-JPEG
 H.265
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 4096 x 2160
 640 x 480
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 4096 x 2160
 640 x 480
BEST
Resolution and Capture Speed
 3840x2160@24fps
 3840x2160@30fps
 4096x2160@24fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@25fps
BEST
 3840x2160@24fps
 3840x2160@30fps
 4096x2160@24fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@25fps
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD

Audio

Audio Format
 LPCM
 PCM
 AAC++
BEST
 LPCM
 PCM
 AAC++
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Maximum Memory Card Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 64GB
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 OLED
 OLED
Field of View
100% 100%
Display Resolution
1,037,000 pixels
BEST
1,036,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.5" Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Magnification Ratio
0.25x 1.04x
BEST
Viewfinder
 electrical
 Electronic
BEST
 electrical
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 3.0
 3.0
BEST

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Daylight
 Shade
 Halogen
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Daylight
 Shade
 Halogen
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Flash
 Custom modes
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Calm
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Calm
Self-Timer
2,3,10 2,30
Maximum Playback Zoom
4x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
BEST
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
Playback Mode
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Built-In Processor
Venus Engine Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment
-4 - 4 -4 - 2
Eye Relief
21mm 21mm
Scene Mode
 Portrait
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Portrait
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi
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
480g
BEST
550g
Height
93.4mm 102.3mm
Depth
83.9mm 65.8mm
Width
132.9mm 138.5mm
Lens Weight
265g Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Length
75mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Diameter
67mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight Including Battery
560g Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
1,860mAh 1,860mAh
Shot Per Battery Charge
500 shots 500 shots
Battery Voltage
7.2V Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
10 - 80 5 - 85
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

System Requirements

Minimum Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data Intel Core-i5 3xxx 3.4GHz

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.5 PE (Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8)/SILKYPIX Developer Studio 4.1 SE (Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8, Mac OS X v10.5 / v10.6 / v10.7 / v10.8)/LoiLoScope (trial) (Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8) I-Launcher, Power Media Player, Samsung Movie Converter, Samsung Raw Converter, Samsung DNG Converter
Included Cable
 USB
 USB

Technical Details

Viewfinder
Unknown - Click to provide data 2,360,000 pixels
Headphone Connectivity
 3.5 mm
 3.5 mm
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