Nikon 1 S2 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5

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Nikon 1 S2
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
50% higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Nikon 1 S2 is a 60fpsfps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 30fps higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 (30fpsfps).
270 shots shots per battery charge Edit
The Nikon 1 S2 is a digital camera that takes 270 shots shots per battery charge, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 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.

Better user reviews
Based on 1 user review, the average review score of the Nikon 1 S2 is 100%, but the average rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is 93% (based on 17 reviews).
14 Reasons For
12% higher megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 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.

1.71MP more total megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 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-GM5 is a 22 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 6 smaller than the Nikon 1 S2 (22).
52% higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 13 higher than the Nikon 1 S2 (25,600).
100 smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 100 smaller than the Nikon 1 S2 (100).
Longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is a 60ss maximum shutter speed digital camera. 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-GM5 has a flash sync-speed of 0.02ss, whereas the Nikon 1 S2 is a 1ss flash sync-speed digital camera (0.98s longer).
51% higher display resolution Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is a 921,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 461 pixels higher than the Nikon 1 S2 (921,000 pixels pixels).
Marginally lighter Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has a weight of 180gg, whereas the Nikon 1 S2 is a 190gg digital camera (10g 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.

10g lighter lens weight Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has a lens weight of 70gg, whereas the Nikon 1 S2 is an 80gg lens weight digital camera (10g heavier).
Shorter lens length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 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-GM5 has a lens diameter of 55.5mmmm, but the Nikon 1 S2 is a 57.5mmmm lens diameter digital camera (2mm bigger).
Nine more awards
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has 10 awards from expert review sites, however the Nikon 1 S2 has 1 award.
Much better expert reviews
Based on 58 expert reviews, the average review score of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is 82%, but the average rating of the Nikon 1 S2 is 67% (based on 12 reviews).

Reasons Against

16 Reasons Against
13% lower megapixel count Edit
The Nikon 1 S2 is a 14.2MPMP digital camera. That's 1.8MP lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 (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.

1.71MP less total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon 1 S2 is a 15.13MPMP digital camera. That's 1.71MP less than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 (16.84MPMP).
38% bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Nikon 1 S2 is a 16 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 6 bigger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 (22).
13 lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon 1 S2 is a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 13 lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 (25,600).
50% bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon 1 S2 is a 200 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 100 bigger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 (100).
30s shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Nikon 1 S2 is a 30ss maximum shutter speed digital camera. That's 30s shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 (60ss). Read more

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

Significantly longer flash sync-speed Edit
The Nikon 1 S2 has a flash sync-speed of 1ss, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is a 0.02ss flash sync-speed digital camera (0.98s shorter).
Two times lower display resolution Edit
The Nikon 1 S2 is a 460,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 461 pixels lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 (921,000 pixels pixels).
Moderately heavier Edit
The Nikon 1 S2 has a weight of 190gg, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is a 180gg digital camera (10g 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.

10g heavier lens weight Edit
The Nikon 1 S2 has a lens weight of 80gg, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is a 70gg lens weight digital camera (10g lighter).
23% longer lens length Edit
The Nikon 1 S2 is a 31mmmm lens length digital camera. That's 7mm longer than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 (24mmmm).
2mm bigger lens diameter Edit
The Nikon 1 S2 has a lens diameter of 57.5mmmm, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is a 55.5mmmm lens diameter digital camera (2mm smaller).
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Older by six months
The Nikon 1 S2 is six months older than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5.
Nine less awards
The Nikon 1 S2 has only received 1 award, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has received 10 awards.
Expert review Rating is much Worse
The Nikon 1 S2 only has an average expert score of 67%, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has an average expert rating of 82% (based on 58 reviews).
3 Reasons Against
30fps lower JPEG frame rate Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is a 30fpsfps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 30fps lower than the Nikon 1 S2 (30fpsfps).
Only 220 shots shots per battery charge Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is a digital camera that takes 220 shots shots per battery charge, whereas 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.

User review Rating is Worse
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has an average user score of 93%, but the Nikon 1 S2 has an average user rating of 100% (based on 1 review).

Awards

1 Award
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended
10 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
altomdata.dk: Recommended
Digital Versus: 5 Star
DP Review: Silver
Ephotozine: Editor's Choice
Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
Pocket Lint: Recommended
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

32 months Ago 26 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 17.3 x 13
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
Protection Feature
 Dust resistant
 Dust resistant

Lens System

Optical Zoom
2.5x Unknown - Click to provide data
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
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 Unknown - Click to provide data
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 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 100
 25600
 25
 64
 80
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 100
 25600
 25
Maximum ISO Speed
12,800 25,600
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
200 100
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)
 ±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
 1280x720@30fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@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 921,000 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.92x
Viewfinder
 Optical
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

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
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
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
 Highlights
 Single image
 Movie
 Slide show
 Highlights
 Single image
Diopter Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data -4 - 4
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
 CZE
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 DAN
 DUT
 CZE
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
190g 180g
BEST
Height
60.8mm 59.5mm
Depth
29.4mm 36.1mm
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 211g
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Size
EN-EL22 Unknown - Click to provide data
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

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 9.6 PE

Other Features

Aspect Ratio
 1:1
 3:2
 4:3
 16:9
 1:1
 3:2
 4:3
 16:9

Technical Details

Microphone Operation Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data Stereo
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