Nikon 1 V2 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

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Nikon 1 V2
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
Vastly higher display resolution Edit
The Nikon 1 V2 is a 921,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 920 pixels higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 (1,036,000 pixels pixels).
310 shots shots per battery charge Edit
The Nikon 1 V2 takes 310 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.

Cheaper by $236
The Nikon 1 V2 is $236.04 cheaper than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1.
7 Reasons For
1.8MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 has a megapixel count of 16MPMP, whereas the Nikon 1 V2 is only a 14.2MPMP digital camera (1.8MP lower). 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 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 has a total megapixel count of 16.84MPMP, but the Nikon 1 V2 is only a 15.13MPMP digital camera (1.71MP less).
6 smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 has a maximum aperture of 22, whereas the Nikon 1 V2 is only a 16 maximum aperture digital camera (6 bigger).
35 smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 has a minimum ISO speed of 125, but the Nikon 1 V2 is a 160 minimum ISO speed digital camera (35 bigger).
A lot longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is 60ss maximum shutter speed, but the Nikon 1 V2 is only a 30ss maximum shutter speed digital camera (30s shorter). Read more

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

Shorter flash sync-speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is a 0.02ss flash sync-speed digital camera. That's 0.98s shorter than the Nikon 1 V2 (0.02ss).
Bigger battery capacity Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is 680mAhmAh battery, but the Nikon 1 V2 is only a 1,485mAhmAh battery digital camera (679mAh smaller).

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Nikon 1 V2 is a 14.2MPMP digital camera. That's 1.8MP lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 (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.

12% less total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon 1 V2 is a 15.13MPMP digital camera. That's 1.71MP less than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 (16.84MPMP).
38% bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Nikon 1 V2 is a 16 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 6 bigger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 (22).
22% bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon 1 V2 is a 160 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 35 bigger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 (125).
Significantly shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Nikon 1 V2 has a maximum camera shutter speed of 30ss. That's 30s shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 (60ss). Read more

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

Vastly longer flash sync-speed Edit
The Nikon 1 V2 has a flash sync-speed of 1ss, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is a 0.02ss flash sync-speed digital camera (0.98s shorter).
Vastly smaller battery capacity Edit
The Nikon 1 V2 has a battery capacity of 1,485mAhmAh. That's 679mAh smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 (680mAhmAh).
Older by over one year
The Nikon 1 V2 is 18 months older than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1.
3 Reasons Against
920 pixels lower display resolution Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 has a display resolution of 1,036,000 pixels pixels, but the Nikon 1 V2 is a 921,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (920 pixels higher).
Ninety less shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is 220 shots, but the Nikon 1 V2 only takes 310 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.

$236 more expensive
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is more expensive than the Nikon 1 V2 by $236.04.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel Count
14.2MP 16MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
BEST
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 4608 x 3072
 4608 x 2592
 3456 x 2304
 2304 x 1536
 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
 4608 x 3072
 4608 x 2592
 3456 x 2304
 2304 x 1536
 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
13.2 x 8.8 173 x 130
Total Megapixel Count
15.13MP 16.84MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 CX
 CX
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
 16:9
 4:3
 1:1
 3:2
 16:9
 4:3
 1:1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Maximum Waterproof Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
3x
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
10 - 30 12 - 32
Lens
 Standard
 Standard
Extra / Smart Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.4x
Lens Structure
12/9 8/7
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon 1
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Nikon 1
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
Aspheric Element
3 3
Diaphragm Blades
7 7
Filter Size
40.5mm 37mm

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 spot
 flexible spot
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Spot Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 spot
 flexible spot
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Spot Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
0.2m 0.2m
Auto Focus Point
Unknown - Click to provide data 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
 3200
 6400
 125
 1600
 12800
 25600
 25
 64
 80
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 3200
 6400
 125
 1600
 12800
 25600
 25
Maximum ISO Speed
6,400
BEST
25,600
Minimum ISO Speed
160 125
BEST
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Spot
 Centre-weighted
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Spot
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
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Auto
 Fill-in
 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
30fps 30fps
Video Format
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 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
 640x240@400fps
 320×120@1200fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 640x240@400fps
 320×120@1200fps
 1920x1080@30fps
BEST
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

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

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Field of View
Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
Display Resolution
921,000 pixels
BEST
1,036,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.47" Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder
 electrical
BEST
 electrical

Ports & Interfaces

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

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Sunny
 Daylight
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Sunny
 Daylight
Shooting Mode
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Skin tones
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Skin tones
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 RAW
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 RAW
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Diopter Adjustment
-3 - 2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Eye Relief
18mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Children
 Night
 Night landscape
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Children
 Night
 Night landscape
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 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
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
278g
BEST
70g
Height
81.6mm 54.9mm
Depth
45.9mm 30.4mm
Width
107.8mm 98.5mm
Lens Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 70g
Lens Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 24mm
Lens Diameter
Unknown - Click to provide data 55.5mm
Weight Including Battery
338g 204g
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium
 Lithium
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
EN-EL21 H-H020A
Battery Capacity
1,485mAh 680mAh
BEST
Shot Per Battery Charge
310 shots
BEST
220 shots
Battery Voltage
7.2V 7.2V

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
32 - 104 32 - 104
Relative Humidity Operating Range
0 - 85 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
USB - 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
1/4000-30
BEST
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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