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Nikon 1 J4 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3

Nikon 1 J4 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3

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Nikon 1 J4
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3

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Reasons For

15 Reasons For
13% higher megapixel count Edit
The Nikon 1 J4 has a megapixel count of 18.4MPMP, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 is only a 16.05MPMP digital camera (2.35MP 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.

2.8x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Nikon 1 J4 has an optical zoom of 3xx, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 is only a 0.2xx optical zoom digital camera (2.8x smaller). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

10.2 smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Nikon 1 J4 has a maximum aperture of 16, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 is only a 5.8 maximum aperture digital camera (10.2 bigger).
Two times smaller closest focusing distance Edit
The Nikon 1 J4 is a 0.2mm closest focusing distance digital camera. That's 0.3m smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 (0.5mm).
40 smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon 1 J4 has a minimum ISO speed of 160, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 is a 200 minimum ISO speed digital camera (40 bigger).
5m flash guides Edit
The Nikon 1 J4 is a 5m flash guide digital camera, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 only has 17m flash guides.
Significantly shorter flash sync-speed Edit
The Nikon 1 J4 is a 0.02ss flash sync-speed digital camera. That's 0.98s shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 (1ss).
Lighter Edit
The Nikon 1 J4 is a 232gg digital camera. That's 238g lighter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 (470gg). 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.

Significantly shorter Edit
The Nikon 1 J4 is a 60mmmm tall digital camera, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 is a 93.4mmmm tall digital camera (33.4mm taller).
Two times thinner Edit
The Nikon 1 J4 has a depth of 28.5mmmm, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 is an 82mmmm deep digital camera (53.5mm thicker).
55% lighter lens weight Edit
The Nikon 1 J4 is a 298gg lens weight digital camera. That's 162g lighter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 (460gg).
20% shorter lens length Edit
The Nikon 1 J4 has a lens length of 70.5mmmm, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 is an 84mmmm lens length digital camera (13.5mm longer).
Smaller lens diameter Edit
The Nikon 1 J4 is a 60.5mmmm lens diameter digital camera. That's 9.5mm smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 (70mmmm).
$674 cheaper
The Nikon 1 J4 costs $199.00, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 is $872.99.
Available from 3 shops
The more retailers stock this digital camera, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
8 Reasons For
A lot more total megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 has a total megapixel count of 17.2MPMP, however the Nikon 1 J4 is only a 12MPMP digital camera (5.2MP less).
Four aspheric elements Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 has four aspheric elements, however the Nikon 1 J4 only has three aspheric elements.
30s longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 has a maximum camera shutter speed of 60ss, however the Nikon 1 J4 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.

Vastly higher display resolution Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 has a display resolution of 614,000 pixels pixels, however the Nikon 1 J4 is only a 1,037,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (613 pixels lower).
Two hundred and fourty more shots per battery charge Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 takes 540 shots shots per battery charge, however the Nikon 1 J4 only takes 300 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.

Nineteen more awards
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 has 21 awards, but the Nikon 1 J4 has 2 awards.
Expert reviews are a lot better
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 has an average expert review score of 88% based on 84 reviews, whereas the Nikon 1 J4 has an average rating of 75% (based on 36 reviews).
User reviews are better
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 has an average user review score of 94% based on 147 reviews, whereas the Nikon 1 J4 has an average rating of 87% (based on 33 reviews).

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
5.2MP less total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon 1 J4 has a total megapixel count of 12MPMP, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 is a 17.2MPMP digital camera (5.2MP more).
Only three aspheric elements Edit
The Nikon 1 J4 is a three aspheric element digital camera, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 only has four aspheric elements.
30s shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Nikon 1 J4 is a 30ss maximum shutter speed digital camera, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 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.

Lower display resolution Edit
The Nikon 1 J4 has a display resolution of 1,037,000 pixels pixels, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 is a 614,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (613 pixels higher).
Two hundred and fourty less shots per battery charge Edit
The Nikon 1 J4 is a digital camera that takes 300 shots shots per battery charge, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 only takes 540 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.

Fewer awards
Whilst the Nikon 1 J4 has received 2 awards, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 has received 21 awards.
Appreciably Lower expert review Score
The Nikon 1 J4 only has an average expert rating of 75%, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 has an average expert rating of 88% (based on 84 reviews).
Lower user review Score
The Nikon 1 J4 has an average user rating of 87%, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 has an average user rating of 94% (based on 147 reviews).
16 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 has a megapixel count of 16.05MPMP, but the Nikon 1 J4 is an 18.4MPMP digital camera (2.35MP 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.

2.8x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 has an optical zoom of 0.2xx, but the Nikon 1 J4 is a 3xx optical zoom digital camera (2.8x bigger). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

Two times bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 has a maximum aperture of 5.8, but the Nikon 1 J4 is a 16 maximum aperture digital camera (10.2 smaller).
60% larger closest focusing distance Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 is a 0.5mm closest focusing distance digital camera. That's 0.3m larger than the Nikon 1 J4 (0.5mm).
20% bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 has a minimum ISO speed of 200, however the Nikon 1 J4 is a 160 minimum ISO speed digital camera (40 smaller).
Only 17m flash guides Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 has 17m flash guides, however the Nikon 1 J4 only has 5m flash guides.
Longer flash sync-speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 is a 1ss flash sync-speed digital camera. That's 0.98s longer than the Nikon 1 J4 (1ss).
Heavier Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 is a 470gg digital camera. That's 238g heavier than the Nikon 1 J4 (470gg). 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.

33.4mm taller Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 has a height of 93.4mmmm, however the Nikon 1 J4 is a 60mmmm tall digital camera (33.4mm shorter).
53.5mm thicker Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 is 82mmmm deep, but the Nikon 1 J4 is a 28.5mmmm deep digital camera (53.5mm thinner).
Heavier lens weight Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 is a 460gg lens weight digital camera. That's 162g heavier than the Nikon 1 J4 (460gg).
Longer lens length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 has a lens length of 84mmmm, but the Nikon 1 J4 is a 70.5mmmm lens length digital camera (13.5mm shorter).
9.5mm bigger lens diameter Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 is a 70mmmm lens diameter digital camera. That's 9.5mm bigger than the Nikon 1 J4 (70mmmm).
$674 more expensive
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 is more expensive than the Nikon 1 J4 by $673.99.
Fewer sellers
Only 3 retailers sells the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3, but 6 shops sell the Nikon 1 J4. Read more
The smaller the number of stores that stock this digital camera, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
Over one year older
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 is older than the Nikon 1 J4 by 15 months.

Awards

2 Awards
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended
21 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
Akam.no: Recommended
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
CNET.com.au: Editor's Choice
Digital Versus: 5 Star
digitallife.se: Recommended
DP Review: Gold
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
Expert Reviews: Ultimate
hardwarezone.com.ph: Recommended
hardwarezone.com.sg: Editor's Choice
Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
ljudochbild.se: Especially Recommended
Lydogbilde.no: Especially Recommended 6 Star
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
tbreak.ae: Editor's Choice
Techradar: Recommended
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

23 months Ago 39 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel Count
18.4MP
BEST
16.05MP
Sensor Type
 CMOS
BEST
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 1536 x 4800
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 3264 x 1840
 2448 x 2448
 1712 x 1712
 1824 x 1368
 1824 x 1216
 1920 x 1080
 1824 x 1024
 1536 x 4800
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 3264 x 1840
 2448 x 2448
 1712 x 1712
 1824 x 1368
 1824 x 1216
 1920 x 1080
 1824 x 1024
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5232 x 3488
BEST
 5232 x 3488
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 EXIF
 MPO
 RAW
 JPG
 EXIF
 MPO
Full-Frame Sensor Size
13.2 x 8.8 17.3 x 13
Total Megapixel Count
12MP 17.2MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 CX
 CX
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 3:2
 4:3
 16:9
 3:2
 4:3
Image Sensor Size
 4/3
 4/3
BEST

Design

Colour
 White
 White
Maximum Waterproof Depth
Body Material
 Magnesium
 Magnesium
Protection Feature
 Dust resistant
 Splash proof
 Dust resistant
 Splash proof

Lens System

Optical Zoom
3x
BEST
0.2x
Digital Zoom
4x
BEST
Maximum Aperture
16
BEST
5.8
Minimum Aperture
4 4
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 280mm
Minimum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 28mm
Focal Length Range
10 - 100 14 - 140
Lens Structure
19/12 17/13
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon 1
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Nikon 1
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
Aspheric Element
3 4
BEST
Diaphragm Blades
7 7
Filter Size
55mm 62mm

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 spot
 flexible spot
 tracking
 Spot Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 spot
 flexible spot
 tracking
 Spot Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
0.2m
BEST
0.5m
Auto Focus Point
171 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Points Selection
 Auto
 Auto
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
 12800
 100
 125
 1600
 25600
 25
 64
 80
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 3200
 6400
 12800
 100
 125
 1600
 25600
 25
Maximum ISO Speed
12,800 12,800
Minimum ISO Speed
160
BEST
200
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
 Auto
 Forced on
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Forced on
Flash Guide
5m
BEST
17m
Flash Sync-Speed
0.02s
BEST
1s
Flash Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5 - 12
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 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
BEST
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

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

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
Internal Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 70MB
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 OLED
 OLED
BEST
Field of View
Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
Display Resolution
1,037,000 pixels 614,000 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.34x
Viewfinder
 electrical
 electrical
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
HDMI Version
 1.3c
 1.3c
BEST

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Daylight
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Daylight
Shooting Mode
 Movie
 Program
 Scene
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Movie
 Program
 Scene
 Aperture priority
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Art
 Sepia
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Art
 Sepia
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Image Editing Mode
 Rotating
 Resizing
 Crop
 Rotating
 Resizing
 Crop
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Start-Up Time
1,000ms Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
EXPEED 4A Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data -4 - 4
Playback Mode
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Rotation
 Repeat
 Repeat all
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Rotation
 Repeat
 Repeat all
Eye Relief
Unknown - Click to provide data 21mm
Scene Mode
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Backlight
 Children
 Sports
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Backlight
 Children
 Sports
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)
 PER
 VIE
 IND
 SRP
 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)
 PER
 VIE
 IND
 SRP

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
232g
BEST
470g
Height
60mm
BEST
93.4mm
Depth
28.5mm
BEST
82mm
Width
99.5mm 132.9mm
BEST
Lens Weight
298g
BEST
460g
Lens Length
70.5mm
BEST
84mm
Lens Diameter
60.5mm
BEST
70mm
Weight Including Battery
232g
BEST
550g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
EN-EL22 H-HS12035
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,860mAh
Shot Per Battery Charge
300 shots 540 shots
BEST
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
0 - 85 10 - 80
Storage Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 10 - 80
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
ViewNX 2 CD - PHOTOfunSTUDIO 8.5 PE,- SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.1 SE,- LoiloScope (trial)
Included Cable
 USB
 AC
 USB
 AC

Other Features

Interface
- USB 2.0 - USB 2.0
Dimension
60 x 99.5 x 28.5 132.9 x 82 x 93.4
Aperture Range
3.5 - 5.6 2.8 - 22
Camera Shutter Speed Range
30 - 1/16000 60 - 1/4000
Software CD
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour Temperature
Unknown - Click to provide data 10,000K
Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 75°

Technical Details

Image Processor
 EXPEED 4
 EXPEED 4
Continuous Shooting Speed (max)
60 6
Audio Recording Format
 PCM
 PCM
Housing Material
 Aluminium
 Aluminium
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