Nikon D800E vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

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Nikon D800E
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D800E is a 36.3MPMP digital camera. That's 24.2MP higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (12.1MPMP). 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 Nikon D800E is a 36.8MPMP digital camera. That's 23.74MP more than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (13.06MPMP).
7% larger screen size Edit
The Nikon D800E is a 3.2"" screen digital camera. That's 0.2" larger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (3""). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Higher display resolution Edit
The Nikon D800E is a 921,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 461 pixels higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (460,000 pixels pixels).
900 shots shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Nikon D800E is 900 shots, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 only takes 320 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.

Considerably better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Nikon D800E is 93% based on 19 reviews, however the average rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is 80% (based on 89 reviews).
8 Reasons For
50% longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 60ss maximum shutter speed digital camera. That's 30s longer than the Nikon D800E (60ss). Read more

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

84% higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 4.2xx lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 3.5x higher than the Nikon D800E (4.2xx). 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.

Significantly lighter Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a weight of 386.1gg, whereas the Nikon D800E is a 900gg digital camera (513.9g 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.

2x thinner Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a depth of 32.8mmmm. That's 48.7mm thinner than the Nikon D800E (32.8mmmm).
Narrower Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a width of 112.8mmmm. That's 33.2mm narrower than the Nikon D800E (112.8mmmm).
Cheaper by $3,238
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 costs $299.95, whereas the Nikon D800E is $3,537.85.
1 shops are selling it
The more shops stock the product, the greater competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Three more awards
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has 6 awards from expert review sites, however the Nikon D800E has 3 awards.

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
Shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Nikon D800E is only 30ss maximum shutter speed. That's 30s shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (60ss). Read more

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

Lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Nikon D800E is a 0.7xx lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 3.5x lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (4.2xx). 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.

513.9g heavier Edit
The Nikon D800E has a weight of 900gg, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 386.1gg digital camera (513.9g 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.

60% thicker Edit
The Nikon D800E is an 81.5mmmm deep digital camera. That's 48.7mm thicker than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (32.8mmmm).
33.2mm wider Edit
The Nikon D800E is a 146mmmm wide digital camera. That's 33.2mm wider than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (112.8mmmm).
More expensive by $3,238
The Nikon D800E is $3,237.90 more expensive than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2.
Less retailers
The Nikon D800E is only stocked by 1 shop, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is stocked by 2 shops. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
Three less awards
The Nikon D800E has only received 3 awards, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has received 6 awards.
7 Reasons Against
2x lower megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 12.1MPMP digital camera. That's 24.2MP lower than the Nikon D800E (12.1MPMP). 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.

Significantly less total megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 13.06MPMP digital camera. That's 23.74MP less than the Nikon D800E (13.06MPMP).
7% smaller screen size Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a screen size of 3"". That's 0.2" smaller than the Nikon D800E (3""). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Significantly lower display resolution Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 460,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 461 pixels lower than the Nikon D800E (460,000 pixels pixels).
Only 320 shots shots per battery charge Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a digital camera that takes 320 shots shots per battery charge, whereas the Nikon D800E only takes 900 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 over two years
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is two years older than the Nikon D800E.
Expert review Rating is considerably Worse
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has an average expert score of 80%, but the Nikon D800E has an average expert rating of 93% (based on 19 reviews).

Awards

3 Awards
camerastuffreview.com/nl/: Good Stuff
camerastuffreviewcom: Good Stuff
PhotographyBlog.com: Essential
6 Awards
Digicam Buyer.co.uk: Editor's Choice
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
parentesis.com: Editor's Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Recommended

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
BEST
 SLR
Megapixel Count
36.3MP
BEST
12.1MP
Sensor Type
 CMOS
BEST
 CMOS
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2"
 1/2"
BEST
Still Image Resolution
 3600 x 2400
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2672
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 2816 x 2112
 2816 x 1880
 2112 x 2112
 2816 x 1584
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1360
 1920 x 1080
 1600 x 1200
 1600 x 1064
 3600 x 2400
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2672
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 2816 x 2112
 2816 x 1880
 2112 x 2112
 2816 x 1584
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1360
 1920 x 1080
 1600 x 1200
 1600 x 1064
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 7360 x 4912
BEST
 7360 x 4912
Aspect Ratio
 1:1
 3:2
 4:3
 16:9
 1:1
 3:2
 4:3
 16:9
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
Full-Frame Sensor Size
35.9 x 24 17.3 x 13
Total Megapixel Count
36.8MP
BEST
13.06MP
Sensor Format
 FX
 FX
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 5:4
 4:3
 3:2
 16:9
 5:4
 4:3
 3:2
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1
BEST

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 3x
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 4x
Focal Length Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5
Lens Structure
Unknown - Click to provide data 6/5
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon F
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Nikon F
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
Diaphragm Blades
Unknown - Click to provide data 7
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 46mm
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 multi point
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 single
 continuous
 multi point
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Face tracking
Closest Focusing Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.18m
Auto Focus Point
51 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
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
 100
 400
 640
 6400
 Auto
 80
 160
 200
 320
 800
 1600
 3200
 64
 100
 400
 640
 6400
 Auto
 80
 160
 200
 320
 800
 1600
 3200
Maximum ISO Speed
6,400 6,400
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)
BEST
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

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

Flash

Flash Mode
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
Shoe Mounting Point
 Hot
 Hot

Video

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

Audio

Audio Format
 PCM
BEST
 PCM
Audio System
 Mono
 Mono

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
3.2"
BEST
3"
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Field of View
100% 100%
Display Resolution
921,000 pixels
BEST
460,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
0.7x 4.2x
BEST
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB B
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 3.0
BEST
 3.0
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Daylight
 Custom modes
Photo Effect
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Skin tones
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Skin tones
Self-Timer
2,5,10,20 2
Maximum Playback Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 16x
Image Adjustment Mode
 Brightness
 Brightness
Image Editing Mode
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Diopter Adjustment
-3 - 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Slideshow
 Zoom
Eye Relief
17mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Children
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Children
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 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
 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
 ENG
 ESP
 ENG
 ESP

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
900g 386.1g
BEST
Camera Dimension
Unknown - Click to provide data 4.44 x 1.29 x 2.67
Height
123mm
BEST
67.8mm
Depth
81.5mm 32.8mm
BEST
Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.8lbs
Width
146mm 112.8mm
BEST
Weight Including Battery
1kg
BEST
474g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
EN-EL15 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,010mAh
Shot Per Battery Charge
900 shots
BEST
320 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
0 - 85 10 - 80
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data PHOTOfunSTUDIO 6.0 HD Edition,SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.1 SE,Super Loilo Scope
Included Cable
 USB
 AV
 USB
 AV
BEST

Other Features

Interface
Unknown - Click to provide data USB 2.0
Lens Focal Range
Unknown - Click to provide data F/3.5-5.6
Data Compression
Unknown - Click to provide data JPEG(DCF, Exif 2.3), RAW, DPOF
Operating System
Unknown - Click to provide data Windows 7
Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 14 - 42
Cable
Unknown - Click to provide data USB 2.0
Aperture Range
Unknown - Click to provide data F2.5 - F22
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 60 - 1/4000
Lens System
Unknown - Click to provide data G
Battery Pack
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Technical Details

Lens Cap Included
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
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