Nikon 1 S2 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

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Nikon 1 S2
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
30fps higher motion JPEG frame rate Edit
The Nikon 1 S2 has a motion JPEG frame rate of 60fps, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is only a 30fps JPEG frame rate digital camera (30fps lower).
Fifty more battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Nikon 1 S2 takes 270.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 only takes 220.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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 reviews are appreciably better
Based on 1 user review, the Nikon 1 S2 has an average review score of 100%, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 has an average rating of 90% (based on 28 reviews).
10 Reasons For
Higher megapixel Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is a 16MP digital camera. That's 1.8MP higher than the Nikon 1 S2 (16MP). 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.

11% more total megapixels Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is a 16.84MP digital camera. That's 1.71MP more than the Nikon 1 S2 (16.84MP).
50% higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 12,800 higher than the Nikon 1 S2 (25,600).
60% smaller ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 has an ISO sensitivity (min) of 125. That's 75 smaller than the Nikon 1 S2 (125).
Longer slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 has a slowest camera shutter speed of 60s. That's 30s longer than the Nikon 1 S2 (60s). 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-GM1 has a flash sync-speed of 0.02s, however the Nikon 1 S2 is a 1s flash sync-speed digital camera (0.98s longer).
56% higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 has a display resolution (numeric) of 1,036,000 pixels. That's 576,000 pixels higher than the Nikon 1 S2 (1,036,000 pixels).
Marginally lighter Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 has a weight of 173g, however the Nikon 1 S2 is a 190g digital camera (17g 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.

Twenty-five more awards
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 has 26 awards from expert review sites, but the Nikon 1 S2 has 1 award.
Much better expert reviews
Based on 89 expert reviews, the average review score of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is 86%, whereas the average rating of the Nikon 1 S2 is 67% (based on 12 reviews).

Reasons Against

12 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel Edit
The Nikon 1 S2 has a megapixel of 14.2MP, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is a 16MP digital camera (1.8MP 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.

12% less total megapixels Edit
The Nikon 1 S2 has a total megapixels of 15.13MP, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is a 16.84MP digital camera (1.71MP more).
12,800 lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Nikon 1 S2 is a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera (12,800 higher).
75 bigger ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Nikon 1 S2 has an ISO sensitivity (min) of 200, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is a 125 minimum ISO speed digital camera (75 smaller).
Significantly shorter slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Nikon 1 S2 has a slowest camera shutter speed of 30s, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is a 60s maximum shutter speed digital camera (30s longer). Read more

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

98% longer flash sync-speed Edit
The Nikon 1 S2 is a 1s flash sync-speed digital camera. That's 0.98s longer than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 (0.02s).
2x lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Nikon 1 S2 has a display resolution (numeric) of 460,000 pixels, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is a 1,036,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (576,000 pixels higher).
9% heavier Edit
The Nikon 1 S2 is a 190g digital camera. That's 17g heavier than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 (173g). 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.

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Seven months older
The Nikon 1 S2 is older than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 by seven months.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Nikon 1 S2 has received 1 award, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 has received 26 awards.
Appreciably Lower expert review Score
The average expert rating of the Nikon 1 S2 is only 67%, whereas the average expert rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is 86% (based on 89 reviews).
3 Reasons Against
Vastly lower motion JPEG frame rate Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 has a motion JPEG frame rate of 30fps. That's 30fps lower than the Nikon 1 S2 (30fps).
Only 220.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 takes 220.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, however the Nikon 1 S2 only takes 270.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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 much Worse
The average user rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is 90%, whereas the average user rating of the Nikon 1 S2 is 100% (based on 1 review).

Awards

1 Award
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended
26 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
3dnews.ru: Innovative Design
altomdata.dk: Recommended
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
Cnetfrance.fr: Editor's Choice
Digital Versus: 5 Star
digitallife.se: Recommended
DP Review: Gold
Ephotozine: Editor's Choice
Expert Reviews: Best Buy
focus-numerique.fr: Recommended
gagadget.com: Recommended
hi-tech.mail.ru/: Recommended
Imaging Resource.com: Dave's Pick
Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
ljudochbild.se: Especially Recommended
Lydogbilde.no: Especially Recommended 5 Star
lydogbillede.dk: Especially Recommended 5 Star
onfoto.ru: Silver
pcauthority.com.au: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
Pocket Lint: Editor's Choice
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold

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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel
14.2MP 16MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
BEST
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
13.1 x 8.8 17.3 x 13
Total Megapixels
15.13MP 16.84MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
2.5x Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 4x
Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 5.6
Minimum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 64mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 24mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
30 - 110 12 - 32
Extra/Smart Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.4x
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Unknown - Click to provide data 8/7
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon 1
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Nikon 1
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
Number of Aspheric Elements
Unknown - Click to provide data 3
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Unknown - Click to provide data 7
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 37mm

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 continuous
 spot
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 single
 flexible spot
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 continuous
 spot
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 single
 flexible spot
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Face tracking
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.2m
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 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 Sensitivity
 64
 80
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 125
 25600
 25
 64
 80
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 125
 25600
 25
ISO Sensitivity (max)
12,800 25,600
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
200 125
BEST
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering
 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

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
30s 60s
BEST
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Shutter Speed Settings
 B
 B
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Modes
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Forced on
 Forced off
Flash Sync-Speed
1s 0.02s
BEST
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
60fps
BEST
30fps
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 240
 320 x 120
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 240
 320 x 120
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@30fps
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Formats Supported
 AAC++
 AAC++
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 SDXC
BEST
Memory Slots
1 1

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Field of View
Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
460,000 pixels 1,036,000 pixels
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

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

Camera

White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
Photo Effects
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Skin tones
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Skin tones
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Calendar
 Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Anti-Dust Function
 Anti-dust function
 Anti-dust function
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 RAW
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 RAW
Live View
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Live view
Tripod Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mountable
Multi Burst Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Multi burst mode
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Slide show
 Single image
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Slide show
 Single image
 Thumbnails
Scene Modes
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Self-portrait
 Children
 Party (indoor)
 Sunset
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Self-portrait
 Children
 Party (indoor)
 Sunset
Languages Support
 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 (OSD) Languages
 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
190g 173g
BEST
Height
60.8mm 54.9mm
Depth
29.4mm 30.4mm
Width
110mm 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)
230g 204g
BEST

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
1 1
Battery Type
EN-EL22 H-H020A
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 680mAh
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
270 shots
BEST
220 shots
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.2V
Battery Level Indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery level indicator

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data 32 - 104
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 10 - 80
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40

System Requirements

Windows Operating Systems Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Windows operating systems supported

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.2 AE
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included

Networking

Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
Aspect Ratio
 1:1
 3:2
 4:3
 16:9
 1:1
 3:2
 4:3
 16:9

Technical Details

Built-In Speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker(s)
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