Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 vs Samsung NX1

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4
Samsung NX1

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
Longer slowest camera shutter speed Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 is 60s maximum shutter speed. That's 30s longer than the Samsung NX1 (30s). Read more

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

1% higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 is 1,037,000 pixels display resolution. That's 1,000 pixels higher than the Samsung NX1 (1,036,000 pixels).
Lighter Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 has a weight of 480g, but the Samsung NX1 is a 550g digital camera (70g 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.

Cheaper by $400
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 costs $400.03 less than the Samsung NX1.
6 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
Slightly better expert reviews
Based on 81 reviews, the average expert review score of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 is 92%, however the average rating of the Samsung NX1 is 89% (based on 90 reviews).
Better user reviews
Based on 192 reviews, the average user review score of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 is 96%, however the average rating of the Samsung NX1 is 91% (based on 31 reviews).
3 Reasons For
Higher megapixel Edit
The Samsung NX1 is a 28.2MP digital camera. That's 12.15MP higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 (28.2MP). 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 megapixels Edit
The Samsung NX1 is a 30.7MP digital camera. That's 13.5MP more than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 (30.7MP).
76% higher magnification Edit
Samsung NX1 is 1.04x lens magnification ratio. That's 0.79x higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 (1.04x). 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.

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
76% lower megapixel Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 is a 16.05MP digital camera. That's 12.15MP lower than the Samsung NX1 (28.2MP). 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.

79% less total megapixels Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 is a 17.2MP digital camera. That's 13.5MP less than the Samsung NX1 (30.7MP).
4x lower magnification Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 has a magnification of 0.25x. That's 0.79x lower than the Samsung NX1 (1.04x). 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.

8 Reasons Against
30s shorter slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Samsung NX1 is a 30s maximum shutter speed digital camera. That's 30s shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 (30s). Read more

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

Lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Samsung NX1 is a 1,036,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 1,000 pixels lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 (1,036,000 pixels).
70g heavier Edit
The Samsung NX1 has a weight of 550g, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 is a 480g digital camera (70g 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.

More expensive by $400
The Samsung NX1 is $400.03 more expensive than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4.
Not as many stockists
The Samsung NX1 is only stocked by 4 retailers, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 is stocked by 10 shops. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
Older by seven months
The Samsung NX1 is seven months older than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4.
Expert review Rating is a little Worse
The Samsung NX1 has an average expert score of 89%, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 has an average expert rating of 92% (based on 81 reviews).
User review Rating is Worse
The Samsung NX1 has an average user score of 91%, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 has an average user rating of 96% (based on 192 reviews).

Awards

18 Awards
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Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
Digital Versus: 5 Star
DP Review: Gold
Ephotozine: Editor's Choice
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PhotographyBlog.com: Essential
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Pocket Lint: Editor's Choice
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
18 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
CNET.com.au: Editor's Choice
Digital Versus: 5 Star
Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice
DP Review: Gold
Ephotozine: Editor's Choice
Expert Reviews: Best Buy
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Pocket Lint: Recommended
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Average User Rating

Date Released

15 months Ago 21 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel
16.05MP 28.2MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
BEST
Still Image Resolution(s)
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3840 x 2160
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 2448 x 2448
 1712 x 1712
 1824 x 1368
 1824 x 1216
 1920 x 1080
 1824 x 1024
 3328 x 1872
BEST
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3840 x 2160
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 2448 x 2448
 1712 x 1712
 1824 x 1368
 1824 x 1216
 1920 x 1080
 1824 x 1024
 3328 x 1872
Maximum Image Resolution
 6480 x 4320
 6480 x 4320
BEST
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
17.3 x 13 23.5 x 15.7
Total Megapixels
17.2MP 30.7MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
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
Material
 Magnesium
 Magnesium

Lens System

Digital Zoom
4x Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Number
5.6 5.6
Minimum Aperture Number
3.5 3.5
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
280mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
28mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
14 - 140 16 - 50
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
14/12 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount Interface
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Samsung NX
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Samsung NX
Number of Aspheric Elements
3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of Diaphragm Blades
7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
58mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Mounting Type
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 continuous
 spot
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 single
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 continuous
 spot
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Closest Focusing Distance
0.3m Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Unknown - Click to provide data 205
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
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
ISO Sensitivity (max)
25,600 25,600
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 100
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
60s
BEST
30s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
Flash Guide Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 11m
Flash Sync-Speed
1s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
 Shoe mounting point
Shoe Mounting Point Type
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 4096 x 2160
 4096 x 2160
BEST
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 MOV
 M-JPEG
 H.265
 MP4
 MOV
 M-JPEG
 H.265
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolutions
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 4096 x 2160
 640 x 480
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 4096 x 2160
 640 x 480
BEST
Resolution At Capture Speed
 3840x2160@24fps
 3840x2160@30fps
 4096x2160@24fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@25fps
BEST
 3840x2160@24fps
 3840x2160@30fps
 4096x2160@24fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@25fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD

Audio

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

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Maximum Memory Card Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 64GB
Memory Slots
1 1

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 OLED
 OLED
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% 100%
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
1,037,000 pixels
BEST
1,036,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.5" Unknown - Click to provide data
Magnification
0.25x 1.04x
BEST
Viewfinder Type
 electrical
 Electronic
BEST
 electrical
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Microphone in
 Microphone in
 Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 3.0
 3.0
BEST
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
 Headphone outputs

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Daylight
 Shade
 Halogen
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Daylight
 Shade
 Halogen
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Flash
 Custom modes
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
Photo Effects
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Calm
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Calm
Self-Timer Delay
2,3,10 2,30
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
4x Unknown - Click to provide data
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
 Dioptre correction
Anti-Dust Function
 Anti-dust function
 Anti-dust function
Image Editing
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
BEST
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Playback
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Contrast Adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
Venus Engine Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
-4 - 4 -4 - 2
Eye Relief
21mm 21mm
Scene Modes
 Portrait
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Portrait
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi
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
480g
BEST
550g
Height
93.4mm 102.3mm
Depth
83.9mm 65.8mm
Width
132.9mm 138.5mm
Lens Weight
265g Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Length
75mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Diameter
67mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight (including Battery)
560g Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
1,860mAh 1,860mAh
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
500 shots 500 shots
Battery Voltage
7.2V Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 80 5 - 85
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40

System Requirements

Mac Operating Systems Supported
 Mac operating systems supported
 Mac operating systems supported
Windows Operating Systems Supported
 Windows operating systems supported
 Windows operating systems supported

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.5 PE (Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8)/SILKYPIX Developer Studio 4.1 SE (Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8, Mac OS X v10.5 / v10.6 / v10.7 / v10.8)/LoiLoScope (trial) (Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8) I-Launcher, Power Media Player, Samsung Movie Converter, Samsung Raw Converter, Samsung DNG Converter
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 USB
BEST
 USB
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wrist Strap Included
 Wrist strap included
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth
Data Network
 Not supported
 Not supported

Other Features

Video Capability
 Video capability
 Video capability
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
USB Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB connectivity

Technical Details

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
 Self-timer
Viewfinder
Unknown - Click to provide data 2,360,000 pixels
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