Nikon 1 S2 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5

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Nikon 1 S2
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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
50% higher motion JPEG frame rate Edit
The Nikon 1 S2 is a 60fps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 30fps higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 (30fps).
270.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Nikon 1 S2 is a digital camera that takes 270.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 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.

Better user reviews
Based on 1 user review, the average review score of the Nikon 1 S2 is 100%, but the average rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is 93% (based on 17 reviews).
10 Reasons For
12% higher megapixel Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 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.

1.71MP more total megapixels Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is a 16.84MP digital camera. That's 1.71MP more than the Nikon 1 S2 (16.84MP).
50% higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is 25,600 maximum ISO speed. That's 12,800 higher than the Nikon 1 S2 (25,600).
100 smaller ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 100 smaller than the Nikon 1 S2 (100).
Longer slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is a 60s maximum shutter speed digital camera. 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-GM5 has a flash sync-speed of 0.02s, whereas the Nikon 1 S2 is a 1s flash sync-speed digital camera (0.98s longer).
51% higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is a 921,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 461,000 pixels higher than the Nikon 1 S2 (921,000 pixels).
Significantly lighter Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has a weight of 70g, whereas the Nikon 1 S2 is a 190g digital camera (120g 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.

Nine more awards
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has 10 awards from expert review sites, however the Nikon 1 S2 has 1 award.
Much better expert reviews
Based on 58 expert reviews, the average review score of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is 82%, but the average rating of the Nikon 1 S2 is 67% (based on 12 reviews).

Reasons Against

12 Reasons Against
13% lower megapixel Edit
The Nikon 1 S2 is a 14.2MP digital camera. That's 1.8MP lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 (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.

1.71MP less total megapixels Edit
The Nikon 1 S2 is a 15.13MP digital camera. That's 1.71MP less than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 (16.84MP).
Lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
Nikon 1 S2 is only 12,800 maximum ISO speed. That's 12,800 lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 (25,600).
50% bigger ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Nikon 1 S2 is a 200 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 100 bigger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 (100).
30s shorter slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Nikon 1 S2 is a 30s maximum shutter speed digital camera. That's 30s shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 (60s). Read more

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

Significantly longer flash sync-speed Edit
The Nikon 1 S2 has a flash sync-speed of 1s, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is a 0.02s flash sync-speed digital camera (0.98s shorter).
Two times lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Nikon 1 S2 is a 460,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 461,000 pixels lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 (921,000 pixels).
Significantly heavier Edit
The Nikon 1 S2 has a weight of 190g, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is a 70g digital camera (120g 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.

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Older by three months
The Nikon 1 S2 is three months older than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5.
Nine less awards
The Nikon 1 S2 has only received 1 award, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has received 10 awards.
Expert review Rating is much Worse
The Nikon 1 S2 only has an average expert score of 67%, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has an average expert rating of 82% (based on 58 reviews).
3 Reasons Against
30fps lower motion JPEG frame rate Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is a 30fps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 30fps lower than the Nikon 1 S2 (30fps).
Only 220.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is a digital camera that takes 220.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, whereas 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 Worse
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has an average user score of 93%, but the Nikon 1 S2 has an average user rating of 100% (based on 1 review).

Awards

1 Award
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended
10 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
altomdata.dk: Recommended
Digital Versus: 5 Star
DP Review: Silver
Ephotozine: Editor's Choice
Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
Pocket Lint: Recommended
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

32 months Ago 29 months Ago

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 8.8 173 x 130
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 22
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
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 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
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 continuous
 spot
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 single
 flexible spot
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
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
 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
 100
 25600
 25
 64
 80
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 100
 25600
 25
ISO Sensitivity (max)
12,800 25,600
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
200 100
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
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 240
 320 x 120
 640 x 480
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@30fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@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

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 921,000 pixels
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

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

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
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
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
BEST
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Slide show
 Movie
 Slide show
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
Unknown - Click to provide data -4 - 4
Scene Modes
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Self-portrait
 Children
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Self-portrait
 Children
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
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
 CZE
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 DAN
 DUT
 CZE
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
190g 70g
BEST
Height
60.8mm 59.5mm
Depth
29.4mm 36.1mm
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 211g
BEST

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
EN-EL22 Unknown - Click to provide data
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

Operational Conditions

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 9.6 PE
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide

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
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