Nikon 1 V2 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

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Nikon 1 V2
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
65% smaller maximum aperture number Edit
Nikon 1 V2 is 16 maximum aperture. That's 10.4 smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 (5.6).
Bigger battery capacity Edit
The Nikon 1 V2 has a battery capacity of 1,485mAh. That's 805mAh bigger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 (680mAh).
310.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Nikon 1 V2 takes 310.00 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.

2 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
13 Reasons For
1.8MP higher megapixel Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 has a megapixel of 16MP, whereas the Nikon 1 V2 is only a 14.2MP digital camera (1.8MP 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.

Image stabilizer Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 has an image stabilizer, however the Nikon 1 V2 does not have an image stabilizer. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

More total megapixels Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 has a total megapixels of 16.84MP, but the Nikon 1 V2 is only a 15.13MP digital camera (1.71MP less).
19,200 higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 has an ISO sensitivity (max) of 25,600, however the Nikon 1 V2 is only a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera (19,200 lower).
35 smaller ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is 125 minimum ISO speed, but the Nikon 1 V2 is a 160 minimum ISO speed digital camera (35 bigger).
A lot longer slowest camera shutter speed Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is 60s maximum shutter speed, but the Nikon 1 V2 is only a 30s maximum shutter speed digital camera (30s shorter). Read more

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

Touchscreen Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 has a touchscreen, however the Nikon 1 V2 does not have a touchscreen.
Higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is 1,036,000 pixels display resolution, but the Nikon 1 V2 is only a 921,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (115,000 pixels lower).
61% lighter Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is a 173g digital camera. That's 105g lighter than the Nikon 1 V2 (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.

$178 cheaper
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 costs $177.72 less than the Nikon 1 V2.
Twenty-two more awards
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 has 26 awards, whereas the Nikon 1 V2 has 4 awards.
Expert reviews are better
Based on 89 expert reviews, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 has an average review score of 86%, however the Nikon 1 V2 has an average rating of 79% (based on 54 reviews).
User reviews are better
Based on 28 user reviews, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 has an average review score of 90%, however the Nikon 1 V2 has an average rating of 85% (based on 53 reviews).

Reasons Against

14 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel Edit
The Nikon 1 V2 is a 14.2MP digital camera. That's 1.8MP lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 (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.

Does not have an image stabilizer Edit
The Nikon 1 V2 does not have an image stabilizer, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 has an image stabilizer. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

12% less total megapixels Edit
The Nikon 1 V2 is a 15.13MP digital camera. That's 1.71MP less than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 (16.84MP).
Significantly lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Nikon 1 V2 is a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 19,200 lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 (25,600).
22% bigger ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Nikon 1 V2 has an ISO sensitivity (min) of 160. That's 35 bigger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 (125).
Significantly shorter slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Nikon 1 V2 has a slowest camera shutter speed of 30s. That's 30s shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 (60s). Read more

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

Does not have a touchscreen Edit
The Nikon 1 V2 does not have a touchscreen, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 has a touchscreen.
13% lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Nikon 1 V2 has a display resolution (numeric) of 921,000 pixels. That's 115,000 pixels lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 (1,036,000 pixels).
A lot heavier Edit
The Nikon 1 V2 has a weight of 278g, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is a 173g digital camera (105g 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 $178
The Nikon 1 V2 is $177.72 more expensive than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1.
Older by over two years
The Nikon 1 V2 is two years older than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1.
Twenty-two less awards
The Nikon 1 V2 has only received 4 awards, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 has received 26 awards.
Expert review Rating is Worse
The average expert rating of the Nikon 1 V2 is only 79%, whereas the average expert rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is 86% (based on 89 reviews).
User review Rating is Worse
The average user rating of the Nikon 1 V2 is 85%, whereas the average user rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is 90% (based on 28 reviews).
4 Reasons Against
10.4 bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is a 5.6 maximum aperture digital camera, whereas the Nikon 1 V2 is a 16 maximum aperture digital camera (10.4 smaller).
Hugely smaller battery capacity Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is only 680mAh battery, but the Nikon 1 V2 is a 1,485mAh battery digital camera (805mAh bigger).
Ninety less battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard)s on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is 220.00, but the Nikon 1 V2 only takes 310.00 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.

Less retailers
Only 2 sellers sells the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1, whereas 4 retailers sell the Nikon 1 V2. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.

Awards

4 Awards
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PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended
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26 Awards
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DP Review: Gold
Ephotozine: Editor's Choice
Expert Reviews: Best Buy
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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
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
BEST
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 4608 x 3072
 4608 x 2592
 3456 x 2304
 2304 x 1536
 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
 4608 x 3072
 4608 x 2592
 3456 x 2304
 2304 x 1536
 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)
13.2 x 8.8 17.3 x 13
Total Megapixels
15.13MP 16.84MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 CX
 CX
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 3:2
 4:3
 1:1
 16:9
 3:2
 4:3
 1:1

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
3x Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 4x
Maximum Aperture Number
16
BEST
5.6
Minimum Aperture Number
3.5 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)
10 - 30 12 - 32
Lens Type
 Standard
 Standard
Extra/Smart Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.4x
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
12/9 8/7
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon 1
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Nikon 1
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
Number of Aspheric Elements
3 3
Number of Diaphragm Blades
7 7
Filter Size
40.5mm 37mm

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 spot
 flexible spot
 tracking
 Spot Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Face detection
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 spot
 flexible spot
 tracking
 Spot Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Face detection
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Closest Focusing Distance
0.2m 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
 3200
 6400
 125
 1600
 12800
 25600
 25
 64
 80
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 3200
 6400
 125
 1600
 12800
 25600
 25
ISO Sensitivity (max)
6,400 25,600
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
160 125
BEST
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering
 Centre-weighted
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Spot
 Centre-weighted
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Spot
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
Camera Shutter Type
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Modes
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Forced on
 Forced off
Flash Guide Number
5m Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Sync-Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.02s
External Flash Connector
 External flash connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
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)
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 30fps
Video Formats Supported
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 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
 640x240@400fps
 320×120@1200fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 640x240@400fps
 320×120@1200fps
 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
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slots
1 1

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Field of View
Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
BEST
Display Resolution (numeric)
921,000 pixels 1,036,000 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.47" Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

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

Camera

White Balance
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Sunny
 Daylight
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Sunny
 Daylight
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
Photo Effects
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Skin tones
 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
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
Anti-Dust Function
 Anti-dust function
 Anti-dust function
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 RAW
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 RAW
Live View
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Live view
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
 Tripod mountable
Multi Burst Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Multi burst mode
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
-3 - 2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Eye Relief
18mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Children
 Night
 Night landscape
 Party (indoor)
 Sunset
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Children
 Night
 Night landscape
 Party (indoor)
 Sunset
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 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)
 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)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
278g 173g
BEST
Height
81.6mm 54.9mm
Depth
45.9mm 30.4mm
Width
107.8mm 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)
338g 204g
BEST

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium
 Lithium
Number of Batteries Supported
1 1
Battery Type
EN-EL21 H-H020A
Battery Capacity
1,485mAh
BEST
680mAh
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
310 shots
BEST
220 shots
Battery Voltage
7.2V 7.2V
Battery Level Indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery level indicator

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
32 - 104 32 - 104
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 85 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
 Batteries included
 Batteries included

Networking

Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi
Data Network
 Not supported
 Not supported

Other Features

Video Capability
 Video capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
 USB 2.0 ports quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Ports Quantity
 HDMI ports quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data
Interface
USB Unknown - Click to provide data
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
Frame
 Frame
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed
1/4000-30 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital SLR
 Digital SLR
Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspect Ratio
 1:1
 3:2
 4:3
 16:9
 1:1
 3:2
 4:3
 16:9

Technical Details

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