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Nikon D800E vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Nikon D800E vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

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Nikon D800E
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Higher megapixel Edit
The Nikon D800E is a 36.3MP digital camera. That's 24.2MP higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (12.1MP). 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.

7% larger display diagonal 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 (numeric) Edit
Nikon D800E is 921,000 pixels display resolution. That's 461,000 pixels higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (460,000 pixels).
900.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard) on the Nikon D800E is 900.00, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 only takes 320.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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 90 reviews).
3 Reasons For
Touchscreen Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a touchscreen, but the Nikon D800E does not have a touchscreen.
Significantly lighter Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a weight of 265g, whereas the Nikon D800E is a 900g digital camera (635g 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.

Three more awards
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has 6 awards from expert review sites, however the Nikon D800E has 3 awards.

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
635g heavier Edit
The Nikon D800E has a weight of 900g, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 265g digital camera (635g 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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Three less awards
The Nikon D800E has only received 3 awards, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has received 6 awards.
6 Reasons Against
2x lower megapixel Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 12.1MP digital camera. That's 24.2MP lower than the Nikon D800E (12.1MP). 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.

7% smaller display diagonal Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a display diagonal 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 (numeric) Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 460,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 461,000 pixels lower than the Nikon D800E (460,000 pixels).
Only 320.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a digital camera that takes 320.00 battery life (CIPA standard), whereas the Nikon D800E only takes 900.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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 three years
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is three 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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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel
36.3MP
BEST
12.1MP
Sensor Type
 CMOS
BEST
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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
 3:2
 4:3
 16:9
 1:1
 3:2
 4:3
 16:9
 1:1
BEST
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPEG XR
 JPG
 RAW
 JPEG XR
 JPG
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
35.9 x 24 17.3 x 13
Total Megapixels
36.8MP
BEST
13.06MP
Sensor Format
 FX
 FX
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 5:4
 4:3
 3:2
 16:9
 5:4
 4:3
 3:2

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 4x
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon F
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Nikon F
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 46mm
Mounting Type
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Face tracking
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Closest Focusing Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.18m
Auto Focus (AF) Points
51 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Sensitivity
 50
 64
 80
 100
 400
 640
 800
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 Auto
 160
 200
 320
 1600
 3200
 50
 64
 80
 100
 400
 640
 800
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 Auto
 160
 200
 320
 1600
 3200
ISO Sensitivity (max)
25,600 Unknown - Click to provide data
ISO Sensitivity (min)
50 Unknown - Click to provide data
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)
BEST
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

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

Flash

Flash Modes
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
 Forced on
 Forced off
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Flash exposure lock
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
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 30fps
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 M-JPEG
 AVCHD
 Quicktime
 AVC
 MOV
 M-JPEG
 AVCHD
 Quicktime
 AVC
Analog Signal Format System
 NTSC
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 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 At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
BEST
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Wind Filter
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wind filter
Audio Formats Supported
 PCM
BEST
 PCM
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 Voice recording
Noise Reduction
 Noise reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slots
1 1

Display

Display Diagonal
3.2"
BEST
3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Field of View
100% 100%
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
BEST
Display Resolution (numeric)
921,000 pixels
BEST
460,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

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

Camera

3D
 3D
 3D
GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Sunny
 Daylight
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Sunny
 Daylight
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Sepia
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Sepia
Self-Timer Delay
2,5,10,20 2,10
Calendar
 Calendar
 Calendar
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 16x
Anti-Dust Function
 Anti-dust function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Quality Adjustment
 Brightness
 Brightness
Image Editing
 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
Live View
 Live view
 Live view
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Contrast Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Contrast adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
-3 - 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Modes
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Slideshow
 Zoom
Eye Relief
17mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Night
 Night portrait
 Sports
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Night
 Night portrait
 Sports
Languages Support
 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 (OSD) Languages
 ENG
 ESP
 ENG
 ESP

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
900g 265g
BEST
Height
121.92mm 67.81mm
Depth
81.28mm 32.76mm
Width
144.78mm 112mm
Weight (including Battery)
1kg 474g
BEST

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
EN-EL15 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,010mAh
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
900 shots
BEST
320 shots
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.2V
Battery Level Indicator
 Battery level indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data 32 - 104
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 85 10 - 80
Operating Temperature (T-T)
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
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 AV
 USB
 AV
BEST
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
 Battery charger included
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap

Networking

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

Certificates

Energy Star Certified
 Energy Star certified
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Video Capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video capability
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Port
 USB 2.0 port
 USB 2.0 port
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
Interface
Unknown - Click to provide data USB 2.0
Lens Focal Range
Unknown - Click to provide data F/2.5, f/3.5-5.6
Data Compression
Unknown - Click to provide data JPEG(DCF, Exif 2.3), RAW, DPOF
Compatible Operating Systems
Unknown - Click to provide data Windows 7
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Unknown - Click to provide data 28
Cable Type
Unknown - Click to provide data USB 2.0
Aperture Range (F-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data F2.5 - F22
USB 3.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB 3.0 port
Camera Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 60 - 1/4000
Lens System
Unknown - Click to provide data G, G VARIO
Aperture Priority AE
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Aperture priority AE
Digital SLR
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Digital SLR
Manual Exposure
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual exposure
Shutter Priority AE
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shutter priority AE
Battery Pack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery pack

Technical Details

Lens Cap Included
 Lens cap included
Unknown - Click to provide data
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