Nikon 1 J5 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

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Nikon 1 J5
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
3% higher megapixel count Edit
The Nikon 1 J5 is a 20.8MP digital camera. That's 0.5MP higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (20.3MP). 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.

6% more total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon 1 J5 is a 23.01MP digital camera. That's 1.24MP more than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (21.77MP).
Hugely lighter Edit
The Nikon 1 J5 has a weight of 231g, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is a 435g digital camera (204g 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 £440
The Nikon 1 J5 costs £440 less than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8.
Better selling
The Nikon 1 J5 ranks No. 6794 by number of sales, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 ranks No. 82342.
10 Reasons For
50% higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 12,800 higher than the Nikon 1 J5 (25,600).
60% smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 60 smaller than the Nikon 1 J5 (100).
Longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has a maximum camera shutter speed of 60s. That's 30s longer than the Nikon 1 J5 (60s). Read more

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

1% higher display resolution Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is a 1,040,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 3,000 pixels higher than the Nikon 1 J5 (1,040,000 pixels).
GPS Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has a GPS, but the Nikon 1 J5 does not. Read more

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

330.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 takes 330.00 shots per battery charge, however the Nikon 1 J5 only takes 250.00 shots per battery charge. 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.
Two more awards
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has 11 awards from expert review sites, but the Nikon 1 J5 has 9 awards.
Better expert reviews
Based on 58 reviews, the average expert review score of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is 86%, whereas the average rating of the Nikon 1 J5 is 77% (based on 45 reviews).
Much better user reviews
Based on 12 reviews, the average user review score of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is 100%, whereas the average rating of the Nikon 1 J5 is 88% (based on 62 reviews).

Reasons Against

10 Reasons Against
Vastly lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon 1 J5 is a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 12,800 lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (25,600).
38% bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon 1 J5 is a 160 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 60 bigger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (100).
Shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Nikon 1 J5 is only 30s maximum shutter speed. That's 30s shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (60s). Read more

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

1% lower display resolution Edit
The Nikon 1 J5 is a 1,037,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 3,000 pixels lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (1,040,000 pixels).
Does not have a GPS Edit
The Nikon 1 J5 does not have a GPS, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has a GPS. Read more

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

Only 250.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Nikon 1 J5 is 250.00, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 only takes 330.00 shots per battery charge. 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
The Nikon 1 J5 is only stocked by 11 shops, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is stocked by 13 stores. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
Two less awards
The Nikon 1 J5 has only received 9 awards, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has received 11 awards.
Expert review Rating is Worse
The Nikon 1 J5's average expert score is only 77%, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8's is 86% (based on 58 reviews).
User review Rating is much Worse
The Nikon 1 J5's average user score is 88%, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8's is 100% (based on 12 reviews).
6 Reasons Against
3% lower megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is a 20.3MP digital camera. That's 0.5MP lower than the Nikon 1 J5 (20.3MP). 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.

6% less total megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is a 21.77MP digital camera. That's 1.24MP less than the Nikon 1 J5 (21.77MP).
A lot heavier Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has a weight of 435g, however the Nikon 1 J5 is a 231g digital camera (204g 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 £440
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is £440 more expensive than the Nikon 1 J5.
Older by five months
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is five months older than the Nikon 1 J5.
Less popular
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 82342 by number of sales in our digital cameras, whereas the Nikon 1 J5 ranks No. 6794.

Awards

9 Awards
Digital Versus: 5 Star
Digitaltrends.com: Recommended Product
dkamera.de: Recommended
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
gadgetgear.nl: Silver
M3.idg.se: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
vido.com.ua: Recommended
11 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
Digital Versus: 5 Star
dkamera.de: Recommended
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
ljudochbild.se: Especially Recommended
Lydogbilde.no: Especially Recommended
lydogbillede.dk: Especially Recommended 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

13 months Ago 18 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel Count
20.8MP
BEST
20.3MP
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
BEST
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 2784 x 1856
 5184 x 3456
 3840 x 2160
 1712 x 1712
 1824 x 1368
 1824 x 1216
 1920 x 1080
 1824 x 1024
 2784 x 1856
 5184 x 3456
 3840 x 2160
 1712 x 1712
 1824 x 1368
 1824 x 1216
 1920 x 1080
 1824 x 1024
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5568 x 3712
BEST
 5568 x 3712
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 NEF
 MPO
 RAW
 JPG
 NEF
 MPO
Full-Frame Sensor Size
13.2 x 8.8 17.3 x 13
Total Megapixel Count
23.01MP
BEST
21.77MP
Image Stabilizer
 Body
 Body
Sensor Format
 CX
 CX
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
BEST
Image Sensor Size
 4/3
 4/3
BEST

Design

Colour
 Silver
 Silver
Dust-Resistant
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dust-resistant
Splash Proof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Splash proof

Lens System

Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon 1
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Nikon 1
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 single
 continuous
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face tracking
BEST
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
 Auto focus lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Auto Focus Point
105 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 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 Speed
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
BEST
Maximum ISO Speed
12,800 25,600
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
160 100
BEST
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
 Auto exposure lock
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s 60s
BEST
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Flash off
 Forced on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
 Flash off
 Forced on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
Flash Guide
5m Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Sync-Speed
1s 1s
External Flash Connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
 External flash connector
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shoe mounting point
Shoe Mounting Point
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
Video Format
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
BEST
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
BEST
Resolution and Capture Speed
 3840x2160@25fps
 3840x2160@25fps
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Wind Filter
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wind filter
Audio System
 Mono
 Mono

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
3" Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
 OLED
 OLED
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Display Resolution
1,037,000 pixels 1,040,000 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.54x

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
Microphone in Socket
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in socket
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

GPS
 GPS
 GPS
BEST
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Shade
 Flash
 Direct sunlight
 Daylight
 Halogen
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Shade
 Flash
 Direct sunlight
 Daylight
 Halogen
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Sepia
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Sepia
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Multi-Shot Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Multi-shot mode
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Dioptre Correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dioptre correction
Anti-Dust Function
 Anti-dust function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Custom Colour
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Custom colour
Image Editing Mode
 Rotating
 Crop
 Rotating
 Crop
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 RAW
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 RAW
Live View
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Live view
Tripod Mount
 Tripod mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Saturation Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Saturation adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Contrast adjustment
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
 Direct printing
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Diopter Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data -4 - 3
Eye Relief
Unknown - Click to provide data 21mm
Scene Mode
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Panorama
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Panorama
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
231g
BEST
435g
Height
59.7mm 77.9mm
Depth
31.5mm 61.3mm
Width
98.3mm 133.2mm
Weight Including Battery
265g
BEST
487g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Size
EN-EL24 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,200mAh
Shot Per Battery Charge
250 shots 330 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.2V

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 10 - 80
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

System Requirements

Windows Operating System
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Windows operating system

Packaging Content

Included Cable
 USB
 USB
Battery Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
 Included battery charger
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
 Hand strap
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
Near Field Communication
 Near field communication
 Near field communication

Technical Details

Self-Timer
 Self-timer
 Self-timer
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