Nikon 1 V2 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

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Nikon 1 V2
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
Longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Nikon 1 V2 is 30s maximum shutter speed. That's 29.96s longer than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 (0.04s). Read more

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

Hugely lighter Edit
The Nikon 1 V2 has a weight of 278g, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 is a 480g digital camera (202g 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.

Shorter Edit
Nikon 1 V2 is 81.6mm tall. That's 11.8mm shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 (93.4mm).
Thinner Edit
The Nikon 1 V2 is a 45.9mm deep digital camera. That's 38mm thinner than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 (83.9mm).
25.1mm narrower Edit
The Nikon 1 V2 is a 107.8mm wide digital camera. That's 25.1mm narrower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 (132.9mm).
Cheaper by £323
The Nikon 1 V2 costs £322.68 less than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4.
Marginally better user reviews
Based on 1 user review, the average review score of the Nikon 1 V2 is 100%, however the average rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 is 96% (based on 192 reviews).
12 Reasons For
1.85MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 is a 16.05MP digital camera. That's 1.85MP higher than the Nikon 1 V2 (16.05MP). 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 megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 is a 17.2MP digital camera. That's 2.07MP more than the Nikon 1 V2 (17.2MP).
75% higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 is a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 19,200 higher than the Nikon 1 V2 (25,600).
Hugely smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 is a 10 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 150 smaller than the Nikon 1 V2 (10).
Vari-angle LCD display Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 has a vari-angle LCD display, whereas the Nikon 1 V2 does not have a vari-angle LCD display.
Touch sensitive screen Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 has a touch sensitive screen, however the Nikon 1 V2 does not.
Higher display resolution Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 is a 1,036,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 115,000 pixels higher than the Nikon 1 V2 (1,036,000 pixels).
15% bigger eye relief Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 has an eye relief of 21mm, however the Nikon 1 V2 is only an 18mm Eye relief digital camera (3mm smaller). Read more

Eye relief (also known as eye point) refers to how far away from the eye piece your eye can be and you can still see the full frame of the image that will be taken.

A larger eye relief distance is useful for people who wear glasses, meaning that they can't put their eye directly on the eye piece.

Bigger battery capacity Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 is 1,860mAh battery. That's 375mAh bigger than the Nikon 1 V2 (1,860mAh).
530.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 is 530.00, but the Nikon 1 V2 only takes 310.00 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.

20 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.
Better selling
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 ranks No. 77802 by number of sales, however the Nikon 1 V2 ranks No. 335145.

Reasons Against

13 Reasons Against
1.85MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Nikon 1 V2 is a 14.2MP digital camera. That's 1.85MP lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 (16.05MP). 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.

Less total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon 1 V2 is a 15.13MP digital camera. That's 2.07MP less than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 (17.2MP).
19,200 lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon 1 V2 is a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 19,200 lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 (25,600).
94% bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon 1 V2 is a 160 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 150 bigger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 (10).
Does not have a vari-angle LCD display Edit
The Nikon 1 V2 does not have a vari-angle LCD display, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 has a vari-angle LCD display.
Does not have a touch sensitive screen Edit
The Nikon 1 V2 does not have a touch sensitive screen, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 has a touch sensitive screen.
Lower display resolution Edit
The Nikon 1 V2 is a 921,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 115,000 pixels lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 (1,036,000 pixels).
17% smaller eye relief Edit
The Nikon 1 V2 has an eye relief of 18mm, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 is a 21mm Eye relief digital camera (3mm bigger). Read more

Eye relief (also known as eye point) refers to how far away from the eye piece your eye can be and you can still see the full frame of the image that will be taken.

A larger eye relief distance is useful for people who wear glasses, meaning that they can't put their eye directly on the eye piece.

Smaller battery capacity Edit
Nikon 1 V2 is only 1,485mAh battery. That's 375mAh smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 (1,860mAh).
Only 310.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Nikon 1 V2 is 310.00, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 only takes 530.00 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 V2 is only stocked by 1 store, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 is stocked by 21 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.
Older by over three years
The Nikon 1 V2 is three years older than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4.
Less popular
The Nikon 1 V2 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 335145 by number of sales in our digital cameras, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 ranks No. 77802.
7 Reasons Against
749x shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 is only 0.04s maximum shutter speed. That's 29.96s shorter than the Nikon 1 V2 (0.04s). Read more

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

A lot heavier Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 has a weight of 480g, but the Nikon 1 V2 is a 278g digital camera (202g 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.

Taller Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 is 93.4mm tall. That's 11.8mm taller than the Nikon 1 V2 (93.4mm).
Thicker Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 is an 83.9mm deep digital camera. That's 38mm thicker than the Nikon 1 V2 (83.9mm).
25.1mm wider Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 is a 132.9mm wide digital camera. That's 25.1mm wider than the Nikon 1 V2 (132.9mm).
More expensive by £323
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 is £322.68 more expensive than the Nikon 1 V2.
User review Rating is marginally Worse
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4's average user score is 96%, however the Nikon 1 V2's is 100% (based on 1 review).

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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel Count
14.2MP 16.05MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
BEST
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 4608 x 3072
 4608 x 2592
 3456 x 2304
 2304 x 1536
 4608 x 3456
 3456 x 3456
 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
 4608 x 3072
 4608 x 2592
 3456 x 2304
 2304 x 1536
 4608 x 3456
 3456 x 3456
 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
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
Full-Frame Sensor Size
13.2 x 8.8 17.3 x 13
Total Megapixel Count
15.13MP 17.2MP
BEST
Sensor Format
 CX
 CX
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
 16:9
 4:3
 1:1
 3:2
 16:9
 4:3
 1:1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
3x Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture
16 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
3.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
10 - 30 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens
 Standard
 Standard
Lens Structure
12/9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon 1
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Nikon 1
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
Aspheric Element
3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diaphragm Blades
7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
40.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 spot
 multi point
 flexible spot
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 One Shot Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 spot
 multi point
 flexible spot
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 One Shot Focus
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
 Auto focus lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Closest Focusing Distance
0.2m Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

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
 64
 80
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 3200
 6400
 Auto
 100
 1600
 12800
 25600
 25
 64
 80
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 3200
 6400
 Auto
 100
 1600
 12800
 25600
 25
Maximum ISO Speed
6,400 25,600
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
160 10
BEST
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
 Auto exposure lock
Light Metering Mode
 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

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s
BEST
0.04s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

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

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Video Resolution
 4096 x 2160
 4096 x 2160
BEST
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Format
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 MOV
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 MOV
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 240
 320 x 120
 3840 x 2160
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 240
 320 x 120
 3840 x 2160
 640 x 480
BEST
Resolution and Capture Speed
 640x240@400fps
 320×120@1200fps
 3840x2160@24fps
 3840x2160@30fps
 4096x2160@24fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 640x240@400fps
 320×120@1200fps
 3840x2160@24fps
 3840x2160@30fps
 4096x2160@24fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@25fps
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 AAC++
 LPCM
 PCM
 AAC++
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 Voice recording

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 OLED
 OLED
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
 Vari-angle LCD display
BEST
Field of View
Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
 Touch sensitive screen
BEST
Display Resolution
921,000 pixels 1,036,000 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.47" Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Magnification Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.34x
Viewfinder
 electrical
BEST
 electrical

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
Microphone in Socket
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in socket
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
Headphone Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone out port

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Sunny
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Sunny
 Daylight
 Custom modes
Shooting Mode
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Vivid
 Art
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Art
 Black&White
 Sepia
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Calendar
 Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Maximum Playback Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 16x
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
 Dioptre correction
Anti-Dust Function
 Anti-dust function
 Anti-dust function
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
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 Mount
 Tripod mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Highlights
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Highlights
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Direct Printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Direct printing
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data Venus Engine
Diopter Adjustment
-3 - 2 -4 - 4
Eye Relief
18mm 21mm
BEST
Scene Mode
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Landscape
 Portrait
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi
On Screen Display Language
 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
BEST
480g
Height
81.6mm
BEST
93.4mm
Depth
45.9mm
BEST
83.9mm
Width
107.8mm
BEST
132.9mm
Weight Including Battery
338g
BEST
560g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium
BEST
 Lithium
Supported Battery
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Size
EN-EL21 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
1,485mAh 1,860mAh
BEST
Shot Per Battery Charge
310 shots 530 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
7.2V 7.2V

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
32 - 104 Unknown - Click to provide data
Relative Humidity Operating Range
0 - 85 10 - 80
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

System Requirements

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

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data 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)
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Cable
 USB
 USB
BEST
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included battery charger
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi connectivity
Near Field Communication
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near field communication

Other Features

Video Recording
 Video recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port
 USB 2.0 port
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
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 Range
1/4000-30 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital SLR
 Digital SLR
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
 Self-timer
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