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Nikon 1 J5 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

Nikon 1 J5 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

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Nikon 1 J5
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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
3% higher megapixel 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.

0.1m smaller closest focusing distance Edit
The Nikon 1 J5 has a closest focusing distance of 0.2m, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is a 0.3m closest focusing distance digital camera (0.1m larger).
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 £383
The Nikon 1 J5 costs £383 less than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8.
5 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 Nikon 1 J5 ranks No. 12010 by number of sales, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 ranks No. 143299.
6 Reasons For
85% smaller maximum aperture number Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is 22 maximum aperture. That's 18.5 smaller than the Nikon 1 J5 (22).
1% higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has a display resolution (numeric) of 1,040,000 pixels. That's 3,000 pixels higher than the Nikon 1 J5 (1,040,000 pixels).
330.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 takes 330.00 battery life (CIPA standard), however the Nikon 1 J5 only takes 250.00 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.

Four more awards
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has 14 awards from expert review sites, but the Nikon 1 J5 has 10 awards.
Better expert reviews
Based on 80 reviews, the average expert review score of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is 85%, whereas the average rating of the Nikon 1 J5 is 77% (based on 53 reviews).
Marginally better user reviews
Based on 69 reviews, the average user review score of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is 94%, whereas the average rating of the Nikon 1 J5 is 90% (based on 106 reviews).

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
6x bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Nikon 1 J5 is a 3.5 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 18.5 bigger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (22).
1% lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
Nikon 1 J5 is only 1,037,000 pixels display resolution. That's 3,000 pixels lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (1,040,000 pixels).
Only 250.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard) on the Nikon 1 J5 is 250.00, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 only takes 330.00 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 one year
The Nikon 1 J5 is 13 months older than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8.
Four less awards
The Nikon 1 J5 has only received 10 awards, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has received 14 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 85% (based on 80 reviews).
User review Rating is moderately Worse
The Nikon 1 J5's average user score is 90%, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8's is 94% (based on 69 reviews).
6 Reasons Against
3% lower megapixel 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.

0.1m larger closest focusing distance Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has a closest focusing distance of 0.3m, whereas the Nikon 1 J5 is a 0.2m closest focusing distance digital camera (0.1m smaller).
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 £383
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is £383 more expensive than the Nikon 1 J5.
Fewer sellers
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is only stocked by 11 retailers, but the Nikon 1 J5 is stocked by 16 retailers. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Less popular
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 143299 by number of sales in our digital cameras, whereas the Nikon 1 J5 ranks No. 12010.

Awards

10 Awards
Digital Versus: 5 Star
Digitaltrends.com: Recommended Product
dkamera.de: Recommended
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
fotomaniak.pl: Good Buy
gadgetgear.nl: Silver
M3.idg.se: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
vido.com.ua: Recommended
14 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
Camera Labs: Recommended
Digital Versus: 5 Star
dkamera.de: Recommended
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
komputerswiat.pl: Best Product
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
prohardver.hu: Recommended
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice

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Average User Rating

Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel
20.8MP
BEST
20.3MP
Sensor Type
 CMOS
BEST
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 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
23.01MP
BEST
21.77MP
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
 Black
 Black
Dustproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dustproof
Splashproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Splashproof

Lens System

Maximum Aperture Number
3.5 22
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 280mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 28mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
10 - 30 14 - 140
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon 1
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Nikon 1
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
Aspheric Element
3 3
Diaphragm Blade
7 7
Filter Size
40.5mm 58mm
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
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Closest Focusing Distance
0.2m
BEST
0.3m
Auto Focus (AF) Points
105 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual

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
 80
 160
 800
 12800
 Auto
 64
 100
 200
 320
 400
 640
 1600
 3200
 6400
 25600
 25
 80
 160
 800
 12800
 Auto
 64
 100
 200
 320
 400
 640
 1600
 3200
 6400
 25600
 25
ISO Sensitivity (max)
12,800 25,600
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
160 100
BEST
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
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
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Forced on
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Forced on
Flash Guide Number
5m Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Sync-Speed
1s 1s
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 Type
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
60fps Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 3840 x 2160@15fps
 1280x720@120fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@60fps
 3840x2160@25fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 3840 x 2160@15fps
 1280x720@120fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@60fps
 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 Formats Supported
 PCM
BEST
 PCM
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio System
 Mono
 Mono

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
Memory Slots
1 1

Display

Display Diagonal
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%
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
1,037,000 pixels 1,040,000 pixels
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Shade
 Flash
 Direct sunlight
 ATW
 Daylight
 Halogen
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Shade
 Flash
 Direct sunlight
 ATW
 Daylight
 Halogen
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Sepia
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Sepia
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Multi-Shot Function
 Multi-shot function
 Multi-shot function
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
 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 Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Playback
 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 (D-D)
Unknown - Click to provide data -4 - 3
Eye Relief
Unknown - Click to provide data 21mm
Scene Modes
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Panorama
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Panorama
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 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 Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
EN-EL24 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
250mAh 1,200mAh
BEST
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
250 shots 330 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
7.4V 7.2V
Battery Level Indicator
 Battery level indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
32 - 104 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 85 10 - 80
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40

System Requirements

Operating Systems Supported (windows)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Operating systems supported (windows)

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
ViewNX Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
 Battery charger included
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
 Hand strap
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Data Network
 Not supported
 Not supported

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Self-Timer
 Self-timer
 Self-timer
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