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.

6% more total megapixels 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 £449
The Nikon 1 J5 costs £449 less than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8.
1 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. 5393 by number of sales, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 ranks No. 30910.
9 Reasons For
Image stabilizer Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has an image stabilizer, whereas the Nikon 1 J5 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.

50% higher ISO sensitivity (max) 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 ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has an ISO sensitivity (min) of 100. That's 60 smaller than the Nikon 1 J5 (100).
Longer slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has a slowest 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 (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)s Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 takes 330.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, however the Nikon 1 J5 only takes 250.00 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.

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 14 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

9 Reasons Against
Does not have an image stabilizer Edit
The Nikon 1 J5 does not have an image stabilizer, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 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.

Vastly lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Nikon 1 J5 has an ISO sensitivity (max) of 12,800. That's 12,800 lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (25,600).
38% bigger ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
Nikon 1 J5 is 160 minimum ISO speed. That's 60 bigger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (100).
Shorter slowest 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 (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)s Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard)s on the Nikon 1 J5 is 250.00, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 only takes 330.00 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.

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 14 reviews).
7 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.

6% less total megapixels 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 £449
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is £449 more expensive than the Nikon 1 J5.
Fewer sellers
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is only stocked by 6 sellers, but the Nikon 1 J5 is stocked by 7 stores. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
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. 30910 by number of sales in our digital cameras, whereas the Nikon 1 J5 ranks No. 5393.

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

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel
20.8MP
BEST
20.3MP
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
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
Image Stabilizer Location
 Body
 Body
Sensor Format
 CX
 CX
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 3:2
 4:3
 1:1
 16:9
 3:2
 4:3
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 4/3
 4/3
BEST

Design

Colour of Product
 White
 White
Dustproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dustproof
Splash Proof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Splash proof

Lens System

Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 22
Minimum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5
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)
Unknown - Click to provide data 14 - 140
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Unknown - Click to provide data 14/12
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon 1
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Nikon 1
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
Number of Aspheric Elements
Unknown - Click to provide data 3
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Unknown - Click to provide data 7
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 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
Unknown - Click to provide data 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
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 Type
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
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
BEST
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 3840 x 2160@15fps
 1280x720@120fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@60fps
 1280x960@30fps
 3840x2160@25fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 3840 x 2160@15fps
 1280x720@120fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@60fps
 1280x960@30fps
 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
 AAC++
BEST
 PCM
 AAC++
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

Viewfinder

Magnification
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.54x

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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Multi-shot
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
Lens Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 265g
Lens Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 75mm
Lens Diameter
Unknown - Click to provide data 67mm
Weight (including Battery)
265g
BEST
487g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type
EN-EL24 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,200mAh
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
250 shots 330 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.2V

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 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

Cables Included
 USB
 USB
Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 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

Technical Details

Self-Timer
 Self-timer
 Self-timer
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