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Nikon D5300 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Nikon D5300 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

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Nikon D5300
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
12.1MP higher megapixel Edit
The Nikon D5300 has a megapixel of 24.2MP, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is only a 12.1MP digital camera (12.1MP lower). 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.

A little larger display diagonal Edit
The Nikon D5300 has a display diagonal of 3.2", however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is only a 3" screen digital camera (0.2" smaller). 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.

576,800 pixels higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Nikon D5300 is a 1,036,800 pixels display resolution digital camera, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is only a 460,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (576,800 pixels lower).
Two hundred and eighty more battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Nikon D5300 is a digital camera that takes 600.00 battery life (CIPA standard), whereas 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.

Eight more awards
The Nikon D5300 has 14 awards, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has 6 awards.
Expert reviews are moderately better
Based on 87 expert reviews, the Nikon D5300 has an average review score of 84%, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has an average rating of 80% (based on 90 reviews).
User reviews are moderately better
Based on 1,108 user reviews, the Nikon D5300 has an average review score of 95%, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has an average rating of 93% (based on 86 reviews).
3 Reasons For
Touchscreen Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a touchscreen, whereas the Nikon D5300 does not have a touchscreen.
3D Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is 3D, but the Nikon D5300 is not. Read more

3D compatible cameras can take 3D photos with varying degrees of success. Cameras with 2 lenses will generally be able to capture the best 3D pictures.

3D pictures allow you to capture the feel of a place better than a 2D picture could. However you will need a 3D compatible screen to appreciate the results.

82% lighter Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 265g digital camera. That's 215g lighter than the Nikon D5300 (265g). 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.

Reasons Against

2 Reasons Against
45% heavier Edit
The Nikon D5300 is a 480g digital camera. That's 215g heavier than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (265g). 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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8 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a megapixel of 12.1MP, but the Nikon D5300 is a 24.2MP digital camera (12.1MP higher). 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.

Slightly smaller display diagonal Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is only 3" screen, but the Nikon D5300 is a 3.2" screen digital camera (0.2" larger). 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.

576,800 pixels lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a display resolution (numeric) of 460,000 pixels, however the Nikon D5300 is a 1,036,800 pixels display resolution digital camera (576,800 pixels higher).
Two hundred and eighty less battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 takes 320.00 battery life (CIPA standard), however the Nikon D5300 only takes 600.00 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.

Over two years older
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is older than the Nikon D5300 by three years.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has received 6 awards, the Nikon D5300 has received 14 awards.
A bit Lower expert review Score
The average expert rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is 80%, whereas the average expert rating of the Nikon D5300 is 84% (based on 87 reviews).
A bit Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is 93%, whereas the average user rating of the Nikon D5300 is 95% (based on 1,108 reviews).

Awards

14 Awards
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
CNET.com: Editor's Choice
Digital Versus: 5 Star
Digitaltrends.com: Recommended Product
DP Review: Silver
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
Imaging Resource.com: Dave's Pick
Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
onfoto.ru: Silver
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
techgage.com: Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
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

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

43 months Ago 77 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel
24.2MP
BEST
12.1MP
Sensor Type
 CMOS
BEST
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 6000 x 4000
 4496 x 3000
 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
 6000 x 4000
 4496 x 3000
 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
Maximum Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
BEST
 6000 x 4000
Aspect Ratio
 1:1
 3:2
 4:3
 16:9
 1:1
 3:2
 4:3
 16:9
BEST
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 JPEG XR
 NEF
 EXIF
 RAW
 JPG
 JPEG XR
 NEF
 EXIF
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
23.5 x 15.6 17.3 x 13
Total Megapixels
24.78MP
BEST
13.06MP
Sensor Format
 DX
 DX
Supported Aspect Ratios
 3:2
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 16:9
 4:3

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 4x
Maximum Aperture Number
40 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
210mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
27mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
18 - 105 3.5
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon F
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Nikon F
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
Aspheric Element
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diaphragm Blade
9
BEST
7
Filter Size
67mm 46mm
Mounting Type
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 multi point
 servo
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 single
 continuous
 multi point
 servo
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection 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 0.18m
Auto Focus (AF) Points
39 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
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Sensitivity
 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
ISO Sensitivity (max)
25,600
BEST
6,400
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

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

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Forced on
 Forced off
Flash Sync-Speed
0.01s Unknown - Click to provide data
External Flash Connector
 External flash connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 Shoe mounting point
Shoe Mounting Point Type
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
60fps
BEST
30fps
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 M-JPEG
 AVCHD
 Quicktime
 AVC
 MP4
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 M-JPEG
 AVCHD
 Quicktime
 AVC
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 424
 848 x 480
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 424
 848 x 480
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
BEST
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
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
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
 LPCM
 PCM
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 Voice recording

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Maximum Memory Card Size
64GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slots
1 1

Display

Display Diagonal
3.2"
BEST
3"
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% 100%
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
BEST
Display Resolution (numeric)
1,036,800 pixels
BEST
460,000 pixels
Second Display
 Second display
Unknown - Click to provide data

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Optical
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
USB Connector Type
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-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
 2.0
BEST
 2.0
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB

Camera

3D
 3D
 3D
BEST
GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Sunny
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Halogen
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Sunny
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Halogen
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Lens priority
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Lens priority
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Sepia
 Skin tones
Self-Timer Delay
2,5,10,20 2,10
Calendar
 Calendar
 Calendar
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 16x
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
Anti-Dust Function
 Anti-dust function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Live View
 Live view
 Live view
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Multi Burst Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Multi burst mode
Camera Playback
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Highlights
 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
 Brightness adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Built-In Processor
EXPEED 4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
-1.7 - 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Modes
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Rotation
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Rotation
Eye Relief
18mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Cuisine
 Self-portrait
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Cuisine
 Self-portrait
Languages Support
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 Multi
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 Multi
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 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
480g 265g
BEST
Height
98mm 67.81mm
Depth
76mm 32.76mm
Width
125mm 112mm
Weight (including Battery)
530g 364g
BEST

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
1 1
Battery Type
EN-EL14a Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life (max)
1h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
1,230mAh
BEST
1,010mAh
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
600 shots
BEST
320 shots
Battery Voltage
7.2V 7.2V
Battery Level Indicator
 Battery level indicator
 Battery level indicator

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

System Requirements

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

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
ViewNX 2 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
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
 Battery charger included
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
 Hand strap
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
 Carrying case

Networking

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

Other Features

Video Capability
 Video capability
 Video capability
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB 2.0 port
HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 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 Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Software CD
 Software CD
Unknown - Click to provide data
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

Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Neck Strap
 Neck strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Feedback