Nikon 1 S2 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

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Nikon 1 S2
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
Vastly lighter Edit
The Nikon 1 S2 has a weight of 190g, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is a 435g digital camera (245g 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 £170
The Nikon 1 S2 is £170.15 cheaper than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8.
11 Reasons For
A lot higher megapixel Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has a megapixel of 20.3MP, but the Nikon 1 S2 is only a 14.2MP digital camera (6.1MP 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 lot more total megapixels Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has a total megapixels of 21.77MP, however the Nikon 1 S2 is only a 15.13MP digital camera (6.64MP less).
A lot higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera, whereas the Nikon 1 S2 is only a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera (12,800 lower).
Vastly smaller ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has an ISO sensitivity (min) of 100, however the Nikon 1 S2 is a 200 minimum ISO speed digital camera (100 bigger).
30s longer slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has a slowest camera shutter speed of 60s, however the Nikon 1 S2 is only a 30s maximum shutter speed digital camera (30s shorter). Read more

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

Vastly higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has a display resolution (numeric) of 1,040,000 pixels, however the Nikon 1 S2 is only a 460,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (580,000 pixels lower).
Sixty more battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 takes 330.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, however the Nikon 1 S2 only takes 270.00 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.

Available from 7 shops
A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
More popular
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 25547 by sales volume in our digital cameras, whereas the Nikon 1 S2 ranks No. 346528.
Ten more awards
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has 11 awards, but the Nikon 1 S2 has 1 award.
Expert reviews are a lot better
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has an average expert review score of 86%, whereas the Nikon 1 S2 has an average rating of 67% (based on 12 reviews).

Reasons Against

12 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel Edit
The Nikon 1 S2 is a 14.2MP digital camera. That's 6.1MP lower 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.

Less total megapixels Edit
The Nikon 1 S2 is a 15.13MP digital camera. That's 6.64MP less than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (21.77MP).
12,800 lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Nikon 1 S2 is a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 12,800 lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (25,600).
Bigger ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Nikon 1 S2 has an ISO sensitivity (min) of 200. That's 100 bigger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (100).
Significantly shorter slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Nikon 1 S2 has a slowest camera shutter speed of 30s. 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.

Vastly lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Nikon 1 S2 has a display resolution (numeric) of 460,000 pixels. That's 580,000 pixels lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (1,040,000 pixels).
Only 270.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Nikon 1 S2 takes 270.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, however 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.

Fewer sellers
The Nikon 1 S2 is only stocked by 1 shop, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is stocked by 8 sellers. Read more
The fewer the number of shops that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Older by over one year
The Nikon 1 S2 is 13 months older than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8.
Less popular
The Nikon 1 S2 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 346528 by number of sales in our digital cameras, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 ranks No. 25547.
Ten less awards
The Nikon 1 S2 has only received 1 award, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has received 11 awards.
Expert review Rating is considerably Worse
The average expert rating of the Nikon 1 S2 is only 67%, whereas the average expert rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is 86% (based on 58 reviews).
2 Reasons Against
Heavier Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is a 435g digital camera. That's 245g heavier than the Nikon 1 S2 (435g). 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.

£170 more expensive
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is more expensive than the Nikon 1 S2 by £170.15.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel
14.2MP 20.3MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
BEST
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 5184 x 3456
 3840 x 2160
 1712 x 1712
 1824 x 1368
 1824 x 1216
 1920 x 1080
 1824 x 1024
 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
 5184 x 3888
 5184 x 3888
BEST
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
13.1 x 8.8 17.3 x 13
Total Megapixels
15.13MP 21.77MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer Location
 Body
 Body
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 4/3
 4/3
BEST

Design

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

Lens System

Optical Zoom
2.5x Unknown - Click to provide data
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)
30 - 110 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

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 continuous
 spot
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 single
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 continuous
 spot
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 single
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Face tracking
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3m
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
 64
 80
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 Auto
 100
 25600
 25
 64
 80
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 Auto
 100
 25600
 25
ISO Sensitivity (max)
12,800 25,600
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
200 100
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
Shutter Speed Settings
 B
 B
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Modes
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Forced on
 Second curtain synchro
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Forced on
 Second curtain synchro
Flash Sync-Speed
1s 1s
External Flash Connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
 External flash connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
BEST
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
 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 At Capture Speed
 3840x2160@25fps
 3840x2160@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
Wind Filter
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wind filter
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio System
 Mono
 Mono

Memory

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

Display

Display Diagonal
3" Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
 OLED
 OLED
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
460,000 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)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 ATW
 Halogen
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 ATW
 Halogen
Photo Effects
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Sepia
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Calendar
 Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 RAW
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 RAW
Live View
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Live view
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Slide show
 Single image
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Slide show
 Single image
 Thumbnails
Saturation Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Saturation adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Contrast adjustment
Direct Printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 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
 Self-portrait
 Panorama
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Self-portrait
 Panorama
Languages Support
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 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
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
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
190g
BEST
435g
Height
60.8mm 77.9mm
Depth
29.4mm 61.3mm
Width
110mm 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)
230g
BEST
487g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
EN-EL22 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,200mAh
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
270 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

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
BEST
Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery charger included
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap

Networking

Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)

Other Features

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

Technical Details

Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
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