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

3 Reasons For
65% smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Nikon 1 V2 is a 16 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 10.4 smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 (5.6).
0.1m smaller closest focusing distance Edit
The Nikon 1 V2 has a closest focusing distance of 0.2m, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 is a 0.3m closest focusing distance digital camera (0.1m larger).
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.

13 Reasons For
1.85MP higher megapixel 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.

Image stabilizer Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 has an image stabilizer, however the Nikon 1 V2 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.

More total megapixels 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 ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 has an ISO sensitivity (max) of 25,600. That's 19,200 higher than the Nikon 1 V2 (25,600).
60% smaller ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 is 100 minimum ISO speed. That's 60 smaller than the Nikon 1 V2 (100).
Longer slowest camera shutter speed Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 is 60s maximum shutter speed. That's 30s longer than the Nikon 1 V2 (60s). Read more

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

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.
Touchscreen Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 has a touchscreen, however the Nikon 1 V2 does not.
Higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 is 1,037,000 pixels display resolution. That's 116,000 pixels higher than the Nikon 1 V2 (1,037,000 pixels).
7% larger viewfinder screen size Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 is a 0.5" viewfinder screen size digital camera. That's 0.03" larger than the Nikon 1 V2 (0.5").
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).
500.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard)s on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 is 500.00, but the Nikon 1 V2 only takes 310.00 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.

Reasons Against

15 Reasons Against
1.85MP lower megapixel 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.

Does not have an image stabilizer Edit
The Nikon 1 V2 does not have an image stabilizer, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 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.

Less total megapixels 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 ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Nikon 1 V2 has an ISO sensitivity (max) of 6,400. That's 19,200 lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 (25,600).
38% bigger ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
Nikon 1 V2 is 160 minimum ISO speed. That's 60 bigger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 (100).
Shorter slowest camera shutter speed Edit
Nikon 1 V2 is only 30s maximum shutter speed. That's 30s shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 (60s). Read more

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

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 touchscreen Edit
The Nikon 1 V2 does not have a touchscreen, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 has a touchscreen.
Lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
Nikon 1 V2 is only 921,000 pixels display resolution. That's 116,000 pixels lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 (1,037,000 pixels).
7% smaller viewfinder screen size Edit
The Nikon 1 V2 is a 0.47" viewfinder screen size digital camera. That's 0.03" smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 (0.5").
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 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard)s on the Nikon 1 V2 is 310.00, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 only takes 500.00 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.

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The Nikon 1 V2 is two years older than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4.
3 Reasons Against
Two times bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 is a 5.6 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 10.4 bigger than the Nikon 1 V2 (5.6).
0.1m larger closest focusing distance Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 has a closest focusing distance of 0.3m, however the Nikon 1 V2 is a 0.2m closest focusing distance digital camera (0.1m smaller).
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.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel
14.2MP 16.05MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
BEST
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 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
15.13MP 17.2MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
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 of Product
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
3x Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 4x
Maximum Aperture Number
16
BEST
5.6
Minimum Aperture Number
3.5 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)
10 - 30 14 - 140
Lens Type
 Standard
 Standard
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
12/9 14/12
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon 1
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Nikon 1
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
Number of Aspheric Elements
3 3
Number of Diaphragm Blades
7 7
Filter Size
40.5mm 58mm

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
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
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
 3200
 6400
 100
 1600
 12800
 25600
 25
 64
 80
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 3200
 6400
 100
 1600
 12800
 25600
 25
ISO Sensitivity (max)
6,400 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
 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

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
30s 60s
BEST
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Modes
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
Flash Guide Number
5m Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Sync-Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 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 Type
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
BEST
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Formats Supported
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 MOV
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 240
 320 x 120
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 240
 320 x 120
 3840 x 2160
BEST
Resolution At 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 Formats Supported
 AAC++
 LPCM
 PCM
 AAC++
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 Voice recording

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slots
1 1

Display

Display Diagonal
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%
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
BEST
Display Resolution (numeric)
921,000 pixels 1,037,000 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.47" 0.5"
BEST
Magnification
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.25x
Viewfinder Type
 Electronic
 electrical
 Electronic
 electrical
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone outputs

Camera

GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Sunny
 Daylight
 Halogen
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Sunny
 Daylight
 Halogen
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
Photo Effects
 Vivid
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Neutral
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,3,10
Calendar
 Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 4x
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
 Dioptre correction
Anti-Dust Function
 Anti-dust function
 Anti-dust function
Image Editing
 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 Mountable
 Tripod mountable
 Tripod mountable
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Highlights
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Highlights
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Contrast Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Contrast adjustment
Direct Printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Direct printing
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data Venus Engine
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
-3 - 2 -4 - 4
Eye Relief
18mm 21mm
BEST
Scene Modes
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Landscape
 Portrait
Languages Support
 Multi
 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
278g
BEST
480g
Height
81.6mm 93.4mm
Depth
45.9mm 83.9mm
Width
107.8mm 132.9mm
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)
338g
BEST
560g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium
 Lithium
Number of Batteries Supported
1 1
Battery Type
EN-EL21 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
1,485mAh 1,860mAh
BEST
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
310 shots 500 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
7.2V 7.2V

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

Mac Operating Systems Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mac operating systems supported
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Windows operating systems supported

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

Networking

Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Data Network
 Not supported
 Not supported

Other Features

Video Capability
 Video capability
 Video capability
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
 USB 2.0 ports quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Ports Quantity
 HDMI ports quantity
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
1/4000-30 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital SLR
 Digital SLR
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
 Self-timer
Feedback