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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 vs Samsung NX1100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 vs Samsung NX1100

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4
Samsung NX1100

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
A lot bigger digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 has a digital zoom of 4x, whereas the Samsung NX1100 is only a 2x digital zoom digital camera (2x smaller). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

12% higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 has a display resolution (numeric) of 1,037,000 pixels, however the Samsung NX1100 is only a 921,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (116,000 pixels lower).
One hundred and eighty more battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 takes 500.00 battery life (CIPA standard), however the Samsung NX1100 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.

User reviews are appreciably better
Based on 328 user reviews, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 has an average review score of 95%, whereas the Samsung NX1100 has an average rating of 84% (based on 21 reviews).
2 Reasons For
4.25MP higher megapixel Edit
The Samsung NX1100 has a megapixel of 20.3MP, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 is only a 16.05MP digital camera (4.25MP 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.

Hugely lighter Edit
The Samsung NX1100 is a 222g digital camera. That's 258g lighter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 (222g). 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
4.25MP lower megapixel Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 has a megapixel of 16.05MP, but the Samsung NX1100 is a 20.3MP digital camera (4.25MP 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.

54% heavier Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 is a 480g digital camera. That's 258g heavier than the Samsung NX1100 (222g). 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.

6 Reasons Against
Vastly smaller digital zoom Edit
The Samsung NX1100 has a digital zoom of 2x, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 is a 4x digital zoom digital camera (2x bigger). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

Lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
Samsung NX1100 is only 921,000 pixels display resolution, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 is a 1,037,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (116,000 pixels higher).
One hundred and eighty less battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard) on the Samsung NX1100 is 320.00, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 only takes 500.00 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.

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Over one year older
The Samsung NX1100 is older than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 by 16 months.
Appreciably Lower user review Score
The Samsung NX1100's average user rating is 84%, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4's is 95% (based on 328 reviews).

Awards

18 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
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Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
Digital Versus: 5 Star
DP Review: Gold
Ephotozine: Editor's Choice
Expert Reviews: Ultimate
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PhotographyBlog.com: Essential
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Pocket Lint: Editor's Choice
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
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Date Released

18 months Ago 34 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel
16.05MP 20.3MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
BEST
Still Image Resolution(s)
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 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
 3888 x 2592
 2976 x 1984
 1728 x 1152
BEST
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 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
 3888 x 2592
 2976 x 1984
 1728 x 1152
Maximum Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3648
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 1:1
 16:9
 1:1
BEST
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
17.3 x 13 23.5 x 15.7
Total Megapixels
17.2MP 21.6MP
BEST
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Digital Zoom
4x
BEST
2x
Maximum Aperture Number
5.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
280mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
28mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
14 - 140 20 - 50
Lens Mount Interface
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Samsung NX
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Samsung NX
Aspheric Element
3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diaphragm Blade
7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
58mm Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 continuous
 Continuous Auto Focus
 single
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 continuous
 Continuous Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
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
BEST
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Sensitivity
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
ISO Sensitivity (max)
25,600
BEST
12,800
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 100
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

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

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
Flash Guide Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 8m
Flash Sync-Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01s
Flash Exposure Compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
Shoe Mounting Point Type
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
BEST
 3840 x 2160
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 MOV
 H.264
 MP4
 MOV
 H.264
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolutions
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
BEST
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Formats Supported
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
 LPCM
 PCM
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 Voice recording

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 2GB
Maximum Memory Card Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 128GB
Memory Slots
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 OLED
BEST
 OLED
Field of View
100% 100%
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
1,037,000 pixels
BEST
921,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.5" Unknown - Click to provide data

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
HDMI Version
 1.4b
 1.4b
BEST

Camera

GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Daylight
 Shade
 Halogen
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Daylight
 Shade
 Halogen
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Custom modes
Shooting Modes
 Program
 Scene
 Manual
 Program
 Scene
 Manual
Photo Effects
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Negative film
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Negative film
Self-Timer Delay
2,3,10 2,30
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Zoom (max)
4x Unknown - Click to provide data
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
Anti-Dust Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Anti-dust function
Image Editing
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Resizing
 Rotating
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
 DPOF 1.1
 DPOF
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
 DPOF 1.1
 DPOF
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
 Tripod mountable
Multi Burst Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Multi burst mode
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Movie
 Single image
Saturation Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Saturation adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
-4 - 4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes
 Portrait
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Children
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Panorama
 Sports
 Sunset
 Portrait
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Children
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Panorama
 Sports
 Sunset
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 ARA
 HEB
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 ARA
 HEB
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
480g 222g
BEST
Height
93.4mm 37.5mm
Depth
83.9mm 37.5mm
Width
132.9mm 114mm

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
1 1
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data BP1030
Battery Life (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.4h
Battery Capacity
1,860mAh
BEST
320mAh
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
500 shots
BEST
320 shots
Battery Voltage
7.2V Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 80 5 - 85
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data 5 - 85
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data Intelli-studio,Adobe Photoshop Lightroom,PC Auto Backup
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
BEST
Battery Charger Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery charger included

Networking

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

Other Features

Video Capability
 Video capability
 Video capability
Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 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
Camera Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/4000

Technical Details

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