Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of DMC-GF1 vs V1

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

Focus lag and focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

Focus lag, continuous shooting and Startup delay

Reviews

What do the experts think?

Reviews from 43rumors.com, trustedreviews.com, techradar.com, photographyblog.com and 1 more

Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

Winner
Nikon 1 V1 

Camera Rocket recommends the Nikon 1 V1  based on its focusing and responsiveness.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Lumix DMC-GF1 vs Nikon 1 V1

Low light image quality Highest ISO setting that still achieves great image quality

Lumix DMC-GF1
513 ISO
Nikon 1 V1
346 ISO

Resolution Results from photos of standard resolution charts

Lumix DMC-GF1
2,100 LPH
Nikon 1 V1
2,600 LPH

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Lumix DMC-GF1
409 ms
Nikon 1 V1
97 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

Lumix DMC-GF1
1,400 ms
Nikon 1 V1
1,300 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Nikon 1 V1
60 fps

Features Key features of the Lumix DMC-GF1  vs Nikon 1 V1 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Lumix DMC-GF1
3,200 ISO
Nikon 1 V1
6,400 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

Lumix DMC-GF1
20.3 microns
Nikon 1 V1
11.6 microns

Reviews Word on the street

Lumix DMC-GF1  vs Nikon 1 V1 

9.0
8.0
The fantastically well-implemented Live View, lightning fast auto-focus, excellent image quality and added bonus of 720p video make the GF1 a great camera for beginners and more serious photographers alike.
Lumix DMC-GF1

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Lumix DMC-GF1  vs
Nikon 1 V1 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 12 MP 10 MP
Resolution 4000 x 3000 3872 x 2592
Size Four Thirds Nikon CX
Area 18 x 13.5 mm 13.2 x 8.8 mm
Crop factor 2.0x 2.7x
Pixel size 20.3 microns 11.6 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 3,200 ISO 100 ISO to 3,200 ISO
Codecs
RAW
JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes Yes
Tested vertical resolution 2,100 LPH 2,600 LPH
Tested horizontal resolution 2,100 LPH 2,600 LPH

focus system

Type Contrast detection Hybrid detection
Focus points 23 135
Supports continuous No No

shutter

Min 60 s 30 s
Max 1/4000 s 1/16000 s

form factor

Size 119 x 71 x 36.3 mm 113 x 76 x 43.5 mm
Thickness 36.3 mm 43.5 mm
Weight 330 g 294 g
Is weather sealed No No

features

Is a smart camera No No
Includes a GPS No No
Supports HDR No No
Automatic panorama No No
Create realistic 3D images No No
Image stabilization

video

Lumix DMC-GF1  vs
Nikon 1 V1 
Video 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps
Shoots video in 24p No No
Shoots high speed video No Yes
External mic jack None 3.5mm
Autofocus while shooting video Contrast detection Phase detection
Autofocus type Contrast detection Phase detection

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 3" 3"
Resolution 460 k dots 921 k dots
Has a touch screen No No
Has a flip out screen No No
Supports live view Yes Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror None None
Viewfinder No Yes
Type N/A Electronic
Coverage N/A 100%

performance

Max continuous shooting 3 fps 60 fps
Battery life 400 350
Continuous shooting
60 fps, JPEG
3 fps, JPEG
Focus lag 409 ms 97 ms
Shutter lag 72 ms 73 ms
Startup delay 1,400 ms 1,300 ms
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