Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of DMC-GM1 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 points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

continuous shooting

Reviews

What do the experts think?

Reviews from dpreview.com and reviews.cnet.com

Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 

Camera Rocket recommends the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1  based on its image quality and reviews.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Lumix DMC-GM1 vs Nikon 1 V1

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

Lumix DMC-GM1
660 ISO
Nikon 1 V1
346 ISO

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Nikon 1 V1
60 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Lumix DMC-GM1
230 photos
Nikon 1 V1
350 photos

Color depth The number of variations of color the camera can capture

Lumix DMC-GM1
22.3 bits
Nikon 1 V1
21.3 bits

Dynamic range Maximum range a camera can capture in one image from light to dark

Lumix DMC-GM1
11.7 ev
Nikon 1 V1
11.0 ev

Features Key features of the Lumix DMC-GM1  vs Nikon 1 V1 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Lumix DMC-GM1
25,600 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-GM1
14.1 microns
Nikon 1 V1
11.6 microns

Reviews Word on the street

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Lumix DMC-GM1  vs
Nikon 1 V1 
Type LiveMOS CMOS
Megapixels 16 MP 10 MP
Resolution 4616 x 3464 3872 x 2592
Size Four Thirds Nikon CX
Area 17.3 x 13 mm 13.2 x 8.8 mm
Crop factor 2.1x 2.7x
Pixel size 14.1 microns 11.6 microns
Light sensitivity 200 ISO to 25,600 ISO 100 ISO to 3,200 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) 125 ISO to 25,600 ISO 100 ISO to 6,400 ISO
Codecs
RAW
JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes Yes

focus system

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

viewfinder

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

performance

Max continuous shooting 4 fps 60 fps
Battery life 230 350
Continuous shooting
60 fps, JPEG
4 fps, JPEG

video

Lumix DMC-GM1  vs
Nikon 1 V1 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps
Shoots video in 24p Yes 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 1,036 k dots 921 k dots
Has a touch screen Yes No
Has a flip out screen No No
Supports live view Yes Yes

shutter

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

form factor

Size 98.5 x 54.9 x 30.4 mm 113 x 76 x 43.5 mm
Thickness 30.4 mm 43.5 mm
Weight 204 g 294 g
Is weather sealed No No

features

Includes a GPS No No
Supports HDR Yes No
Automatic panorama No No
Create realistic 3D images Yes No
Image stabilization
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1
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