• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 14.2 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 6400
  • $847 Average Retail $900 MSRP
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25600
  • $948 Average Retail $1100 MSRP

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Advantages

Nikon V2 over Panasonic GX7

  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Might improve live view and video AF performance
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    10000 vs 13 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (single-shot mode)
  • Less shutter lag
    0.072 vs 0.192 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/8000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Panasonic GX7 over Nikon V2

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Larger sensor
    4/3 vs 1 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Fast startup
    0.90 vs 2.10 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Love or hate them, they can be useful
  • Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 24p
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Higher boost ISO
    25600 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher boost ISO can give more low-light flexibility
  • Longer shutter
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Review Excerpt

  • Sharp retro design and solid build; High resolution, tiltable electronic viewfinder and LCD touchscreen monitor; Competitive still image quality; Very good video quality, recording Full HD at frame rates up to 60p; Fast autofocusing and all-around performance; Robust Wi-Fi and NFC capabilities, including remote shooting when paired with a smart device

  • Weak built-in flash; No external mic or headphone jack for video recording; Some poor results when shooting in Creative Panorama mode

The Competition

Compared to Nikon S1

Nikon V2
Nikon S1
  • $847
  • 1 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wider angle lens
  • $490
  • 1 inch
  • Lighter weight
Panasonic GX7
Nikon S1
  • $948
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
  • $490
  • 1 inch
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • Thinner

Compared to Panasonic G6

Nikon V2
Panasonic G6
  • $847
  • 1 inch
  • Higher max flash sync
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $699
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
Panasonic GX7
Panasonic G6
  • $948
  • 4/3
  • Faster shutter
  • $699
  • 4/3
  • External Mic

Compared to Samsung Galaxy NX

Nikon V2
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $847
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Faster RAW shooting
  • $1249
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Panasonic GX7
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $948
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $1249
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • More pixels

Compared to Olympus E-M10

Nikon V2
Olympus E-M10
  • $847
  • 1 inch
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
Panasonic GX7
Olympus E-M10
  • $948
  • 4/3
  • Fast startup
  • 24p
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • Bigger RAW buffer

Compared to Nikon V3

Nikon V2
Nikon V3
  • $847
  • 1 inch
  • $1197
  • 1 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen
Panasonic GX7
Nikon V3
  • $948
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
  • $1197
  • 1 inch
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • External Mic
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