• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 14.2 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 6400
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600

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Differences

Nikon V2 advantages over Panasonic GX7

  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    60.6 fps vs 5.6 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    58.8 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    40 vs 10 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/8000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Panasonic GX7 advantages 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 2.1 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 3.77 vs 2.86 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Better color depth
    22.6 vs 20.2 bits
    Capture richer, more accurate colors
  • Higher effective ISO
    718 vs 403 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • More dynamic range
    12.2 vs 10.8 evs
    Retain detail in highlight and shadows
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 40 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility

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  • 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 V1

Nikon V2
Nikon V1
  • $817
  • 1 inch
  • Higher effective ISO
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $900
  • 1 inch
  • Fast startup
  • Bigger pixels
Panasonic GX7
Nikon V1
  • $648
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
  • $900
  • 1 inch
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • Slow-motion videos

Compared to Olympus E-M5

Nikon V2
Olympus E-M5
  • $817
  • 1 inch
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $749
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
Panasonic GX7
Olympus E-M5
  • $648
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $749
  • 4/3
  • Higher effective ISO
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Nikon AW1

Nikon V2
Nikon AW1
  • $817
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $797
  • 1 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
Panasonic GX7
Nikon AW1
  • $648
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $797
  • 1 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Built-in GPS

Compared to Olympus E-M10

Nikon V2
Olympus E-M10
  • $817
  • 1 inch
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $399
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
Panasonic GX7
Olympus E-M10
  • $648
  • 4/3
  • Fast startup
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $399
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Higher effective ISO

Compared to Nikon V3

Nikon V2
Nikon V3
  • $817
  • 1 inch
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
  • $1197
  • 1 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen
Panasonic GX7
Nikon V3
  • $648
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $1197
  • 1 inch
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • External Mic Jack
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