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

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Differences

Nikon J3 advantages over Panasonic G95

  • Less expensive
    $617* vs $1198
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Slower slow-motion
    1200 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Thinner
    28 mm vs 77 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    359g vs 746g
    Lighter weight
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    60.0 fps vs 9.3 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Panasonic G95 advantages over Nikon J3

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    4/3 vs 1 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 3.34 vs 2.86 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • 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
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • More telephoto lens reach
    120 mm vs 81 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/200 vs 1/60 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Newer
    8 months vs 7 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More dots on screen
    1240k vs 921k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • More pixels
    20.3 vs 14.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 27 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Weather-sealed build quality; Very good image quality; Effective IBIS; Good AF performance; Unlimited 4K/30p video; V-Log L included.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon J1

Nikon J3
Nikon J1
  • $617
  • 1 inch
  • Higher effective ISO
  • More dots on screen
  • $399
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
Panasonic G95
Nikon J1
  • $1198
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Lens selection
  • $399
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Nikon J2

Nikon J3
Nikon J2
  • $617
  • 1 inch
  • Higher effective ISO
  • More pixels
  • $550
  • 1 inch
  • Bigger pixels
Panasonic G95
Nikon J2
  • $1198
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Lens selection
  • $550
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Nikon J4

Nikon J3
Nikon J4
  • $617
  • 1 inch
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
  • $473
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
Panasonic G95
Nikon J4
  • $1198
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Lens selection
  • $473
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Panasonic GH5

Nikon J3
Panasonic GH5
  • $617
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $1398
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
Panasonic G95
Panasonic GH5
  • $1198
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $1398
  • 4/3
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Panasonic G9

Nikon J3
Panasonic G9
  • $617
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $1198
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
Panasonic G95
Panasonic G9
  • $1198
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $1198
  • 4/3
  • Slower slow-motion
  • High resolution composite
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