• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.5 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 12,800

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Differences

Panasonic GM1 advantages over Samsung NX Mini

  • 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.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 3.77 vs 2.41 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Fast startup
    ~0.90 vs 2.0 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Higher-res screen
    346k vs 154k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Less shutter lag
    0.19 vs 0.35 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    9.9 fps vs 6.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    10.3 fps vs 6.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    7 vs 5 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)

Samsung NX Mini advantages over Panasonic GM1

  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 530 vs 230 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Thinner
    22 mm vs 30 mm
    Thinner
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/200 vs 1/50 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • More pixels
    20.5 vs 16.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • 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
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Large Four Thirds sensor is impressive for a camera this small; Shares sensor and processor of GX7; Excellent image quality with class-leading high ISO performance; Responsive all-around performer; AF system is fast and accurate; Easy to use and responsive touchscreen; Built-in Wi-Fi with remote control and sharing features; Lightweight and pocketable design makes it easy to carry everywhere.

  • Can be awkward to use with larger lenses; Rear dial is easy to accidentally press; Lacks a hot-shoe for EVF or external flash; Weak built-in flash; 1/50s flash sync; No 1080p60 video; No external headphone jack or mic input.

The Competition

Compared to Olympus E-PM2

Panasonic GM1
Olympus E-PM2
  • $479
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $448
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Samsung NX Mini
Olympus E-PM2
  • $529
  • 1 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $448
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Nikon J4

Panasonic GM1
Nikon J4
  • $479
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $459
  • 1 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • On-sensor phase detect
Samsung NX Mini
Nikon J4
  • $529
  • 1 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • NFC
  • $459
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • On-sensor phase detect

Compared to Panasonic GM5

Panasonic GM1
Panasonic GM5
  • $479
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash
  • $898
  • 4/3
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
Samsung NX Mini
Panasonic GM5
  • $529
  • 1 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • NFC
  • $898
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Panasonic GF7

Panasonic GM1
Panasonic GF7
  • $479
  • 4/3
  • $590
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Samsung NX Mini
Panasonic GF7
  • $529
  • 1 inch
  • NFC
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $590
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Nikon J5

Panasonic GM1
Nikon J5
  • $479
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $497
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
Samsung NX Mini
Nikon J5
  • $529
  • 1 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Thinner
  • $497
  • 1 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • On-sensor phase detect
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