Read the Canon G1 X vs. Nikon V1 vs. Panasonic GX1 review to find out the best camera for you.
Sensor and image processor
Canon G1 X uses newly developed 1.5 inch 14.3 CMOS sensor with DIGIC V image processor, with the new sensor and image processor you get more dynamic range, better ISO range and less noise in your images.
Panasonic uses 16 megapixel M 4/3 sensor and venus FHD image processor, the Venus FHD processor is the same processor used in GH2 / GF2 / GF3 / G3 mirrorless cameras.
Nikon V1 uses a small CX format sensor but very fast Expeed 3 image processor, you get Continuous shot up to 60 Shot/Sec.
Noise Levels & Dynamic Range: Large sensors with larger pixels produce low noise and higher dynamic range.
ISO: The ISO rating on Nikon 1 is limited to 6400, Panasonic Lumix GX1 ISO range is 160 to 12800 and Canon G1 X ISO range is 100 to 12800, the overall ISO range of Canon G1 X is better compared than the Nikon V1 and Panansonic Lumix GX1.
Auto Focus: Nikon V1 uses Hybrid AF system with both phase and contrast detection with 135 AF points, Panasonic GX1 features 23 AF point with contrast detection and Canon G1 X uses contrast detection AF system and comes with only 9 AF points
Shutter Speed - If we look at the type of shutter and image processor used in all these three camera, the Nikon V1 comes out as a clear winner
Mechanical + Electronic
10 fps – Mech. Shutter60fps - Elect. shutter
Canon GX 1
Lenses Many options available with Panasonic Lumix GX1, you get wide range of high quality optics including fast prime lenses.
The Canon G1 X comes with a compact 4X optical zoom lens, the Nikon 1 have very limited range of Nikon 1 Lenses.
Pocketable: Canon G1 X with fixed 4X optical Zoom Lens and Panasonic Lumix GX1 with collapsible kit zoom can easily fit in your jacket pocket, Nikon 1 lenses are big and need more space / travel bag.
Video: Both Nikon and Panasonic and Lumix offer Full HD Video recording at 60 fps, Canon G1 X Full HD video recording is limited to 30 fps only.
Display: The Canon G1 X comes with Fully articulated 3″ TFT PureColor II LCD with 920,000 screen dots, The Panasonic GX1 features with Fixed 3″ TFT Touch Screen Color LCD with 460,000 screen dots and finally Nikon V1 with Fixed 3″ TFT LCD with 920,000 screen dots.
View finder: Canon G1X features Optical viewfinder, Nikon V1 have Electronic viewfinder and Panasonic Lumix GX1 have optional Electronic viewfinder.
Canon G1 X is the best compact camera ever made, highly recommended for event shooters, photojournalist, nature & Landscape photographers, In a very tight compact body you get 1.5inch sensor, ISO up to 12800 and high quality 4X optical zoom lens.
Panasonic GX1, Comes with bit smaller sensor compared GX 1 features better video mode and new X series of contractible zoom lens are highly optimized for video shooting, , with four third format you also get a wide range of high quality optics including fast prime lenses.
Nikon 1 system is highly recommended for sports & Action Photographers, it features advance AF system and continuous shooting up to 60fps, but remember the sensor size is small compared to Canon G1 X and Panasonic GX1 (you get limited dynamic and ISO range).
Panasonic brings two new ZS series compacts, The ZS20is the flagship camera of ZS series features 20x optical zoom in compact body, 14.1-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor, 1,920 x 1,080 60p (NTSC) / 50p (PAL) full-HD video recording in AVCHD Progressive format and high speed burst shooting at 10 fps in high picture quality, built-in GPS (Global Positioning System) with Map data.
Major features of Panasonic ZS20
14.1 Megapixels 1/2.33-inch High Sensitivity MOS sensor
20x Optical Zoom
POWER O.I.S. aka Optical Image Stabilizer
Shutter 15 – 1/2,000 sec
Continuous Shooting – 10 frames / sec @ full res,
Full HD 1,920 x 1,080 @ 60p
ISO – Auto / i.ISO / 100 / 3200, High Sensitivity Mode (ISO1600 – 6400)
In built GPS
LCD: 3.0″ (7.5 cm) TFT Touch Screen LCD Display (460K dots), AR Coating
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The Panansonic ZS15 features 16X optical zoom, 12.1-megapixel MOS sensor, high speed burst shooting at 10 fps, DMC-ZS15(TZ25) can record high-resolution full-HD 1,920 x 1,080 60i (NTSC) / 50i (PAL) videos in AVCHD (MPEG-4 / H.264) format, In addition to the manual operation, 3.0-inch large 460,000-dot and a variety of special effects that add fun to shooting experience are newly integrated – Creative Control mode including Miniature Effect, Panorama Shot, Creative Retouch and Auto Retouch.
The Panasonic TS20 is freezeproof to -10 degrees C, shockproof to 1.5m and dustproof reliability, It features 16.1 Megapixels 1/2.33-inch CCD sensor, 4x optical zoom, HD (High Definition) video recording in 720p MP4 is available.
Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TS4(FT4) to its rugged design TS/FT series specially geared for active outdoor use, It features waterproof to 12m with shockproof to 2m, freezeproof to -10 degrees C and dustproof reliability, the TS4 uses 12.1 Megapixels 1/2.33-inch CCD sensor, 4.6X optical zoom, 1,920 x 1,080 full-HD video recording in AVCHD/MP4, you can capture high resolution consecutive shots at 3.7 fps in 12.1-megapixel full resolution and max.10 fps at 3-megapixel recording, It comes with 2.7-inch Intelligent LCD with AR Coating. It also features In camera altimeter, compass, barometer and GPS function shows the name of the Country/Region, shows the name of the Country/Region, The area information covers 203 countries or regions for global use. Plus, more than 1,000,000 of landmark information covers 82 countries or regions.
Also, iA (Intelligent Auto) mode lets users leave everything to the camera. Once you enter the iA mode, these multi-capable functions happen automatically, so that you can shoot without the bother of adjusting settings every time conditions change. Users can enjoy their communication with the LUMIX Image Uploader, which realizes instant image sharing via Facebook or YouTube with any PC on the spot.
Panasonic today announced slim, stylish compact digital camera DMC-FX80, It features 12.1 Megapixels 1/2.33-inch CCD sensor , 5.0x Optical Zoom, ISO range Normal mode 100-1600 and High Sensitivity Mode (ISO1600 – 6400), the FX 80 can record Full HD videos 1,920 x 1,080 full-HD video @60i, 3.0″ (7.5 cm) TFT Touch Screen LCD Display (230K dots).
A variety of special effects that add fun to shooting experience are newly integrated in the DMC-FX80. In addition to 3D Photo mode and Panorama Shot, Creative Control offers 10 patterns of attractive filter effect in photo / video recording. It is also possible to look images nicer even after shooting with Artistic Retouch (Creative Retouch, Defocus Effect, Color / Brightness), Beauty Retouch and Auto Retouch.
The DMC-FX80 is newly compatible with USB power charging in addition to the conventional AC power supply. Users can enjoy their communication with the LUMIX Image Uploader, which realizes instant image sharing via Facebook or YouTube with any PC on the spot.
Panasonic is introducing a new 14.1-megapixel LUMIX DMC-LS6 that features 14.1 Megapixels 1/2.33-inch CCD sensor, 5x optical zoom lens with Optical Image Stabilizer and F2.8 Aperture, It also features recording 720p HD 30 fps, standard VGA (640 x 480) and QVGA (320 x 240).
Panasonic introduces four new conversion lenses for the lumix g series of compact system cameras, you can attach the converter lenses to Micro Four Thirds kit lenses.
Panasonic today announces four new conversion lenses that are compatible with the H-PS14042 (LUMIX G X VARIO PZ 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH./POWER O.I.S.) and H-H014* (LUMIX G 14mm / F2.5 ASPH.) Panasonic Micro Four Thirds lenses, which are part of the LUMIX G Series and compatible with the company’s compact system cameras (CSC).
These compact and lightweight conversion lenses are built to be mobile and allow users of Panasonic LUMIX G series digital cameras to easily switch a lens to enjoy the benefits and flexibility of different shooting options and angles. The four new conversion lenses include:
DMW-GWC1 Wide Conversion Lens: Helps to capture dynamic scenery with a wider viewing angle and extends the focal length of wide-end from 14mm to 11mm when attached to the front of the lens. Also helpful when shooting indoor group photos where space is often limited. (Compatible with H-PS14042 and H-H014 lenses)
DMW-GTC1 Tele Conversion Lens: Helps capture a subject that is faraway by extending the focal length of tele-end from 42mm to 84mm when attached to the front of the lens.** This conversion lens is particularly helpful when shooting long-distance street-view shots while traveling. (Compatible with H-PS14042 lens)
DMW-GMC1 Macro Conversion Lens: Designed to enable extremely close macro shooting at a focus distance of just 0.14m when attached to the front of the lens.*** This conversion lens is ideal for capturing amazing detail in small subjects such as flowers and insects. (Compatible with H-PS14042 and H-H014 lenses)
DMW-GFC1 Fisheye Conversion Lens: Helps users shoot creative and unique photographs with a rounded, 120-degree angle, effect. (Compatible with H-PS14042 and H-H014 lenses)
All four new conversion lenses come with an included adaptor ring for use with the H-PS14042 lens and H-H014, with the exception of the DMC-GTC1, which is compatible with the H-PS14042 only.
The H-PS14042 (the LUMIX G X VARIO PZ 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH./POWER O.I.S.) is a cutting-edge interchangeable lens with electric-powered zoom operation from Panasonic’s premium lens brand “X” for LUMIX G Series. Using Panasonic’s optical technologies, the new lens features superb image rendering for lifelike textures and crisp edge-to-edge contrast.
The H-H014 (LUMIX G 14mm / F2.5 ASPH.) lens is an extremely lightweight and compact single focal length lens with a 14mm wide angle and F2.5 brightness. Taking advantage of the wide angle of view and deep depth of field, the compact lens offers excellent performance in shooting of not only landscapes but also snapshots or indoor shooting.
Panasonic SZ7 and SZ1 camera, Both comes with 10X optical zoom and Ultra Slime body with USB charging, The Major difference in Panasonic SZ7 and SZ1 are
SZ7 comes with 14MP MOS sensor, that captures 1080i60 video and has a 460k dot LCD,
SZ1 features a 16MP CCD sensor that captures 720p30 and has a 230k dot LCD.
Panasonic FZ 1
Both the camera features 10X optical Zoom and Optical Image Stabilization, both features USB power charging in addition to the conventional AC power supply,both compacts are very slim like to smart phone, both of them features High-quality stereo sound via Dolby® Digital Stereo Creator accompanies the realistic HD videos. The stereo zoom microphone comes with zoom noise reduction system, and the Wind Cut function helps to block noise from background wind
Pricing and 2012 availability will be announced approximately 30 days prior to shipping. The LUMIX SZ7 will be available in black and the LUMIX SZ1 will be available in black, silver, red and blue.
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