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Samsung NX1 vs. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

Now Samsung also joined the 4K MIRRORLESS GROUP after the announcement of the Samsung NX1 ,  the X-factor or the main selling factor of GH4 was the 4K capability and bunch M4/3 of lenses, but the Samsung is offering a way better core specification than the GH4 and we do hope that Samsung will soon also add professional high grade lenses to its NX series … So which camera will you buy ?

Samsung NX1 vs. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 1Major Difference

Samsung NX1 vs. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Specification Comparison Table.

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Samsung NX1 Panasonic GH4

Megapixel: Samsung NX1 feature more resolution compared to Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4, hence you get life size images, excellent for large print- out + you also get more details in your images compared to Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4.

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Bigger Sensor Size:  Samsung NX1 have bigger sensor size compared to Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4, the bigger sensor area gives you more dynamic range in your images, more color depth and better low light performance aka less amount of noise visible during HIGH ISO mode.

New generation of Venus image Processor in GH4 – 3D Noise Reduction (3DNR) and Multiprocessor Noise Reduction (MNR) work together to attain superb noise-reducing performance while shooting still or recording videos.

AF System: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 feature Contrast based AF system but due to integration of DFD (Depth from Defocus) technology, you get AF speeds of approximately 0.07 sec in AFS mode. On the other hand Samsung NX1 features advance HYBRID Based AF system that uses  utilizes 205 phase and 209 contrast-detection autofocus points that’s a total of 414 AF points in a single camera.

Better low light performance – The Samsung NX1 have more ISO range compared to Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4, hence you get better low-light images at HIGH ISO range.

Electronic Front & Rear Shutter – Panasonic Gh4 uses electronic shutter for optional noise free operation. On the other Samsung NX1 feature mechanical shutter only.

Top Continuous shooting speed: Samsung NX1 features fast shooting speed compared to Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4.

Samsung NX1 Video Mode: Samsung NX1 features 4k video recording @ 30fps frame rate. Full HD video recoding@60 and 50fps.

Supported formats Samsung NX1 the NX1 accommodates UHS-I or UHS-II memory cards and employs HEVC (H.265) compression. Additionally, video may be recorded directly to an external device with a 4:2:2 (8-bit) output signals.

 4K videos – GH3 can record 4K video at 23.98p, 24p or 29.97p, and 17:9 DCI (Digital Cinema Initiatives) 4K 4096×2160 videos at 24p. 4K resolutions can be recorded as MOV or MP4 files in high bit rate 100 Mbps IPB codec.

Samsung NX1 is also a 4K-capable camera, you can record 4K ( 24 fps), Ultra-HD (30 fps) as well as in full HD (60 fps, 30 fps, 24 fps, 50 fps, 25 fps) with a option of multiple frame rates. The NX1 accommodates UHS-I or UHS-II memory cards and employs HEVC (H.265) compression. The NX1 also gives you option to record directly to an external device with a 4:2:2 (8-bit) output signal

 

Display: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 features bigger and high resolution display compared to Samsung NX1.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 features swivel Touch Screen display on the other hand Samsung NX1 has tilting and touch screen, so we get more flexibility while composing our shot with Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4.

Dimensions: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 is smaller than Samsung NX1.

Weight: Samsung NX1 light-weight than Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4.

High ISO Test Between Samsung NX1 vs. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

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Verdict: Based on core specification comparison we recommend you to buy Samsung NX1 camera since it features more resolution, advance AF system and fast continuous shooting speed.

Samsung NX1 at Amazon || Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 at Amazon

 

2 comments to Samsung NX1 vs. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

  • RRRoger

    Because I shoot unattended Video for 90+ minutes at a time, I will stick with the GH4. I cannot keep restarting my recordings.
    Also 16MP is pleanty and even the 12 of the Sony A7s is tempting because of the low light capability.

    However, the Samsung NX1 is a contender, especially with an external recorder.
    If it had 4k at 60fps I would be all over it.

  • James Madara

    You may want to adjust your prices on the NX1 vs GH4 since they are essentially the same price for the body. B&H just cut $200 to make them evenly priced at about $1500 for the body only. Your $2,799.00 for the NV1 is for a kit that includes a lens battery grip and and extra battery.

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