Nikon D3200 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Winner
Nikon D3200

80

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

43

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3200

High true resolution
True resolution
24.1 MP
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Size
Really small
Compact (108×67×33 mm)
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Thickness
Thin
1.3"
Weight
Light-weight
264 g

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3200.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3.

competitors

Nikon D3200 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$402 body only

$369 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Weight Lighter
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$379 with 18-55mm lens

Weight Slightly lighter
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$405 body only

$424 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Much longer battery life
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$96 body only

$290 with 14-42mm lens

Startup delay Less startup delay
External flash Supports an external flash
Shutter lag Slightly more shutter lag
Fujifilm FinePix S6800

Fujifilm FinePix S6800

Super zoom

Image stabilization Image stabilization
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Size Significantly larger
Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820

Super zoom

$243

Image stabilization Image stabilization
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Touch screen No touch screen

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Nikon D3200
D3200
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3
Lumix DMC-GF3
Panasonic

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