Updated (July 2012): Compare the Nikon D3200 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Nikon D3200 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Winner
Nikon D3200

55

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

51

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3200

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-G5

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 60fps
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (120×83×71 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons

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-G5.

competitors

Nikon D3200 Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$310 - $549 body only

$393 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$473 body only

$399 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$600 body only

$567 with 18-55mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
Battery life Shorter battery life

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,498 body only

$1,925 - $2,198 with 12-60mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$488 body only

$462 - $498 with 14-42mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Screen resolution Slightly higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

Super zoom

Screen resolution Slightly higher resolution screen
Size Significantly larger

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Nikon D3200
D3200
Nikon

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5
Lumix DMC-G5
Panasonic

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