Nikon D3200 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8

Winner
Nikon D3200

62

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8

47

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3200

Great image quality
Overall image quality
81.0
High true resolution
True resolution
24.1 MP
Great color depth
Color depth
24.1 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.2 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8

Size
Really small
Standard size (113×72×79 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Weight
Light-weight
340 g
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds

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-FZ8.

competitors

Nikon D3200 Competitors

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$400 body only

$367 - $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
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$402 body only

$397 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Weight Lighter
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$350 body only

$649 with 18-55mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Battery life Longer battery life
True resolution Lower true resolution

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix ZS25

Panasonic Lumix ZS25

Travel zoom

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Wide angle Much better wide angle
Aperture Narrower aperture
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18

Super zoom

$1,000

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Shutter lag Less shutter lag
Size Slightly larger
Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

Super zoom

$268

Zoom Much more zoom
Wide angle Much better wide angle
Size Significantly larger

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Nikon D3200
D3200
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