Nikon D3200 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8

Winner
Nikon D3200

57

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8

43

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3200

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

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 D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$462 body only

$390 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$328 - $699 body only

$359 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$574 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8 Competitors

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$400 body only

$379 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Size Larger
Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

Super zoom

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Zoom Much more zoom
Size Significantly larger
Fujifilm FinePix S4500

Fujifilm FinePix S4500

Super zoom

$250

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

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Nikon D3200
D3200
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8
Lumix DMC-FZ8
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