Nikon D3200 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8

Winner
Nikon D3200

55

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8

40

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3200

Great image quality
Overall image quality
81.0
High true resolution
True resolution
24.1 MP
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
400 ms startup delay
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 D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$452 body only

$397 - $547 with 18-55mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Battery life Longer battery life
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$268 body only

$330 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$399 body only

$579 with 18-55mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Size Slightly larger

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

Super zoom

$160

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Macro focus Much better macro capability
Size Slightly larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Boutique

$580 - $798

Screen size Much larger screen
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7

Super zoom

$499

Supports RAW No RAW support

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Nikon D3200
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