Nikon D3200 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8

Winner
Nikon D3200

60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8

45

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
Great color depth
Color depth
24.1 bits
 

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

$435 body only

$389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

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

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$325 - $749 body only

$390 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$325 body only

$380 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Super zoom

$250

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Zoom Much more zoom
Size Significantly larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

Super zoom

$700

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Size Slightly larger
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

Compact

$111

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Aperture Narrower aperture

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Nikon D3200
D3200
Nikon

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8
Lumix DMC-FZ8
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