Nikon D3200 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8

Winner
Nikon D3200

59

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8

37

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

$329 body only

$399 - $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

$285 body only

$360 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$497 body only

$429 with 18-55mm lens

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8 Competitors

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Pro digicam

$699

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Screen size Much larger screen
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Travel zoom

$195 - $229

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Screen size Much larger screen
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Pentax X90

Pentax X90

Super zoom

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Screen size Larger screen
Size Larger

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Nikon D3200
D3200
Nikon

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8
Lumix DMC-FZ8
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