Nikon D3200 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8

Winner
Nikon D3200

55

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8

36

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3200

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
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

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

$279 body only

$349 - $397 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

$289 body only

$360 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$325 body only

$399 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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Super zoom

$298 - $312

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Screen size Much larger screen
Size Larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

Super zoom

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Screen size Larger screen
Size Slightly larger
Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$280 - $295 body only

$377 - $470 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution 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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