Nikon D3200 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8

Winner
Nikon D3200

41

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8

35

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3200

Great image quality
Overall image quality
81.0
High true resolution
True resolution
24.1 MP
Great color depth
Color depth
24.1 bits
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

$405 body only

$399 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$390 body only

$349 - $397 with 18-55mm lens

Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Nikon Coolpix L340

Nikon Coolpix L340

Super zoom

$162 - $171

Battery life Longer battery life
Size Smaller
Supports 24p No 24p support

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8 Competitors

Sony SLT-A68

Sony SLT-A68

Boutique

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Nikon Coolpix S4300

Nikon Coolpix S4300

Compact

$249

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Screen size Much larger screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18

Super zoom

$1,000

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Shutter lag Less shutter lag
Size Slightly larger

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Nikon D3200
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