Updated (August 2011): Compare the Nikon D5100 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 vs Nikon D5100

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

59

Nikon D5100

51

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
220 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
12 fps
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.6 EV
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5100.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150.

competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Super zoom

$248

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Size Larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Super zoom

$472 - $498

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Size Larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Super zoom

$274

Zoom Much more zoom
Wide angle Better wide angle
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

Nikon D5100 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$294 body only

$400 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
True resolution Higher true resolution
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$249 body only

$309 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Color depth Better color depth
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$324 body only

$400 - $500 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Battery life Shorter battery life

discussion

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