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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 vs Nikon D5100

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

62

Nikon D5100

55

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
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Overall image quality
Great image quality
80.0
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
500 ms startup delay
Color depth
Great color depth
23.5 bits
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.6 EV

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-FZ300

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Super zoom

$493 - $598

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

Super zoom

Zoom Much more zoom
Wide angle Much better wide angle
Size Larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Super zoom

$425

High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
Battery life Longer battery life
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Nikon D5100 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$447 body only

$394 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$378 body only

$399 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Color depth Better color depth
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600

Entry-level DSLR

$697 body only

$780 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor

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