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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 vs Nikon D5100

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

89

Nikon D5100

84

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

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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Super zoom

$382 - $448

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Super zoom

$279

Longest exposure Longer exposures
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Super zoom

$398 - $435

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Nikon D5100 Competitors

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$358 body only

$438 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Size Slightly smaller
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$946 with 18-135mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
True resolution Slightly higher true resolution
Battery life Shorter battery life
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$500 - $548 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
GPS Has a GPS
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

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