Updated (August 2011): Compare the Nikon D3100 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 vs Nikon D3100

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

47

Nikon D3100

31

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 D3100

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Color depth
Great color depth
22.5 bits
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

galleries

Explore our gallery of 48 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3100.
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

$380

High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Overall image quality Worse image quality
Nikon Coolpix L340

Nikon Coolpix L340

Super zoom

$149 - $171

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Battery life Longer battery life
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Super zoom

$331

Longest exposure Longer exposures
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

Nikon D3100 Competitors

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$479 body only

$340 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$299 body only

$419 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$349 body only

$420 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality

discussion

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