Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8 vs Nikon D3100

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8

47

Nikon D3100

42

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3100

Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
230 lenses
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentamirror

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-FZ8.

competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

Super zoom

$700

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Screen size Larger screen
Size Slightly larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Pro digicam

$778

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Aperture Wider aperture
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Fujifilm FinePix S1600

Fujifilm FinePix S1600

Super zoom

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

Nikon D3100 Competitors

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Canon EOS M100

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$379 body only

$449 with 15-45mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Size Smaller
Lens availability Much fewer lenses available
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$550 body only

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$473 body only

$399 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
External mic jack Has an external mic jack

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8
Lumix DMC-FZ8
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Nikon D3100
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