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Nikon D3200 vs Panasonic FZ80

The Nikon D3200 and the Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (labelled Panasonic FZ82 in some countries) are two digital cameras that were officially introduced, respectively, in April 2012 and January 2017. The D3200 is a DSLR, while the FZ80 is a fixed lens compact. The cameras are based on an APS-C (D3200) and a 1/2.3-inch (FZ80) sensor. The Nikon has a resolution of 24.1 megapixels, whereas the Panasonic provides 18 MP.

Below is an overview of the main specs of the two cameras as a starting point for the comparison.

Headline Specifications
Nikon D3200
versus
Panasonic FZ80
Nikon D3200 Panasonic FZ80
Digital single lens reflex Fixed lens compact camera
Nikon F mount lenses 20-1200mm f/2.8-5.9
24.1 MP, APS-C Sensor 18 MP, 1/2.3" Sensor
1080/30p Video 4K/30p Video
ISO 100-6,400 (100 - 12,800) ISO 80-3,200 (80 - 6,400)
Optical viewfinder Electronic viewfinder (1166k dots)
3.0 LCD, 921k dots 3.0 LCD, 1040k dots
Fixed screen (not touch-sensitive) Fixed touchscreen
4 shutter flaps per second 10 shutter flaps per second
540 shots per battery charge330 shots per battery charge
125 x 96 x 77 mm, 505 g 130 x 94 x 119 mm, 616 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Nikon D3200 and the Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80? Which one should you buy? Read on to find out how these two cameras compare with respect to their body size, their imaging sensors, their shooting features, their input-output connections, and their reception by expert reviewers.

Body comparison

An illustration of the physical size and weight of the Nikon D3200 and the Panasonic FZ80 is provided in the side-by-side display below. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three successive views from the front, the top, and the rear are shown. All width, height and depth measures are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

The D3200 can be obtained in two different colors (black, red), while the FZ80 is only available in black.

Size Nikon D3200 vs Panasonic FZ80
Compare D3200 versus FZ80 top
Comparison D3200 or FZ80 rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Panasonic FZ80 is somewhat larger (2 percent) than the Nikon D3200. In this context, it is worth noting that neither the D3200 nor the FZ80 are weather-sealed.

The above size and weight comparisons are to some extent incomplete and possibly misleading, as the FZ80 has a lens built in, whereas the D3200 is an interchangeable lens camera that requires a separate lens. Attaching the latter will add extra weight and bulk to the setup. You can compare the optics available for the D3200 and their specifications in the Nikon Lens Catalog.

Concerning battery life, the D3200 gets 540 shots out of its EN-EL14 battery, while the FZ80 can take 330 images on a single charge of its DMW-BMB9 power pack. The power pack in the FZ80 can be charged via the USB port, which can be very convenient when travelling.

The following table provides a synthesis of the main physical specifications of the two cameras and other similar ones. If you would like to visualize and compare a different camera combination, you can navigate to the CAM-parator app and make your selection from a broad list of cameras there.

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Body Specifications
    Camera
Model
Camera
Width
Camera
Height
Camera
Depth
Camera
Weight
Battery
Life
Weather
Sealing
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Nikon D3200 125 mm 96 mm 77 mm 505 g 540 n Apr 2012 599 i
2.
 
Panasonic FZ80 130 mm 94 mm 119 mm 616 g 330 n Jan 2017 399 i
3.
 
Canon SX740 110 mm 64 mm 40 mm 299 g 265 n Jul 2018 399 i
4.
 
Canon SX730 110 mm 64 mm 40 mm 300 g 250 n Apr 2017 399 i
5.
 
Nikon D5600 124 mm 97 mm 70 mm 465 g 970 n Nov 2016 699 i
6.
 
Nikon D3400 124 mm 98 mm 76 mm 445 g 1200 n Aug 2016 499 i
7.
 
Nikon D5500 124 mm 97 mm 70 mm 420 g 820 n Jan 2015 899 i
8.
 
Nikon D3300 124 mm 98 mm 76 mm 430 g 700 n Jan 2014 499 i
9.
 
Nikon D7100 136 mm 107 mm 76 mm 765 g 950 Y Feb 2013 1,199 i
10.
 
Nikon D5300 125 mm 98 mm 76 mm 480 g 600 n Oct 2013 799 i
11.
 
Nikon D5200 129 mm 98 mm 78 mm 555 g 500 n Nov 2012 749 i
12.
 
Nikon D5100 128 mm 97 mm 79 mm 560 g 660 n Apr 2011 749 i
13.
 
Nikon D3100 124 mm 96 mm 75 mm 505 g 550 n Aug 2010 599 i
14.
 
Panasonic TS7 117 mm 76 mm 37 mm 319 g 300 Y May 2018 449 i
15.
 
Panasonic ZS70 112 mm 67 mm 41 mm 322 g 380 n Apr 2017 449 i
16.
 
Sony HX350 130 mm 93 mm 103 mm 652 g 300 n Dec 2016 449 i
17.
 
Sony RX1R 113 mm 65 mm 70 mm 482 g 270 n Jun 2013 2,799 i
Notes: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as add-on or interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

The price is, of course, an important factor in any camera decision. The listed launch prices provide an indication of the market segment that the manufacturer of the cameras have been targeting. The FZ80 was launched at a lower price than the D3200, despite having a lens built in. Usually, retail prices stay at first close to the launch price, but after several months, discounts become available. Later in the product cycle and, in particular, when the replacement model is about to appear, further discounting and stock clearance sales often push the camera price considerably down.

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Sensor comparison

The size of the sensor inside a digital camera is one of the key determinants of image quality. A large sensor will generally have larger individual pixels that offer better low-light sensitivity, provide wider dynamic range, and have richer color-depth than smaller pixels in a sensor of the same technological generation. Moreover, a large sensor camera will give the photographer more control over depth-of-field in the image and, thus, the ability to better isolate a subject from the background. On the downside, larger sensors tend to be associated with larger, more expensive camera bodies and lenses.

Of the two cameras under consideration, the Nikon D3200 features an APS-C sensor and the Panasonic FZ80 a 1/2.3-inch sensor. The sensor area in the FZ80 is 92 percent smaller. As a result of these sensor size differences, the cameras have a format factor of, respectively, 1.5 and 5.6. The sensor in the D3200 has a native 3:2 aspect ratio, while the one in the FZ80 offers a 4:3 aspect.

Nikon D3200 and Panasonic FZ80 sensor measures

With 24.1MP, the D3200 offers a higher resolution than the FZ80 (18MP), but the D3200 nevertheless has larger individual pixels (pixel pitch of 3.85μm versus 1.25μm for the FZ80) due to its larger sensor. However, the FZ80 is a much more recent model (by 4 years and 8 months) than the D3200, and its sensor will have benefitted from technological advances during this time that further enhance the light gathering capacity of its pixels. Coming back to sensor resolution, it should be mentioned that the FZ80 has no anti-alias filter installed, so that it can capture all the detail its sensor resolves.

The resolution advantage of the Nikon D3200 implies greater flexibility for cropping images or the possibility to print larger pictures. The maximum print size of the D3200 for good quality output (200 dots per inch) amounts to 30.1 x 20 inches or 76.4 x 50.8 cm, for very good quality (250 dpi) 24.1 x 16 inches or 61.1 x 40.6 cm, and for excellent quality (300 dpi) 20.1 x 13.3 inches or 50.9 x 33.9 cm. The corresponding values for the Panasonic FZ80 are 24.5 x 18.4 inches or 62.2 x 46.6 cm for good quality, 19.6 x 14.7 inches or 49.7 x 37.3 cm for very good quality, and 16.3 x 12.2 inches or 41.5 x 31.1 cm for excellent quality prints.

The Nikon D3200 has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 6400, which can be extended to ISO 100-12800. The corresponding ISO settings for the Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 are ISO 80 to ISO 3200, with the possibility to increase the ISO range to 80-6400.

D3200 versus FZ80 MP

Since 2007, DXO Mark has published sensor performance measurements that have been derived using a consistent methodology. This service assesses and scores the color depth ("DXO Portrait"), dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), and low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports") of camera sensors, and also publishes an overall camera score. The table below summarizes the physical sensor characteristics and sensor quality findings and compares them across a set of similar cameras.

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Sensor Characteristics
    Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
1.
 
Nikon D3200 APS-C 24.1 6016 40001080/30p24.113.21131 81
2.
 
Panasonic FZ80 1/2.3 18.0 4896 36724K/30p...... ..
3.
 
Canon SX740 1/2.3 20.2 5184 38884K/30p...... ..
4.
 
Canon SX730 1/2.3 20.2 5184 38881080/60p...... ..
5.
 
Nikon D5600 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p24.114.01306 84
6.
 
Nikon D3400 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p24.813.91192 86
7.
 
Nikon D5500 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p24.114.01438 84
8.
 
Nikon D3300 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p24.312.81385 82
9.
 
Nikon D7100 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p24.213.71256 83
10.
 
Nikon D5300 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p24.013.91338 83
11.
 
Nikon D5200 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60i24.213.91284 84
12.
 
Nikon D5100 APS-C 16.1 4928 32641080/30p23.513.61183 80
13.
 
Nikon D3100 APS-C 14.2 4608 30721080/24p22.511.3919 67
14.
 
Panasonic TS7 1/2.3 20.2 5184 38884K/30p...... ..
15.
 
Panasonic ZS70 1/2.3 20.2 5184 38884K/30p19.110.6106 36
16.
 
Sony HX350 1/2.3 19.9 5152 38641080/60p...... ..
17.
 
Sony RX1R Full Frame 24.0 6000 40001080/60p25.013.62537 91

Many modern cameras cannot only take still pictures, but also record videos. Both cameras under consideration have a sensor with sufficiently fast read-out times for moving pictures, but the FZ80 provides a better video resolution than the D3200. It can shoot movie footage at 4K/30p, while the Nikon is limited to 1080/30p.

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Feature comparison

Apart from body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a range of features. For example, the FZ80 has an electronic viewfinder (1166k dots), while the D3200 has an optical one. Both systems have their advantages, with the electronic viewfinder making it possible to project supplementary shooting information into the framing view, whereas the optical viewfinder offers lag-free viewing and a very clear framing image. The viewfinder in the FZ80 offers a wider field of view (100%) than the one in the D3200 (95%), so that a larger proportion of the captured image is visible in the finder. On the other hand, the viewfinder of the D3200 has a higher magnification (0.53x vs 0.46x), so that the size of the image transmitted appears closer to the size seen with the naked human eye. The following table reports on some other key feature differences and similarities of the Nikon D3200, the Panasonic FZ80, and comparable cameras.

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Core Features
    Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Size
(inch)
LCD
Resolution
(000 dots)
LCD
Attach-
ment
Touch
Screen
(yes/no)
Mech
Shutter
Speed
Shutter
Flaps
(1/sec)
Built-in
Flash
(yes/no)
Built-in
Image
Stab
1.
 
Nikon D3200optical n 3.0 921 fixed n 1/4000s 4.0 Y n
2.
 
Panasonic FZ801166 n 3.0 1040 fixed Y 1/2000s 10.0 Y Y
3.
 
Canon SX740none n 3.0 922 tilting n 1/3200s 10.0 Y Y
4.
 
Canon SX730none n 3.0 922 tilting n 1/3200s 5.9 Y Y
5.
 
Nikon D5600optical n 3.2 1037 swivel Y 1/4000s 5.0 Y n
6.
 
Nikon D3400optical n 3.0 921 fixed n 1/4000s 5.0 Y n
7.
 
Nikon D5500optical n 3.2 1037 swivel Y 1/4000s 5.0 Y n
8.
 
Nikon D3300optical n 3.0 921 fixed n 1/4000s 5.0 Y n
9.
 
Nikon D7100optical Y 3.2 1229 fixed n 1/8000s 6.0 Y n
10.
 
Nikon D5300optical n 3.2 1037 swivel n 1/4000s 5.0 Y n
11.
 
Nikon D5200optical n 3.0 921 swivel n 1/4000s 5.0 Y n
12.
 
Nikon D5100optical n 3.0 921 swivel n 1/4000s 4.0 Y n
13.
 
Nikon D3100optical n 3.0 230 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0 Y n
14.
 
Panasonic TS71170 n 3.0 1040 fixed n 1/1300s 10.0 Y Y
15.
 
Panasonic ZS701166 n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/2000s 10.0 Y Y
16.
 
Sony HX350202 n 3.0 922 tilting n 1/4000s 10.0 Y Y
17.
 
Sony RX1Roptional n 3.0 1229 fixed n 1/4000s 5.0 Y n

One differentiating feature between the two cameras concerns the touch sensitivity of the rear screen. The FZ80 has a touchscreen, while the D3200 has a conventional panel. Touch control can be particularly helpful, for example, for setting the focus point.

The reported shutter speed information refers to the use of the mechanical shutter. Yet, some cameras only have an electronic shutter, while others have an electronic shutter in addition to a mechanical one. In fact, the FZ80 is one of those camera that have an additional electronic shutter, which makes completely silent shooting possible. However, this mode is less suitable for photographing moving objects (risk of rolling shutter) or shooting under artificial light sources (risk of flickering).

Concerning the storage of imaging data, both the D3200 and the FZ80 write their files to SDXC cards. Both cameras can use UHS-I cards, which provide for Ultra High Speed data transfer of up to 104 MB/s.

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Connectivity comparison

For some imaging applications, the extent to which a camera can communicate with its environment can be an important aspect in the camera decision process. The table below provides an overview of the connectivity of the Nikon D3200 and Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 and, in particular, the interfaces the cameras (and selected comparators) provide for accessory control and data transfer.

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Input-Output Connections
    Camera
Model
Hotshoe
Port
Internal
Microphone
Internal
Speaker
Microphone
Port
Headphone
Port
HDMI
Port
USB
Port
WiFi
Support
NFC
Support
Bluetooth
Support
1.
 
Nikon D3200YmonomonoY-mini2.0---
2.
 
Panasonic FZ80Ystereomono--micro2.0Y--
3.
 
Canon SX740-stereomono--micro2.0Y-Y
4.
 
Canon SX730-stereomono--micro2.0YYY
5.
 
Nikon D5600YstereomonoY-mini2.0YYY
6.
 
Nikon D3400Ymonomono--mini2.0--Y
7.
 
Nikon D5500YstereomonoY-mini2.0Y--
8.
 
Nikon D3300YmonomonoY-mini2.0---
9.
 
Nikon D7100YstereomonoYYmini2.0---
10.
 
Nikon D5300YstereomonoY-mini2.0Y--
11.
 
Nikon D5200YstereomonoY-mini2.0---
12.
 
Nikon D5100YmonomonoY-mini2.0---
13.
 
Nikon D3100Ymonomono--mini2.0---
14.
 
Panasonic TS7-stereomono--micro2.0Y--
15.
 
Panasonic ZS70-stereomono--micro2.0Y--
16.
 
Sony HX350-stereomono--micro2.0---
17.
 
Sony RX1RYstereomonoY-mini2.0---

It is notable that the D3200 has a microphone port, which is missing on the FZ80. Such an external microphone input can help to substantially improve the quality of audio recordings when a good external microphone is used.

The FZ80 is a recent model that features in the current product line-up of Panasonic. In contrast, the D3200 has been discontinued (but can be found pre-owned on eBay). As a replacement in the same line of cameras, the D3200 was succeeded by the Nikon D3300. Further information on the two cameras (e.g. user guides, manuals), as well as related accessories, can be found on the official Nikon and Panasonic websites.

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Review summary

So what is the bottom line? Is there a clear favorite between the Nikon D3200 and the Panasonic FZ80? Which camera is better? A synthesis of the relative strong points of each of the models is listed below.

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Reasons to prefer the Nikon D3200:

  • More detail: Offers more megapixels (24.1 vs 18MP) with a 18% higher linear resolution.
  • Better moiré control: Has an anti-alias filter to avoid artificial patterns to appear in images.
  • Better image quality: Features bigger pixels on a larger sensor for higher quality imaging.
  • Richer colors: The pixel size advantage translates into images with better, more accurate colors.
  • More dynamic range: Larger pixels capture a wider spectrum of light and dark details.
  • Better low-light sensitivity: Larger pixels means good image quality even under poor lighting.
  • Better sound: Can connect to an external microphone for higher quality sound recording.
  • Brighter framing: Features an optical viewfinder for clear, lag-free composition.
  • Larger viewfinder image: Features a viewfinder with a higher magnification (0.53x vs 0.46x).
  • Faster shutter: Has higher mechanical shutter speed (1/4000s vs 1/2000s) to freeze action.
  • More flexible: Can take a variety of interchangeable lenses, including specialty optics.
  • Longer lasting: Can take more shots (540 versus 330) on a single battery charge.
  • More heavily discounted: Has been available for much longer (launched in April 2012).

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Arguments in favor of the Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80:

  • Maximized detail: Lacks an anti-alias filter to exploit the sensor's full resolution potential.
  • Better video: Provides higher definition movie capture (4K/30p vs 1080/30p).
  • More framing info: Has an electronic viewfinder that displays shooting data.
  • More complete view: Has a viewfinder with a larger field of view (100% vs 95%).
  • More detailed LCD: Has a higher resolution rear screen (1040k vs 921k dots).
  • Fewer buttons to press: Has a touchscreen to facilitate handling and shooting adjustments.
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (10 vs 4 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • Less disturbing: Has an electronic shutter option for completely silent shooting.
  • Ready to shoot: Comes with an integrated lens, while the D3200 requires a separate lens.
  • Easier travel charging: Can be conveniently charged via its USB port.
  • Sharper images: Has stabilization technology built-in to reduce the impact of hand-shake.
  • Easier file upload: Has wifi built in for automatic backup or image transfer to the web.
  • More affordable: Was introduced at a lower price, despite coming with a built-in lens.
  • More modern: Reflects 4 years and 8 months of technical progress since the D3200 launch.

If the count of individual advantages (bullet points above) is taken as a guide, the FZ80 comes out slightly ahead of the D3200 (14 : 13 points). However, the relative importance of the various individual camera aspects will vary according to personal preferences and needs, so that you might like to apply corresponding weights to the particular features before making a decision on a new camera. A professional wedding photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a travel photog, and a person interested in cityscapes has distinct needs from a macro shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

D3200 13:14 FZ80

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Nikon D3200 and the Panasonic FZ80 place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best DSLR Camera and Best Superzoom Camera listings whether the two cameras rank among the cream of the crop.

In any case, while the specs-based evaluation of cameras can be instructive in revealing their potential as photographic tools, it says little about, for example, the shooting experience and imaging performance of the D3200 and the FZ80 in practical situations. User reviews that are available, for instance, at amazon can sometimes shed light on these issues, but such feedback is all too often partial, inconsistent, and inaccurate.

Expert reviews

This is where reviews by experts come in. The following table reports the overall ratings of the cameras as published by some of the major camera review sites (amateurphotographer [AP], cameralabs [CL], dpreview [DPR], ephotozine [EPZ], photographyblog [PB]). As can be seen, the professional reviewers agree in many cases on the quality of different cameras, but sometimes their assessments diverge, reinforcing the earlier point that a camera decision is often a very personal choice.

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Expert Camera Reviews
     Camera 
 Model 
 AP 
 score 
 CL 
 score 
 DPR 
 score 
 EPZ 
 score 
 PB 
 score 
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Nikon D32005/5+ +73/1004.5/54.5/5 Apr 2012 599 i
2.
 
Panasonic FZ80..+ +..4.5/54.5/5 Jan 2017 399 i
3.
 
Canon SX740..+..4/54/5 Jul 2018 399 i
4.
 
Canon SX730..+..4/54/5 Apr 2017 399 i
5.
 
Nikon D56004/5..79/1004.5/54/5 Nov 2016 699 i
6.
 
Nikon D34004/5+76/1004/54.5/5 Aug 2016 499 i
7.
 
Nikon D55005/5+79/1004.5/54.5/5 Jan 2015 899 i
8.
 
Nikon D33003/5+77/1004.5/54.5/5 Jan 2014 499 i
9.
 
Nikon D71005/5+ +85/1004.5/54.5/5 Feb 2013 1,199 i
10.
 
Nikon D53004/5+ +79/1004.5/54.5/5 Oct 2013 799 i
11.
 
Nikon D52004/5+ +79/1004.5/54.5/5 Nov 2012 749 i
12.
 
Nikon D51005/5+ +76/1004.5/54.5/5 Apr 2011 749 i
13.
 
Nikon D31005/5+ +72/1004.5/54.5/5 Aug 2010 599 i
14.
 
Panasonic TS7..+....3.5/5 May 2018 449 i
15.
 
Panasonic ZS70..+ +..4/54/5 Apr 2017 449 i
16.
 
Sony HX350........4/5 Dec 2016 449 i
17.
 
Sony RX1R5/5....4/54.5/5 Jun 2013 2,799 i
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

Care should be taken when interpreting the review scores above, though. The ratings are only valid when referring to cameras in the same category and of the same age. Hence, a score should always be seen in the context of the camera's market launch date and its price, and comparisons of ratings among very different cameras or across long time periods have little meaning. Also, kindly note that some of the listed sites have over time developped their review approaches and their reporting style.

Nikon D3200:
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    Specifications: Nikon D3200 vs Panasonic FZ80

    Below is a side-by-side comparison of the specs of the two cameras to facilitate a quick review of their differences and common features.

    Camera Specifications
    Camera Model Nikon D3200 Panasonic FZ80
    Camera Type Digital single lens reflex Fixed lens compact camera
    Camera Lens Nikon F mount lenses 20-1200mm f/2.8-5.9
    Launch Date April 2012 January 2017
    Launch Price USD 599 USD 399
    Sensor Specs Nikon D3200 Panasonic FZ80
    Sensor Technology CMOS BSI-CMOS
    Sensor Format APS-C Sensor 1/2.3" Sensor
    Sensor Size 23.2 x 15.4 mm 6.17 x 4.55 mm
    Sensor Area 357.28 mm2 28.0735 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 27.8 mm 7.7 mm
    Crop Factor 1.5x 5.6x
    Sensor Resolution 24.1 Megapixels 18 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 6016 x 4000 pixels 4896 x 3672 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 3.85 μm 1.25 μm
    Pixel Density 6.74 MP/cm2 64.04 MP/cm2
    Moiré control Anti-Alias filter no AA filter
    Movie Capability 1080/30p Video 4K/30p Video
    ISO Setting 100 - 6,400 ISO 80 - 3,200 ISO
    ISO Boost 100 - 12,800 ISO 80 - 6,400 ISO
    Image Processor EXPEED 3 Venus
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) 81 ..
    DXO Color Depth (bits) 24.1 ..
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) 13.2 ..
    DXO Low Light (ISO) 1131 ..
    Screen Specs Nikon D3200 Panasonic FZ80
    Viewfinder Type Optical viewfinder Electronic viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 95% 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.53x 0.46x
    Viewfinder Resolution 1166k dots
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.0inch 3.0inch
    LCD Resolution 921k dots 1040k dots
    LCD Attachment Fixed screen Fixed screen
    Touch Input no Touchscreen Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs Nikon D3200 Panasonic FZ80
    Focus System Phase-detect AF Contrast-detect AF
    Manual Focusing Aidno Peaking FeatureFocus Peaking
    Max Shutter Speed (mechanical) 1/4000s 1/2000s
    Continuous Shooting 4 shutter flaps/s 10 shutter flaps/s
    Electronic Shutterno E-Shutterup to 1/16000s
    Fill Flash Built-in Flash Built-in Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Single card slot Single card slot
    UHS card support UHS-I UHS-I
    Connectivity Specs Nikon D3200 Panasonic FZ80
    External Flash Hotshoe Hotshoe
    USB Connector USB 2.0 USB 2.0
    HDMI Port mini HDMI micro HDMI
    Microphone Port External MIC port no MIC socket
    Wifi Support no Wifi Wifi built-in
    Body Specs Nikon D3200 Panasonic FZ80
    Battery Type EN-EL14 DMW-BMB9
    Battery Life (CIPA)540 shots per charge330 shots per charge
    In-Camera Charging no USB charging USB charging
    Body Dimensions 125 x 96 x 77 mm
    (4.9 x 3.8 x 3.0 in)
    130 x 94 x 119 mm
    (5.1 x 3.7 x 4.7 in)
    Camera Weight 505 g (17.8 oz) 616 g (21.7 oz)

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