Nikon D3200 vs Panasonic SZ7 Overview
Below, we will be comparing the Nikon D3200 vs Panasonic SZ7, one is a Entry-Level DSLR and the latter is a Small Sensor Compact by rivals Nikon and Panasonic. There exists a big gap among the image resolutions of the D3200 (24MP) and SZ7 (14MP) and the D3200 (APS-C) and SZ7 (1/2.3") use different sensor measurements.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The D3200 was released 7 months after the SZ7 which means that they are of a similar generation. The two cameras come with different body type with the Nikon D3200 being a Compact SLR camera and the Panasonic SZ7 being a Compact camera.
Before getting in to a more detailed comparison, below is a concise synopsis of how the D3200 scores against the SZ7 when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall score.
Nikon D3200 vs Panasonic SZ7 Key Specs
- 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
- 3" Fixed Display
- ISO 100 - 6400
- Optical Image Stabilization
- 1920 x 1080 video
- 25-250mm (F3.1-5.9) lens
- 133g - 99 x 59 x 21mm
- Released January 2012
Nikon D3200 vs Panasonic SZ7 Physical Comparison
For anybody who is looking to lug around your camera often, you will have to factor its weight and volume. The Nikon D3200 enjoys outer measurements of 125mm x 96mm x 77mm (4.9" x 3.8" x 3.0") along with a weight of 505 grams (1.11 lbs) and the Panasonic SZ7 has sizing of 99mm x 59mm x 21mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.8") and a weight of 133 grams (0.29 lbs).Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
Take into account, the weight of an ILC will vary depending on the lens you choose at that moment. Below is a front view scale comparison of the D3200 against the SZ7.
Using dimensions and weight, the portability score of the D3200 and SZ7 is 67 and 95 respectively.
Nikon D3200 vs Panasonic SZ7 Sensor Comparison
Normally, it's tough to visualise the contrast in sensor measurements just by viewing specs. The visual below will help provide you a more clear sense of the sensor sizing in the D3200 and SZ7.
As you can plainly see, both cameras provide different megapixels and different sensor measurements. The D3200 because of its larger sensor will make getting shallower depth of field less difficult and the Nikon D3200 will provide you with more detail due to its extra 10 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also let you crop photos more aggressively. The more recent D3200 is going to have an edge in sensor technology.