As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, pro digicams, mirrorless and travel zooms. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-FZ300 and the Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100)) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V and the Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ200 compared to other super zoom competitors include: it records even higher-speed movies (240 fps vs none), has an external mic jack, has a much longer battery life (540 shots vs 360 shots) and slightly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 30 seconds).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (24x vs 50x), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 25fps), has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300
3 years newer
$448 - $458

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ300 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ300 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Much shorter battery life: 380 shots vs 540 shots

common strengths of the DMC-FZ300 and DMC-FZ200

  • Flip-out screens
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • You can plug a microphone into both of these

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much shorter battery life: 350 shots vs 540 shots
  • Larger: Large (138×102×135 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 915 g vs 588 g

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) and DMC-FZ200

  • Flip-out screens
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • You can plug a microphone into both of these

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
1 year newer
$322

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ70 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much more zoom: 60x vs 24x
  • Significantly better wide angle: 20 mm vs 25 mm

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ70 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 400 shots vs 540 shots

common strengths of the DMC-FZ70 and DMC-FZ200

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Great battery life: 400 shots vs 540 shots
  • Each supports an external flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150
10 months older

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ150 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ150 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Significantly shorter battery life: 410 shots vs 540 shots
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the DMC-FZ150 and DMC-FZ200

  • Extremely high speed movies: 220 fps vs 240 fps
  • Flip-out screens
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300
7 months newer
$550

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX300 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Significantly more zoom: 50x vs 24x
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX300 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Much shorter battery life: 310 shots vs 540 shots
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the DSC-HX300 and DMC-FZ200

  • Flip-out screens
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
2 years older
$598 - $798

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ1000 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 25fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ1000 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Lower speed movies: 120 fps vs 240 fps
  • Much shorter battery life: 360 shots vs 540 shots

common strengths of the DMC-FZ1000 and DMC-FZ200

  • Extremely high speed movies: 120 fps vs 240 fps
  • Flip-out screens
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ200 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), records high-speed movies (240 fps vs none), has image stabilization (lens vs none), shoots faster continuously (12 fps vs 3.7 fps) and has a screen which flips out.

However, on average it has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots), much smaller viewfinder (0.08x vs 0.53x), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24.2 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p and has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm).

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
3 years newer
$305 - $649 (body only)
$344 - $449 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.50x vs 0.08x
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Shoots much slower: 3 fps vs 12 fps
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the Rebel T6 and DMC-FZ200

  • Inexpensive: $304.99 vs $440.89

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
1 year older
$515 (body only)
$946 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.53x vs 0.08x
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Shoots much slower: 3.7 fps vs 12 fps

common strengths of the T3i and DMC-FZ200

  • Flip-out screens
  • Have external mic jacks

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5
1 year newer
$455 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.50x vs 0.08x
  • Supports 24p
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Shoots much slower: 3 fps vs 12 fps

common strengths of the Rebel T5 and DMC-FZ200

  • Inexpensive: $399.00 vs $440.89

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
8 months newer
$469 - $649 (body only)
$539 - $549 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T5i (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.53x vs 0.08x
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the T5i (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the T5i and DMC-FZ200

  • Flip-out screens
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Inexpensive: $469.00 vs $440.89

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
1 year newer
$402 (body only)
$349 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3300 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.55x vs 0.08x
  • Much higher true resolution: 24.2 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the D3300 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 12 fps

common strengths of the D3300 and DMC-FZ200

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Inexpensive: $349.00 vs $440.89

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ200 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it records even higher-speed movies (240 fps vs 120 fps), has a screen which flips out, has an external mic jack, has a much longer battery life (540 shots vs 220 shots) and is slightly less expensive ($440.89 vs $829.00).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), has a significantly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.4), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps), has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,228k dots) and is significantly larger (professional size (125×87×110 mm) vs compact (102×58×41 mm)).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V
4 years newer
$998 - $1,010

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Significantly larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,228k dots vs 460k dots
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much shorter battery life: 220 shots vs 540 shots
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V and DMC-FZ200

  • Built-in flashes
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
2 years newer
$829 - $898

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 IV (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Significantly larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,228k dots vs 460k dots
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 IV (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much shorter battery life: 280 shots vs 540 shots
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 IV and DMC-FZ200

  • Built-in flashes
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
similar age
$520

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX7 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.4 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (111×68×46 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX7 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Much shorter battery life: 330 shots vs 540 shots
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the DMC-LX7 and DMC-FZ200

  • Built-in flashes
  • Great battery life: 330 shots vs 540 shots
  • Support external flash

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ200 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it records high-speed movies (240 fps vs none), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), has a significantly longer battery life (540 shots vs 350 shots), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs LIVEMOS) and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps), has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots), much smaller viewfinder (0.08x vs 0.74x), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20.2 MP) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
3 years newer
$998 - $1,496 (body only)
$1,174 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GX8 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.74x vs 0.08x
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GX8 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Much shorter battery life: 330 shots vs 540 shots

common strengths of the DMC-GX8 and DMC-FZ200

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7
2 years newer
$474 (body only)
$598 - $639 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-G7 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.67x vs 0.08x
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-G7 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much shorter battery life: 350 shots vs 540 shots

common strengths of the DMC-G7 and DMC-FZ200

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Inexpensive: $474.00 vs $440.89

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4
1 year newer
$998 - $1,498 (body only)
$2,196 14-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GH4 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,036k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.64x vs 0.08x

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GH4 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: LIVEMOS vs CMOS

common strengths of the DMC-GH4 and DMC-FZ200

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Very long battery life: 500 shots vs 540 shots
  • Have external mic jacks

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ200 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.3), records even higher-speed movies (240 fps vs none), has a screen which flips out, has an external mic jack and has a much longer battery life (540 shots vs 300 shots).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), is significantly larger (professional size (125×87×110 mm) vs compact (105×59×34 mm)), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100)
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100) (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Shoots much faster: 50 fps vs 12 fps
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100) (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Much shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 540 shots
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100) and DMC-FZ200

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V
9 months newer
$356

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX50V (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (108×64×38 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX50V (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 400 shots vs 540 shots

common strengths of the DSC-HX50V and DMC-FZ200

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Very long battery life: 400 shots vs 540 shots

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX9v (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Significantly smaller: Compact (105×59×34 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX9v (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Much shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 540 shots
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the DSC-HX9v and DMC-FZ200

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50
2 years newer
$279 - $295

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS50 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Significantly smaller: Compact (111×65×34 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 1.3" vs 4.3"

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS50 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Much shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 540 shots
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the DMC-ZS50 and DMC-FZ200

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20
5 months older
$500

Significant advantages of the ZS20 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly smaller: Compact (105×59×28 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the ZS20 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much shorter battery life: 260 shots vs 540 shots
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the ZS20 and DMC-FZ200

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Extremely high speed movies: 220 fps vs 240 fps
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS