As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is also often compared to pro digicams, entry-level DSLRs and travel zooms. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-FZ70 and the Lumix DMC-FZ1000) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SX50 HS and the PowerShot SX60 HS)

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), shoots faster continuously (12 fps vs 6.4 fps), much larger viewfinder (3.15x vs 0.26x), captures 3D images and has an external mic jack.

However, on average it has significantly lower image quality (37.0 vs 64.0), has much less zoom (24x vs 60x), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 25fps), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (25 mm vs 21 mm) and has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
1 year newer
$200 - $248

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)

  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the DMC-FZ70 and DMC-FZ200

  • Fast continuous shooting: 9 fps vs 12 fps
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • Great battery life: 400 shots vs 540 shots

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
2 years older
$692 - $798

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

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 25fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much higher true resolution: 20.9 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm

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

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Significantly larger: Large 136x98x130 mm vs Professional size 125x87x110 mm
  • Much shorter battery life: 360 shots vs 540 shots

common strengths of the DMC-FZ1000 and DMC-FZ200

  • Fast continuous shooting: 12 fps vs 12 fps
  • Flip-out screens
  • You can plug a microphone into both of these

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
similar age
$329 - $430

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX50 HS (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Significantly more zoom: 50x vs 24x
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX50 HS (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/2.8
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the PowerShot SX50 HS and DMC-FZ200

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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V
1 year newer
$428

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX400V (vs the DMC-FZ200)

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

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX400V (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Much shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 540 shots
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps

common strengths of the DSC-HX400V and DMC-FZ200

  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 12 fps
  • Flip-out screens
  • You can plug a microphone into both of these

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
2 years newer
$479 - $480

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX60 HS (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much more zoom: 65x vs 24x
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 460k dots
  • Better wide angle: 21 mm vs 25 mm

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX60 HS (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/2.8
  • Much shorter battery life: 340 shots vs 540 shots
  • Shoots significantly slower: 6.4 fps vs 12 fps

common strengths of the PowerShot SX60 HS and DMC-FZ200

  • Very high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps
  • Flip-out screens
  • You can plug a microphone into both of these

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300
7 months newer
$348 - $378

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)

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

common strengths of the DSC-HX300 and DMC-FZ200

  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 12 fps
  • Flip-out screens
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't

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, creates panoramas in-camera, captures 3D images and has an external mic jack.

However, on average it has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm), is slightly more noisy at high ISO (114 ISO vs 390 ISO), has a much narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.4), has significantly lower image quality (37.0 vs 66.0) and has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,229k dots).

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
similar age
$448

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

  • Much larger sensor: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
  • Much better image quality: 66.0 vs 37.0
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8

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

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and DMC-FZ200

  • Supports RAW
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Popularity: 12,582,862 vs 5,472,979

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16
1 year newer
$399

Significant advantages of the G16 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly better image quality: 54.0 vs 37.0
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size 109x76x40 mm vs Professional size 125x87x110 mm

Significant disadvantages of the G16 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the G16 and DMC-FZ200

  • Supports RAW
  • Very high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps
  • Great battery life: 360 shots vs 540 shots

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
similar age
$328 - $398

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

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.4 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly better image quality: 50.0 vs 37.0
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size 111x68x46 mm vs Professional size 125x87x110 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

  • Supports RAW
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • In-camera panoramas

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), much larger viewfinder (3.15x vs 0.54x), records high-speed movies (240 fps vs none), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and shoots faster continuously (12 fps vs 4 fps).

However, on average it is much more noisy at high ISO (114 ISO vs 1,131 ISO), has much lower image quality (37.0 vs 74.0), has much less color depth (19.1 bits vs 23.3 bits), has significantly narrower dynamic range (10.8 EV vs 12.5 EV) and has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots).

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
3 months older
$279 - $547 (body only)
$447 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3200 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much better image quality: 81.0 vs 37.0
  • Better color depth: 24.1 bits vs 19.1 bits
  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,131 ISO vs 114 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the D3200 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.52x vs 3.15x
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Shoots much slower: 4 fps vs 12 fps

common strengths of the D3200 and DMC-FZ200

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Inexpensive: $279.00 vs $340.00

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5
1 year newer
$499 (body only)
$399 - $400 18-55mm lens

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

  • Better color depth: 21.9 bits vs 19.1 bits
  • Much better image quality: 63.0 vs 37.0
  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 724 ISO vs 114 ISO

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

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.50x vs 3.15x
  • Shoots much slower: 3 fps vs 12 fps
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps

common strengths of the Rebel T5 and DMC-FZ200

  • Inexpensive: $399.00 vs $340.00

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
1 year newer
$627 - $1,550 (body only)
$400 - $497 18-55mm lens

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

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,385 ISO vs 114 ISO
  • Much better image quality: 82.0 vs 37.0
  • Better color depth: 24.3 bits vs 19.1 bits

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

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.55x vs 3.15x
  • 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

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Both have in-camera panoramic stitching, many cameras like these don't
  • Have external mic jacks

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
8 months newer
$649 - $650 (body only)
$649 - $650 18-55mm lens

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

  • Better color depth: 21.7 bits vs 19.1 bits
  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 681 ISO vs 114 ISO
  • Much better image quality: 61.0 vs 37.0

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

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.53x vs 3.15x
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 12 fps

common strengths of the T5i and DMC-FZ200

  • Flip-out screens
  • Have external mic jacks

Canon Rebel SL1

Canon Rebel SL1
8 months newer
$399 - $549 (body only)
$499 - $500 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the SL1 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 843 ISO vs 114 ISO
  • Better color depth: 21.8 bits vs 19.1 bits
  • Much better image quality: 63.0 vs 37.0

Significant disadvantages of the SL1 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.54x vs 3.15x
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Shoots much slower: 4 fps vs 12 fps

common strengths of the SL1 and DMC-FZ200

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Inexpensive: $399.00 vs $340.00

Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58
7 months newer
$448 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the SLT A58 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Better color depth: 23.3 bits vs 19.1 bits
  • Much better image quality: 74.0 vs 37.0
  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 753 ISO vs 114 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the SLT A58 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.65x vs 3.15x
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the SLT A58 and DMC-FZ200

  • Large viewfinder size: 0.65x vs 3.15x
  • Good image stabilization: Sensor shift vs Lens
  • Very fast continuous shooting: 8 fps vs 12 fps

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/3.5), records high-speed movies (240 fps vs none), has a screen which flips out, slightly larger viewfinder (3.15x vs 0.08x) and has an external mic jack.

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots), is significantly larger (professional size 125x87x110 mm vs compact 111x65x34 mm), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 6,400 ISO) and is older (july, 2012 vs january, 2015).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60
1 year newer
$281

Significant advantages of the DMC-TZ60 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Has a GPS
  • Much smaller: Compact 110x64x34 mm vs Professional size 125x87x110 mm
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TZ60 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

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

common strengths of the DMC-TZ60 and DMC-FZ200

  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 12 fps
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • In-camera HDR

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70)
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70) (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much smaller: Compact 111x65x34 mm vs Professional size 125x87x110 mm
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much thinner: 1.3" vs 4.3"

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70) (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Much shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 540 shots
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70) and DMC-FZ200

  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 12 fps
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V
9 months newer
$247 - $348

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

  • Has a GPS
  • Much smaller: Mid size 108x64x38 mm vs Professional size 125x87x110 mm
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

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

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps

common strengths of the DSC-HX50V and DMC-FZ200

  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 12 fps
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • Great battery life: 400 shots vs 540 shots