As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, travel zooms and pro digicams. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) and the Lumix DMC-FZ300) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SX540 HS and the EOS Rebel T5)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ200 compared to other super zoom competitors include: it records high-speed movies (240 fps vs none), has a screen which flips out, has an external mic jack, has a much longer battery life (540 shots vs 300 shots) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

However, on average it has slightly lower image quality (37.0 vs 41.0), has much less zoom (24x vs 50x), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (25 mm vs 20 mm), has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO).

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much more zoom: 60x vs 24x
  • Much better wide angle: 20 mm vs 25 mm
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) (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 Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) and DMC-FZ200

  • Each supports an external flash
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300
3 years newer
$493 - $598

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

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Significantly 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
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 380 shots vs 540 shots

common strengths of the DMC-FZ300 and DMC-FZ200

  • Flip-out screens
  • You can plug a microphone into both of these
  • Each supports an external flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
1 year newer
$250

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

  • Much more zoom: 60x vs 24x
  • Much 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
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the DMC-FZ70 and DMC-FZ200

  • Great battery life: 400 shots vs 540 shots
  • Each supports an external flash
  • Inexpensive: $249.99 vs $389.95

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS
3 years newer
$399

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX540 HS (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Significantly more zoom: 50x vs 24x

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX540 HS (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Much shorter battery life: 205 shots vs 540 shots
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the PowerShot SX540 HS and DMC-FZ200

  • Inexpensive: $399.00 vs $389.95

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V
1 year newer
$448

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

  • Much larger viewfinder: 1.39x vs 0.08x
  • Significantly more zoom: 50x vs 24x
  • Supports 24p

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

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Much shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 540 shots
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the DSC-HX400V and DMC-FZ200

  • Flip-out screens
  • You can plug a microphone into both of these
  • Each supports an external flash

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)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.27x vs 0.08x

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

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

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

  • Flip-out screens
  • You can plug a microphone into both of these
  • Each supports an external flash

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 fps) and has a screen which flips out.

However, on average it is much more noisy at high ISO (114 ISO vs 1,256 ISO), has much lower image quality (37.0 vs 83.0), has much less color depth (19.1 bits vs 22.5 bits), has much narrower dynamic range (10.8 EV vs 13.7 EV) and has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2").

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
1 year newer
$410 - $597 (body only)
$479 - $697 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Better color depth: 24 bits vs 19.1 bits
  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,338 ISO vs 114 ISO
  • Much better image quality: 83.0 vs 37.0

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 12 fps
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the D5300 and DMC-FZ200

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Flip-out screens
  • Have external mic jacks

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5
1 year newer
$325 (body only)
$399 - $469 18-55mm lens

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

  • Better color depth: 21.9 bits vs 19.1 bits
  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 755 ISO vs 114 ISO
  • Much better image quality: 63.0 vs 37.0

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

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Shoots much slower: 3 fps vs 12 fps
  • Lacks in-camera HDR

common strengths of the Rebel T5 and DMC-FZ200

  • Inexpensive: $325.00 vs $389.95

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
8 months newer
$421 - $649 (body only)
$540 - $599 18-55mm lens

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

  • Better color depth: 21.7 bits vs 19.1 bits
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much better image quality: 61.0 vs 37.0

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

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 12 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: $421.25 vs $389.95

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
3 years newer
$318 - $649 (body only)
$367 - $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
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital

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: $318.00 vs $389.95

Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100
7 months newer
$650 - $697 (body only)
$997 - $1,069 18-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7100 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Better color depth: 24.2 bits vs 19.1 bits
  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,256 ISO vs 114 ISO
  • Much better image quality: 83.0 vs 37.0

Significant disadvantages of the D7100 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the D7100 and DMC-FZ200

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Inexpensive: $155.85 vs $389.95

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
1 year older
$499 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3100 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Better color depth: 22.5 bits vs 19.1 bits
  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 919 ISO vs 114 ISO
  • Much better image quality: 67.0 vs 37.0

Significant disadvantages of the D3100 (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 @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the D3100 and DMC-FZ200

  • Inexpensive: $449.99 vs $389.95

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, has an external mic jack and has a much longer battery life (540 shots vs 300 shots).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (25 mm vs 4 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, has significantly lower image quality (37.0 vs 44.0), has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots) and is significantly larger (professional size (125×87×110 mm) vs compact (102×58×36 mm)).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V
2 years newer
$448

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX90V (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly smaller: Compact (102×58×36 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX90V (vs the DMC-FZ200)

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

common strengths of the DSC-HX90V and DMC-FZ200

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Flip-out screens
  • Great battery life: 360 shots vs 540 shots

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50
2 years newer
$249 - $279

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

  • Significantly smaller: Compact (111×65×34 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much 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
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Much shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 540 shots

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

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS
3 years newer
$267 - $349

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX720 HS (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • More zoom: 40x vs 24x
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (110×64×36 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX720 HS (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Much shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 540 shots

common strengths of the PowerShot SX720 HS and DMC-FZ200

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60V

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60V
1 year newer
$344

Significant advantages of the HX60V (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much better wide angle: 4 mm vs 25 mm
  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (108×64×38 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the HX60V (vs the DMC-FZ200)

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

common strengths of the HX60V and DMC-FZ200

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

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS
3 years newer
$229

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX620 HS (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much smaller: Compact (97×57×28 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much thinner: 1.1" vs 4.3"

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX620 HS (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Much shorter battery life: 295 shots vs 540 shots

common strengths of the PowerShot SX620 HS and DMC-FZ200

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60
1 year newer
$340

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

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly smaller: Compact (111×64×34 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots

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

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

common strengths of the DMC-TZ60 and DMC-FZ200

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

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ200 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has much more zoom (24x vs 2.9x), 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 320 shots).

However, on average it has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm), has a significantly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.8), has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,229k dots), is much larger (professional size (125×87×110 mm) vs compact (102×58×36 mm)) and takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP).

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
similar age
$435 - $448

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

  • Much smaller: Compact (102×58×36 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)
  • Much larger sensor: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8

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

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Much less zoom: 3.6x vs 24x
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and DMC-FZ200

  • Built-in flashes
  • Great battery life: 330 shots vs 540 shots
  • Inexpensive: $434.69 vs $389.95

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
1 year newer
$748

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

  • Much smaller: Compact (102×58×41 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)
  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8

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

  • Much less zoom: 2.9x vs 24x
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Much shorter battery life: 320 shots vs 540 shots

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

  • Built-in flashes
  • Extremely high speed movies: 120 fps vs 240 fps
  • Great battery life: 320 shots vs 540 shots