As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is also often compared to pro digicams, entry-level DSLRs, travel zooms and mirrorless. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot SX50 HS and the Rebel T3i) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix FZ70 and the Lumix DMC-FZ150)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ200 compared to other super zoom competitors include: it has a screen which flips out, has an external mic jack, has a significantly longer battery life (540 shots vs 315 shots), shoots RAW and supports an external flash.

However, on average it has significantly lower image quality (37.0 vs 47.0), has much less zoom (24x vs 50x), has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 6,400 ISO) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
similar age
$399 - $400

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

  • Much more zoom: 50x vs 24x
  • Supports 24p
  • Significantly better image quality: 47.0 vs 37.0

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

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

common strengths of the PowerShot SX50 HS and DMC-FZ200

  • Fast continuous shooting: 13 fps vs 12 fps
  • Flip-out screens
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix FZ70

Panasonic Lumix FZ70
1 year newer
$265 - $298

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

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

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

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

common strengths of the FZ70 and DMC-FZ200

  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • In-camera HDR
arrow Compare the FZ70 vs the DMC-FZ200

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300
7 months newer
$398

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

  • Much more zoom: 50x vs 24x
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Better boost ISO: 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO

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

  • Screen does not flip out
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Much shorter battery life: 310 shots vs 540 shots

common strengths of the DSC-HX300 and DMC-FZ200

  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • In-camera HDR
arrow Compare the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300 vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR
5 months newer
$349 - $441

Significant advantages of the HS50EXR (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Significantly more zoom: 41.7x vs 24x
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the HS50EXR (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Significantly larger: Large 135x101x146 mm vs Professional size 125x87x110 mm
  • Significantly heavier: 808 g vs 588 g
  • Thicker: 5.7" vs 4.3"

common strengths of the HS50EXR and DMC-FZ200

  • Fast continuous shooting: 11 fps vs 12 fps
  • Flip-out screens
  • You can plug a microphone into both of these
arrow Compare the Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Leica V-Lux 4

Leica V-Lux 4
similar age
$873

Significant advantages of the V-Lux 4 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the V-Lux 4 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • None found

common strengths of the V-Lux 4 and DMC-FZ200

  • Fast continuous shooting: 12 fps vs 12 fps
  • Flip-out screens
  • You can plug a microphone into both of these
arrow Compare the Leica V-Lux 4 vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Nikon Coolpix P520

Nikon Coolpix P520
6 months newer
$320 - $377

Significant advantages of the P520 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Significantly more zoom: 41.7x vs 24x
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the P520 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Much shorter battery life: 200 shots vs 540 shots
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the P520 and DMC-FZ200

  • Flip-out screens
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
arrow Compare the Nikon Coolpix P520 vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ200 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has slightly more zoom (24x vs 3.8x), records even higher-speed movies (240 fps vs 120 fps), has a screen which flips out, creates panoramas in-camera and captures 3D images.

However, on average it has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm vs nikon CX 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 much lower image quality (37.0 vs 66.0) and has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,229k dots).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
similar age
$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
  • Larger sensor: 1/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm

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

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

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
arrow Compare the DMC-LX7 vs the DMC-FZ200

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
similar age
$548 - $550

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

  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 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)

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

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and DMC-FZ200

  • Supports RAW
  • In-camera panoramas
  • In-camera HDR
arrow Compare the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16
1 year newer
$499

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

  • Much better image quality: 54.0 vs 37.0
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Larger sensor: 1/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm

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

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

common strengths of the G16 and DMC-FZ200

  • Supports RAW
  • Great battery life: 360 shots vs 540 shots
  • In-camera HDR
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot G16 vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

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 0.51x), records high-speed movies (240 fps vs none), has image stabilization (lens vs none) and shoots faster continuously (12 fps vs 3.7 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 80.0), has much less color depth (19.1 bits vs 23.5 bits), has much narrower dynamic range (10.8 EV vs 13 EV) and has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots).

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
3 months older
$497 - $580 18-55mm lens

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

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 23.2x15.4mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
  • Much better image quality: 81.0 vs 37.0
  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,131 ISO vs 114 ISO

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

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.50x vs 3.15x
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Lower frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the D3200 and DMC-FZ200

  • Inexpensive: $496.95 vs $409.00
arrow Compare the Nikon D3200 vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
1 year older
$499 - $749 (body only)
$550 - $600 18-55mm lens

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

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 22.3x14.9mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
  • Better color depth: 22.1 bits vs 19.1 bits
  • Much better image quality: 65.0 vs 37.0

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

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.53x vs 3.15x
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Lower frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the T3i and DMC-FZ200

  • Flip-out screens
  • Inexpensive: $439.95 vs $409.00
arrow Compare the Canon Rebel T3i vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100
1 year older
$449 - $520 (body only)
$545 - $696 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5100 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 23.6x15.6mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,183 ISO vs 114 ISO
  • Much better image quality: 80.0 vs 37.0

Significant disadvantages of the D5100 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.51x vs 3.15x
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Lower frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the D5100 and DMC-FZ200

  • Flip-out screens
  • Inexpensive: $449.00 vs $409.00
arrow Compare the Nikon D5100 vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200
3 months newer
$647 (body only)
$747 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5200 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 23.5x15.6mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,284 ISO vs 114 ISO
  • Much better image quality: 84.0 vs 37.0

Significant disadvantages of the D5200 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.51x vs 3.15x
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens

common strengths of the D5200 and DMC-FZ200

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Flip-out screens
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
arrow Compare the Nikon D5200 vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
1 year older
$392 - $430 18-55mm lens

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

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 23.1x15.4mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
  • Better color depth: 22.5 bits vs 19.1 bits
  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 919 ISO vs 114 ISO

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

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.51x vs 3.15x
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Lower frame rate movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the D3100 and DMC-FZ200

  • Inexpensive: $279.95 vs $409.00
arrow Compare the Nikon D3100 vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

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 even higher-speed movies (240 fps vs none), has a screen which flips out, has an external mic jack and has a significantly longer battery life (540 shots vs 300 shots).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, has much lower image quality (37.0 vs 54.0), has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), is much larger (professional size 125x87x110 mm vs compact 105x59x28 mm) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 6,400 ISO).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60
1 year newer
$531 - $547

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)

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

common strengths of the DMC-TZ60 and DMC-FZ200

  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • In-camera HDR
  • In-camera panoramas
arrow Compare the DMC-TZ60 vs the DMC-FZ200

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V
9 months newer
$389 - $449

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
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the DSC-HX50V and DMC-FZ200

  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • Great battery life: 400 shots vs 540 shots
  • In-camera HDR
arrow Compare the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Panasonic Lumix ZS30
5 months newer
$319 - $499

Significant advantages of the ZS30 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Has a GPS
  • Much smaller: Compact 105x59x28 mm vs Professional size 125x87x110 mm
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the ZS30 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

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

common strengths of the ZS30 and DMC-FZ200

  • Very high speed movies: 220 fps vs 240 fps
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • In-camera HDR
arrow Compare the Lumix ZS30 vs the Lumix DMC-FZ200

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ200 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it much larger viewfinder (3.15x vs 0.67x), records high-speed movies (240 fps vs none), creates panoramas in-camera, captures 3D images and has an external mic jack.

However, on average it is slightly more noisy at high ISO (114 ISO vs 639 ISO), has significantly lower image quality (37.0 vs 61.0), has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,036k dots), has significantly less color depth (19.1 bits vs 21.4 bits) and has slightly narrower dynamic range (10.8 EV vs 11.6 EV).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5
similar age
$309 (body only)
$415 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-G5 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much better image quality: 61.0 vs 37.0
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-G5 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.67x vs 3.15x
  • Much shorter battery life: 320 shots vs 540 shots
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the DMC-G5 and DMC-FZ200

  • Very good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Flip-out screens
arrow Compare the DMC-G5 vs the DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6
9 months newer
$648 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-G6 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much better image quality: 61.0 vs 37.0
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,036k dots vs 460k dots
  • Lower noise at high ISO: 639 ISO vs 114 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-G6 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.67x vs 3.15x
  • Much shorter battery life: 340 shots vs 540 shots
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the DMC-G6 and DMC-FZ200

  • Very good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Flip-out screens
arrow Compare the DMC-G6 vs the DMC-FZ200