As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, mirrorless and pro digicams. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-FZ300 and the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)) and Sony (such as the Alpha A6000 and the Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V)

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 better image stabilization (lens vs none), has a screen which flips out, has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and has an external mic jack.

However, on average it has slightly lower image quality (37.0 vs 41.0), has significantly less zoom (24x vs 50x), has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (25 mm vs 4 mm), has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300
3 years newer
$488 - $498

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 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 higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Significantly better wide angle: 20 mm vs 25 mm

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

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Each supports an external flash
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
1 year newer
$350

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
  • Screen does not flip out

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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V
1 year newer
$398

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

  • Much larger viewfinder: 1.39x vs 0.08x
  • Significantly more zoom: 50x vs 24x
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

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

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500
3 years newer
$195 - $257

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the Coolpix B500 and DMC-FZ200

  • Flip-out screens
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Very long battery life: 600 shots vs 540 shots

Nikon Coolpix L340

Nikon Coolpix L340
2 years newer
$149 - $171

Significant advantages of the L340 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much better wide angle: 4 mm vs 25 mm
  • Much longer battery life: 960 shots vs 540 shots

Significant disadvantages of the L340 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

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

common strengths of the L340 and DMC-FZ200

  • Very long battery life: 960 shots vs 540 shots

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 none), records high-speed movies (240 fps vs none), has image stabilization (lens vs none), shoots faster continuously (12 fps vs 3.5 fps) and has a screen which flips out.

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 81.0), has much less color depth (19.1 bits vs 24.1 bits), has much narrower dynamic range (10.8 EV vs 13.2 EV) and has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots).

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
3 years newer
$318 - $699 (body only)
$350 - $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
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Shoots much slower: 3 fps vs 12 fps

common strengths of the Rebel T6 and DMC-FZ200

  • Inexpensive: $318.00 vs $379.89

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5
1 year newer
$349 (body only)
$420 18-55mm lens

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

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

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
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the Rebel T5 and DMC-FZ200

  • Inexpensive: $349.00 vs $379.89

Canon Rebel T2i

Canon EOS Rebel T2i
2 years older
$399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T2i (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.54x vs 0.08x
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the T2i (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 T2i and DMC-FZ200

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Inexpensive: $399.00 vs $379.89

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
3 months older
$299 (body only)
$419 18-55mm lens

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

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

Significant disadvantages of the D3200 (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 D3200 and DMC-FZ200

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Inexpensive: $299.00 vs $379.89

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
1 year newer
$405 (body only)
$399 - $447 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)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Lacks in-camera HDR

common strengths of the D3300 and DMC-FZ200

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Inexpensive: $399.00 vs $379.89

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi
4 years older
$650 18-55mm lens

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

  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.54x vs 0.08x
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Much thinner: 2.4" vs 4.3"

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

  • Does not take movies: None vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 460k dots

common strengths of the Rebel XSi and DMC-FZ200

  • None found

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ200 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none), records high-speed movies (240 fps vs none), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), shoots faster continuously (12 fps vs 4.3 fps) and has a screen which flips out.

However, on average it has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), much smaller viewfinder (0.08x vs 0.70x), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
1 year newer
$447 - $448 (body only)
$529 - $548 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.70x vs 0.08x
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 420 shots vs 540 shots
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the A6000 and DMC-FZ200

  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Flip-out screens
  • Great battery life: 420 shots vs 540 shots

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000
1 year newer
$367 - $379 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A5000 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much higher true resolution: 19.8 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the A5000 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the A5000 and DMC-FZ200

  • Flip-out screens
  • Great battery life: 420 shots vs 540 shots
  • Inexpensive: $367.38 vs $379.89

Canon EOS M

Canon EOS M
similar age
$350 - $779 (body only)
$599 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Much shorter battery life: 230 shots vs 540 shots

common strengths of the EOS M and DMC-FZ200

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Inexpensive: $349.95 vs $379.89

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 4.2x), records even higher-speed movies (240 fps vs none), shoots faster continuously (12 fps vs 6.5 fps), has a screen which flips out and has an external mic jack.

However, on average it has a significantly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), has a significantly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.8), has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,229k dots), is much larger (professional size (125×87×110 mm) vs compact (100×59×29 mm)) and takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP).

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X
2 years newer
$499

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

  • Much smaller: Compact (103×60×40 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 G7 X (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Much less zoom: 4.2x vs 24x
  • Much shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 540 shots

common strengths of the G7 X and DMC-FZ200

  • Built-in flashes
  • Inexpensive: $499.00 vs $379.89

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
similar age
$397 - $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: $396.69 vs $379.89

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120
1 year newer
$650

Significant advantages of the S120 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much smaller: Compact (100×59×29 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.1" vs 4.3"
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8

Significant disadvantages of the S120 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Significantly less zoom: 5x vs 24x
  • Much shorter battery life: 230 shots vs 540 shots
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the S120 and DMC-FZ200

  • Built-in flashes
  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps