As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is also often compared to travel zooms, pro digicams, entry-level DSLRs and mirrorless. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DC-ZS80 (Lumix DC-TZ95) and the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SX730 HS and the Rebel T3i)

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 much longer battery life (540 shots vs 360 shots), supports an external flash and has a faster max shutter speed (1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

However, on average it has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen and has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm).

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 better wide angle: 20 mm vs 25 mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a touch screen

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

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

common strengths of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) and DMC-FZ200

  • Light weight: 616 g vs 588 g
  • 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)

  • Much 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

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (124×82×92 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)
  • Very long battery life: 410 shots vs 540 shots
  • Have external mic jacks

Olympus Stylus 1

Olympus Stylus 1
1 year newer
$276

Significant advantages of the Stylus 1 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a touch screen
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the Stylus 1 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Much shorter battery life: 410 shots vs 540 shots

common strengths of the Stylus 1 and DMC-FZ200

  • Fairly small: Standard size (116×87×57 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)
  • Very long battery life: 410 shots vs 540 shots
  • Light weight: 402 g vs 588 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
2 years older
$496 - $498

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

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much higher true resolution: 20.9 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm

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

  • Much shorter battery life: 360 shots vs 540 shots

common strengths of the DMC-FZ1000 and DMC-FZ200

  • Great battery life: 360 shots vs 540 shots
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Each supports an external flash

Canon PowerShot G3 X

Canon PowerShot G3 X
2 years newer
$530 - $849

Significant advantages of the G3 X (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,620k dots vs 460k dots
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the G3 X (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much shorter battery life: 300 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 G3 X and DMC-FZ200

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (123×77×105 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Light weight: 733 g vs 588 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V
4 months older

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX200V (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX200V (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 450 shots vs 540 shots

common strengths of the DSC-HX200V and DMC-FZ200

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (122×87×93 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)
  • Very long battery life: 450 shots vs 540 shots
  • Light weight: 583 g vs 588 g

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), has a screen which flips out, has an external mic jack, has a much longer battery life (540 shots vs 300 shots) and is slightly less expensive ($533.90 vs $2,192.19).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots), is significantly larger (professional size (125×87×110 mm) vs compact (111×65×34 mm)), doesn't have a touch screen and much smaller viewfinder (0.08x vs 3.34x).

Canon PowerShot SX730 HS

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4 years newer
$319 - $379

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX730 HS (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 460k dots
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (110×64×40 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 1.6" vs 4.3"

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX730 HS (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 540 shots
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2.8
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the PowerShot SX730 HS and DMC-FZ200

  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80 (Lumix DC-TZ95)

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6 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-ZS80 (Lumix DC-TZ95) (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Smaller: Mid size (112×69×42 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-ZS80 (Lumix DC-TZ95) (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2.8
  • Much shorter battery life: 380 shots vs 540 shots
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the Lumix DC-ZS80 (Lumix DC-TZ95) and DMC-FZ200

  • Great battery life: 380 shots vs 540 shots

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350
1 year newer
$268 - $345

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX350 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Significantly smaller: Compact (96×55×26 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
  • Much thinner: 1" vs 4.3"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX350 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the DSC-WX350 and DMC-FZ200

  • None found

Olympus Stylus SH-3

Olympus Stylus SH-3
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the Stylus SH-3 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (109×63×42 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)
  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly thinner: 1.7" vs 4.3"

Significant disadvantages of the Stylus SH-3 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much shorter battery life: 380 shots vs 540 shots
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the Stylus SH-3 and DMC-FZ200

  • Wide aperture: f/3 vs f/2.8
  • Great battery life: 380 shots vs 540 shots

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50
2 years newer
$279

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)

  • Much shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 540 shots
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2.8
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the DMC-ZS50 and DMC-FZ200

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60
1 year newer
$2,192

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

  • Much larger viewfinder: 3.34x vs 0.08x
  • Has a GPS
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots

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

  • Much shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 540 shots
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2.8
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the DMC-TZ60 and DMC-FZ200

  • None found

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ200 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 28 mm), has a screen which flips out, has an external mic jack, has a much longer battery life (540 shots vs 340 shots) and has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none).

However, on average it has a marginally 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 922k dots), is significantly larger (professional size (125×87×110 mm) vs compact (113×66×32 mm)) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP).

Olympus Tough TG-5

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4 years newer
$399

Significant advantages of the Tough TG-5 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly smaller: Compact (113×66×32 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the Tough TG-5 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much shorter battery life: 340 shots vs 540 shots
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the Tough TG-5 and DMC-FZ200

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very long battery life: 340 shots vs 540 shots

Canon PowerShot G15

Canon PowerShot G15
similar age

Significant advantages of the G15 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Much higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 460k dots
  • Smaller: Mid size (107×76×40 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the G15 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Much shorter battery life: 350 shots vs 540 shots
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the G15 and DMC-FZ200

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very long battery life: 350 shots vs 540 shots
  • Support external flash

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
similar age
$403 - $448

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

  • Much larger sensor: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 460k dots

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

  • Much shorter battery life: 330 shots vs 540 shots
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and DMC-FZ200

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Great battery life: 330 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 4 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 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 Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
1 year older

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

  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.53x vs 0.08x

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

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Shoots much slower: 3.7 fps vs 12 fps

common strengths of the T3i and DMC-FZ200

  • Flip-out screens
  • Have external mic jacks

Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200
3 months newer
$600 (body only)
$567 18-55mm lens

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

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.51x vs 0.08x

Significant disadvantages of the D5200 (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 D5200 and DMC-FZ200

  • Flip-out screens
  • Have external mic jacks

Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100
1 year older
$372 (body only)

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

  • Much higher true resolution: 16.1 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.51x vs 0.08x

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

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Shoots much slower: 4 fps vs 12 fps

common strengths of the D5100 and DMC-FZ200

  • Flip-out screens
  • Have external mic jacks

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400
4 years newer
$309 (body only)
$395 - $397 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3400 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.55x vs 0.08x

Significant disadvantages of the D3400 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 12 fps
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the D3400 and DMC-FZ200

  • None found

Nikon D3000

Nikon D3000
3 years older
$637 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3000 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much higher true resolution: 10 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.52x vs 0.08x
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the D3000 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Does not take movies: None vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Shoots much slower: 3 fps vs 12 fps

common strengths of the D3000 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 records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none), records high-speed movies (240 fps vs none), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and has an external mic jack.

However, on average it has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots), much smaller viewfinder (0.08x vs 0.59x), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 16 MP), doesn't have a touch screen and has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 23.6x15.6mm).

Olympus PEN E-PL5

Olympus PEN E-PL5
similar age
$499 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the E-PL5 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Much smaller: Mid size (111×64×38 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the E-PL5 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

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

common strengths of the E-PL5 and DMC-FZ200

  • Inexpensive: $499.00 vs $533.90
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

Olympus OM-D E-M10 III

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5 years newer

Significant advantages of the OM-D E-M10 III (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a touch screen
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.59x vs 0.08x

Significant disadvantages of the OM-D E-M10 III (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Shorter battery life: 330 shots vs 540 shots

common strengths of the OM-D E-M10 III and DMC-FZ200

  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds
  • Each has a built-in flash

Fujifilm X-M1

Fujifilm X-M1
1 year newer
$328 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-M1 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Much smaller: Mid size (117×67×39 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the X-M1 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

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

common strengths of the X-M1 and DMC-FZ200

  • Inexpensive: $328.46 vs $533.90
  • Each has a built-in flash