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 mirrorless. 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 has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.3), records even higher-speed movies (240 fps vs 120 fps), shoots faster continuously (12 fps vs 7 fps), much larger viewfinder (3.15x vs 0.26x) and captures 3D images.

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 lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20.9 MP).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
1 year newer
$298

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

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

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

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

common strengths of the DMC-FZ70 and DMC-FZ200

  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • Great battery life: 400 shots vs 540 shots
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
2 years older
$714 - $898

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 - $349

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

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

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
$406 - $448

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

  • Supports 24p
  • 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 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

Nikon Coolpix P600

Nikon Coolpix P600
1 year newer
$300 - $349

Significant advantages of the P600 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much more zoom: 60x vs 24x
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the P600 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Much shorter battery life: 330 shots vs 540 shots

common strengths of the P600 and DMC-FZ200

  • Flip-out screens
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • In-camera HDR

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
2 years newer
$449 - $533

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

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
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

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

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 significantly 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).

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
similar age
$498 - $798

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
  • More dynamic range: 12.4 EV vs 10.8 EV

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

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Much shorter battery life: 330 shots vs 540 shots

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and DMC-FZ200

  • Supports RAW
  • In-camera panoramas
  • In-camera HDR

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16
1 year newer
$449 - $450

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
  • More dynamic range: 11.7 EV vs 10.8 EV

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
  • Great battery life: 360 shots vs 540 shots
  • Good macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 1 cm

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
similar age
$345 - $398

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

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.4 vs f/2.8
  • More dynamic range: 11.7 EV vs 10.8 EV
  • Significantly better image quality: 50.0 vs 37.0

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 0.52x), records high-speed movies (240 fps vs none), has 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 81.0), has much less color depth (19.1 bits vs 24 bits), has much narrower dynamic range (10.8 EV vs 12.8 EV) and has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots).

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
3 months older
$302 - $527 (body only)
$379 - $447 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)

  • 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: $301.99 vs $344.12

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5
1 year newer
$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 lower noise at high ISO: 724 ISO vs 114 ISO
  • Much better image quality: 63.0 vs 37.0

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 $344.12

Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200
3 months newer
$547 (body only)
$499 - $647 18-55mm lens

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

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,284 ISO vs 114 ISO
  • Much better image quality: 84.0 vs 37.0
  • Better color depth: 24.2 bits vs 19.1 bits

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
  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 12 fps

common strengths of the D5200 and DMC-FZ200

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

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
1 year older
$499 - $539 (body only)
$553 - $599 18-55mm lens

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

  • Better color depth: 22.1 bits vs 19.1 bits
  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 793 ISO vs 114 ISO
  • 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
  • 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 D5300

Nikon D5300
1 year newer
$697 (body only)
$797 18-55mm lens

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

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

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (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: 5 fps vs 12 fps

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

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
1 year newer
$393 (body only)
$429 - $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

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 1,347 ISO), has much lower image quality (37.0 vs 70.0), has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,036k dots), has much less color depth (19.1 bits vs 22.6 bits) and has significantly narrower dynamic range (10.8 EV vs 12.2 EV).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6
9 months newer
$574 (body only)
$520 14-42mm lens

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

  • Much better image quality: 61.0 vs 37.0
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,036k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has interchangeable lenses

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

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

common strengths of the DMC-G6 and DMC-FZ200

  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Flip-out screens

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
1 year newer
$548 (body only)
$698 16-50mm lens

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

  • Much better image quality: 82.0 vs 37.0
  • Significantly lower noise at high ISO: 1,347 ISO vs 114 ISO
  • Better color depth: 24.1 bits vs 19.1 bits

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

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.70x vs 3.15x
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Much shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the A6000 and DMC-FZ200

  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Flip-out screens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5
similar age
$342 (body only)
$470 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
  • Better color depth: 21.4 bits vs 19.1 bits

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

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.67x vs 3.15x
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the DMC-G5 and DMC-FZ200

  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Flip-out screens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7
1 year newer
$540 - $547 (body only)
$683 - $798 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GX7 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much better image quality: 70.0 vs 37.0
  • Better color depth: 22.6 bits vs 19.1 bits
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GX7 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.67x vs 3.15x
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 320 shots vs 540 shots

common strengths of the DMC-GX7 and DMC-FZ200

  • Good image stabilization: Sensor shift vs Lens
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Flip-out screens