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 travel zooms. 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 G16)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ200 compared to other super zoom competitors include: it records even higher-speed movies (240 fps vs none), has a screen which flips out, much larger viewfinder (3.15x vs 0.26x), captures 3D images and has an external mic jack.

However, on average it has significantly lower image quality (37.0 vs 64.0), has significantly less zoom (24x vs 50x), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 3840 x 2160 @ 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).

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
similar age
$399 - $400

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

  • Significantly more zoom: 50x vs 24x
  • Supports 24p
  • 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
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the PowerShot SX50 HS and DMC-FZ200

  • Very high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps
  • Fast continuous shooting: 13 fps vs 12 fps
  • Flip-out screens
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
1 year newer
$280 - $319

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
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • In-camera HDR
arrow Compare the DMC-FZ70 vs the DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
2 years older
$860 - $898

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

  • Higher resolution movies: 3840 x 2160 @ 25fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much better image quality: 64.0 vs 37.0
  • Much higher true resolution: 20.9 MP vs 9.7 MP

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
  • Significantly 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
arrow Compare the DMC-FZ1000 vs the DMC-FZ200

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V
1 year newer
$468

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

  • Significantly more zoom: 50x vs 24x
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a GPS

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

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Much shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 540 shots

common strengths of the DSC-HX400V and DMC-FZ200

  • You can plug a microphone into both of these
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • In-camera HDR
arrow Compare the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Leica V-Lux 4

Leica V-Lux 4
similar age
$899

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
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
arrow Compare the Leica V-Lux 4 vs the Panasonic Lumix 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)

  • Significantly more zoom: 50x vs 24x
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

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

  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Much shorter battery life: 310 shots vs 540 shots
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps

common strengths of the DSC-HX300 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 Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300 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 significantly 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 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).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
similar age
$348 - $362

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
  • Much smaller: Mid size 111x68x46 mm vs Professional size 125x87x110 mm

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

  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Much 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
$498

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
  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 390 ISO vs 114 ISO

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

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

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)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly better image quality: 54.0 vs 37.0
  • Much smaller: Mid size 109x76x40 mm vs Professional size 125x87x110 mm

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
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 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 80.0), has much less color depth (19.1 bits vs 23.5 bits), has significantly narrower dynamic range (10.8 EV vs 12.8 EV) and has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots).

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
3 months older
$319 (body only)
$389 - $477 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

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Inexpensive: $319.00 vs $366.65
arrow Compare the Nikon D3200 vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
1 year older
$499 (body only)
$549 - $579 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 lower noise at high ISO: 793 ISO vs 114 ISO

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
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Inexpensive: $499.00 vs $366.65
arrow Compare the Canon Rebel T3i vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5
1 year newer
$681 - $700 (body only)
$499 - $822 18-55mm lens

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

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 22.3x14.9mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
  • Better color depth: 21.9 bits vs 19.1 bits
  • 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
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Lower frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the Rebel T5 and DMC-FZ200

  • Inexpensive: $499.00 vs $366.65
arrow Compare the Canon EOS Rebel T5 vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
1 year newer
$547 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 larger sensor: APS-C 23.5x15.6mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
  • Much better image quality: 82.0 vs 37.0

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
arrow Compare the Nikon D3300 vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100
1 year older
$378 (body only)
$556 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
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Inexpensive: $378.00 vs $366.65
arrow Compare the Nikon D5100 vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
8 months newer
$847 75-300mm lens

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

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 22.3x14.9mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
  • Better color depth: 21.7 bits vs 19.1 bits
  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 681 ISO vs 114 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the T5i (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 T5i and DMC-FZ200

  • Flip-out screens
  • Have external mic jacks
arrow Compare the Canon Rebel T5i 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 high-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 a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), is much larger (professional size 125x87x110 mm vs compact 110x64x34 mm), is older (july, 2012 vs february, 2014) and is thicker (4.3" vs 1.4").

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60
1 year newer
$501

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)

  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Screen does not flip out
  • 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
$368

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)

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

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