As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, pro digicams and travel zooms. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) and the Lumix DMC-FZ300) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V and the Cyber-shot DSC-HX350)

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, has an external mic jack, has a much longer battery life (540 shots vs 340 shots) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

However, on average it has slightly lower image quality (37.0 vs 41.0), has much less zoom (24x vs 60x), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (25 mm vs 21 mm), has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots) and doesn't have a touch screen.

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

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

  • Each supports an external flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300
3 years newer
$495 - $598

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
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 380 shots vs 540 shots

common strengths of the DMC-FZ300 and DMC-FZ200

  • You can plug a microphone into both of these
  • Each supports an external flash
  • Inexpensive: $494.95 vs $379.29

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

  • Inexpensive: $349.99 vs $379.29
  • Each supports an external flash

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V
1 year newer
$448

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

  • You can plug a microphone into both of these
  • Each supports an external flash
  • Inexpensive: $448.00 vs $379.29

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX350
4 years newer
$484 - $600

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX350 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • More zoom: 41.7x vs 24x
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX350 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Much shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 540 shots
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX350 and DMC-FZ200

  • Inexpensive: $484.12 vs $379.29
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
2 years newer
$345 - $449

Significant advantages of the SX60 HS (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much more zoom: 65x vs 24x
  • Significantly better wide angle: 21 mm vs 25 mm
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the SX60 HS (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much shorter battery life: 340 shots vs 540 shots
  • Much shorter max exposures: 15 seconds vs 60 seconds
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the SX60 HS and DMC-FZ200

  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps
  • You can plug a microphone into both of these
  • Inexpensive: $345.00 vs $379.29

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), records high-speed movies (240 fps vs none), has image stabilization (lens vs none), shoots faster continuously (12 fps vs 3.7 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 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).

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
1 year newer
$462 (body only)
$397 - $447 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3300 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Better color depth: 24.3 bits vs 19.1 bits
  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,385 ISO vs 114 ISO
  • Much better image quality: 82.0 vs 37.0

Significant disadvantages of the D3300 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 12 fps
  • Lacks in-camera HDR

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

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
3 years newer
$328 - $699 (body only)
$375 - $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
  • Shoots much slower: 3 fps vs 12 fps
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the Rebel T6 and DMC-FZ200

  • Inexpensive: $328.00 vs $379.29

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5
1 year newer
$325 (body only)
$350 - $399 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: 755 ISO vs 114 ISO
  • Much better image quality: 63.0 vs 37.0

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

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Shoots much slower: 3 fps vs 12 fps
  • Lacks in-camera HDR

common strengths of the Rebel T5 and DMC-FZ200

  • Inexpensive: $325.00 vs $379.29

Canon Rebel T2i

Canon EOS Rebel T2i
2 years older

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

  • Better color depth: 22.1 bits vs 19.1 bits
  • Much better image quality: 66.0 vs 37.0
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots

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

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Shoots much slower: 3.7 fps vs 12 fps
  • Lacks in-camera HDR

common strengths of the T2i and DMC-FZ200

  • Have external mic jacks

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
3 months older
$300 (body only)
$397 18-55mm lens

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

  • Better color depth: 24.1 bits vs 19.1 bits
  • 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)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Shoots much slower: 4 fps vs 12 fps
  • Lacks in-camera HDR

common strengths of the D3200 and DMC-FZ200

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Inexpensive: $299.99 vs $379.29

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
1 year newer
$396 (body only)
$470 - $697 18-55mm lens

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

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

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

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 12 fps
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ200 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has significantly more zoom (24x vs 2.9x), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 28 mm), records even higher-speed movies (240 fps vs none), 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 slightly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.8), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps), has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,229k dots) and is much larger (professional size (125×87×110 mm) vs compact (102×58×36 mm)).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
2 years newer
$832 - $898

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

  • Much smaller: Compact (102×58×41 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)
  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Significantly larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm

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

  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Significantly less zoom: 2.9x vs 24x
  • Much shorter battery life: 280 shots vs 540 shots

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 IV and DMC-FZ200

  • Built-in flashes
  • Extremely high speed movies: 120 fps vs 240 fps
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

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)
  • Significantly larger sensor: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Much thinner: 1.4" vs 4.3"

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

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Significantly less zoom: 3.6x vs 24x

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and DMC-FZ200

  • Built-in flashes
  • Great battery life: 330 shots vs 540 shots
  • Inexpensive: $396.69 vs $379.29

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), records high-speed movies (240 fps vs none), has a screen which flips out, has an external mic jack and has a much longer battery life (540 shots vs 295 shots).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (25 mm vs 4 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, has significantly lower image quality (37.0 vs 44.0), has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots) and is significantly larger (professional size (125×87×110 mm) vs compact (111×64×34 mm)).

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS
3 years newer
$249

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX620 HS (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Significantly smaller: Compact (97×57×28 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much thinner: 1.1" vs 4.3"

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX620 HS (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Much shorter battery life: 295 shots vs 540 shots

common strengths of the PowerShot SX620 HS and DMC-FZ200

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100)
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100) (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (111×65×44 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100) (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Much shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 540 shots

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100) and DMC-FZ200

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50
2 years newer
$273 - $399

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)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Much shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 540 shots

common strengths of the DMC-ZS50 and DMC-FZ200

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60
1 year newer
$348

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

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Significantly smaller: Compact (111×64×34 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)

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

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Much shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 540 shots

common strengths of the DMC-TZ60 and DMC-FZ200

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60
1 year newer
$284

Significant advantages of the HX60 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much better wide angle: 4 mm vs 25 mm
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (108×64×38 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the HX60 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the HX60 and DMC-FZ200

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Support external flash