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 Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI and the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-FZ300 and the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82))

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), shoots faster continuously (12 fps vs 6.4 fps), 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 much less zoom (24x vs 60x), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (25 mm vs 21 mm), has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 922k dots), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS
3 years newer
$212 - $229

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX420 IS (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • More zoom: 42x vs 24x
  • Significantly smaller: Standard size (104×69×85 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)
  • Lighter: 325 g vs 588 g

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX420 IS (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much shorter battery life: 195 shots vs 540 shots

common strengths of the PowerShot SX420 IS and DMC-FZ200

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300
3 years newer
$398 - $435

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ300 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Supports 24p
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots

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
  • Great battery life: 380 shots vs 540 shots

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

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

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Support external flash
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
1 year newer
$322

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

  • Much more zoom: 60x vs 24x
  • Much 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
  • Much shorter battery life: 400 shots vs 540 shots

common strengths of the DMC-FZ70 and DMC-FZ200

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Great battery life: 400 shots vs 540 shots
  • Support external flash

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
2 years newer
$315 - $429

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
  • Significantly 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
  • Flip-out screens
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Fujifilm X-S1

Fujifilm X-S1
7 months older
$864

Significant advantages of the X-S1 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the X-S1 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Much larger: Large (135×107×149 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 460 shots vs 540 shots

common strengths of the X-S1 and DMC-FZ200

  • Flip-out screens
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Very long battery life: 460 shots vs 540 shots

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ200 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it records high-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 240 shots) and supports an external flash.

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots), is significantly larger (professional size (125×87×110 mm) vs mid size (102×58×43 mm)), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI

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5 years newer
$1,198

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

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,228k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much smaller: Mid size (102×58×43 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

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

  • Much shorter battery life: 240 shots vs 540 shots
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI and DMC-FZ200

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Flip-out screens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50
2 years newer
$279

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS50 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much smaller: Compact (111×65×34 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much 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
  • Much shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 540 shots
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the DMC-ZS50 and DMC-FZ200

  • None found

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)

  • Shoots much faster: 50 fps vs 12 fps
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (111×65×44 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots

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

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

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

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

Nikon Coolpix A900

Nikon Coolpix A900
3 years newer
$218 - $397

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A900 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (113×67×40 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A900 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

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

common strengths of the Coolpix A900 and DMC-FZ200

  • Flip-out screens
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60
1 year newer
$469

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

  • Much larger viewfinder: 3.34x vs 0.08x
  • Has a GPS
  • Much 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
  • Much shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 540 shots
  • 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 slightly more zoom (24x vs 3.3x), records even higher-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 260 shots).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), has a significantly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.4), has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,228k dots), is significantly larger (professional size (125×87×110 mm) vs compact (102×58×41 mm)) and takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP).

Samsung EX2F

Samsung EX2F
similar age

Significant advantages of the EX2F (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Much wider aperture: f/1.4 vs f/2.8
  • Much smaller: Compact (112×62×29 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the EX2F (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much shorter battery life: 260 shots vs 540 shots
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the EX2F and DMC-FZ200

  • Flip-out screens
  • Support external flash
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V
4 years newer
$898 - $1,010

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

  • 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
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,228k dots vs 460k dots

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

  • Much shorter battery life: 220 shots vs 540 shots
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V and DMC-FZ200

  • Flip-out screens
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
1 year newer
$605 - $748

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

  • 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
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 460k dots

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

  • Much shorter battery life: 320 shots vs 540 shots
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

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

  • Flip-out screens
  • Great battery life: 320 shots vs 540 shots
  • Support external flash

Canon PowerShot G15

Canon PowerShot G15
similar age
$421

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

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

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

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

common strengths of the G15 and DMC-FZ200

  • Great battery life: 350 shots vs 540 shots
  • Support external flash
  • Viewfinders: Tunnel vs Digital

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
similar age
$368 - $455

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

  • Much larger sensor: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Much smaller: Compact (102×58×36 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)

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

  • Great battery life: 330 shots vs 540 shots

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15)
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15) (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.4 vs f/2.8
  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Much smaller: Mid size (106×60×42 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15) (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much shorter battery life: 260 shots vs 540 shots
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15) and DMC-FZ200

  • Flip-out screens
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

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), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), records high-speed movies (240 fps vs none), has image stabilization (lens vs none) and shoots faster continuously (12 fps vs 3.7 fps).

However, on average it has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), much smaller viewfinder (0.08x vs 0.54x), 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).

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400
4 years newer
$326 (body only)
$397 18-55mm lens

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

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

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

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi
5 years older

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

  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.49x vs 0.08x
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Much thinner: 2.6" vs 4.3"

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

  • Does not take movies: None vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"

common strengths of the Rebel XTi and DMC-FZ200

  • None found

Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500
2 years newer
$499 (body only)
$549 - $720 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5500 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.54x vs 0.08x
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the D5500 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 12 fps
  • Much shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the D5500 and DMC-FZ200

  • Flip-out screens
  • Have external mic jacks

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
1 year older
$400 18-55mm lens

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

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.53x vs 0.08x
  • Supports 24p

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

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • 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

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ200 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it records high-speed movies (240 fps vs none), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), has a slightly longer battery life (540 shots vs 350 shots), is newer (july 2012 vs september 2008) and slightly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 30 seconds).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), much smaller viewfinder (0.08x vs 0.70x), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p and has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1
3 years older
$380 (body only)
$480 14-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-G1 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Much smaller: Standard size (124×84×45 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.8" vs 4.3"

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-G1 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 350 shots vs 540 shots

common strengths of the DMC-G1 and DMC-FZ200

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Inexpensive: $379.99 vs $498.00
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
1 year newer
$444 - $548 (body only)
$525 - $648 16-50mm lens

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

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

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

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • 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
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Have external mic jacks