As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is also often compared to mirrorless, entry-level DSLRs 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-HX300)

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 significantly longer battery life (540 shots vs 380 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
  • 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

  • Each supports an external flash
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300
3 years newer
$498 - $598

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

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Significantly 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
  • Much shorter battery life: 380 shots vs 540 shots

common strengths of the DMC-FZ300 and DMC-FZ200

  • Flip-out screens
  • You can plug a microphone into both of these
  • Great battery life: 380 shots vs 540 shots

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500
3 years newer
$215 - $257

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the Coolpix B500 and DMC-FZ200

  • Flip-out screens
  • Very long battery life: 600 shots vs 540 shots
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

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

  • Great battery life: 400 shots vs 540 shots
  • Each supports an external flash
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V
1 year newer
$398 - $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
  • Supports 24p

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

  • Flip-out screens
  • You can plug a microphone into both of these
  • Each supports an external flash

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
2 years newer
$338 - $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
  • Flip-out screens
  • You can plug a microphone into both of these

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ200 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none), records high-speed movies (240 fps vs none), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), has an external mic jack and has a much longer battery life (540 shots vs 340 shots).

However, on average it is much more noisy at high ISO (114 ISO vs 1,089 ISO), has much lower image quality (37.0 vs 79.0), has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots), much smaller viewfinder (0.08x vs 0.67x) and has much less color depth (19.1 bits vs 23.8 bits).

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000
1 year newer
$447 (body only)
$365 - $379 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A5000 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,089 ISO vs 114 ISO
  • Much better image quality: 79.0 vs 37.0
  • Better color depth: 23.8 bits vs 19.1 bits

Significant disadvantages of the A5000 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

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

common strengths of the A5000 and DMC-FZ200

  • Flip-out screens
  • Great battery life: 420 shots vs 540 shots
  • Inexpensive: $364.60 vs $397.99

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5
similar age
$591 14-42mm lens

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

  • More dynamic range: 11.6 EV vs 10.8 EV
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.67x vs 0.08x
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots

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

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Much shorter battery life: 320 shots vs 540 shots
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the DMC-G5 and DMC-FZ200

  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Flip-out screens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6
9 months newer
$626 14-42mm lens

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

  • More dynamic range: 11.5 EV vs 10.8 EV
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,036k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.67x vs 0.08x

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

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Much shorter battery life: 340 shots vs 540 shots

common strengths of the DMC-G6 and DMC-FZ200

  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Flip-out screens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2
1 year older
$1,195 14-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GH2 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Supports 24p
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GH2 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Much shorter battery life: 330 shots vs 540 shots

common strengths of the DMC-GH2 and DMC-FZ200

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Flip-out screens
  • Have external mic jacks

Samsung NX3000

Samsung NX3000
1 year newer
$446 (body only)
$599 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the NX3000 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the NX3000 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

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

common strengths of the NX3000 and DMC-FZ200

  • Flip-out screens
  • Great battery life: 370 shots vs 540 shots
  • Inexpensive: $445.59 vs $397.99

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), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), records high-speed movies (240 fps vs none), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and shoots faster continuously (12 fps vs 5.4 fps).

However, on average it is much more noisy at high ISO (114 ISO vs 1,183 ISO), has much lower image quality (37.0 vs 80.0), has much less color depth (19.1 bits vs 24.3 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).

Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58
7 months newer
$638 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the SLT A58 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Better color depth: 23.3 bits vs 19.1 bits
  • Much better image quality: 74.0 vs 37.0
  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 753 ISO vs 114 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the SLT A58 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the SLT A58 and DMC-FZ200

  • Very fast continuous shooting: 8 fps vs 12 fps
  • Both have in-camera panoramic stitching, many cameras like these don't
  • Have external mic jacks

Pentax K-S1

Pentax K-S1
2 years newer
$391 18-55mm lens

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

  • Better color depth: 23.5 bits vs 19.1 bits
  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,061 ISO vs 114 ISO
  • Much better image quality: 78.0 vs 37.0

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

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Shoots much slower: 5.4 fps vs 12 fps
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the K-S1 and DMC-FZ200

  • Inexpensive: $334.69 vs $397.99

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
1 year newer
$471 (body only)
$419 - $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

Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100
1 year older
$574 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

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

  • Better color depth: 23.5 bits vs 19.1 bits
  • 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)

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

common strengths of the D5100 and DMC-FZ200

  • Flip-out screens
  • Have external mic jacks

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 higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), records high-speed movies (240 fps vs none) and shoots faster continuously (12 fps vs 2.3 fps).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, is much larger (professional size (125×87×110 mm) vs compact (99×57×28 mm)), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), doesn't record movies in 24p and is older (july 2012 vs april 2015).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V
2 years newer
$448

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX90V (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much smaller: Compact (102×58×36 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)
  • Has a GPS
  • Much thinner: 1.4" vs 4.3"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX90V (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Much shorter battery life: 360 shots vs 540 shots
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the DSC-HX90V and DMC-FZ200

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Flip-out screens
  • Very long battery life: 360 shots vs 540 shots

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH25

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH25
1 year older
$330

Significant advantages of the DMC-FH25 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much smaller: Compact (99×57×28 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.1" vs 4.3"
  • Much lighter: 135 g vs 588 g

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FH25 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 540 shots
  • Significantly less zoom: 8x vs 24x
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps

common strengths of the DMC-FH25 and DMC-FZ200

  • Very long exposure times: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80
3 years newer
$368

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much smaller: Compact (102×58×36 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.4" vs 4.3"
  • Significantly more zoom: 30x vs 24x

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Much shorter battery life: 390 shots vs 540 shots

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 and DMC-FZ200

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Flip-out screens
  • Very long battery life: 390 shots vs 540 shots

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7
2 years older

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS7 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much smaller: Compact (103×60×33 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)
  • Has a GPS
  • Much thinner: 1.3" vs 4.3"

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS7 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Significantly less zoom: 12x vs 24x
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the DMC-ZS7 and DMC-FZ200

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Very long exposure times: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds