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-FZ300 and the Lumix DMC-FZ70) 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), captures 3D images, has an external mic jack, has a significantly longer battery life (540 shots vs 340 shots) and slightly closer macro focusing (1.0 cm vs 3.0 cm).

However, on average it has slightly lower image quality (37.0 vs 64.0), has significantly less zoom (24x vs 50x), 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-FZ300

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300
3 years newer
$472 - $498

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
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 380 shots vs 540 shots

common strengths of the DMC-FZ300 and DMC-FZ200

  • Fast continuous shooting: 12 fps vs 12 fps
  • Flip-out screens
  • You can plug a microphone into both of these

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
1 year newer
$274

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)

  • 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

  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • Both have in-camera, most cameras like these don't
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V
1 year newer
$300 - $428

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
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Much shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 540 shots

common strengths of the DSC-HX400V and DMC-FZ200

  • Flip-out screens
  • You can plug a microphone into both of these
  • Both have in-camera, most cameras like these don't

Nikon Coolpix P610

Nikon Coolpix P610
2 years newer
$290 - $427

Significant advantages of the P610 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

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

Significant disadvantages of the P610 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 330 shots vs 540 shots
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the P610 and DMC-FZ200

  • Flip-out screens
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
2 years newer
$385 - $449

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

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 340 shots vs 540 shots
  • Much shorter max exposures: 15 seconds vs 60 seconds

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
2 years older
$527 - $698

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

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 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
  • Lower speed movies: 120 fps vs 240 fps
  • Significantly larger: Large (137×99×131 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)

common strengths of the DMC-FZ1000 and DMC-FZ200

  • Extremely high speed movies: 120 fps vs 240 fps
  • Fast continuous shooting: 12 fps vs 12 fps
  • Flip-out screens

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 slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm 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 significantly 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
$279 - $380

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

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.4 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (111×68×46 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)
  • More dynamic range: 11.7 EV vs 10.8 EV

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

  • Lower speed movies: 120 fps vs 240 fps
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the DMC-LX7 and DMC-FZ200

  • Supports RAW
  • Extremely high speed movies: 120 fps vs 240 fps
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
similar age
$398

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 better image quality: 66.0 vs 37.0

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

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Lacks an external mic jack

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
$379

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
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (109×76×40 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the G16 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the G16 and DMC-FZ200

  • Supports RAW
  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps
  • Great battery life: 360 shots vs 540 shots

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 better image stabilization (lens vs none), shoots faster continuously (12 fps vs 4 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 74.0), has much less color depth (19.1 bits vs 23.3 bits), has much narrower dynamic range (10.8 EV vs 12.5 EV) and has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots).

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
1 year newer
$294 (body only)
$400 - $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
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

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 T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5
1 year newer
$399 (body only)
$330 - $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
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the Rebel T5 and DMC-FZ200

  • Inexpensive: $329.99 vs $247.00

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
3 months older
$249 (body only)
$309 - $447 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
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the D3200 and DMC-FZ200

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Inexpensive: $249.00 vs $247.00

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
8 months newer
$470 - $649 (body only)
$549 - $599 18-55mm lens

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

  • Better color depth: 21.7 bits vs 19.1 bits
  • Much better image quality: 61.0 vs 37.0
  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 681 ISO vs 114 ISO

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

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 12 fps
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the T5i and DMC-FZ200

  • Flip-out screens
  • In-camera HDR
  • Have external mic jacks

Canon Rebel SL1

Canon Rebel SL1
8 months newer
$395 - $399 (body only)
$430 - $499 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the SL1 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Better color depth: 21.8 bits vs 19.1 bits
  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 843 ISO vs 114 ISO
  • Much better image quality: 63.0 vs 37.0

Significant disadvantages of the SL1 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Shoots much slower: 4 fps vs 12 fps
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the SL1 and DMC-FZ200

  • In-camera HDR
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Inexpensive: $359.99 vs $247.00

Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58
7 months newer
$498 - $666 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

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Very fast continuous shooting: 8 fps vs 12 fps
  • Both have in-camera panoramic stitching, many cameras like these don't

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 300 shots).

However, on average it has significantly less zoom (24x vs 30x), doesn't have a built-in GPS, has slightly lower image quality (37.0 vs 44.0), has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots) and is much larger (professional size (125×87×110 mm) vs compact (111×64×34 mm)).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50
2 years newer
$298

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

  • Much smaller: Compact (111×65×34 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.3" vs 4.3"
  • Significantly more zoom: 30x vs 24x

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

  • Great zoom: 30x vs 24x
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Great battery life: 300 shots vs 540 shots

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60
1 year newer
$251

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

  • Much smaller: Compact (111×64×34 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)
  • Has a GPS
  • Much thinner: 1.4" vs 4.3"

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

  • Great zoom: 30x vs 24x
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Great battery life: 300 shots vs 540 shots