As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, pro digicams, travel zooms and mirrorless. 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 380 shots) and shoots RAW.

However, on average it has slightly lower image quality (37.0 vs 41.0), has way more less zoom (24x vs 50x), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (25 mm vs 21 mm), has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300
3 years newer
$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

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Each supports an external flash
  • Inexpensive: $497.99 vs $390.77

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
1 year newer
$390

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
  • 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
  • Inexpensive: $389.99 vs $390.77

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V
1 year newer
$439 - $448

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

  • Much larger viewfinder: 1.39x vs 0.08x
  • Much more zoom: 50x vs 24x
  • Has a GPS

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

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Each supports an external flash
  • Inexpensive: $439.00 vs $390.77

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500
3 years newer
$199 - $257

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

  • More zoom: 39.1x vs 24x
  • 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

  • Very long battery life: 600 shots vs 540 shots
  • Inexpensive: $199.00 vs $390.77
  • 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
$429 - $479

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
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Each supports an external flash

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300
7 months newer
$360

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

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

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

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

common strengths of the DSC-HX300 and DMC-FZ200

  • Inexpensive: $360.00 vs $390.77
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • 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 1080p @ 30fps), records high-speed movies (240 fps vs none), has 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 81.0), has much less color depth (19.1 bits vs 24.1 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).

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5
1 year newer
$310 (body only)
$348 - $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)

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

common strengths of the Rebel T5 and DMC-FZ200

  • Inexpensive: $309.95 vs $390.77

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
1 year newer
$460 (body only)
$350 - $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 Rebel SL1

Canon Rebel SL1
8 months newer
$337 - $399 (body only)
$400 - $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
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the SL1 and DMC-FZ200

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Inexpensive: $336.79 vs $390.77

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
3 months older
$377 (body only)
$390 - $419 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: $377.00 vs $390.77

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
3 years newer
$290 - $749 (body only)
$409 - $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)

  • Shoots much slower: 3 fps vs 12 fps
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the Rebel T6 and DMC-FZ200

  • Inexpensive: $290.00 vs $390.77

Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500
2 years newer
$597 (body only)
$697 18-55mm lens

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

  • Better color depth: 24.1 bits vs 19.1 bits
  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,438 ISO vs 114 ISO
  • Much better image quality: 84.0 vs 37.0

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

  • 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 much more zoom (24x vs 3.6x), has a significantly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 28 mm), records high-speed movies (240 fps vs none), has a screen which flips out 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), has a slightly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.8), has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,229k dots), is much larger (professional size (125×87×110 mm) vs compact (103×62×28 mm)) and takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1
9 months newer
$436

Significant advantages of the DMC-LF1 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much smaller: Compact (103×62×28 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.1" vs 4.3"
  • Wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LF1 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Significantly less zoom: 7.1x vs 24x

common strengths of the DMC-LF1 and DMC-FZ200

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Inexpensive: $435.56 vs $390.77

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
similar age
$398

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

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

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

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Great battery life: 330 shots vs 540 shots
  • Inexpensive: $398.00 vs $390.77

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 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), is significantly larger (professional size (125×87×110 mm) vs compact (111×65×34 mm)) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50
2 years newer
$249 - $289

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

  • Significantly 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

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (112×64×38 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) (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 Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) 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 DSC-HX90V

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

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

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly smaller: Compact (102×58×36 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)
  • Supports 24p

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

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the DSC-HX90V and DMC-FZ200

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

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)

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60
1 year newer
$340

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

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

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

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

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), shoots faster continuously (12 fps vs 3.5 fps) and has an external mic jack.

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 significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,036k 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
$449 (body only)
$348 16-50mm lens

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

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

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
  • Inexpensive: $348.00 vs $390.77
  • Each has a built-in flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6
9 months newer
$549 14-42mm lens

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

  • Much better image quality: 61.0 vs 37.0
  • Better color depth: 21.3 bits vs 19.1 bits
  • Significantly lower noise at high ISO: 639 ISO vs 114 ISO

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

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • 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