As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs and mirrorless. 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 Canon (such as the EOS Rebel T6 and the PowerShot SX60 HS)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ200 compared to other super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (professional size (125×87×110 mm) vs large (137×99×131 mm)), 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 350 shots).

However, on average it has significantly less zoom (24x vs 50x), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 25fps), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (25 mm vs 20 mm), has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP).

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

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
$457 - $498

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
  • Much 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
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/16000 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

  • 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)

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

  • You can plug a microphone into both of these
  • Each supports an external flash
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much shorter battery life: 350 shots vs 540 shots
  • Larger: Large (138×102×135 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 915 g vs 588 g

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) and DMC-FZ200

  • You can plug a microphone into both of these
  • Each supports an external flash
  • Very long exposure times: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
2 years older
$599 - $698

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

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 25fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Supports 24p

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

  • Lower speed movies: 120 fps vs 240 fps
  • Much shorter battery life: 360 shots vs 540 shots

common strengths of the DMC-FZ1000 and DMC-FZ200

  • Extremely high speed movies: 120 fps vs 240 fps
  • You can plug a microphone into both of these
  • Each supports an external flash

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 has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots), much smaller viewfinder (0.08x vs 0.55x), 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).

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
3 years newer
$317 - $649 (body only)
$376 - $399 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
  • Supports 24p

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: $317.48 vs $432.79

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i
2 years newer
$749 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T6i (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.51x vs 0.08x
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the T6i (vs the DMC-FZ200)

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

common strengths of the T6i and DMC-FZ200

  • Flip-out screens
  • Have external mic jacks

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
1 year newer
$403 (body only)
$397 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3300 (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: 24.2 MP vs 9.7 MP

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

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 12 fps

common strengths of the D3300 and DMC-FZ200

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Inexpensive: $396.95 vs $432.79

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5
1 year newer
$349 (body only)
$399 - $420 18-55mm lens

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

  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.50x vs 0.08x
  • Supports 24p
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T5 (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 fps vs 12 fps

common strengths of the Rebel T5 and DMC-FZ200

  • Inexpensive: $349.00 vs $432.79

Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100
1 year older
$350 (body only)
$649 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

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

  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.51x vs 0.08x
  • Supports 24p

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

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Shoots much slower: 4 fps vs 12 fps

common strengths of the D5100 and DMC-FZ200

  • Flip-out screens
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Inexpensive: $350.00 vs $432.79

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) and has a much longer battery life (540 shots vs 340 shots).

However, on average it has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots), much smaller viewfinder (0.08x vs 0.70x), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6
9 months newer
$599 14-42mm lens

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

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,036k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.67x vs 0.08x
  • Has interchangeable lenses

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

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
1 year newer
$445 - $548 (body only)
$479 - $648 16-50mm lens

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

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

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

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 420 shots vs 540 shots
  • 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
  • Flip-out screens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

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

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

  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.67x vs 0.08x
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has interchangeable lenses

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-GH2

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

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

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Supports 24p
  • 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