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 Canon (such as the PowerShot SX60 HS and the PowerShot SX50 HS)

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 shoots RAW.

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 doesn't record movies in 24p.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300
3 years newer
$472 - $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
  • Significantly 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
  • Support external flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
1 year newer
$274 - $298

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

  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • In-camera HDR
  • RAW support

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V
1 year newer
$438 - $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
  • 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
  • In-camera HDR

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
2 years newer
$369 - $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
  • Better wide angle: 21 mm vs 25 mm

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

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
similar age
$322

Significant advantages of the SX50 HS (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Significantly more zoom: 50x vs 24x
  • Better image quality: 47.0 vs 37.0
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the SX50 HS (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/2.8
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the SX50 HS and DMC-FZ200

  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps
  • Flip-out screens
  • In-camera HDR

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
2 years older
$553 - $798

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

  • Much better image quality: 64.0 vs 37.0
  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 25fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Supports 24p

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

  • Lower speed movies: 120 fps vs 240 fps
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • 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
  • Flip-out screens
  • You can plug a microphone into both of these

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 921k dots).

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
1 year newer
$299 (body only)
$349 - $397 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
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 12 fps

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
$289 (body only)
$360 - $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: $288.69 vs $297.99

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
3 months older
$249 (body only)
$329 - $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 $297.99

Canon Rebel SL1

Canon Rebel SL1
8 months newer
$340 - $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

  • Have external mic jacks
  • In-camera HDR
  • Inexpensive: $339.99 vs $297.99

Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200
3 months newer
$359 (body only)
$418 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5200 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Better color depth: 24.2 bits vs 19.1 bits
  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,284 ISO vs 114 ISO
  • Much better image quality: 84.0 vs 37.0

Significant disadvantages of the D5200 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 12 fps

common strengths of the D5200 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 records high-speed movies (240 fps vs none), has a screen which flips out, captures 3D images, has an external mic jack and has a significantly longer battery life (540 shots vs 265 shots).

However, on average it has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm), is much more noisy at high ISO (114 ISO vs 581 ISO), has a significantly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.8), has much lower image quality (37.0 vs 71.0) and has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,229k dots).

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
similar age
$498

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

  • Much larger sensor: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Much better image quality: 66.0 vs 37.0
  • Significantly lower noise at high ISO: 390 ISO vs 114 ISO

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

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
3 years newer
$699

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 581 ISO vs 114 ISO
  • Much better image quality: 71.0 vs 37.0
  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Much shorter battery life: 265 shots vs 540 shots

common strengths of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II and DMC-FZ200

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Flip-out screens

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/3.7), records high-speed movies (240 fps vs none), has a screen which flips out, has an external mic jack and has a significantly longer battery life (540 shots vs 250 shots).

However, on average it 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), is much larger (professional size (125×87×110 mm) vs compact (97×57×28 mm)) and has slightly narrower dynamic range (10.8 EV vs 11.2 EV).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50
2 years newer
$298 - $330

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
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Much shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 540 shots

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

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS
3 years newer
$279

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX620 HS (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much smaller: Compact (97×57×28 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much thinner: 1.1" vs 4.3"

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX620 HS (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Much shorter battery life: 295 shots vs 540 shots

common strengths of the PowerShot SX620 HS and DMC-FZ200

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

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
  • Much 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
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Screen does not flip out

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

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS
3 years newer
$379

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX720 HS (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much smaller: Mid size (110×64×36 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much thinner: 1.4" vs 4.3"

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX720 HS (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Much shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 540 shots

common strengths of the PowerShot SX720 HS and DMC-FZ200

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60
1 year newer
$251

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
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Much shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 540 shots

common strengths of the DMC-TZ60 and DMC-FZ200

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • In-camera HDR

Nikon Coolpix S9900

Nikon Coolpix S9900
2 years newer
$276

Significant advantages of the S9900 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (112×66×40 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the S9900 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.7 vs f/2.8
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the S9900 and DMC-FZ200

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

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), captures 3D images and has an external mic jack.

However, on average it is much more noisy at high ISO (114 ISO vs 1,347 ISO), has much lower image quality (37.0 vs 82.0), has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), much smaller viewfinder (0.08x vs 0.70x) and has much less color depth (19.1 bits vs 24.1 bits).

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000
1 year newer
$279 (body only)
$448 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)

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

common strengths of the A5000 and DMC-FZ200

  • Flip-out screens
  • Inexpensive: $279.00 vs $297.99
  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
1 year newer
$548 (body only)
$648 - $698 16-50mm lens

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

  • Better color depth: 24.1 bits vs 19.1 bits
  • Much better image quality: 82.0 vs 37.0
  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,347 ISO vs 114 ISO

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

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Much shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the A6000 and DMC-FZ200

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