As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, travel zooms, mirrorless and ultra compacts. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-FZ70 and the Lumix DMC-FZ300) and Canon (such as the EOS Rebel T5 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 has an external mic jack, has a much longer battery life (540 shots vs 350 shots), supports an external flash and significantly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 15 seconds).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (24x vs 60x), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (25 mm vs 21 mm), has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots) and is older (july 2012 vs september 2014).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
1 year newer
$599

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ70 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much better wide angle: 20 mm vs 25 mm

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ70 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much shorter battery life: 400 shots vs 540 shots
  • 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
  • Light weight: 606 g vs 588 g
  • Each supports an external flash

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
2 years newer
$361 - $449

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

  • Much 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

  • Flip-out screens
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Light weight: 650 g vs 588 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300
3 years newer
$398 - $425

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

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a touch screen

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

  • Much shorter battery life: 380 shots vs 540 shots

common strengths of the DMC-FZ300 and DMC-FZ200

  • Flip-out screens
  • Great battery life: 380 shots vs 540 shots
  • Have external mic jacks

Nikon Coolpix P600

Nikon Coolpix P600
1 year newer
$700

Significant advantages of the P600 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

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

Significant disadvantages of the P600 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

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

common strengths of the P600 and DMC-FZ200

  • Fairly small: Professional size (125×85×107 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)
  • Flip-out screens
  • Light weight: 565 g vs 588 g

Leica V-Lux 3

Leica V-Lux 3
7 months older

Significant advantages of the V-Lux 3 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the V-Lux 3 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much shorter battery life: 410 shots vs 540 shots
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the V-Lux 3 and DMC-FZ200

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (124×80×95 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)
  • Flip-out screens
  • Very long battery life: 410 shots vs 540 shots

Nikon Coolpix B700

Nikon Coolpix B700
3 years newer
$339 - $438

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

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

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much shorter battery life: 350 shots vs 540 shots
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the Coolpix B700 and DMC-FZ200

  • Fairly small: Professional size (125×85×107 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)
  • Flip-out screens
  • Great battery life: 350 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 none), 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 has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), much smaller viewfinder (0.08x vs 0.54x), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24 MP), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5
1 year newer
$550 18-55mm lens

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

  • Much higher true resolution: 18 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.50x vs 0.08x
  • Supports 24p

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

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Shoots much slower: 3 fps vs 12 fps

common strengths of the Rebel T5 and DMC-FZ200

  • None found

Pentax K100D Super

Pentax K100D Super
5 years older

Significant advantages of the K100D Super (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.55x vs 0.08x
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Much thinner: 2.8" vs 4.3"

Significant disadvantages of the K100D Super (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much lower true resolution: 6 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Does not take movies: None vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Shoots much slower: 2.8 fps vs 12 fps

common strengths of the K100D Super and DMC-FZ200

  • None found

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i
2 years newer
$549 (body only)
$729 18-55mm, 75-300mm lenses

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

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

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

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

common strengths of the T6i and DMC-FZ200

  • Flip-out screens
  • Have external mic jacks

Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500
2 years newer
$550 (body only)
$549 - $797 18-55mm lens

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

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.54x vs 0.08x

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

  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 12 fps
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Much shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the D5500 and DMC-FZ200

  • Flip-out screens
  • Have external mic jacks

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
1 year newer
$397 (body only)
$500 - $513 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.54x vs 0.08x

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

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

common strengths of the D5300 and DMC-FZ200

  • Flip-out screens
  • Have external mic jacks

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
3 months older
$550 (body only)
$329 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3200 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24.1 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.52x vs 0.08x

Significant disadvantages of the D3200 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Shoots much slower: 4 fps vs 12 fps

common strengths of the D3200 and DMC-FZ200

  • 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/3.3), has a screen which flips out, has an external mic jack, has a much longer battery life (540 shots vs 300 shots) and has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), is slightly larger (professional size (125×87×110 mm) vs compact (111×65×22 mm)), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V
9 months newer
$446

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX50V (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Smaller: Mid size (108×64×38 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX50V (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8
  • Much shorter battery life: 400 shots vs 540 shots
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the DSC-HX50V and DMC-FZ200

  • Very long battery life: 400 shots vs 540 shots
  • Support external flash
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50
2 years newer
$249

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

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Smaller: Compact (111×65×34 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 1.3" vs 4.3"

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

  • Much shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 540 shots
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the DMC-ZS50 and DMC-FZ200

  • None found

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)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Shoots much faster: 40 fps vs 12 fps
  • Smaller: Mid size (112×64×38 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)

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

  • Much shorter battery life: 320 shots vs 540 shots
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) and DMC-FZ200

  • None found

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)

  • Shoots much faster: 50 fps vs 12 fps
  • Much 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)

  • Much shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 540 shots
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100) and DMC-FZ200

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

Samsung WB800F

Samsung WB800F
5 months newer

Significant advantages of the WB800F (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Better wide angle: 23 mm vs 25 mm
  • Significantly smaller: Compact (111×65×22 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the WB800F (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Screen does not flip out
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the WB800F and DMC-FZ200

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX10

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX10
1 year newer
$223

Significant advantages of the DSC-QX10 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Significantly smaller: Compact (62×62×33 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 1.3" vs 4.3"
  • Significantly lighter: 105 g vs 588 g

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-QX10 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • No built-in flash
  • Much shorter battery life: 220 shots vs 540 shots
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the DSC-QX10 and DMC-FZ200

  • None found

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), shoots faster continuously (12 fps vs 6 fps), has a slightly longer battery life (540 shots vs 340 shots) and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs LIVEMOS).

However, on average it has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,036k dots), much smaller viewfinder (0.08x vs 0.67x), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 16.2 MP), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6
9 months newer
$904 (body only)
$567 12-60mm lens

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

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,036k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a touch screen
  • Supports 24p

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

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 340 shots vs 540 shots
  • Shoots slower: 7 fps vs 12 fps

common strengths of the DMC-G6 and DMC-FZ200

  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Inexpensive: $567.38 vs $543.84

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3
similar age
$698 (body only)

Significant advantages of the DMC-GH3 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Supports 24p
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GH3 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Shoots significantly slower: 6 fps vs 12 fps
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: LIVEMOS vs CMOS

common strengths of the DMC-GH3 and DMC-FZ200

  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Great battery life: 540 shots vs 540 shots
  • Have external mic jacks

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ200 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has significantly more zoom (24x vs 4x), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 27 mm), has a slightly higher resolution screen (460k dots vs 230k dots), has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift) and shoots faster continuously (12 fps vs 2.3 fps).

However, on average it is much larger (professional size (125×87×110 mm) vs ultra compact (91×52×20 mm)), is thicker (4.3" vs 0.7") and is much heavier (588 g vs 124 g).

Casio Exilim EX-Z800

Casio Exilim EX-Z800
1 year older

Significant advantages of the EX-Z800 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the EX-Z800 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • None found

common strengths of the EX-Z800 and DMC-FZ200

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX65

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX65
3 years older

Significant advantages of the DMC-FX65 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FX65 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FX65 and DMC-FZ200

  • None found