As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, mirrorless, pro digicams and travel zooms. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200's top rivals come from Sony (such as the CyberShot DSC-H300 and the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix DC-GH5S and the Lumix DMC-ZS50)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ200 compared to other super zoom competitors include: it shoots faster continuously (12 fps vs 6.4 fps), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), has an external mic jack, has a much longer battery life (540 shots vs 380 shots) and has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (25 mm vs 23 mm), has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), is older (july 2012 vs september 2014) and is slightly more expensive ($532.29 vs $219.95).

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300
1 year newer
$160 - $178

Significant advantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much shorter battery life: 350 shots vs 540 shots
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the DSC-H300 and DMC-FZ200

  • Great battery life: 350 shots vs 540 shots
  • Light weight: 590 g vs 588 g

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
2 years newer
$335 - $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
  • Significantly 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

  • Fairly small: Large (128×93×114 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Light weight: 650 g vs 588 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300
3 years newer
$392 - $398

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

  • Significantly 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

  • Great battery life: 380 shots vs 540 shots
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Light weight: 691 g vs 588 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150
10 months older

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ150 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ150 (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 DMC-FZ150 and DMC-FZ200

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (124×82×92 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)
  • Very long battery life: 410 shots vs 540 shots
  • Have external mic jacks

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
similar age

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

  • None found

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

  • Much shorter battery life: 315 shots vs 540 shots
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Shoots significantly slower: 2.2 fps vs 12 fps

common strengths of the SX50 HS and DMC-FZ200

  • Fairly small: Professional size (123×87×106 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)
  • Light weight: 595 g vs 588 g
  • Thin: 4.2" vs 4.3"

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500
3 years newer
$220 - $257

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

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Better wide angle: 23 mm vs 25 mm
  • Longer battery life: 600 shots vs 540 shots

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

  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • No external flash support
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the Coolpix B500 and DMC-FZ200

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (114×78×95 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)
  • Very long battery life: 600 shots vs 540 shots
  • Light weight: 541 g vs 588 g

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 image stabilization (lens vs none), shoots faster continuously (12 fps vs 3.7 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 0.53x), 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 23.2x15.4mm).

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5
1 year newer
$337 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

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
3 months older
$680 (body only)
$399 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

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi
4 years older

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

  • Much higher true resolution: 12.2 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.54x vs 0.08x
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital

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

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Does not take movies: None vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Shoots much slower: 3.5 fps vs 12 fps

common strengths of the Rebel XSi and DMC-FZ200

  • None found

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
1 year older

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.53x vs 0.08x

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Shoots much slower: 3.7 fps vs 12 fps

common strengths of the T3i and DMC-FZ200

  • Flip-out screens
  • Have external mic jacks

Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100
1 year older
$1,553 55-200mm lens

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

  • Much higher true resolution: 16.1 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.51x vs 0.08x

Significant disadvantages of the D5100 (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 D5100 and DMC-FZ200

  • Flip-out screens
  • Have external mic jacks

Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200
3 months newer
$400 18-55mm lens

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

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.51x vs 0.08x

Significant disadvantages of the D5200 (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 D5200 and DMC-FZ200

  • Flip-out screens
  • Have external mic jacks

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ200 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens 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 3 fps) and has a slightly longer battery life (540 shots vs 350 shots).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,620k dots), much smaller viewfinder (0.08x vs 0.81x), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24 MP) and significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 204,800 ISO).

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S

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5 years newer
$1,988 - $2,298 (body only)
$3,162 - $5,567 12mm lens

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-GH5S (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,620k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.81x vs 0.08x

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-GH5S (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the Lumix DC-GH5S and DMC-FZ200

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
1 year newer
$425 - $548 (body only)
$517 - $648 16-50mm lens

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

  • Supports 24p
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.70x vs 0.08x
  • Much 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 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
  • Have external mic jacks

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1
3 years older
$400 (body only)
$480 14-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-G1 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Much smaller: Standard size (124×84×45 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.8" vs 4.3"

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-G1 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Does not take movies: None vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Shoots significantly slower: 3 fps vs 12 fps

common strengths of the DMC-G1 and DMC-FZ200

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Inexpensive: $399.99 vs $532.29
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ200 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 28 mm), has a screen which flips out, has an external mic jack, has a much longer battery life (540 shots vs 280 shots) and has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), has a significantly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.8), has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,228k dots), is slightly larger (professional size (125×87×110 mm) vs compact (102×58×41 mm)) and takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
2 years newer
$798 - $811

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

  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,228k dots vs 460k dots

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

  • Much shorter battery life: 280 shots vs 540 shots
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 IV and DMC-FZ200

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

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16
1 year newer
$510

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

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 460k dots
  • Smaller: Mid size (109×76×40 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)

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

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Much shorter battery life: 360 shots vs 540 shots
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the G16 and DMC-FZ200

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Very long battery life: 360 shots vs 540 shots
  • Support external flash

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II
4 years newer
$399 - $429

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G9 X Mark II (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G9 X Mark II (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much shorter battery life: 235 shots vs 540 shots
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the PowerShot G9 X Mark II and DMC-FZ200

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

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 a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), has an external mic jack and has a much longer battery life (540 shots vs 250 shots).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 922k dots), is slightly larger (professional size (125×87×110 mm) vs mid size (110×64×36 mm)), is older (july 2012 vs january 2015), is thicker (4.3" vs 1.4") and is slightly heavier (588 g vs 243 g).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50
2 years newer
$279

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

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Significantly 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

Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS
5 months newer

Significant advantages of the SH-50 iHS (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Smaller: Mid size (112×64×42 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)
  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly thinner: 1.7" vs 4.3"

Significant disadvantages of the SH-50 iHS (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the SH-50 iHS and DMC-FZ200

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

Canon PowerShot SX200 IS
3 years older

Significant advantages of the SX200 IS (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Significantly smaller: Compact (103×61×38 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 1.5" vs 4.3"
  • Lighter: 220 g vs 588 g

Significant disadvantages of the SX200 IS (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the SX200 IS and DMC-FZ200

  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS
3 years newer
$233

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

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

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

  • Much shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 540 shots
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the PowerShot SX720 HS and DMC-FZ200

  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second