As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is also often compared to pro digicams, entry-level DSLRs, mirrorless and travel zooms. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-FZ70 and the Lumix DMC-FZ1000) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SX50 HS 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 records even higher-speed movies (240 fps vs none), shoots faster continuously (12 fps vs 7 fps), much larger viewfinder (3.15x vs 0.26x), captures 3D images and has an external mic jack.

However, on average it has significantly lower image quality (37.0 vs 64.0), has much less zoom (24x vs 50x), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 3840 x 2160 @ 25fps), has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20.9 MP).

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
similar age
$349 - $500

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

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

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot 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 PowerShot SX50 HS and DMC-FZ200

  • Very high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps
  • Flip-out screens
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
1 year newer
$248 - $345

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

  • Much more zoom: 60x vs 24x
  • Better wide angle: 20 mm vs 25 mm

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

  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps

common strengths of the DMC-FZ70 and DMC-FZ200

  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • Great battery life: 400 shots vs 540 shots
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
2 years older
$820 - $898

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

  • Higher resolution movies: 3840 x 2160 @ 25fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much better image quality: 64.0 vs 37.0
  • Much higher true resolution: 20.9 MP vs 9.7 MP

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

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Significantly larger: Large 136x98x130 mm vs Professional size 125x87x110 mm
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 360 shots vs 540 shots

common strengths of the DMC-FZ1000 and DMC-FZ200

  • Fast continuous shooting: 12 fps vs 12 fps
  • Flip-out screens
  • You can plug a microphone into both of these

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V
1 year newer
$468

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

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

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

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Much shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 540 shots
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps

common strengths of the DSC-HX400V and DMC-FZ200

  • Flip-out screens
  • You can plug a microphone into both of these
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Nikon Coolpix P600

Nikon Coolpix P600
1 year newer
$299 - $397

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

  • Much more zoom: 60x vs 24x
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

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

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Much shorter battery life: 330 shots vs 540 shots

common strengths of the P600 and DMC-FZ200

  • Flip-out screens
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • In-camera HDR

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300
7 months newer
$398

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

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

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

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

common strengths of the DSC-HX300 and DMC-FZ200

  • Flip-out screens
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ200 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it records even higher-speed movies (240 fps vs 120 fps), has a screen which flips out, creates panoramas in-camera, captures 3D images and has an external mic jack.

However, on average it has a significantly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), is slightly more noisy at high ISO (114 ISO vs 390 ISO), has a significantly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.4), has significantly lower image quality (37.0 vs 66.0) and has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,229k dots).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
similar age
$340 - $348

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX7 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.4 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly better image quality: 50.0 vs 37.0
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size 111x68x46 mm vs Professional size 125x87x110 mm

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX7 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Much shorter battery life: 330 shots vs 540 shots

common strengths of the DMC-LX7 and DMC-FZ200

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

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16
1 year newer
$449

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

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly better image quality: 54.0 vs 37.0
  • Much smaller: Mid size 109x76x40 mm vs Professional size 125x87x110 mm

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

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the G16 and DMC-FZ200

  • Supports RAW
  • Good macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 1 cm
  • In-camera HDR

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
similar age
$498 - $578

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

  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
  • 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 take 3D photos
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and DMC-FZ200

  • Supports RAW
  • In-camera panoramas
  • In-camera HDR

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), much larger viewfinder (3.15x vs 0.52x), records high-speed movies (240 fps vs none), has image stabilization (lens vs none) and shoots faster continuously (12 fps vs 4 fps).

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 bits), has much narrower dynamic range (10.8 EV vs 12.8 EV) and has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots).

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
3 months older
$310 - $527 (body only)
$389 - $447 18-55mm lens

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

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 23.2x15.4mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,131 ISO vs 114 ISO
  • Much better image quality: 81.0 vs 37.0

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

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.52x vs 3.15x
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Shoots much slower: 4 fps vs 12 fps

common strengths of the D3200 and DMC-FZ200

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Inexpensive: $309.99 vs $350.00

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
1 year newer
$439 - $497 18-55mm lens

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

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,385 ISO vs 114 ISO
  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 23.5x15.6mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
  • Much better image quality: 82.0 vs 37.0

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

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.55x vs 3.15x
  • 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

  • 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 T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
1 year older
$499 - $550 (body only)
$549 - $630 18-55mm lens

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

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 22.3x14.9mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
  • Better color depth: 22.1 bits vs 19.1 bits
  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 793 ISO vs 114 ISO

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

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.53x vs 3.15x
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Shoots much slower: 3.7 fps vs 12 fps

common strengths of the T3i and DMC-FZ200

  • Flip-out screens
  • Have external mic jacks

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5
1 year newer
$440 - $450 18-55mm lens

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

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 22.3x14.9mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
  • Better color depth: 21.9 bits vs 19.1 bits
  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 724 ISO vs 114 ISO

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

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.50x vs 3.15x
  • 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: $439.95 vs $350.00

Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200
3 months newer
$497 - $697 (body only)
$597 18-55mm lens

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

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,284 ISO vs 114 ISO
  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 23.5x15.6mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
  • Much better image quality: 84.0 vs 37.0

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

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.51x vs 3.15x
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • 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

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
1 year newer
$697 (body only)
$599 - $797 18-55mm lens

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

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,338 ISO vs 114 ISO
  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 23.5x15.6mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
  • Much better image quality: 83.0 vs 37.0

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

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.54x vs 3.15x
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 12 fps

common strengths of the D5300 and DMC-FZ200

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • 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 much larger viewfinder (3.15x vs 0.49x), records high-speed movies (240 fps vs none), has a screen which flips out, captures 3D images and has an external mic jack.

However, on average it is slightly more noisy at high ISO (114 ISO vs 1,068 ISO), has much lower image quality (37.0 vs 78.0), has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), has much less color depth (19.1 bits vs 23.7 bits) and has significantly narrower dynamic range (10.8 EV vs 12.8 EV).

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
1 year newer
$444 - $448 (body only)
$598 - $600 16-50mm lens

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

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

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

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.70x vs 3.15x
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 420 shots vs 540 shots

common strengths of the A6000 and DMC-FZ200

  • Very good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Flip-out screens

Sony Alpha ILC-3000

Sony Alpha ILC-3000
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the ILC-3000 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much better image quality: 78.0 vs 37.0
  • Better color depth: 23.7 bits vs 19.1 bits
  • Significantly lower noise at high ISO: 1,068 ISO vs 114 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the ILC-3000 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.49x vs 3.15x
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the ILC-3000 and DMC-FZ200

  • Very good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Very long battery life: 480 shots vs 540 shots

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6
9 months newer
$650 (body only)
$498 - $748 14-42mm lens

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

  • Much better image quality: 61.0 vs 37.0
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,036k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has interchangeable lenses

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

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.67x vs 3.15x
  • Much shorter battery life: 340 shots vs 540 shots
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the DMC-G6 and DMC-FZ200

  • Very good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • 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/3.3), records even higher-speed movies (240 fps vs none), has a screen which flips out, has in-camera HDR and creates panoramas in-camera.

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 922k dots), is much larger (professional size 125x87x110 mm vs compact 110x64x34 mm), is older (july, 2012 vs february, 2014) and is thicker (4.3" vs 1.4").

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60
1 year newer
$260

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

  • Has a GPS
  • Much smaller: Compact 110x64x34 mm vs Professional size 125x87x110 mm
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots

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

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

common strengths of the DMC-TZ60 and DMC-FZ200

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

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS
1 year newer
$279 - $368

Significant advantages of the SX700 HS (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much smaller: Mid size 112x65x34 mm vs Professional size 125x87x110 mm
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much thinner: 1.4" vs 4.3"

Significant disadvantages of the SX700 HS (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the SX700 HS and DMC-FZ200

  • Very high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps
  • You can plug a microphone into both of these
  • Great battery life: 360 shots vs 540 shots