As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs and travel zooms. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-FZ300 and the Lumix DMC-FZ70) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V and the Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ200 compared to other super zoom competitors include: it records high-speed movies (240 fps vs none), captures 3D images, has an external mic jack, has a significantly longer battery life (540 shots vs 380 shots) and shoots RAW.

However, on average it has slightly lower image quality (37.0 vs 41.0), has significantly less zoom (24x vs 50x), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (25 mm vs 23 mm), has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300
3 years newer
$498

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
  • Each supports an external flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
1 year newer
$250

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

  • Much more zoom: 60x vs 24x
  • Much 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

  • Great battery life: 400 shots vs 540 shots
  • Each supports an external flash
  • Inexpensive: $249.99 vs $399.95

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V
1 year newer
$448

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

  • Much larger viewfinder: 1.39x vs 0.08x
  • Much 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
  • 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

  • Flip-out screens
  • You can plug a microphone into both of these
  • Each supports an external flash

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500
3 years newer
$219 - $257

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

  • More zoom: 39.1x vs 24x
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

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

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the Coolpix B500 and DMC-FZ200

  • Flip-out screens
  • Very long battery life: 600 shots vs 540 shots
  • Inexpensive: $219.00 vs $399.95

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300
7 months newer
$390

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

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

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

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

common strengths of the DSC-HX300 and DMC-FZ200

  • Flip-out screens
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Inexpensive: $390.00 vs $399.95

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)

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4 years newer

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

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.27x vs 0.08x

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

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

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

  • Flip-out screens
  • 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 is much more noisy at high ISO (114 ISO vs 919 ISO), has much lower image quality (37.0 vs 82.0), has much less color depth (19.1 bits vs 22.5 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
$419 (body only)
$419 - $447 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
  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 12 fps
  • Lacks in-camera HDR

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
$319 (body only)
$359 - $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)

  • Shoots much slower: 3 fps vs 12 fps
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Lacks in-camera HDR

common strengths of the Rebel T5 and DMC-FZ200

  • Inexpensive: $318.95 vs $399.95

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
8 months newer
$349 - $649 (body only)
$449 - $599 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T5i (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Better color depth: 21.7 bits vs 19.1 bits
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much better image quality: 61.0 vs 37.0

Significant disadvantages of the T5i (vs the DMC-FZ200)

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

common strengths of the T5i and DMC-FZ200

  • Flip-out screens
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Inexpensive: $349.00 vs $399.95

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
1 year older
$529 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3100 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Better color depth: 22.5 bits vs 19.1 bits
  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 919 ISO vs 114 ISO
  • Much better image quality: 67.0 vs 37.0

Significant disadvantages of the D3100 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Shoots much slower: 3 fps vs 12 fps
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the D3100 and DMC-FZ200

  • Inexpensive: $449.99 vs $399.95

Canon Rebel SL1

Canon Rebel SL1
8 months newer
$399 - $400 (body only)
$379 - $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
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the SL1 and DMC-FZ200

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Inexpensive: $379.00 vs $399.95

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 high-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 250 shots).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (24x vs 40x), has significantly lower image quality (37.0 vs 44.0), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps), has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots) and is significantly larger (professional size (125×87×110 mm) vs mid size (110×64×36 mm)).

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
  • Significantly 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
  • Much shorter battery life: 320 shots vs 540 shots

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50
2 years newer
$249 - $280

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 SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS
3 years newer
$275 - $329

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

  • More zoom: 40x vs 24x
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (110×64×36 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 460k dots

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

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

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