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 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), creates panoramas in-camera, captures 3D images, has an external mic jack and has a significantly longer battery life (540 shots vs 380 shots).

However, on average it has significantly lower image quality (37.0 vs 47.0), has significantly less zoom (24x vs 50x), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (25 mm vs 21 mm), 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
$598 - $698

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

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Each supports an external flash
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
1 year newer
$279

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

  • Inexpensive: $279.00 vs $316.99
  • Each supports an external flash
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
2 years newer
$398 - $479

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

  • Much more zoom: 65x vs 24x
  • 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

  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Inexpensive: $398.00 vs $316.99

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V
1 year newer
$300 - $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
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

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

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Inexpensive: $299.99 vs $316.99
  • Each supports an external flash

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500
3 years newer
$257 - $297

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

  • Better wide angle: 23 mm vs 25 mm
  • 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

  • Very long battery life: 600 shots vs 540 shots
  • Inexpensive: $256.95 vs $316.99
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
similar age
$372

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

  • Significantly more zoom: 50x vs 24x
  • Supports 24p

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

  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.8" vs 3"
  • Much shorter battery life: 315 shots vs 540 shots
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the SX50 HS and DMC-FZ200

  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps
  • Inexpensive: $371.60 vs $316.99
  • 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 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 13.2 EV) and has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots).

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
1 year newer
$417 (body only)
$350 - $547 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
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the D3300 and DMC-FZ200

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Have external mic jacks

Canon Rebel SL1

Canon Rebel SL1
8 months newer
$349 - $399 (body only)
$429 - $509 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

  • In-camera HDR
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Inexpensive: $349.00 vs $316.99

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5
1 year newer
$274 (body only)
$330 - $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: $274.00 vs $316.99

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
3 months older
$317 (body only)
$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: $316.90 vs $316.99

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
8 months newer
$429 - $649 (body only)
$520 - $649 18-55mm lens

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

  • Better color depth: 21.7 bits vs 19.1 bits
  • Much better image quality: 61.0 vs 37.0
  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 681 ISO vs 114 ISO

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
  • In-camera HDR
  • Have external mic jacks

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
1 year newer
$597 (body only)
$495 - $697 18-55mm lens

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

  • Better color depth: 24 bits vs 19.1 bits
  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,338 ISO vs 114 ISO
  • Much better image quality: 83.0 vs 37.0

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

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

common strengths of the D5300 and DMC-FZ200

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Flip-out screens
  • In-camera HDR

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 much longer battery life (540 shots vs 300 shots).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, has significantly lower image quality (37.0 vs 44.0), has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots), is significantly larger (professional size (125×87×110 mm) vs compact (111×65×34 mm)) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50
2 years newer
$307 - $398

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

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

common strengths of the DMC-ZS50 and DMC-FZ200

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

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

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60
1 year newer
$251

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

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly smaller: Compact (111×64×34 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots

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

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Much shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 540 shots
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the DMC-TZ60 and DMC-FZ200

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

Nikon Coolpix S9900

Nikon Coolpix S9900
2 years newer
$249

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
  • Much shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 540 shots

common strengths of the S9900 and DMC-FZ200

  • Flip-out screens
  • Very fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second