As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is also often compared to pro digicams, entry-level DSLRs, travel zooms and mirrorless. 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 even higher-speed movies (240 fps vs none), shoots faster continuously (12 fps vs 9 fps), much larger viewfinder (3.15x vs 0.26x), captures 3D images and has an external mic jack.

However, on average it has slightly lower image quality (37.0 vs 64.0), has significantly less zoom (24x vs 50x), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 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).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300
3 years newer
$598

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

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Supports 24p
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots

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

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.12x vs 3.15x
  • 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

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
1 year newer
$220 - $228

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)

  • 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

  • Fast continuous shooting: 9 fps vs 12 fps
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • Great battery life: 400 shots vs 540 shots

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V
1 year newer
$300 - $398

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)

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 1.39x vs 3.15x
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the DSC-HX400V and DMC-FZ200

  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 12 fps
  • Flip-out screens
  • Large viewfinder size: 1.39x vs 3.15x

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
2 years older
$584 - $748

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

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 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)

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.26x vs 3.15x
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Lower speed movies: 120 fps vs 240 fps

common strengths of the DMC-FZ1000 and DMC-FZ200

  • Very high speed movies: 120 fps vs 240 fps
  • Fast continuous shooting: 12 fps vs 12 fps
  • Flip-out screens

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
2 years newer
$394 - $480

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

  • Much more zoom: 65x vs 24x
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 460k dots

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

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/2.8
  • Much shorter battery life: 340 shots vs 540 shots
  • Shoots significantly slower: 6.4 fps vs 12 fps

common strengths of the SX60 HS and DMC-FZ200

  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps
  • Flip-out screens
  • You can plug a microphone into both of these

Nikon Coolpix P610

Nikon Coolpix P610
2 years newer
$374 - $427

Significant advantages of the Coolpix P610 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

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

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix P610 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Much shorter battery life: 330 shots vs 540 shots
  • Shoots significantly slower: 7 fps vs 12 fps

common strengths of the Coolpix P610 and DMC-FZ200

  • Flip-out screens
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

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), records even higher-speed movies (240 fps vs none), has a screen which flips out, creates panoramas in-camera and captures 3D images.

However, on average it has a significantly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs 1" 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/1.8), has significantly lower image quality (37.0 vs 66.0) and has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,229k dots).

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16
1 year newer
$399

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
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (109×76×40 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)

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

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Much shorter battery life: 360 shots vs 540 shots

common strengths of the G16 and DMC-FZ200

  • Supports RAW
  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps
  • Great battery life: 360 shots vs 540 shots

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
similar age
$448

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

  • Much larger sensor: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Much better image quality: 66.0 vs 37.0

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

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Lacks an external mic jack

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 0.54x), records high-speed movies (240 fps vs none), has better 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 74.0), has much less color depth (19.1 bits vs 23.3 bits), has significantly narrower dynamic range (10.8 EV vs 12.5 EV) and has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots).

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5
1 year newer
$319 (body only)
$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 better image quality: 63.0 vs 37.0
  • 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: $319.00 vs $333.59

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
3 months older
$289 (body only)
$349 - $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)

  • 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: $289.00 vs $333.59

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
1 year newer
$430 - $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
  • Better color depth: 24.3 bits vs 19.1 bits
  • 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 T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
8 months newer
$259 - $649 (body only)
$581 - $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)

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.53x 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 T5i and DMC-FZ200

  • Flip-out screens
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Inexpensive: $259.00 vs $333.59

Canon Rebel SL1

Canon Rebel SL1
8 months newer
$399 - $509 (body only)
$499 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the SL1 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 843 ISO vs 114 ISO
  • Better color depth: 21.8 bits vs 19.1 bits
  • Much better image quality: 63.0 vs 37.0

Significant disadvantages of the SL1 (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: 4 fps vs 12 fps

common strengths of the SL1 and DMC-FZ200

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Inexpensive: $399.00 vs $333.59

Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58
7 months newer
$330 (body only)
$498 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the SLT A58 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Better color depth: 23.3 bits vs 19.1 bits
  • Much better image quality: 74.0 vs 37.0
  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 753 ISO vs 114 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the SLT A58 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.65x vs 3.15x
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the SLT A58 and DMC-FZ200

  • Large viewfinder size: 0.65x vs 3.15x
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Very fast continuous shooting: 8 fps vs 12 fps

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/3.5), records high-speed movies (240 fps vs none), has a screen which flips out, much larger viewfinder (3.15x vs 0.09x) and has an external mic jack.

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots), is much larger (professional size (125×87×110 mm) vs compact (102×58×36 mm)), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V
2 years newer
$428

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX90V (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much smaller: Compact (102×58×36 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)
  • Supports 24p
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX90V (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the DSC-HX90V and DMC-FZ200

  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 12 fps
  • Flip-out screens
  • Great battery life: 360 shots vs 540 shots

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60
1 year newer
$257

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

  • Has a GPS
  • Much 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
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Much shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 540 shots

common strengths of the DMC-TZ60 and DMC-FZ200

  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 12 fps
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • In-camera HDR

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (DMC-TZ70)

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2 years newer
$481

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS50 (DMC-TZ70) (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 (DMC-TZ70) (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-ZS50 (DMC-TZ70) and DMC-FZ200

  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 12 fps
  • Many focus points: 23 vs 23
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V
9 months newer
$314

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

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

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

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the DSC-HX50V and DMC-FZ200

  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 12 fps
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • Very long battery life: 400 shots vs 540 shots

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 0.67x), records high-speed movies (240 fps vs none), captures 3D images, has a slightly longer battery life (540 shots vs 350 shots) and slightly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 30 seconds).

However, on average it is significantly more noisy at high ISO (114 ISO vs 1,347 ISO), has much lower image quality (37.0 vs 82.0), has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots), has much less color depth (19.1 bits vs 24.1 bits) and has much narrower dynamic range (10.8 EV vs 13.1 EV).

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
1 year newer
$548 (body only)
$698 16-50mm lens

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

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

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

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.70x vs 3.15x
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Much 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
  • Flip-out screens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7
2 years newer
$748 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-G7 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

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

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-G7 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.67x vs 3.15x
  • Shorter battery life: 350 shots vs 540 shots

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-G7 and DMC-FZ200

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Flip-out screens
  • Have external mic jacks