As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is also often compared to pro digicams, entry-level DSLRs 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 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-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
1 year newer
$220 - $248

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

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

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

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
2 years older
$620 - $798

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)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.26x vs 3.15x
  • Significantly larger: Large (137×99×131 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)

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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V
1 year newer
$395 - $498

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

  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 12 fps
  • Flip-out screens
  • You can plug a microphone into both of these

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
similar age
$329 - $349

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

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

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
  • In-camera HDR

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300
7 months newer
$360 - $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

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300
3 years newer
$598

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

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.12x vs 3.15x
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Much shorter battery life: 380 shots vs 540 shots

common strengths of the Lumix 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

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 120 fps), has a screen which flips out, much larger viewfinder (3.15x vs 1.50x) and creates panoramas in-camera.

However, on average it has a slightly 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/1.4), 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
  • Very 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 - $498

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 take 3D photos
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Much shorter battery life: 330 shots vs 540 shots

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and DMC-FZ200

  • Supports RAW
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Popularity: 11,601,589 vs 5,180,463

Nikon Coolpix P7800

Nikon Coolpix P7800
1 year newer
$500

Significant advantages of the P7800 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly better image quality: 54.0 vs 37.0
  • Significantly smaller: Standard size (119×78×50 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the P7800 (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Much shorter battery life: 350 shots vs 540 shots
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 1.50x vs 3.15x

common strengths of the P7800 and DMC-FZ200

  • Supports RAW
  • Flip-out screens
  • You can plug a microphone into both of these

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
similar age
$328

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

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.4 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (111×68×46 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots

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

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

common strengths of the DMC-LX7 and DMC-FZ200

  • Supports RAW
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • Good macro capabilities: 1.0 cm vs 1.0 cm

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 0.53x), 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 24.1 bits), has significantly 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
$289 (body only)
$400 - $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 $322.40

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5
1 year newer
$499 (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: $399.00 vs $322.40

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 $322.40

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 T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
1 year older
$479 (body only)
$550 18-55mm lens

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

  • Better color depth: 22.1 bits vs 19.1 bits
  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 793 ISO vs 114 ISO
  • Much better image quality: 65.0 vs 37.0

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
  • Inexpensive: $478.99 vs $322.40

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
8 months newer
$485 - $649 (body only)
$587 - $699 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

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, slightly larger viewfinder (3.15x vs 0.08x) and has an external mic jack.

However, on average it has significantly less zoom (24x vs 30x), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (25 mm vs 24 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots) and is much larger (professional size (125×87×110 mm) vs compact (111×64×34 mm)).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70)
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70) (vs the DMC-FZ200)

  • Much smaller: Compact (111×65×34 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.3" vs 4.3"
  • More zoom: 30x vs 24x

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix 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 Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70) and DMC-FZ200

  • Great zoom: 30x vs 24x
  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 12 fps
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60
1 year newer
$247

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

  • Much smaller: Compact (111×64×34 mm) vs Professional size (125×87×110 mm)
  • Has a GPS
  • Much thinner: 1.4" vs 4.3"

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

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

common strengths of the DMC-TZ60 and DMC-FZ200

  • Great zoom: 30x vs 24x
  • Full HD (1080p) video: 1080p @ 50fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 12 fps