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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
3.15x
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX10 IS

Size
Really small
Prosumer size 128x88x87 mm
Thickness
Thin
3.4"
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon SX10 IS

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Size Smaller 128x88x87 mm vs 125x87x110 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Thickness Thinner 3.4" vs 4.3"
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More than 20% thinner
Macro focus Better macro capability 0 cm vs 1 cm
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ200

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Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
Screen size Much larger screen 3.0" vs 2.5"
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More than 20% larger screen
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Wide angle Better wide angle 25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Battery life Significantly longer battery life 540 shots vs 340 shots
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Around 60% more shots per battery charge
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster 12 fps vs 0.7 fps
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More than 17x faster continuous shooting
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Zoom Slightly more zoom 24x vs 20x
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More than 40% more zoom
Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO 6,400 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The DMC-FZ200's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Lowest price Cheaper $365.00 vs $535.00
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The best price we've seen is $170 cheaper (more than 30% less)
Longest exposure Longer exposures 60s vs 15s
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4x longer exposures
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              SX10 IS:0 cm
              DMC-FZ200:1 cm
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              SX10 IS:$535.00
              DMC-FZ200:$365.00
              Weight Heavy Help
              SX10 IS:600 g
              DMC-FZ200:588 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              SX10 IS:3.4"
              DMC-FZ200:4.3"
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              SX10 IS:None
              DMC-FZ200:6,400 ISO
              Size Large Help
              SX10 IS:128x88x87 mm
              DMC-FZ200:125x87x110 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              SX10 IS:20x
              DMC-FZ200:24x

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Thickness Is thicker
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $597 - $656 body only

              $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

              Super zoom

              $490

              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash

              Canon PowerShot SX10 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

              Super zoom

              $550

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Shutter lag Less shutter lag
              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Super zoom

              $427

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $230

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Canon PowerShot SX1 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX1 IS

              Super zoom

              $676

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Lowest price More expensive
              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $129

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $298

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $398

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $468 - $478

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Leica V-Lux 4

              Leica V-Lux 4

              Super zoom

              $887 - $899

              Lowest price Much more expensive
              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $338 - $441

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Significantly heavier

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