Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 vs Canon PowerShot SX10 IS

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

70

Canon PowerShot SX10 IS

44

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
12 fps
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
3.15x
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX10 IS

Size
Really small
Prosumer size 128x88x87 mm
Macro focus
Great macro
0 cm
Thickness
Thin
3.4"
External flash
External flash
Better lighting

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX10 IS. Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200.

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
Macro focus
Better macro capability
0 cm vs 1 cm
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Almost the same
Thickness
Thinner
3.4" vs 4.3"
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More than 20% thinner
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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
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Screen size
Significantly 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
Continuous shooting
Shoots much faster
12 fps vs 0.7 fps
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More than 17x faster continuous shooting
Battery life
Much longer battery life
540 shots vs 340 shots
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Around 60% more shots per battery charge
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
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
Wide angle
Better wide angle
25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
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
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$330.00 vs $699.99
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The best price we've seen is $370 cheaper (2.1x less)
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
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
24x vs 20x
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More than 40% more zoom
Longest exposure
Significantly longer exposures
60s vs 15s
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4x longer exposures
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/3200s
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20% faster max shutter speed
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent super zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.8
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              SX10 IS0 cm
              DMC-FZ2001 cm
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              SX10 IS340 shots
              DMC-FZ200540 shots
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              SX10 IS1/3200s
              DMC-FZ2001/4000s
              Common Weaknesses
              Weight Heavy Help
              SX10 IS600 g
              DMC-FZ200588 g
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              SX10 IS$699.99
              DMC-FZ200$330.00
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              SX10 IS3.4"
              DMC-FZ2004.3"
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              SX10 ISNone
              DMC-FZ2006,400 ISO
              Size Large Help
              SX10 IS128x88x87 mm
              DMC-FZ200125x87x110 mm
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              SX10 IS1,600 ISO
              DMC-FZ2003,200 ISO

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              SX10 IS20x
              DMC-FZ20024x
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              SX10 IS230k dots
              DMC-FZ200460k dots

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $248

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Pro digicam

              $700 - $798

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Movie format Records very high quality movies
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $309 - $430

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Super zoom

              $499 - $500

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Fujifilm X-S1

              Fujifilm X-S1

              Pro digicam

              $440

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $279 - $557 body only

              $349 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
              Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder

              Canon PowerShot SX10 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

              Super zoom

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $209 - $210

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $500

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot S5 IS

              Canon PowerShot S5 IS

              Super zoom

              $354

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Battery life Much shorter battery life

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $405 - $428

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $345 - $375

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Leica V-Lux 4

              Leica V-Lux 4

              Super zoom

              $919

              Lowest price Much more expensive

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