Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

67

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Canon PowerShot SX10 IS

45

Canon PowerShot SX10 IS

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
3.15x
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Great battery life
Battery life
540 shots
 

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
 

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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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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
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
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Battery life
Much longer battery life
540 shots vs 340 shots
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Around 60% more shots per battery charge
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Wide angle
Better wide angle
25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
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
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
12 fps vs 0.7 fps
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More than 17x faster continuous shooting
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
Significantly cheaper
$350.00 vs $699.99
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The best price we've seen is $350 cheaper (around 50% less)
Longest exposure
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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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
              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
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              SX10 IS:1/3200s
              DMC-FZ200:1/4000s
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              SX10 IS:1,600 ISO
              DMC-FZ200:3,200 ISO

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              SX10 IS:20x
              DMC-FZ200:24x
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              SX10 IS:230k dots
              DMC-FZ200:460k dots

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $349 - $399

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

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Super zoom

              $458 - $550

              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
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $194 - $297

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a 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 SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $405

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Canon PowerShot S5 IS

              Canon PowerShot S5 IS

              Super zoom

              $288

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Super zoom

              $453

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $170

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              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

              $248 - $330

              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
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Pro digicam

              $796 - $898

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $448

              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

              $320 - $397

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $418

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Battery life Much shorter battery life

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