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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
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

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
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Wide angle Better wide angle 25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
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
Battery life Much longer battery life 540 shots vs 340 shots
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Around 60% more shots per battery charge
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
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
Longest exposure Longer exposures 60s vs 15s
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4x longer exposures
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recommendations

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

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        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
        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 much more zoom
        Thickness Is thicker
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $319 - $656 body only

        $399 - $477 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 Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $480 - $774 body only

        $200 - $617 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
        Nikon D5100

        Nikon D5100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $370 - $400 body only

        $485 - $590 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

        $550

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Shutter lag Less shutter lag
        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
        Canon Rebel T3

        Canon Rebel T3

        Entry-level DSLR

        $276 - $290 body only

        $350 - $409 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
        Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

        Travel zoom

        $149 - $180

        Screen size Much larger screen
        Size Significantly smaller
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

        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-HX400V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

        Super zoom

        $478

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

        Leica V-Lux 4

        Super zoom

        $899

        Lowest price Much more expensive
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

        Pro digicam

        $886

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        True resolution Much higher true resolution
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
        Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

        Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

        Super zoom

        $398

        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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