Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 vs Canon PowerShot SX10 IS

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

80

Canon PowerShot SX10 IS

52

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
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX10 IS

Size
Really small
Prosumer size (128×88×87 mm)
Macro focus
Great macro
0.0 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
128×88×87 mm vs 125×87×110 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Macro focus
Better macro capability
0.0 cm vs 1.0 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
Screen size
Much larger screen
3" vs 2.5"
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More than 20% larger screen
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
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Battery life
Much longer battery life
540 shots vs 340 shots
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Around 60% more shots per battery charge
Continuous shooting
Shoots much 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
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
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
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 2 f-stops better
Longest exposure
Significantly longer exposures
60s vs 15s
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4x longer exposures
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$322.40 vs $399.00
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The best price we've seen is $77 cheaper (around 20% less)
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 IS0.0 cm
              DMC-FZ2001.0 cm
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              SX10 IS340 shots
              DMC-FZ200540 shots
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              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
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              SX10 IS3.4"
              DMC-FZ2004.3"
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              SX10 ISNone
              DMC-FZ2006,400 ISO
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              SX10 IS1,600 ISO
              DMC-FZ2003,200 ISO
              Size Large Help
              SX10 IS128×88×87 mm
              DMC-FZ200125×87×110 mm

              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
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              SX10 IS1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm
              DMC-FZ2001/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              SX10 IS230k dots
              DMC-FZ200460k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              SX10 IS20x
              DMC-FZ20024x

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $329 - $349

              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

              $479 - $480

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $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
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

              Pro digicam

              $898 - $1,100

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 body only

              $360 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
              Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Focus points Has slightly fewer focus points
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

              Canon PowerShot SX10 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

              Super zoom

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot S5 IS

              Canon PowerShot S5 IS

              Super zoom

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $231

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Size Significantly smaller
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $332 body only

              $399 with 18-55mm lens

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Nikon D3000

              Nikon D3000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $629 with 18-55mm lens

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              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

              $220 - $248

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Pro digicam

              $608 - $798

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $360 - $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
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $393 - $498

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Super zoom

              $345

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life

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