Updated (July, 2012): Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
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 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Size
Really small
Prosumer size 124x81x95 mm
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Thickness
Thin
3.7"
Weight
Light-weight
539 g
 
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ200

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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
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
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
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 12 fps vs 11 fps
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Around 10% faster continuous shooting
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ100

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Size Smaller 124x81x95 mm vs 125x87x110 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Thickness Thinner 3.7" vs 4.3"
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More than 10% thinner
Weight Slightly lighter 539 g vs 588 g
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Around 10% lighter
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $365.00 vs $409.00
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The best price we've seen is $44 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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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 Common Weaknesses
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              DMC-FZ200:240 fps
              DMC-FZ100:220 fps
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Longest exposure Long exposures Help
              60 seconds
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              DMC-FZ200:$409.00
              DMC-FZ100:$365.00
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              DMC-FZ200:4.3"
              DMC-FZ100:3.7"
              Weight Heavy Help
              DMC-FZ200:588 g
              DMC-FZ100:539 g
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              6,400 ISO
              Size Large Help
              DMC-FZ200:125x87x110 mm
              DMC-FZ100:124x81x95 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              DMC-FZ200:12 fps
              DMC-FZ100:11 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              DMC-FZ200:3,200 ISO
              DMC-FZ100:1,600 ISO
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
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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 significantly better image quality
              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Panasonic Lumix FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix FZ70

              Super zoom

              $265 - $298

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Super zoom

              $704

              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Leica V-Lux 4

              Leica V-Lux 4

              Super zoom

              $873

              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $323 - $377

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $447

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $299

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $398

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $349 - $441

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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Super zoom

              $445

              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

              Super zoom

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Size Smaller
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix P100

              Nikon Coolpix P100

              Super zoom

              $310

              Shutter lag Less shutter lag
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

              Super zoom

              $379

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Leica V-Lux 2

              Leica V-Lux 2

              Super zoom

              Weight Slightly lighter
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

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