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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

67

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

51

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Runner-up
     

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 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Size
Really small
Prosumer size 124x81x95 mm
Weight
Light-weight
539 g
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

differences

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
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
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
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
12 fps vs 11 fps
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Around 10% faster continuous shooting
High-speed framerate
Higher speed movies
240 fps vs 220 fps
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Around 10% higher fps
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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
$319.95 vs $350.00
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The best price we've seen is $30 cheaper (around 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
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              DMC-FZ200:240 fps
              DMC-FZ100:220 fps
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Longest exposure Long exposures Help
              60 seconds
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              DMC-FZ200:3,200 ISO
              DMC-FZ100:1,600 ISO

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              DMC-FZ200:12 fps
              DMC-FZ100:11 fps
              Common Weaknesses
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              24x
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              460k dots

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $349 - $400

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $298

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Pro digicam

              $795 - $898

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $418

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Super zoom

              $322

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

              Pro digicam

              $998 - $1,100

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $548 body only

              $675 - $698 with 16-50mm lens

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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
              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Super zoom

              $468 - $550

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Much shorter battery life

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

              Super zoom

              $399

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $189 - $227

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48

              Super zoom

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Slightly smaller
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

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