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

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
3.15x
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Size
Really small
Prosumer size 124x81x95 mm
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 
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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
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
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
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $343.44 vs $395.29
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The best price we've seen is $52 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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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
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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
              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
              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
              Weight Heavy Help
              DMC-FZ200:588 g
              DMC-FZ100:539 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              DMC-FZ200:4.3"
              DMC-FZ100:3.7"
              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
              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

              $399 - $400

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Battery life Has a much shorter battery life
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $259 - $837

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Pro digicam

              $798 - $898

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Super zoom

              $401

              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              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 significantly more expensive
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $657 body only

              $389 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $550 body only

              $549 - $575 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $458 - $994

              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

              $339 - $397

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Leica V-Lux 4

              Leica V-Lux 4

              Super zoom

              $899 - $1,118

              Lowest price Significantly more expensive
              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $309 - $1,000

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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

              Super zoom

              $544

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

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