• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 600.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 600.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Panasonic FZ200 advantages over Canon G3X

  • Less expensive
    $320 vs $849
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 540 vs 300 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Less shutter lag
    0.23 vs 0.41 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    12.1 fps vs 7.3 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    12.2 fps vs 0.7 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Canon G3X advantages over Panasonic FZ200

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    1 inch vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 2.41 vs 1.54 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Better color depth
    21.4 vs 19.1 bits
    Capture richer, more accurate colors
  • Higher effective ISO
    521 vs 114 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • More dynamic range
    12.3 vs 10.8 evs
    Retain detail in highlight and shadows
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Newer
    2 years vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Higher-res screen
    540k vs 154k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • More pixels
    20.2 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    Unlimited vs 11 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities

Common Weaknesses

  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Max aperture f/2.8 across full 24x optical zoom range of Leica DC Vario-Elmarit-branded lens; Relatively sharp and detailed images for a superzoom camera; Full-res burst shooting at 12 frames per second; Advanced photographic capabilities (manual focusing/exposure controls, RAW image capture, etc.); Full HD video recording up to 60p.

  • Control scheme and menu layout frustrating to use, especially the over-reliance on the rear dial; Higher ISOs produce smudged and blurred images as noise reduction efforts increase; Tendency to clip highlights; EVF doesn't switch on automatically when you look through it.

  • Good overall optical performance from the 24-600mm eq. lens; Very good image quality and high ISO performance for this class, especially with RAW; Lots of external controls; Comfortable grip; Shoots 1080/60p video; Includes both mic and headphone jack, Focus peaking for video; Clean HDMI.

  • No built-in EVF; Mediocre AF speeds; Sluggish burst rate with RAW/RAW+JPG and with servo AF; Below average battery life; No 4K video unlike competitors.

The Competition

Compared to Panasonic FZ150

Panasonic FZ200
Panasonic FZ150
  • $360
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $498
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Higher effective ISO
Canon G3X
Panasonic FZ150
  • $849
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $498
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Canon SX40 HS

Panasonic FZ200
Canon SX40 HS
  • $360
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $342
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Shoots 24p video
Canon G3X
Canon SX40 HS
  • $849
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $342
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Leica V-LUX 3

Panasonic FZ200
Leica V-LUX 3
  • $360
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $549
  • 1/2.3 inch
Canon G3X
Leica V-LUX 3
  • $849
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $549
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Panasonic FZ1000

Panasonic FZ200
Panasonic FZ1000
  • $360
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $755
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Canon G3X
Panasonic FZ1000
  • $849
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $755
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)

Panasonic FZ200
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $360
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1195
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Canon G3X
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $849
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $1195
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
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