• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 25mm - 600mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 24mm - 1000mm (35mm eq.)

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Advantages

Panasonic FZ200 over Nikon P530

  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.54 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Longer battery life
    540 vs 240 shots
    Capture more photos
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    12 vs 7 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Slower slow-motion
    240 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    12.1 fps vs 7.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Nikon P530 over Panasonic FZ200

  • More lens zoom
    42.0x vs 24.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • More dots on screen
    921k vs 461k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    16.1 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Newer
    14 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

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.

The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm HS35EXR

Panasonic FZ200
Fujifilm HS35EXR
  • $394
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $266
  • 1/2 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • More pixels
Nikon P530
Fujifilm HS35EXR
  • $318
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $266
  • 1/2 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • RAW file ability

Compared to Nikon P520

Panasonic FZ200
Nikon P520
  • $394
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Wi-Fi
Nikon P530
Nikon P520
  • $318
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • Newer
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Wi-Fi

Compared to Samsung WB1100F

Panasonic FZ200
Samsung WB1100F
  • $394
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Bigger pixels
  • $217
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Wi-Fi
Nikon P530
Samsung WB1100F
  • $318
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $217
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Wi-Fi

Compared to Olympus SP-100

Panasonic FZ200
Olympus SP-100
  • $394
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Bigger pixels
  • $383
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Less shutter lag
Nikon P530
Olympus SP-100
  • $318
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • Thinner
  • $383
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Nikon L840

Panasonic FZ200
Nikon L840
  • $394
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • RAW file ability
  • $265
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • NFC
Nikon P530
Nikon L840
  • $318
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $265
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • NFC
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