• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 25mm - 600mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 25mm - 600mm (35mm eq.)

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Advantages

Panasonic FZ200 over Panasonic FZ60

  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.54 vs 1.33 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 450 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 3 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Panasonic FZ60 over Panasonic FZ200

  • More pixels
    16.1 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos

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
Panasonic FZ60
Fujifilm HS35EXR
  • $407
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Shoots 60p video
  • Thinner
  • $266
  • 1/2 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More lens zoom

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
Panasonic FZ60
Nikon P520
  • $407
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More lens zoom

Compared to Samsung WB2200F

Panasonic FZ200
Samsung WB2200F
  • $394
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Bigger pixels
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • NFC
Panasonic FZ60
Samsung WB2200F
  • $407
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • NFC

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
Panasonic FZ60
Olympus SP-100
  • $407
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • Thinner
  • $383
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Fujifilm S9900W

Panasonic FZ200
Fujifilm S9900W
  • $394
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Bigger pixels
  • $334
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • More lens zoom
Panasonic FZ60
Fujifilm S9900W
  • $407
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • Lighter weight
  • $334
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • More lens zoom
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