• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 24.0x zoom 25mm - 600mm (35mm equiv.)
  • $501 Average Retail $599 MSRP
  • 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 24.0x zoom 25mm - 600mm (35mm equiv.)
  • $445 Average Retail $350 MSRP

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Advantages

Panasonic FZ200 over Panasonic FZ60

  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Shoots RAW
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • External Mic
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Longer shutter
    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

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 Leica V-LUX 3

Panasonic FZ200
Leica V-LUX 3
  • $501
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Faster shutter
  • $809
  • 1/2.3 inch
Panasonic FZ60
Leica V-LUX 3
  • $445
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More pixels
  • Newer
  • $809
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Shoots RAW

Compared to Fujifilm SL300

Panasonic FZ200
Fujifilm SL300
  • $501
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Shoots RAW
  • $381
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • More pixels
Panasonic FZ60
Fujifilm SL300
  • $445
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • 60p
  • Manual focus
  • $381
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Hot shoe

Compared to Sony HX200V

Panasonic FZ200
Sony HX200V
  • $501
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots RAW
  • External Mic
  • $443
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens zoom ratio
Panasonic FZ60
Sony HX200V
  • $445
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Newer
  • $443
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Leica V-LUX 4

Panasonic FZ200
Leica V-LUX 4
  • $501
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $949
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Headphone jack
Panasonic FZ60
Leica V-LUX 4
  • $445
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More pixels
  • $949
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Nikon L820

Panasonic FZ200
Nikon L820
  • $501
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Shoots RAW
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • More pixels
Panasonic FZ60
Nikon L820
  • $445
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Manual focus
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • High-res screen
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