• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 24.0x zoom 25mm - 600mm (35mm equiv.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 52.0x zoom 24mm - 1248mm (35mm equiv.)

Advantages

Panasonic FZ200 over Pentax XG-1

  • 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
  • Longer battery life
    540 vs 240 shots
    Capture more photos
  • 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 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Pentax XG-1 over Panasonic FZ200

  • Lens zoom ratio
    52.0x vs 24.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • More pixels
    16.0 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Newer
    2 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features

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
  • $462
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Faster shutter
  • $809
  • 1/2.3 inch
Pentax XG-1
Leica V-LUX 3
  • $347
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • More pixels
  • $809
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Shoots RAW

Compared to Panasonic FZ60

Panasonic FZ200
Panasonic FZ60
  • $462
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Shoots RAW
  • $445
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More pixels
Pentax XG-1
Panasonic FZ60
  • $347
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Newer
  • $445
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • Higher extended ISO

Compared to Leica V-LUX 4

Panasonic FZ200
Leica V-LUX 4
  • $462
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $899
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Headphone jack
Pentax XG-1
Leica V-LUX 4
  • $347
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • More pixels
  • $899
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Fujifilm S9400W

Panasonic FZ200
Fujifilm S9400W
  • $462
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Shoots RAW
  • $401
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
Pentax XG-1
Fujifilm S9400W
  • $347
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • 1080p
  • Longer shutter
  • $401
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • Longer battery life

Compared to Samsung WB2200F

Panasonic FZ200
Samsung WB2200F
  • $462
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Shoots RAW
  • $421
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
Pentax XG-1
Samsung WB2200F
  • $347
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • 60p
  • Longer shutter
  • $421
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
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