• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 25mm - 600mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24mm - 1248mm (35mm eq.)

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Advantages

Panasonic FZ200 over Pentax XG-1

  • 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
  • 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
  • Longer exposure
    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

  • More lens zoom
    52.0x vs 24.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • More pixels
    16.0 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Newer
    8 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features

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
Pentax XG-1
Fujifilm HS35EXR
  • $227
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $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
Pentax XG-1
Nikon P520
  • $227
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Wi-Fi

Compared to Fujifilm S9200

Panasonic FZ200
Fujifilm S9200
  • $394
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Bigger pixels
  • $226
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • More pixels
Pentax XG-1
Fujifilm S9200
  • $227
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • Longer exposure
  • $226
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • Slow-motion videos

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
Pentax XG-1
Olympus SP-100
  • $227
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner
  • $383
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • Slow-motion videos

Compared to Fujifilm S9800

Panasonic FZ200
Fujifilm S9800
  • $394
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Bigger pixels
  • $326
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • More lens zoom
Pentax XG-1
Fujifilm S9800
  • $227
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • Longer exposure
  • $326
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Longer battery life
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