• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 600.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • 20.00mm - 1200.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Panasonic FZ200 advantages over Samsung WB2200F

  • Less expensive
    $320 vs $503
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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
  • 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
  • Less shutter lag
    0.23 vs 0.47 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 8 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    12.1 fps vs 6.8 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    12 vs 7 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Samsung WB2200F advantages over Panasonic FZ200

  • Slower slow-motion
    360 fps vs 240 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • More telephoto lens reach
    1,200 mm vs 600 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Newer
    4 years vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More pixels
    16.3 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Wider angle lens
    20 mm vs 25 mm
    Capture more of the scene

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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 Panasonic FZ150

Panasonic FZ200
Panasonic FZ150
  • $410
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $498
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Higher effective ISO
Samsung WB2200F
Panasonic FZ150
  • $503
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $498
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Canon SX40 HS

Panasonic FZ200
Canon SX40 HS
  • $410
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $342
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Shoots 24p video
Samsung WB2200F
Canon SX40 HS
  • $503
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $342
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Leica V-LUX 3

Panasonic FZ200
Leica V-LUX 3
  • $410
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $549
  • 1/2.3 inch
Samsung WB2200F
Leica V-LUX 3
  • $503
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $549
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Fujifilm S1

Panasonic FZ200
Fujifilm S1
  • $410
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Slower slow-motion
Samsung WB2200F
Fujifilm S1
  • $503
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Wider angle lens
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Fujifilm S9800

Panasonic FZ200
Fujifilm S9800
  • $410
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Bigger pixels
  • $556
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Slower slow-motion
Samsung WB2200F
Fujifilm S9800
  • $503
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • $556
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Slower slow-motion
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