• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 10.0 megapixels
  • 35.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 360.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon A1000 IS advantages over Panasonic ZS200

  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.7 vs f/3.3
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Fast startup
    ~2.20 vs 2.9 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 450 vs 370 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Thinner
    31 mm vs 45 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    201g vs 340g
    Lighter weight

Panasonic ZS200 advantages over Canon A1000 IS

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    1 inch vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 2.41 vs 1.69 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs No
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • More telephoto lens reach
    360 mm vs 140 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/2000 vs 1/500 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Newer
    5 months vs 10 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More dots on screen
    1240k vs 115k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Less shutter lag
    0.12 vs 0.55 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More pixels
    20.1 vs 10.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 35 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.1 fps vs 1.3 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    139 vs 3 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/1600 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

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
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • 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
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

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The Competition

Compared to Canon E1

Canon A1000 IS
Canon E1
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
Panasonic ZS200
Canon E1
  • $798
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • Fast startup

Compared to Canon A1100 IS

Canon A1000 IS
Canon A1100 IS
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • Faster JPEG shooting
Panasonic ZS200
Canon A1100 IS
  • $798
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • Thinner

Compared to Canon A3000 IS

Canon A1000 IS
Canon A3000 IS
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $108
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More dots on screen
Panasonic ZS200
Canon A3000 IS
  • $798
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $108
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • Thinner

Compared to Panasonic ZS100

Canon A1000 IS
Panasonic ZS100
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Thinner
  • $648
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Panasonic ZS200
Panasonic ZS100
  • $798
  • 1 inch
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $648
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Sony RX100 VI

Canon A1000 IS
Sony RX100 VI
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Thinner
  • $1198
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Panasonic ZS200
Sony RX100 VI
  • $798
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $1198
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Larger lens aperture
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