• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 8.3 megapixels
  • 15.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 360.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon 170 advantages over Panasonic ZS200

  • Less expensive
    $164 vs $648
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • Slower slow-motion
    240 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.8 vs f/3.3
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Lighter weight
    134g vs 340g
    Lighter weight
  • Wider angle lens
    15 mm vs 24 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos

Panasonic ZS200 advantages over Nikon 170

  • 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.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 2.41 vs 1.61 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • More telephoto lens reach
    360 mm vs 15 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 370 vs 250 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More dots on screen
    1240k vs 345k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    20.1 vs 8.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 1/2 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 1600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Shoot 4K video
    Both provide
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Both provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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
  • 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 SD1200 IS

Nikon 170
Canon SD1200 IS
  • $164
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Panasonic ZS200
Canon SD1200 IS
  • $648
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • Fast startup

Compared to Nokia N8

Nikon 170
Nokia N8
  • $164
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $549
  • 1/1.83 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Touchscreen
Panasonic ZS200
Nokia N8
  • $648
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $549
  • 1/1.83 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • Thinner

Compared to Samsung Galaxy S II

Nikon 170
Samsung Galaxy S II
  • $164
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Larger sensor
  • $200
  • 1/3.2 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Internal flash
Panasonic ZS200
Samsung Galaxy S II
  • $648
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $200
  • 1/3.2 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • Thinner

Compared to Panasonic ZS100

Nikon 170
Panasonic ZS100
  • $164
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $465
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Panasonic ZS200
Panasonic ZS100
  • $648
  • 1 inch
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $465
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Sony RX100 VI

Nikon 170
Sony RX100 VI
  • $164
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $1204
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Panasonic ZS200
Sony RX100 VI
  • $648
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $1204
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Larger lens aperture
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