• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 600.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 1200.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
  • Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
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Predecessor: Panasonic FZ150
FZ150 vs FZ200
Canon SX40 HS
SX40 HS vs SX50
Successor: Panasonic FZ300
FZ200 vs FZ300
Canon SX60
SX50 vs SX60
General
Model Number: FZ200 SX50
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: EVF EVF
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $599.00 $449.99
Street Price: $319.96 $459.00
Date Available: 2012-08-30 2012-10-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 21.3 oz (603 g)
includes batteries
21.3 oz (603 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.9 x 3.4 x 4.3 in.
(125 x 87 x 110 mm)
4.8 x 3.4 x 4.2 in.
(123 x 87 x 106 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Panasonic  
Effective Megapixels: 12.1 12.1
Sensor Format: 1/2.3 inch 1/2.3 inch
Sensor size: 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm) 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.54 microns 1.54 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: None  
Self-Cleaning: No No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score: 37 47
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 19.1 20.3
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 10.8 11.2
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 114 179
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4000 x 3000 (12.0 MP, 4:3),
3264 x 2448 (8.0 MP, 4:3),
2560 x 1920 (4.9 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3),
4000 x 2672 (10.7 MP, 3:2),
3264 x 2176 (7.1 MP, 3:2),
2560 x 1712 (4.4 MP, 3:2),
2048 x 1360 (2.8 MP, Other),
640 x 424 (0.3 MP, Other),
4000 x 2248 (9.0 MP, 16:9),
3264 x 1840 (6.0 MP, Other),
2560 x 1440 (3.7 MP, 16:9),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
640 x 360 (0.2 MP, 16:9),
2992 x 2992 (9.0 MP, 1:1),
2448 x 2448 (6.0 MP, 1:1),
1920 x 1920 (3.7 MP, 1:1),
1536 x 1536 (2.4 MP, 1:1),
480 x 480 (0.2 MP, 1:1)
4000 x 3000 (12.0 MP, 4:3),
4000 x 2664 (10.7 MP, 3:2),
4000 x 2248 (9.0 MP, 16:9),
2992 x 2992 (9.0 MP, 1:1),
2816 x 1880 (5.3 MP, 3:2),
2816 x 1584 (4.5 MP, 16:9),
2112 x 2112 (4.5 MP, 1:1),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
1600 x 1064 (1.7 MP, 3:2),
1200 x 1200 (1.4 MP, 1:1),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3),
640 x 424 (0.3 MP, Other),
480 x 480 (0.2 MP, 1:1)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.3), MPO (3D), RAW, RAW+JPEG JPEG (EXIF 2.3), 12-bit Raw (.CR2); RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 12.1 13.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (60p/​60i/​30p)
1280x720 (60p/​30p)
640x480 (30p)
1280x720 (120p)
640x480 (240p)
1920x1080 (24p)
1280x720 (30p)
640x480 (30/​120)
320x240 (30/​240)
Movie File Format: AVCHD or MP4 with stereo sound MOV (Image: H.264, Audio: Stereo Linear PCM)
Composite Video Out: Yes Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: No Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a n/a
Lens: LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT; 14 elements in 11 groups, 5 Aspherical Lenses, 9 Aspherical surfaces, 3 ED Lenses , 1 Nano Surface Coating Lens) Canon Zoom Lens; Ultra Sonic Motor (USM)
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 25 - 600mm 24 - 1,200mm
Focal Length (actual): 4.5 - 108mm 4.3 - 215mm
Zoom Ratio: 24.00x 50.00x
Aperture Range: f/2.8 (wide/tele) - f/8.0; Multistage Iris Diaphragm f/3.4 (W) / f/6.5 (T) - f/8.0
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 30 cm to Infinity
11.8 in to Infinity
5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 1 cm to Infinity
0.4 in to Infinity
0 - 50 cm
0.0 - 19.7 in
Filter Thread: 52.0mm n/a
Thread Type: n/a 67mm (with optional adatper)
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x Up to 4x
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detect: Face / AF Tracking / Multi (23 pt) / 1 pt (Flexible / Scalable) Contrast Detect AF with Face Detection;
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: EVF / LCD EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type: 0.21-inch 1,312K-dots eq. LCD, Field of View: approx. 100%, Mag: 0.46x (35mm-eq.), +/- 4 diopter adjustment EVF type; 202K-dot LCD with diopter adjustment of -4 to +1
Focus Peaking: No No
EVF Resolution:    
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.46x  
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.46x  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 2.8
Rear Display Resolution: 461,000 dots (153,600 px) 460,800 dots (153,600 px)
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: Yes
Selfie Screen: Yes
Max Playback Zoom: 16.0x 10.0x
Top Deck Display: No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 3200 6400
Minimum ISO (native): 100 80
ISO Settings: Auto, iISO, High Sensitivity (1600-6400), 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400* (* Extended ISO) Auto, ISO 80 - 6400
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Flash, Incandescent, Color Temperature (2-axis adjustable), White Set 1, White Set 2 Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Custom. Multi-area WB correction available in Smart Auto
Shutter Speed Range: 1/4000 - 60 sec 1/2000 - 15 sec
Bulb Mode: No No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Intelligent Multiple, Center-Weighted, Spot Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot (centre or linked to Face Detection AF or FlexiZone AF frame)
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Scene: Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Panorama Shot, Sports, Panning, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Handheld Night Shot, HDR, Food, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, High Sensitivity, Glass Through, 3D photo; Creative Control: Expressive, Retro, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Dynamic Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, Cross Process, Toy Effect, Miniature Effect, Soft Focus, Star Filter, One Point Color Custom (2), Sports, SCN (Portrait, Smooth Skin, Smart Shutter, High-Speed Burst HQ, Handheld NightScene, Snow, Fireworks, Stitch Assist), Creative Filters (High Dynamic Range, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Soft Focus, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap), Movie Digest
Self Timer: 2, 10, 3 shots in 10 seconds 2, 10, Custom seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):    
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto/Red- eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red- eye Reduction, Slow Sync./Red- eye Reduction, Forced Off; Flash Synchro; 1st / 2nd Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off; Red-eye Reduction and Correction available
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a n/a
Flash Range Description: 0.3 - 13.5m (Wide/ISO Auto), 1.0 - 13.5m (Tele/ISO Auto) Auto ISO: 1.6 ft. - 18 ft. (W), 4.6 - 9.8 ft. (T) (50cm - 5.5m (W), (1.4m - 3.0m (T))
Max Flash Sync: 1/4000 1/2000
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe Hot-Shoe (E-TTL)
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:    
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support: UHS-I  
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: RAW, RAW+JPEG 12-bit Raw (.CR2); RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: AVCHD or MP4 with stereo sound MOV (Image: H.264, Audio: Stereo Linear PCM)
Included Memory: 70.0 MB No memory included
Included Memory Type: Internal  
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No No
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: Yes No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional wired Optional Wired (RS-60E3)
Connections (extended): Mini-HDMI (Type C) with Viera Link, 2.5mm Stereo Microphone/Wired Remote Jack Combined USB/AV, Mini (Type-C) HDMI, Remote Terminal
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.85 1.85
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 0.82 2.51
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): Unlimited Unlimited
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): 1.16  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 12.1 13.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 12 10
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 12.2  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 11  
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 12.2  
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 11  
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.23 seconds 0.48 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.24 seconds 0.41 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.279 seconds 0.341 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.48 seconds 0.55 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.011 seconds 0.067 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time: 2.4 seconds 2.0 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 0.8 seconds 1.4 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 4.3 seconds 4.5 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 510 shots 315 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 540 shots  
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary Proprietary NB-10L
Usable Battery Types: 7.2v 1200mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary NB-10L Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No
Software
Included Software: PHOTOfunSTUDIO 8.3 PE, SILKYPIX Developer Studio SE, Adobe Reader Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
OS Compatibility:   Windows 7 / 7 SP1 / Vista SP2 / XP SP3; Mac OS X v10.5+
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Fast f/2.8 25-600mm eq. lens with Power OIS optical image stabilization, Full HD 1080p60 Movies, 12fps full-res burst mode, RAW capture, iAuto, iAuto Plus, iResolution, iD-Range, iHDR, flash hot shoe. Intelligent Image Stabilization, DIGIC 5 processor, improved AF speed, 1080p24 Full HD movies, 13 fps High-Speed Burst HQ mode, Zoom Framing Assist, 58 scene Smart Auto, 12-bit RAW+JPEG capture.