• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 18.2 megapixels
  • 27.00mm - 810.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 250.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Sony HX200V advantages over Panasonic ZS100

  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • More telephoto lens reach
    810 mm vs 250 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 450 vs 300 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter

Panasonic ZS100 advantages over Sony HX200V

  • Larger sensor
    1 inch vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 2.41 vs 1.26 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    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
  • Thinner
    44 mm vs 93 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    4 years vs 8 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Lighter weight
    309g vs 591g
    Lighter weight
  • Less shutter lag
    0.10 vs 0.49 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 10 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • 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
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • 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
  • 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

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Extremely versatile superzoom that covers everything from wide angle to mega-telephoto; Portable design doesn't sacrifice comfort; Detailed images thanks to high-resolution 18.2MP BSI CMOS sensor.

  • Slow to use overall; Poor image quality at high ISOs; Images not as sharp or as bright at full telephoto as we had hoped.

  • Compact camera body; versatile 10x zoom lens; relatively good high ISO performance; fast autofocus; many good 4K video and photo features.

  • Soft lens at longer focal lengths; no tilting display; small electronic viewfinder; slippery finish on the camera body.

The Competition

Compared to Panasonic DMC-FZ100

Sony HX200V
Panasonic DMC-FZ100
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $500
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • Hot shoe
Panasonic ZS100
Panasonic DMC-FZ100
  • $398
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $500
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Fast startup

Compared to Sony HX100V

Sony HX200V
Sony HX100V
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $312
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
Panasonic ZS100
Sony HX100V
  • $398
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $312
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Panasonic FZ60

Sony HX200V
Panasonic FZ60
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $270
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
Panasonic ZS100
Panasonic FZ60
  • $398
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $270
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Sony RX100 VI

Sony HX200V
Sony RX100 VI
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Panasonic ZS100
Sony RX100 VI
  • $398
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Sony RX100 VII

Sony HX200V
Sony RX100 VII
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $1198
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Panasonic ZS100
Sony RX100 VII
  • $398
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $1198
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Tiltable Screen
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