Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 comparison

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
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Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX300

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX300
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Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR
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Nikon Coolpix P520 (Black)

Nikon Coolpix P520 (Black)
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Price $429 to $599 at 5 stores $399 to $399 at 8 stores $398 to $399 at 9 stores $337 to $476 at 6 stores $219 to $323 at 2 stores
CNET editors' rating
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.5 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.5 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 4.5 stars out of 6 reviews 4.0 stars out of 4 reviews 4.5 stars out of 2 reviews 4.5 stars out of 1 review 3.0 stars out of 1 review
Release date July 17, 2012 September 06, 2012 February 28, 2013 January 06, 2013 January 28, 2013
The Bottom Line If you're searching for a long-zoom camera that falls in between a point-and-shoot and digital SLR experience, look no further than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200. If you simply must have the longest zoom in the room, the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS satisfies. It can't match some of its competition in the features department, but the Sony Cyber-shot HX300 still packs a powerful zoom lens and plenty of point-and-shoot punch. The Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR's features and performance are well beyond those of your average point-and-shoot megazoom, making it a fine choice for enthusiasts and as a family camera. More point-and-shoot than dSLR in terms of features and performance than some competing high-end megazooms, the Nikon Coolpix P520 is a very good camera for those after a big zoom range, better control over results, and fine picture quality.

Basic specs

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Type LCD display - 3 in
LCD display - 2.8 in
LCD display - 3 in
LCD display - 3 in
LCD display - 3.2 in
Dimensions (W x D x H) 4.9 in x 4.3 in x 3.4 in
4.8 in x 4.2 in x 3.4 in
5.1 in x 4.1 in x 3.7 in
5.3 in x 5.7 in x 4 in
4.9 in x 4 in x 3.3 in
Lens System 24 x x Zoom lens - 4.5 mm - 108 mm - F/2.8
50 x x Zoom lens - 4.3 mm - 215 mm - F/3.4-6.5
50 x x
Zoom lens - 4.3 mm - 215 mm - F/2.8-6.3
42 x x
Zoom lens - 4.4 mm - 185 mm - F/2.8-5.6
42 x x Zoom lens - 4.3 mm - 180 mm - F/3.0-5.9
Optical sensor type MOS
BSI-CMOS
Exmor R CMOS
CMOS
BSI-CMOS
Light sensitivity ISO auto (1600-6400)
ISO 3200
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 6400
ISO 400
ISO auto
ISO 5000
ISO 2000
ISO 3200
ISO 125
ISO 1600
ISO 4000
ISO 2500
ISO 250
ISO 800
ISO 1250
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 80
ISO 6400
ISO 1000
ISO 160
ISO 640
ISO 320
ISO 400
ISO 500
ISO 5000
ISO 2000
ISO 3200
ISO 125
ISO 1600
ISO 4000
ISO 2500
ISO 250
ISO 800
ISO 1250
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 80
ISO 6400
ISO 12800
ISO 1000
ISO 160
ISO 640
ISO 320
ISO 400
ISO 500
ISO 10000
ISO 8000
ISO auto
ISO 3200
ISO 1600
ISO 6400 (8Mpix)
ISO 12800 (4Mpix)
ISO 800
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 400
ISO auto
ISO auto (80-400)
ISO 6400
ISO auto (80-800)
ISO 12800
ISO 80-3200
Video capture AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
MPEG-4 - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1280 x 720 -
MPEG-4 - 1280 x 720 -
MPEG-4 - 640 x 480 -
MPEG-4 - 1280 x 720 -
MPEG-4 - 640 x 480 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
iFrame - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
H.264 - 320 x 240 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 - Miniature Effect
H.264 - 640 x 480 - Miniature Effect
H.264 - 640 x 480 - Miniature Effect
H.264 - 1280 x 720 - Miniature Effect
H.264 - 1280 x 720 - Miniature Effect
H.264 - 1280 x 720 - Miniature Effect
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1440 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1440 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
H.264 - 320 x 240 -
H.264 - 320 x 112 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
iFrame - 960 x 540 -
Digital zoom 4 x
4 x
4 x
2 x
2 x
Weight 1.2 lbs
19.4 oz
22 oz
1.7 lbs
19.4 oz
Product Type Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
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