Panasonic DMC TZ101 vs Panasonic DMC FZ200 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

DMC TZ101 vs DMC FZ200 - Side by side

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Panasonic DMC TZ101 vs Panasonic DMC FZ200 Specs

DMC TZ101

  • Introduced in January 2016
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: 1"
  • 20 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 80 - 25600 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 25-250mm (10x), f2.8-5.9
  • WiFi built-in
  • 111 x 65 x 44mm³ (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.7")
  • 310g (10.0 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DMC TZ101

DMC FZ200

  • Introduced in July 2012
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 12 megapixel
  • 12 frames/second
  • 100 - 3200 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 25-600mm (24x), f2.8-2.8
  • No WiFi
  • 125.2 x 86.6 x 110.2mm³ (4.9" x 3.4" x 4.3")
  • 588g (19.0 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DMC FZ200

DMC TZ101 vs DMC FZ200: The sensors

DMC TZ101 features a 1" sized sensor, while the DMC FZ200 uses a Compact sensor.

Boasting an area of 116mm² (0.19 sq.in.) the sensor of the DMC TZ101 is a lot larger than the DMC FZ200's chip at 28mm² (0.04 sq.in.). In most cases a larger sensor will yield better results in low light, a considerable advantage in many situations (think: interior images, dusk or dawn etc.), a clear disadvantage of the Compact format.

Better choice: Panasonic DMC TZ101

DMC TZ101 vs DMC FZ200: Viewfinder

DMC TZ101 has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 1.16 megapixel with magnification of 0.46x.

The DMC FZ200 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 1.30 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.50x.

Viewfinder magnifications of compared cameras. The black area shows a magnification of 1x, relative to native size; in red is a magnification of 0.85x.

DMC TZ101 (0.46x)

DMC FZ200 (0.50x)

Simulated viewfinder of the DMC TZ101Simulated viewfinder of the DMC FZ200

Advantage: Panasonic DMC FZ200

Panasonic DMC TZ101 VS Panasonic DMC FZ200 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Panasonic DMC TZ101 a better choice

DMC TZ101

DMC FZ200

Larger sensor (5)1"Compact
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.1012.00
Auto Focus points (4)4923
Better sensibility (4)80 - 25600 ISO100 - 3200 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.040.46
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601920 x 1080
Weighs less (2)310g
(10.0 oz.)
588g
(19.0 oz.)
More portable (2)317cm³
(20 cu.in.)
1195cm³
(75 cu.in.)
WiFi (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC TZ101 are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Panasonic are the larger sensitivity, that the display has a higher resolution and the rather comfortable touch screen. A recommendation of the DMC TZ101 is made easy by the superior video recording, the lower weight than the DMC FZ200 and the more compact size. Finally, there's the the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection.

The DMC TZ101 scores 30 points.

Otherwise why to choose Panasonic DMC FZ200

DMC TZ101

DMC FZ200

Higher speed (4, frames/second)1012
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)1.161.30
Articulated monitor (2)
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)320500

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC FZ200 are that the camera is faster, the better viewfinder and the articulated display. A recommendation of the DMC FZ200 is made easy by the connector for an external microphone and that the battery has more stamina.

Yields 15 points for the DMC FZ200.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

DMC TZ101

DMC FZ200

Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Panasonic DMC TZ101 VS Panasonic DMC FZ200 Dimensions

Look at front view of the DMC TZ101 and DMC FZ200

DMC TZ101 und DMC FZ200, front viewDMC TZ101 und DMC FZ200, front view

Top view of cameras

DMC TZ101 und DMC FZ200, view from aboveDMC TZ101 und DMC FZ200, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Panasonic DMC TZ101

Panasonic DMC FZ200

30
15

We recommend Panasonic DMC TZ101 as better choice.

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