Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II vs Panasonic DMC FZ200 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

DMC FZ1000 II vs DMC FZ200 - Side by side

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Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II vs Panasonic DMC FZ200 Specs

DMC FZ1000 II

  • Introduced in February 2019
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: 1"
  • 20 megapixel
  • 12 frames/second
  • 125 - 12800 ISO
  • 4096 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-400mm (17x), f2.8-4.0
  • WiFi built-in
  • 136 x 97.2 x 131.5mm³ (5.4" x 3.8" x 5.2")
  • 810g (26.1 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DMC FZ1000 II

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 FZ1000 II vs DMC FZ200: The sensors

DMC FZ1000 II 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 FZ1000 II 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 FZ1000 II

DMC FZ1000 II vs DMC FZ200: Viewfinder

DMC FZ1000 II has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 2.36 megapixel with magnification of 0.74x.

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 FZ1000 II (0.74x)

DMC FZ200 (0.50x)

Simulated viewfinder of the DMC FZ1000 IISimulated viewfinder of the DMC FZ200

Advantage: Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II

Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II VS Panasonic DMC FZ200 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II a better choice

DMC FZ1000 II

DMC FZ200

Larger sensor (5)1"Compact
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.1012.00
Auto Focus points (4)4923
Better sensibility (4)125 - 12800 ISO100 - 3200 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)2.361.30
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.240.46
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)4096 x 21601920 x 1080
WiFi (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC FZ1000 II are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Panasonic are the larger sensitivity, the better viewfinder and that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is the rather comfortable touch screen, the superior video recording and the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection.

The DMC FZ1000 II scores 30 points.

Otherwise why to choose Panasonic DMC FZ200

DMC FZ1000 II

DMC FZ200

Longer battery life (3, photos)440500
Weighs less (2)810g
(26.1 oz.)
588g
(19.0 oz.)
More portable (2)1738cm³
(110 cu.in.)
1195cm³
(75 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC FZ200 are that the battery has more stamina, the lower weight than the DMC FZ1000 II and the more compact size.

Yields 7 points for the DMC FZ200.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

DMC FZ1000 II

DMC FZ200

Speed (frames/second)1212
Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Articulated screen
External microphone
Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II VS Panasonic DMC FZ200 Dimensions

Look at front view of the DMC FZ1000 II and DMC FZ200

DMC FZ1000 II und DMC FZ200, front viewDMC FZ1000 II und DMC FZ200, front view

Top view of cameras

DMC FZ1000 II und DMC FZ200, view from aboveDMC FZ1000 II und DMC FZ200, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II

Panasonic DMC FZ200

30
7

We recommend Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II as better choice.

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