Product Comparison: Panasonic Lumix FZ200 vs Canon PowerShot SX50 HS


General Specifications
Brand
Panasonic
Canon
Model
Lumix DMC-FZ200
PowerShot SX50 HS
Origin
Japan
China
About the Product
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 features a high-quality LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT 24x (25-600mm) ultra-wide angle super-zoom lens achieves full range F/2.8 aperture available throughout the entire zoom range, making it possible to capture moving subjects clearly with fast shutter speed, even from a distance. The POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) provides improved correction accuracy to minimize blur, even when zoomed, and Active Mode effectively suppresses handshake vibration in both still picture and video recording.
The PowerShot SX50 HS offering the world's first 50x Optical Zoom lens* in a compact digital camera, which goes all the way from a wide-angle 24mm to 1200mm (35mm equivalent) to capture any shot you choose. The PowerShot SX50 HS doesn't just get you up close to the action, it delivers spectacular image quality to every shot.
Key Specs
Sensor Resolution
12.1 MP
12.1 MP
Sensor Type
MOS
CMOS
Optical Zoom
24 x
50 x
Image Stabilization
Optical
Optical

Panasonic Lumix FZ200

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Panasonic Lumix FZ200

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Size & Weight
Height
3.41 in.
3.44 in.
Width
4.93 in.
4.82 in.
Depth
4.34 in.
4.15 in.
Weight
1.29 lbs.
1.21 lbs.

Panasonic Lumix FZ200

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Panasonic Lumix FZ200

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Panasonic Lumix FZ200

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Panasonic Lumix FZ200

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Panasonic Lumix FZ200 Bridge Camera
  • This little beauty weighs 0.9 kilos. It fits into a medium size handbag.
  • For the price this camera does everything, portability of a smaller camera, features of a bigger camera, perfect size and the quality of the photos/videos is astonishing!
  • This camera gives you performance, control with smaller size, lower weight, huge zoom range without changing lenses, better movie capabilities and more convenience.
  • The body has increased slightly in size and weight, but not too much here, and I find it fits comfortably in my hands with the main controls falling easily to hand.
  • The camera is nicely balanced,not heavy,the hand grip is just the right size and the battery life is excellent.
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
  • Light enough to carry around with binoculars and telescope in the field and good potential for birding.
  • The camara is light weight and easy to use and produces stunning images time after time,with little or no colour noise.
  • Simple easy to use. Nice and light weight. Very good quality photos. Excellent colour. I've had other canon cameras before and will always buy them.
  • If you are looking for a light weight option with plenty of creative automatic settings and an excellent zoom with an occasional manual use then it is an excellent choice, especially if you photograph people or landscape.
  • This is a great camera with the most amazing zoom lens. It is light-weight and easy to handle with very fast response.
Imaging
Min. Focal Length
4.5 mm.
4.3 mm.
Max. Focal Length
108 mm.
215 mm.
ISO Settings
100-3200, Extended: 100-6400, High Sensitivity Mode: 1600-6400
80 - 6400
Aperture
F2.8 (W) - 8 (T)
F3.4 (W) - 6.5 (T)
Digital Zoom
4 x
4 x
Burst Mode
Yes
Yes
Low Light/High Sensitivity
Yes
No
Face Detection
No
Yes
Image File Format(s)
JPEG, RAW, MPO
JPEG, RAW

Panasonic Lumix FZ200

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Panasonic Lumix FZ200

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Panasonic Lumix FZ200

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

What customers say about "Imaging"
Panasonic Lumix FZ200 Bridge Camera
  • This Panasonic gives me a wide focal range with a fast lens even at the highest zoom setting.
  • I am particularly pleased with the lens element and the ability to have f2.8 at all focal lengths. This helped when I was taking photographs of whales on a long focal length!
  • The FZ200 lens's minimum focal length is equivalent to 25mm on a 35mm camera. This gives a field of view, which is wide enough for most requirements.
  • Another plus point for me was the aperture. It's f/2.8 and can be fixed at that over the entire zoom range, which allows a lot of light to enter when at full telescopic zoom.
  • The FZ200 is now an old design (just over 5 years) and the old technology and small sensor size means that noise is a bit of a problem unless you stick to really low ISOs.
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
  • A very impressive camera. Zoom is very impressive and the images taken hand held are a good rival for digiscoping without the fiddle and inconvenience.
  • The ability to take crisp shots at hi iso and low shutter speeds is amazing.
  • The image and vidio on the camera are excellent, i record high flying aircraft with up to 125-155 x zoom and the quality is still decent .
  • Pictures quality is excellent - even when allowing for the usual trade-off of not-so-good low light performance compared to an SLR with dedicated (and hugely expensive) lenses.
  • The image quality is wonderful, I am now carrying this camera in preference to mu DSLR when going on long walks.
Display
Display Type
TFT LCD
TFT LCD
Touch Screen
No
No
Screen Size
3 in.
2.8 in.
Screen Resolution
460000 dots
461000 dots
Viewfinder
0.21 electronic viewfinder (Approx. 1,312K dots)
Electronic Viewfinder (Approx. 202,000 dots)
Vari-angle Display
Yes
Yes

Panasonic Lumix FZ200

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Panasonic Lumix FZ200

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

What customers say about "Display"
Panasonic Lumix FZ200 Bridge Camera
  • The photos are sharp, the tonal balance is good and the fantastic tele lens gets the pictures that you might otherwise miss with a standard camera.
  • Bought this for my partner and it's a nice built camera with a decent viewfinder and LCD display. The results are pleasing and the zoom range adequate.
  • The high resolution viewfinder, multi-angle screen and sheer design excellence of the new camera are bonuses.
  • The new high resolution Electronic ViewFinder (EVF) is excellent most of the time - very clear and detailed, and I think only Sony superzooms can currently match/beat it.
  • There is no eye proximity sensor which automatically switches off the 3" display when composing photos through the EVF.
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
  • I like the tilting display screen on the SX50. When I'm using a long zoom I keep the screen folded away and brace the camera against my face and compose through the EVF.
  • The LCD screen is large and very clear. Once set up it can display a multitude of information which helps the photographer who wants to use the RAW mode.
  • The camera has a neat, high resolution monitor display which can be used either to select your shot or to play it back.
  • You should see the photos of a woodpecker chick at 50 X zoom - brilliant! The fold out rear screen is fab - I have used this a lot.
  • The screen is really good and if you are not in a hurry then many options can be overwritten to improve the quality of the picture.
Features
Water Resistant
No
No
Shock Resistant
No
No
Panorama Mode
Yes
No
Shooting Modes
Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Sports, Panning, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Handheld Night Shot, HDR, Food, Pet, Sunset, Glass Through, 3D Photo
AUTO, C1, C2, M, Av, Tv, P, Movie digest, Movie*3, SCN*1, Sports, Creative Filters*2
White Balance Modes
Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Flash, Incandescent, White Set1, White Set2, Color Temperature
Shutter Speeds
60" - 1/4000
15" - 1/2000
What customers say about "Features"
Panasonic Lumix FZ200 Bridge Camera
  • It has and transformed my walking hobby to allow me to get shots from 28mm-600mm as well as panoramas using the built in scene function.
  • There's also a nifty panorama mode that produces a large image as you sweep the camera along, rather like taking an old school photo.
  • This allows a faster shutter speed than previous bridge cameras. The Creative controls allow in-camera effects, which for me, add a lot if interesting ideas to play with.
  • Autofocus is very fast, as is shot-to-shot speed. Shutter lag is minimal. Burst rates are very respectable - continuous 2fps and 5.5fps are available with autofocus for each shot.
  • There a lots of functions on this camera and unfortunately the user manual is pretty useless.
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
  • Easy to get onto target using zoom feature and easy to use as a regular cameral when not birding.
  • Functions are straightforward, quickly changeable, yet operate over a wide choice range.
  • Clip on lens cap essential for protection yet easy to take off and replace. I would recommend this camera to the specialist as well as to someone who just wants a clear good picture.
  • Easy and quick to operate and use; particularly sensitive in low light conditions and therefore saving on flash.
  • Great camera. Lots of features if you want a really good quality without being too submerged in very complex operational features.
Connectivity
PictBridge Enabled
Yes
Yes
NFC Enabled
No
No
Integrated GPS
No
No
Output(s)
AV Output (PAL/NTSC), Microphone (3.5 mm stereo minijack), Mini HDMI
Mini HDMI, NTSC / PAL, Audio out
Number Of Memory Card Slots
1
1
What customers say about "Connectivity"
Panasonic Lumix FZ200 Bridge Camera
  • This is one of the best bridge cameras with Full HD video recording (1080p/50) and the option to connect an external microphone for much improved sound recording.
  • Panasonic has always been about customer brand loyalty and the first thing I noticed was the 2.5mm microphone input. It works great.
  • It has an jack point for an external microphone, as well as a built in stereo mic!
  • The main disappointment is the lack of a headphone output for monitoring audio, which is a neglected part of making videos.
  • It lacks two essential features in my opinion. The most important of these is Live Recording output from the HDMI, which Panasonic provides on other cameras in its range.
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
  • Watching full HD movies straight out of the camera through a good quality HDMI lead and on a HD TV is like watching a HD TV channel.
  • I have been using the camera for quite some time and have not noticed any problems; there have still been no problems with ports.
  • The camera connects to a computer without problems. All in all works fine within a year.
  • SD card slot is in the battery compartment, not ideal for tripod users.
  • Overall it's a good camera with a lot of features, but the ports seem flimsy to me.
Power
AC Adapter Compatible
Yes
Yes
Battery Model
Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1200mAh, 8.7Wh)
Rechargeable battery pack NB-10L
Number of Batteries
1
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE, FCC
CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
429.99 $


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