Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
25% higher megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 is a 16.1MPMP digital camera. That's 4MP higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 (12.1MPMP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

More total megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 is a 17.5MPMP digital camera. That's 4.7MP more than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 (12.8MPMP).
Higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 is a 50fpsfps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 25fps higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 (25fpsfps).
2x lighter Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 has a weight of 188gg, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is a 537gg digital camera (349g heavier). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

29% shorter Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 is a 67.4mmmm tall digital camera. That's 19.2mm shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 (86.6mmmm).
15% narrower Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 has a width of 109.2mmmm. That's 16mm narrower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 (125.2mmmm).
Cheaper by $30
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 costs $309.95, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is $339.95.
11 Reasons For
27% smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is an 8 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 2.1 smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 (8).
Smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 has a minimum aperture of 2.8, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 is a 3.3 minimum aperture digital camera (0.5 larger).
Significantly longer maximum focal length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 has a maximum focal length of 672mmmm, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 is only a 140mmmm maximum focal length digital camera (532mm shorter).
Shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is a 25mmmm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 3mm shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 (25mmmm).
Longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is a 60ss maximum shutter speed digital camera. That's 30s longer than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 (60ss). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

86% bigger internal memory Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is a 70MBMB internal memory digital camera. That's 60MB bigger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 (70MBMB).
540 shots shots per battery charge Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is a digital camera that takes 540 shots shots per battery charge, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 only takes 370 shots shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

3 shops are selling it
The more sellers stock the product, the greater competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Eleven more awards
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 has 19 awards from expert review sites, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 has 8 awards.
Better expert reviews
Based on 57 reviews, the average expert review score of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is 84%, but the average rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 is 78% (based on 37 reviews).
Much better user reviews
Based on 458 reviews, the average user review score of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is 94%, but the average rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 is 80% (based on 3 reviews).

Reasons Against

11 Reasons Against
Bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 is a 5.9 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 2.1 bigger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 (8).
Larger minimum aperture Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 has a minimum aperture of 3.3, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is a 2.8 minimum aperture digital camera (0.5 smaller).
Four times shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 has a maximum focal length of 140mmmm, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is a 672mmmm maximum focal length digital camera (532mm longer).
Longer minimum focal length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 is a 28mmmm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 3mm longer than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 (25mmmm).
30s shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 is a 30ss maximum shutter speed digital camera. That's 30s shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 (60ss). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

6x smaller internal memory Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 is a 10MBMB internal memory digital camera. That's 60MB smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 (70MBMB).
Only 370 shots shots per battery charge Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 is a digital camera that takes 370 shots shots per battery charge, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 only takes 540 shots shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Not as many stockists
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 is only stocked by 1 retailer, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is stocked by 4 sellers. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
Eleven less awards
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 has only received 8 awards, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 has received 19 awards.
Expert review Rating is Worse
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 only has an average expert score of 78%, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 has an average expert rating of 84% (based on 57 reviews).
User review Rating is considerably Worse
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 has an average user score of 80%, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 has an average user rating of 94% (based on 458 reviews).
8 Reasons Against
34% lower megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is a 12.1MPMP digital camera. That's 4MP lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 (12.1MPMP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

37% less total megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is a 12.8MPMP digital camera. That's 4.7MP less than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 (12.8MPMP).
25fps lower JPEG frame rate Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is a 25fpsfps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 25fps lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 (25fpsfps).
Significantly heavier Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 has a weight of 537gg, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 is a 188gg digital camera (349g lighter). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

19.2mm taller Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is an 86.6mmmm tall digital camera. That's 19.2mm taller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 (86.6mmmm).
13% wider Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 has a width of 125.2mmmm. That's 16mm wider than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 (125.2mmmm).
More expensive by $30
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is $30 more expensive than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5.
Older by over one year
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is 21 months older than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5.

Awards

8 Awards
altomdata.dk: Recommended
Ephotozine: Recommended
hardwarezone.com.ph: Recommended
ljudochbild.se: Best in Test
Lydogbilde.no: Best in Test 5 Star
lydogbillede.dk: Best in Test 5 Star
optyczne.pl: Editor's Choice
What Digital Camera: Gold
19 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
3dnews.ru: Editor's Choice
Akam.no: Recommended
besteproduct.nl: 4 Star
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
CNET.com: Editor's Choice
CNET.com.au: Editor's Choice
Digital Versus: 5 Star
Expert Reviews: Best Buy
firstpost.com: Editor's Choice
Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
Pocket Lint: Hot Product
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
Techradar: Recommended
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

32 months Ago 54 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
BEST
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
16.1MP
BEST
12.1MP
Sensor Type
 MOS
 MOS
Still Image Resolution
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3648 x 2736
 3648 x 2432
 3648 x 2056
 2736 x 2736
 2560 x 1920
 2560 x 1712
 1920 x 1920
 2560 x 1440
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1360
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 960
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2672
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 3264 x 1840
 2448 x 2448
 1600 x 1200
BEST
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3648 x 2736
 3648 x 2432
 3648 x 2056
 2736 x 2736
 2560 x 1920
 2560 x 1712
 1920 x 1920
 2560 x 1440
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1360
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 960
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2672
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 3264 x 1840
 2448 x 2448
 1600 x 1200
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
BEST
 4608 x 3456
Image Format
 EXIF
 JPS
 RAW
 JPEG XR
 EXIF
 JPS
 RAW
 JPEG XR
BEST
Total Megapixel Count
17.5MP
BEST
12.8MP
Image Stabilizer
 Body
 Body
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Blue
 Blue
Maximum Waterproof Depth
13m Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Freezeproof Temperature
-10°C Unknown - Click to provide data
Protection Feature
 Water resistant
 Dust resistant
 Shock resistant
 Freeze resistant
 Water resistant
 Dust resistant
 Shock resistant
 Freeze resistant
Scratch Resistant
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Pressure Resistance
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Freeze Resistant
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
4.6x
BEST
24x
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture
5.9 8
BEST
Minimum Aperture
3.3 2.8
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
140mm 672mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length
28mm 25mm
BEST
Focal Length Range
4.9 - 22.8 4.5 - 108
Extra / Smart Zoom
9.3x
BEST
46.9x
Lens Structure
10/8 14/11
Aspheric Element
11 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focus
 continuous
 tracking
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 selective
 Selective Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 continuous
 tracking
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 selective
 Selective Auto Focus
 Face tracking
Normal Focusing Range
0.3 - ∞ 0.3 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01 - ∞
Auto Focus Point
23 23
Manual Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range
0.05 - ∞ 0.01 - ∞
Manual Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 1 - ∞
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range
0.30 - ∞ 1 - ∞

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
 Manual
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
ISO Speed
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 Auto
Maximum ISO Speed
6,400 6,400
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s 60s
BEST
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Mode
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Forced on
 Forced off
Tele Flash Range
0.3 - 3.1 1 - 13.5
Flash Range
0.3 - 5.6 0.3 - 13.5

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
50fps
BEST
25fps
Video Format
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@25fps
BEST
 1920x1080@25fps
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
10MB 70MB
BEST
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Field of View
100% 100%
Display Resolution
460,000 pixels 460,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.2"
Lens Magnification Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 18.4x
Viewfinder
 electrical
 electrical
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
Shooting Mode
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Image Adjustment Mode
 Contrast
 Sharpness
 Saturation
 Contrast
 Sharpness
 Saturation
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Crop
 Resizing
 Crop
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 Exif
 DCF
 Exif 2.3
 Exif
 DCF
Playback Mode
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Playback Mode
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Slideshow
 Zoom
Scene Mode
 Beach
 Children
 Cuisine
 Landscape
 Night
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Sports
 Sunset
 Underwater
 Pet
 Portrait
 Beach
 Children
 Cuisine
 Landscape
 Night
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Sports
 Sunset
 Underwater
 Pet
 Portrait
On Screen Display Language
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 ESP
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 ESP

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
188g
BEST
537g
Height
67.4mm
BEST
86.6mm
Depth
28.9mm 110.2mm
BEST
Width
109.2mm
BEST
125.2mm
Weight Including Battery
214g
BEST
588g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 AC
 Battery
 AC
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Capacity
1,250mAh
BEST
1,200mAh
Shot Per Battery Charge
370 shots 540 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
3.6V 7.2V

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.1 PE,Adobe Reader PHOTOfunSTUDIO 8.3 PE, SilkyPix Developer Studio, Adobe Reader
Included Cable
 USB
 AC
 USB
 AC
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