Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

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Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

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Reasons For

12 Reasons For
25% higher megapixel count Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 has a megapixel count of 16MP, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is only a 12.1MP digital camera (3.9MP lower). 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.

4MP more total megapixel count Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 has a total megapixel count of 16.8MP, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is only a 12.8MP digital camera (4MP less).
Shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 has a minimum focal length of 21mm, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is a 25mm minimum focal length digital camera (4mm longer).
Significantly higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 has a JPEG frame rate of 60fps, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is only a 25fps JPEG frame rate digital camera (35fps lower).
Larger maximum memory card size Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 is a 128GB maximum memory card size digital camera. That's 128GB larger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 (unknownGB).
2x lighter Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 is a 218g digital camera. That's 319g lighter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 (537g). 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.

22.5mm shorter Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 is a 64.1mm tall digital camera, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is an 86.6mm tall digital camera (22.5mm taller).
Thinner Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 has a depth of 27.6mm, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is a 110.2mm deep digital camera (82.6mm thicker).
14% narrower Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 has a width of 109.9mm, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is a 125.2mm wide digital camera (15.3mm wider).
£149 cheaper
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 costs £157.99, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is £307.30.
Available from 3 shops
The more stores stock this digital camera, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
Expert reviews are better
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 has an average expert review score of 90%, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 has an average rating of 84% (based on 57 reviews).
9 Reasons For
19x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 has an optical zoom of 24x, but the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 is only a 5x optical zoom digital camera (19x smaller). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

2.3 smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 has a maximum aperture of 8, but the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 is only a 5.7 maximum aperture digital camera (2.3 bigger).
Smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is a 2.8 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.7 smaller than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 (2.8).
83% longer maximum focal length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is a 600mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 495mm longer than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 (600mm).
Vastly longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 has a maximum camera shutter speed of 60s, however the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 is only a 4s maximum shutter speed digital camera (56s shorter). Read more

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

33MB bigger internal memory Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 has an internal memory of 70MB, but the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 is only a 37MB internal memory digital camera (33MB smaller).
Two hundred and fourty more shots per battery charge Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 takes 540.00 shots per battery charge, however the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 only takes 300.00 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.

Eighteen more awards
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 has 19 awards, but the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 has 1 award.
User reviews are better
Based on 458 user reviews, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 has an average review score of 94%, whereas the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 has an average rating of 89% (based on 39 reviews).

Reasons Against

10 Reasons Against
Smaller optical zoom Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 has an optical zoom of 5x, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is a 24x optical zoom digital camera (19x bigger). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

A lot bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 has a maximum aperture of 5.7, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is an 8 maximum aperture digital camera (2.3 smaller).
Larger minimum aperture Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.7 larger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 (2.8).
Five times shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 is a 105mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 495mm shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 (600mm).
56s shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 is a 4s maximum shutter speed digital camera, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is a 60s maximum shutter speed digital camera (56s longer). Read more

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

Vastly smaller internal memory Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 has an internal memory of 37MB, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is a 70MB internal memory digital camera (33MB bigger).
Two hundred and fourty less shots per battery charge Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 is a digital camera that takes 300.00 shots per battery charge, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 only takes 540.00 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.

One month older
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 is older than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 by one month.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 has received 1 award, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 has received 19 awards.
Lower user review Score
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 has an average user rating of 89%, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 has an average user rating of 94% (based on 458 reviews).
11 Reasons Against
3.9MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 has a megapixel count of 12.1MP, but the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 is a 16MP digital camera (3.9MP higher). 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.

4MP less total megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 has a total megapixel count of 12.8MP, however the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 is a 16.8MP digital camera (4MP more).
4mm longer minimum focal length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 has a minimum focal length of 25mm, whereas the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 is a 21mm minimum focal length digital camera (4mm shorter).
2x lower JPEG frame rate Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 has a JPEG frame rate of 25fps, however the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 is a 60fps JPEG frame rate digital camera (35fps higher).
60% heavier Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is a 537g digital camera. That's 319g heavier than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 (537g). 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.

A lot taller Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 has a height of 86.6mm, however the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 is a 64.1mm tall digital camera (22.5mm shorter).
Hugely thicker Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is 110.2mm deep, but the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 is a 27.6mm deep digital camera (82.6mm thinner).
Wider Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is 125.2mm wide, but the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 is a 109.9mm wide digital camera (15.3mm narrower).
£149 more expensive
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is more expensive than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 by £149.31.
Fewer sellers
Only 1 shop sell the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200, but 4 stores sell the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850. Read more
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this digital camera, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Lower expert review Score
The average expert rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is 84%, whereas the average expert rating of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 is 90% (based on 1 review).

Awards

1 Award
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19 Awards
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Digital Versus: 5 Star
Expert Reviews: Best Buy
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PC Mag: Editor's Choice
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Pocket Lint: Hot Product
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Techradar: Recommended
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
BEST
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
16MP
BEST
12.1MP
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
BEST
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 3264 x 2448
 2048 x 1536
 640 x 480
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2672
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 3264 x 2176
 3264 x 1840
 2448 x 2448
 2560 x 1920
 2560 x 1712
 1920 x 1920
 2560 x 1440
 2048 x 1360
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
 3264 x 2448
 2048 x 1536
 640 x 480
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2672
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 3264 x 2176
 3264 x 1840
 2448 x 2448
 2560 x 1920
 2560 x 1712
 1920 x 1920
 2560 x 1440
 2048 x 1360
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
BEST
 4608 x 3456
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
BEST
Total Megapixel Count
16.8MP
BEST
12.8MP
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
BEST
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Waterproof
 Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 White
 White
Protection Feature
 Water resistant
 Dust resistant
 Shock resistant
 Freeze resistant
 Crash proof
 Water resistant
 Dust resistant
 Shock resistant
 Freeze resistant
 Crash proof
Shock Resistant Case
 Shock resistant case
Unknown - Click to provide data
Freeze Resistant
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Dust Resistant Case
 Dust resistant case
Unknown - Click to provide data
Crash Proof
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
5x 24x
BEST
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture
5.7 8
BEST
Minimum Aperture
3.5 2.8
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
105mm 600mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length
21mm
BEST
25mm
Focal Length Range
3.74 - 18.7 4.5 - 108
Extra / Smart Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 48x
Lens Structure
10/8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspheric Element
5 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focus
 spot
 Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 continuous
 selective
 tracking
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Selective Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 spot
 Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 continuous
 selective
 tracking
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Selective Auto Focus
 Face tracking
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 2 - ∞
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
ISO Speed
 Auto
 64
 80
 125
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 25
 100
 Auto
 64
 80
 125
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 25
 100
Maximum ISO Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 6,400
Minimum ISO Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 100
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 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
4s 60s
BEST
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Mode
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Forced on
 Forced off
Tele Flash Range
0.1 - 2.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range
0.12 - 4 Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
60fps
BEST
25fps
Video Format
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
BEST
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 PCM
BEST
 PCM
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
37MB 70MB
BEST
Maximum Memory Card Size
128GB Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Field of View
Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
460,000 pixels 460,000 pixels
Second Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Second display

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

GPS
 GPS
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Underwater
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Underwater
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
Photo Effect
 Muted
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Muted
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Sepia
Self-Timer
2,12 2,10
Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Calendar
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Image Adjustment Mode
 Contrast
 Sharpness
 Saturation
 Contrast
 Sharpness
 Saturation
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Crop
 Resizing
 Crop
Scene Mode
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Cuisine
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Portrait
 Sports
 Self-portrait
 Sunset
 Underwater
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Cuisine
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Portrait
 Sports
 Self-portrait
 Sunset
 Underwater
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
218g
BEST
537g
Height
64.1mm
BEST
86.6mm
Depth
27.6mm
BEST
110.2mm
Width
109.9mm
BEST
125.2mm
Weight Including Battery
218g
BEST
588g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 AC
 Battery
 AC
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Size
LI‑50B Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,200mAh
Shot Per Battery Charge
300 shots 540 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.2V

Packaging Content

Included Cable
 USB
 AC
 USB
 AC
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included battery charger
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Wrist Strap
 Included wrist strap
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi connectivity

Other Features

Video Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video recording
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB 2.0 port
HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI port
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