Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

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Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

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Reasons For

13 Reasons For
8% higher megapixel count Edit
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is a 13.1MP digital camera. That's 1MP higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 (12.1MP). 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.

0.8 smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II has a minimum aperture of 2, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is a 2.8 minimum aperture digital camera (0.8 larger).
5% shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is a 24mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 1mm shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 (25mm).
20x bigger combined zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is a 20x combined zoom digital camera. That's 20x bigger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 (unknownx).
50% higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 6,400 higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 (6,400).
56% higher display resolution Edit
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is a 1,040,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 580,000 pixels higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 (460,000 pixels).
Higher maximum playback zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is a 10x maximum playback zoom digital camera. That's 10x higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 (unknownx).
12.6mm shorter Edit
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is a 74mm tall digital camera. That's 12.6mm shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 (86.6mm).
Thinner Edit
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II has a depth of 66.2mm. That's 44mm thinner than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 (110.2mm).
8% narrower Edit
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II has a width of 116.3mm. That's 8.9mm narrower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 (125.2mm).
WiFi connectivity Edit
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II supports WiFi connectivity, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 does not support WiFi connectivity. Read more

WiFi connectivity allows you upload photos to your computer and the internet without connecting the camera to the computer with a cable.

WiFi connectivity makes it easier to upload your photos as you will not need a cable. Most cameras will also allow you to print photos via Wifi.

21 shops are selling it
The more sellers stock the product, the greater competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Better selling
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II ranks No. 47287 by number of sales, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 ranks No. 192156.
9 Reasons For
Significantly bigger optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 has an optical zoom of 24x, whereas the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II 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.

Significantly smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 has a maximum aperture of 8, whereas the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is only a 3.9 maximum aperture digital camera (4.1 bigger).
Longer maximum focal length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is a 600mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 480mm longer than the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II (600mm).
Lighter Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is a 537g digital camera. That's 21g lighter than the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II (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.

Three hundred more shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is 540.00, but the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II only takes 240.00 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.

£143 cheaper
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 costs £142.69 less than the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II.
Eighteen more awards
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 has 19 awards, whereas the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II has 1 award.
Expert reviews are better
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 has an average expert review score of 84% based on 57 reviews, however the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II has an average rating of 79% (based on 4 reviews).
User reviews are marginally better
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 has an average user review score of 94% based on 458 reviews, however the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II has an average rating of 91% (based on 16 reviews).

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
Vastly smaller optical zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is a 5x optical zoom digital camera. That's 19x smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 (24x). 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.

4.1 bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is a 3.9 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 4.1 bigger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 (8).
4x shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II has a maximum focal length of 120mm, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is a 600mm maximum focal length digital camera (480mm longer).
A little heavier Edit
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II has a weight of 558g, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is a 537g digital camera (21g 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.

Only 240.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is a digital camera that takes 240.00 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.

More expensive by £143
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is £142.69 more expensive than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200.
Eighteen less awards
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II has only received 1 award, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 has received 19 awards.
Expert review Rating is Worse
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II only has an average expert score of 79%, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 has an average expert rating of 84% (based on 57 reviews).
User review Rating is a bit Worse
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II has an average user score of 91%, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 has an average user rating of 94% (based on 458 reviews).
11 Reasons Against
A little lower megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 has a megapixel count of 12.1MP, whereas the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is a 13.1MP digital camera (1MP 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.

29% larger minimum aperture Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is a 2.8 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.8 larger than the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II (2.8).
Slightly longer minimum focal length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 has a minimum focal length of 25mm, however the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is a 24mm minimum focal length digital camera (1mm shorter).
Vastly lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 has a maximum ISO speed of 6,400, however the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera (6,400 higher).
Two times lower display resolution Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 has a display resolution of 460,000 pixels, but the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is a 1,040,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (580,000 pixels higher).
Taller Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is 86.6mm tall, but the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is a 74mm tall digital camera (12.6mm shorter).
44mm thicker Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is a 110.2mm deep digital camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is a 66.2mm deep digital camera (44mm thinner).
Slightly wider Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is a 125.2mm wide digital camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is a 116.3mm wide digital camera (8.9mm narrower).
Does not support WiFi connectivity Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 does not support WiFi connectivity, but the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II supports WiFi connectivity. Read more

WiFi connectivity allows you upload photos to your computer and the internet without connecting the camera to the computer with a cable.

WiFi connectivity makes it easier to upload your photos as you will not need a cable. Most cameras will also allow you to print photos via Wifi.

Less retailers
Only 1 shop sell the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200, whereas 22 sellers sell the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Worse selling
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 ranks No. 192156 by sales volume, however the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II ranks No. 47287.

Awards

1 Award
Pocket Lint: Recommended
19 Awards
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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

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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
BEST
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
13.1MP
BEST
12.1MP
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
BEST
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 4352 x 2904
 4352 x 2248
 3072 x 2304
 3072 x 2048
 2304 x 2304
 3072 x 1728
 2048 x 1536
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 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
 2560 x 1920
 2560 x 1712
 1920 x 1920
 2560 x 1440
 2048 x 1360
 1600 x 1200
 480 x 480
BEST
 4352 x 2904
 4352 x 2248
 3072 x 2304
 3072 x 2048
 2304 x 2304
 3072 x 1728
 2048 x 1536
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 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
 2560 x 1920
 2560 x 1712
 1920 x 1920
 2560 x 1440
 2048 x 1360
 1600 x 1200
 480 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
 4352 x 2904
BEST
 4352 x 2904
Image Format
 JPG
 RAW
 MPO
 JPG
 RAW
 MPO
BEST
Full-Frame Sensor Size
18.7 x 14 Unknown - Click to provide data
Total Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 12.8MP
Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 3:2
BEST
 4:3
 3:2
Image Sensor Size
 1.5
BEST
 1.5

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
5x 24x
BEST
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture
3.9 8
BEST
Minimum Aperture
2
BEST
2.8
Maximum Focal Length
120mm 600mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length
24mm
BEST
25mm
Focal Length Range
12.5 - 62.5 4.5 - 108
Extra / Smart Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 48x
Lens Structure
14/11 Unknown - Click to provide data
Combined Zoom
20x Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 selective
 Selective Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 selective
 Selective Auto Focus
 Face tracking
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Closest Focusing Distance
0.05m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range
0.05 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 2 - ∞
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 Auto
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 25
 8000
 10000
 Auto
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 25
 8000
 10000
Maximum ISO Speed
12,800
BEST
6,400
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
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)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

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

Flash

Flash Mode
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Forced on
 Forced off
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tele Flash Range
0.5 - 3.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range
0.5 - 6.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
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
Unknown - Click to provide data 25fps
Video Format
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
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@30fps
BEST
 1920x1080@30fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 70MB
Memory Slot
1 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
1,040,000 pixels
BEST
460,000 pixels
Second Display
 Second display
 Second display

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
USB Connector Type
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB B
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Incandescent
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Incandescent
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Positive film
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Positive film
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Calendar
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Maximum Playback Zoom
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Adjustment Mode
 Contrast
 Sharpness
 Saturation
 Contrast
 Sharpness
 Saturation
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Crop
 Resizing
 Crop
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Underwater
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Underwater
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi
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
558g 537g
BEST
Height
74mm
BEST
86.6mm
Depth
66.2mm
BEST
110.2mm
Width
116.3mm
BEST
125.2mm
Weight Including Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 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
NB-12L Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,200mAh
Shot Per Battery Charge
240 shots 540 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.2V

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
ImageBrowser EX,CameraWindow, PhotoStitch, Map Utility,Digital Photo Professional Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Cable
 USB
 AC
 USB
 AC
BEST
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
 Included battery charger
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
 Hand strap
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
BEST
 WiFi connectivity
Near Field Communication
 Near field communication
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data

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

Technical Details

Image Processor
 DIGIC 6
 DIGIC 6
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