Canon M200 vs Panasonic ZS50

Canon EOS M200 front
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 front

Canon M200 vs Panasonic ZS50 Key Specs

Canon M200
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 25600
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Canon EF-M Mount
  • 299g - 108 x 67 x 35mm
  • Launched September 2019
  • Previous Model is Canon M100
Panasonic ZS50
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-720mm (F3.3-6.4) lens
  • 243g - 111 x 65 x 34mm
  • Revealed January 2015
  • Other Name is Lumix DMC-TZ70
  • Earlier Model is Panasonic ZS45
  • New Model is Panasonic ZS60
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Canon M200 vs Panasonic ZS50 Overview

Below is a comprehensive assessment of the Canon M200 versus Panasonic ZS50, former being a Entry-Level Mirrorless while the other is a Small Sensor Superzoom by competitors Canon and Panasonic. There exists a noticeable gap between the resolutions of the M200 (24MP) and ZS50 (12MP) and the M200 (APS-C) and ZS50 (1/2.3") enjoy different sensor dimensions.

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The M200 was unveiled 4 years later than the ZS50 and that is quite a sizable difference as far as technology is concerned. Each of the cameras offer different body type with the Canon M200 being a Rangefinder-style mirrorless camera and the Panasonic ZS50 being a Compact camera.

Before delving through a step-by-step comparison, below is a brief overview of how the M200 matches up vs the ZS50 in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Canon M200 over the Panasonic ZS50

 M200 ZS50 
RevealedSeptember 2019January 2015More recent by 58 months
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Selfie screen Easy selfies
Touch display Easily navigate

Reasons to pick Panasonic ZS50 over the Canon M200

 ZS50 M200 

Common features in the Canon M200 and Panasonic ZS50

 M200 ZS50 
Manual focus Dial precise focus
Display sizing3"3"Equivalent display sizing
Display resolution1040k1040kEqual display resolution

Canon M200 vs Panasonic ZS50 Physical Comparison

For those who are planning to lug around your camera frequently, you're going to have to factor its weight and size. The Canon M200 features physical measurements of 108mm x 67mm x 35mm (4.3" x 2.6" x 1.4") with a weight of 299 grams (0.66 lbs) whilst the Panasonic ZS50 has specifications of 111mm x 65mm x 34mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.3") having a weight of 243 grams (0.54 lbs).

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Remember, the weight of an ILC will change based on the lens you are utilizing during that time. Here is the front view proportions comparison of the M200 compared to the ZS50.

Canon M200 vs Panasonic ZS50 size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the M200 and ZS50 is 88 and 90 respectively.

Canon M200 vs Panasonic ZS50 top view buttons comparison

Canon M200 vs Panasonic ZS50 Sensor Comparison

Typically, it can be difficult to picture the difference between sensor measurements only by reading technical specs. The photograph here should give you a better sense of the sensor measurements in the M200 and ZS50.

As you can tell, both cameras enjoy different megapixels and different sensor measurements. The M200 using its larger sensor is going to make getting shallow DOF easier and the Canon M200 will deliver extra detail having an extra 12MP. Greater resolution will let you crop pics far more aggressively. The younger M200 provides an advantage in sensor innovation.

Canon M200 vs Panasonic ZS50 sensor size comparison

Canon M200 vs Panasonic ZS50 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon M200 vs Panasonic ZS50 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon M200 Portrait photography advice
Panasonic ZS50 Portrait photography advice
focusing manually
MP count good (24MP)
good sensor size (APS-C)
includes face detection autofocus
exports RAW formats
cannot use external flash
focusing manually
provides face detection autofocus
delivers RAW files
no external flash support
low MP (12MP)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
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Street Comparison

Canon M200 as a Street photography camera
Panasonic ZS50 as a Street photography camera
has a tilting screen
good sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
boasts touch focus
good high ISO (25,600)
does not have image stabilization
built in image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW files
lighter than average in class (243g)
screen does not articulate
very small sensor (1/2.3")
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Canon M200
Sports photography with Panasonic ZS50
MP count good (24MP)
good sensor size (APS-C)
includes tracking autofocus
sensor has phase detect autofocus
does not have image stabilization
great zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
provides tracking autofocus
low MP (12 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Canon M200 Travel photography features
Panasonic ZS50 Travel photography features
has bluetooth
boasts touch focus
MP count good (24MP)
flash built-in
selfie friendly display
lighter than average in class (243g)
flash built-in
pretty wide (24mm)
long zoom (720mm)
low MP (12 megapixels)
does not posses selfie friendly screen
slow max aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon M200 Landscape photography features
Panasonic ZS50 Landscape photography features
focusing manually
interchangeable lenses (Canon EF-M mount)
pretty good screen size (3")
MP count good (24 megapixels)
good sensor size (APS-C)
good high ISO (25,600)
exports RAW formats
does not have image stabilization
focusing manually
pretty wide (24mm)
decent sized screen (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW files
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
low MP (12MP)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon M200 Vlogging advice
Panasonic ZS50 Vlogging advice
selfie friendly display
screen is touchscreen
includes face detection autofocus
good video quality (3840 x 2160 resolution)
does not have image stabilization
lack of external microphone jack
pretty wide (24mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detection autofocus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
lighter than average in class (243g)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
does not posses selfie friendly screen
does not have external microphone support
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Canon M200 vs Panasonic ZS50 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon M200 and Panasonic ZS50
 Canon EOS M200Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50
General Information
Manufacturer Canon Panasonic
Model Canon EOS M200 Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50
Also Known as - Lumix DMC-TZ70
Class Entry-Level Mirrorless Small Sensor Superzoom
Launched 2019-09-25 2015-01-06
Physical type Rangefinder-style mirrorless Compact
Sensor Information
Chip DIGIC 8 -
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size APS-C 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 22.3 x 14.9mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 332.3mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 24MP 12MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 6000 x 4000 4000 x 3000
Maximum native ISO 25600 6400
Min native ISO 100 80
RAW pictures
Focus manually
Touch to focus
AF continuous
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Number of focus points 143 23
Lens mount Canon EF-M fixed lens
Lens focal range - 24-720mm (30.0x)
Max aperture - f/3.3-6.4
Macro focus distance - 3cm
Amount of lenses 23 -
Focal length multiplier 1.6 5.8
Screen type Tilting Fixed Type
Screen size 3" 3"
Screen resolution 1,040 thousand dots 1,040 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 1,166 thousand dots
Viewfinder coverage - 100%
Viewfinder magnification - 0.46x
Minimum shutter speed 30 secs 4 secs
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shutter rate 6.1 frames per sec 10.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 5.00 m (at ISO 100) 6.40 m
Flash settings - Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 120 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC 1920 x 1080 (60p/60i/30p), 1280 x 720 (60p/30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Maximum video resolution 3840x2160 1920x1080
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD
Microphone support
Headphone support
Wireless Built-In Built-In
USB SB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 299 grams (0.66 lbs) 243 grams (0.54 lbs)
Dimensions 108 x 67 x 35mm (4.3" x 2.6" x 1.4") 111 x 65 x 34mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.3")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested 44
DXO Color Depth score not tested 20.0
DXO Dynamic range score not tested 11.2
DXO Low light score not tested 138
Battery life 315 shots 300 shots
Battery style Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model LP-E12 -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I compatible) SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Card slots 1 1
Price at release $549 $350