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Canon SX60 HS vs Panasonic FZ200

Portability
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Imaging
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Features
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Overall
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Canon PowerShot SX60 HS front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 front
Portability
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Imaging
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Features
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Overall
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Canon SX60 HS vs Panasonic FZ200 Key Specs

Canon SX60 HS
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 21-1365mm (F3.4-6.5) lens
  • 650g - 128 x 93 x 114mm
  • Introduced September 2014
  • Earlier Model is Canon SX50 HS
Panasonic FZ200
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200 (Increase to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-600mm (F2.8) lens
  • 588g - 125 x 87 x 110mm
  • Announced July 2012
  • Superseded the Panasonic FZ100
  • Successor is Panasonic FZ300
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Canon SX60 HS vs Panasonic FZ200 Overview

In this write-up, we are evaluating the Canon SX60 HS vs Panasonic FZ200, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras by brands Canon and Panasonic. There exists a considerable gap between the resolutions of the SX60 HS (16MP) and FZ200 (12MP) but they come with the same exact sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The SX60 HS was released 2 years later than the FZ200 and that is quite a large difference as far as technology is concerned. Both of the cameras offer the identical body type (SLR-like (bridge)).

Before we go through a detailed comparison, below is a quick summary of how the SX60 HS matches up vs the FZ200 with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Canon SX60 HS over the Panasonic FZ200

 SX60 HS FZ200 
AnnouncedSeptember 2014July 2012More recent by 27 months
Display resolution922k460kCrisper display (+462k dot)

Reasons to pick Panasonic FZ200 over the Canon SX60 HS

 FZ200 SX60 HS 

Common features in the Canon SX60 HS and Panasonic FZ200

 SX60 HS FZ200 
Manual focus More exact focusing
Display typeFully ArticulatedFully ArticulatedFully Articulated display
Display sizing3"3"Equivalent display dimensions
Selfie screen Both are selfie friendly
Touch friendly display Neither contains Touch friendly display

Canon SX60 HS vs Panasonic FZ200 Physical Comparison

If you are planning to lug around your camera frequently, you are going to need to consider its weight and dimensions. The Canon SX60 HS has got outer dimensions of 128mm x 93mm x 114mm (5.0" x 3.7" x 4.5") with a weight of 650 grams (1.43 lbs) whilst the Panasonic FZ200 has dimensions of 125mm x 87mm x 110mm (4.9" x 3.4" x 4.3") along with a weight of 588 grams (1.30 lbs).

Contrast the Canon SX60 HS vs Panasonic FZ200 in our newest Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Bear in mind, the weight of an ILC will vary depending on the lens you have at that time. Below is the front view sizing comparison of the SX60 HS and the FZ200.

Canon SX60 HS vs Panasonic FZ200 size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the SX60 HS and FZ200 is 61 and 65 respectively.

Canon SX60 HS vs Panasonic FZ200 top view buttons comparison

Canon SX60 HS vs Panasonic FZ200 Sensor Comparison

Quite often, its hard to imagine the gap between sensor measurements purely by going over a spec sheet. The visual below may offer you a better sense of the sensor dimensions in the SX60 HS and FZ200.

As you can see, both of these cameras offer the same exact sensor sizing but different resolution. You can expect to see the Canon SX60 HS to offer you greater detail as a result of its extra 4 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also help you crop images a little more aggressively. The more recent SX60 HS should have an advantage when it comes to sensor technology.

Canon SX60 HS vs Panasonic FZ200 sensor size comparison

Canon SX60 HS vs Panasonic FZ200 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon SX60 HS vs Panasonic FZ200 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon SX60 HS Portrait photography details
Panasonic FZ200 Portrait photography details
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focusing manually
megapixel count decent (16MP)
features face detection autofocus
delivers RAW files
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
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focusing manually
high flash sync (1/4,000 seconds)
includes face detection focus
saves RAW formats
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
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Street Comparison

Canon SX60 HS Street photography features
Panasonic FZ200 Street photography features
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screen can move to multiple angles
image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW files
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
heavier than average (650 grams)
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screen articulates
image stabilization (Optical)
saves RAW formats
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
heavier than competitors (588 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Canon SX60 HS as a Sports photography camera
Panasonic FZ200 as a Sports photography camera
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long zoom range (21-1365mm 65.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
features tracking autofocus
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect autofocus
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long zoom range (25-600mm 24.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
includes tracking autofocus
better than average battery (540 per charge)
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Canon SX60 HS
Travel photography with Panasonic FZ200
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megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
selfie friendly display
rather wide (21mm)
very long zoom (1365mm)
no Time Lapse function
heavier than average (650 grams)
slow max aperture (f3.4)
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better than average battery (540 per charge)
built-in flash
display is selfie friendly
rather wide (25mm)
very long reach (600mm)
does not have Time Lapse mode
heavier than competitors (588 grams)
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon SX60 HS as a Landscape photography camera
Panasonic FZ200 as a Landscape photography camera
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focusing manually
rather wide (21mm)
screen size is decent (3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (16MP)
delivers RAW files
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.4)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no Time Lapse function
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focusing manually
rather wide (25mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
saves RAW formats
better than average battery (540 CIPA)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Canon SX60 HS
Vlogging with Panasonic FZ200
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rather wide (21mm)
selfie friendly display
image stabilization (Optical)
features face detection autofocus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
comes with external mic port
slow max aperture (f3.4)
heavier than average (650g)
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rather wide (25mm)
display is selfie friendly
image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detection focus
high res video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
does have external mic jack
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
heavier than competitors (588 grams)
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Canon SX60 HS vs Panasonic FZ200 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon SX60 HS and Panasonic FZ200
 Canon PowerShot SX60 HSPanasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
General Information
Manufacturer Canon Panasonic
Model type Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Introduced 2014-09-16 2012-07-18
Body design SLR-like (bridge) SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Chip DIGIC 6 Venus Engine VII FHD
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixels 12 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 4608 x 3072 4000 x 3000
Max native ISO 6400 3200
Max boosted ISO - 6400
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW data
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
AF continuous
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Total focus points 9 23
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 21-1365mm (65.0x) 25-600mm (24.0x)
Highest aperture f/3.4-6.5 f/2.8
Macro focusing distance 0cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fully Articulated Fully Articulated
Screen diagonal 3 inches 3 inches
Resolution of screen 922k dot 460k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Screen technology - Free-Angle TFT Screen LCD Display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 922k dot 1,312k dot
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent 100 percent
Features
Slowest shutter speed 15 secs 60 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/4000 secs
Continuous shooting speed 6.4fps 12.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 5.50 m 13.50 m
Flash modes Auto, on, slow synchro, off Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Maximum flash sync - 1/4000 secs
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p) 1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25 fps), 1280 x 720p (60, 50, 30, 25 fps), 640 x 480 (240, 120, 30, 25 fps)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 650 grams (1.43 lbs) 588 grams (1.30 lbs)
Dimensions 128 x 93 x 114mm (5.0" x 3.7" x 4.5") 125 x 87 x 110mm (4.9" x 3.4" x 4.3")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating 39 37
DXO Color Depth rating 19.2 19.1
DXO Dynamic range rating 10.1 10.8
DXO Low light rating 127 114
Other
Battery life 340 photos 540 photos
Battery format Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID NB-10L -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom) Yes (2 or 10 secs)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage slots One One
Launch pricing $549 $499