Nikon L110 vs Panasonic FZ200

Nikon Coolpix L110 front
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 front

Nikon L110 vs Panasonic FZ200 Key Specs

Nikon L110
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 1600 (Raise to 6400)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-420mm (F3.5-5.4) lens
  • 406g - 109 x 74 x 78mm
  • Released February 2010
  • Succeeded the Nikon L100
  • Refreshed by Nikon L120
Panasonic FZ200
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200 (Raise to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-600mm (F2.8) lens
  • 588g - 125 x 87 x 110mm
  • Introduced July 2012
  • Old Model is Panasonic FZ100
  • New Model is Panasonic FZ300
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Nikon L110 vs Panasonic FZ200 Overview

Lets look much closer at the Nikon L110 versus Panasonic FZ200, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras by manufacturers Nikon and Panasonic. The image resolution of the L110 (12MP) and the FZ200 (12MP) is fairly close and both cameras have the same sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The L110 was released 3 years before the FZ200 which is a fairly sizable difference as far as camera tech is concerned. Both of the cameras have different body design with the Nikon L110 being a Compact camera and the Panasonic FZ200 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera.

Before going right into a thorough comparison, here is a quick summary of how the L110 matches up against the FZ200 when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Nikon L110 over the Panasonic FZ200

 L110 FZ200 

Reasons to pick Panasonic FZ200 over the Nikon L110

 FZ200 L110 
IntroducedJuly 2012February 2010More modern by 29 months
Manual focus Very accurate focusing
Display typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating display
Selfie screen Take selfies

Common features in the Nikon L110 and Panasonic FZ200

 L110 FZ200 
Display dimensions3"3"Equal display sizing
Display resolution460k460kExact same display resolution
Touch display Missing Touch display

Nikon L110 vs Panasonic FZ200 Physical Comparison

If you're intending to carry around your camera, you're going to have to consider its weight and size. The Nikon L110 enjoys physical measurements of 109mm x 74mm x 78mm (4.3" x 2.9" x 3.1") with a weight of 406 grams (0.90 lbs) while the Panasonic FZ200 has specifications of 125mm x 87mm x 110mm (4.9" x 3.4" x 4.3") accompanied by a weight of 588 grams (1.30 lbs).

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Always remember, the weight of an ILC will change depending on the lens you have attached at the time. The following is a front view dimensions comparison of the L110 vs the FZ200.

Nikon L110 vs Panasonic FZ200 size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability grade of the L110 and FZ200 is 77 and 65 respectively.

Nikon L110 vs Panasonic FZ200 top view buttons comparison

Nikon L110 vs Panasonic FZ200 Sensor Comparison

Often, it is very hard to see the contrast in sensor sizes simply by viewing specifications. The picture underneath will help offer you a stronger sense of the sensor measurements in the L110 and FZ200.

Plainly, both of the cameras have the same sensor dimensions and the exact same resolution and you can expect comparable quality of pictures though you need to consider the age of the cameras into account. The more aged L110 will be disadvantaged in sensor innovation.

Nikon L110 vs Panasonic FZ200 sensor size comparison

Nikon L110 vs Panasonic FZ200 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon L110 vs Panasonic FZ200 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon L110 Portrait photography advice
Panasonic FZ200 Portrait photography advice
lack of manual focus
no manual mode
external flash not possible
MP count low (12 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
focusing manually
high flash sync (1/4,000 seconds)
has face detect focusing
delivers RAW files
low megapixels (12MP)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
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Street Comparison

Nikon L110 Street photography features
Panasonic FZ200 Street photography features
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no articulating screen
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
screen can move to multiple angles
image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW files
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
heavier than competitors (588 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Nikon L110 as a Sports photography camera
Panasonic FZ200 as a Sports photography camera
excellent zoom range (28-420mm 15.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no shutter priority
MP count low (12 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus
great zoom range (25-600mm 24.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
has tracking focus
good battery life (540 CIPA)
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Nikon L110 as a Travel photography camera
Panasonic FZ200 as a Travel photography camera
has built in flash
relatively wide (28mm)
very long zoom (420mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse function
MP count low (12MP)
display isn't selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
good battery life (540 per charge)
has built in flash
selfie friendly screen
decently wide (25mm)
great zoom (600mm)
lack of Time Lapse mode
heavier than competitors (588g)
low megapixels (12MP)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon L110 Landscape photography info
Panasonic FZ200 Landscape photography info
relatively wide (28mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lack of manual focus
cannot change lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
no manual mode
MP count low (12MP)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
doesn't have Time Lapse function
focusing manually
decently wide (25mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW files
good battery life (540 shots)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
low megapixels (12MP)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon L110 Vlogging factors
Panasonic FZ200 Vlogging factors
relatively wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
display isn't selfie friendly
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pxls)
doesn't have mic socket
decently wide (25mm)
selfie friendly screen
image stabilization (Optical)
has face detect focusing
high video quality (1920 x 1080 pxls)
does have mic port
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
heavier than competitors (588g)
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Nikon L110 vs Panasonic FZ200 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon L110 and Panasonic FZ200
 Nikon Coolpix L110Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
General Information
Brand Nikon Panasonic
Model Nikon Coolpix L110 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Released 2010-02-03 2012-07-18
Body design Compact SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Processor Expeed C2 Venus Engine VII FHD
Sensor type CCD 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 12 megapixels 12 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution 4000 x 3000 4000 x 3000
Max native ISO 1600 3200
Max enhanced ISO 6400 6400
Lowest native ISO 80 100
RAW data
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Number of focus points - 23
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-420mm (15.0x) 25-600mm (24.0x)
Maximum aperture f/3.5-5.4 f/2.8
Macro focus range 1cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Range of display Fixed Type Fully Articulated
Display size 3 inches 3 inches
Resolution of display 460 thousand dot 460 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Touch functionality
Display technology - Free-Angle TFT Screen LCD Display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 1,312 thousand dot
Viewfinder coverage - 100%
Minimum shutter speed 8s 60s
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000s 1/4000s
Continuous shutter speed 13.0fps 12.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation - Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range - 13.50 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in, Slow Syncro Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Fastest flash sync - 1/4000s
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 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 1280x720 1920x1080
Video data format H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Wireless None None
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 406 grams (0.90 pounds) 588 grams (1.30 pounds)
Physical dimensions 109 x 74 x 78mm (4.3" x 2.9" x 3.1") 125 x 87 x 110mm (4.9" x 3.4" x 4.3")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested 37
DXO Color Depth score not tested 19.1
DXO Dynamic range score not tested 10.8
DXO Low light score not tested 114
Battery life - 540 photos
Battery form - Battery Pack
Battery model 4 x AA -
Self timer Yes (3 sec or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 secs)
Time lapse feature
Storage media SD/SDHC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage slots Single Single
Retail pricing $280 $499