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Panasonic ZS200 vs Panasonic FH5

Portability
86
Imaging
54
Features
66
Overall
58
Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH5 front
Portability
96
Imaging
39
Features
31
Overall
35

Panasonic ZS200 vs Panasonic FH5 Key Specs

Panasonic ZS200
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 125 - 12800 (Boost to 25600)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 24-360mm (F3.3-6.4) lens
  • 340g - 111 x 66 x 45mm
  • Announced February 2018
  • Also Known as Lumix DC-TZ200
  • Replaced the Panasonic ZS100
Panasonic FH5
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-112mm (F3.1-6.5) lens
  • 121g - 94 x 54 x 19mm
  • Launched January 2011
  • Also Known as Lumix DMC-FS18
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Panasonic ZS200 vs Panasonic FH5 Overview

Here, we are contrasting the Panasonic ZS200 versus Panasonic FH5, one being a Large Sensor Compact and the other is a Small Sensor Compact and they are both designed by Panasonic. There exists a big gap between the sensor resolutions of the ZS200 (20MP) and FH5 (16MP) and the ZS200 (1") and FH5 (1/2.3") posses totally different sensor measurements.

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The ZS200 was released 7 years later than the FH5 and that is quite a big gap as far as technology is concerned. The two cameras feature different body design with the Panasonic ZS200 being a Large Sensor Compact camera and the Panasonic FH5 being a Compact camera.

Before we go right into a full comparison, here is a quick introduction of how the ZS200 grades against the FH5 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic ZS200 over the Panasonic FH5

 ZS200 FH5 
LaunchedFebruary 2018January 2011Fresher by 87 months
Manual focus Very precise focusing
Display size3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution1240k230kSharper display (+1010k dot)
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Reasons to pick Panasonic FH5 over the Panasonic ZS200

 FH5 ZS200 

Common features in the Panasonic ZS200 and Panasonic FH5

 ZS200 FH5 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Neither comes with selfie screen

Panasonic ZS200 vs Panasonic FH5 Physical Comparison

If you are going to carry your camera regularly, you will want to think about its weight and measurements. The Panasonic ZS200 comes with exterior dimensions of 111mm x 66mm x 45mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.8") accompanied by a weight of 340 grams (0.75 lbs) while the Panasonic FH5 has proportions of 94mm x 54mm x 19mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.7") with a weight of 121 grams (0.27 lbs).

Analyze the Panasonic ZS200 versus Panasonic FH5 in the new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Keep in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ based on the lens you have chosen during that time. Below is a front view proportions comparison of the ZS200 compared to the FH5.

Panasonic ZS200 vs Panasonic FH5 size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability score of the ZS200 and FH5 is 86 and 96 respectively.

Panasonic ZS200 vs Panasonic FH5 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic ZS200 vs Panasonic FH5 Sensor Comparison

Typically, it's hard to see the contrast between sensor sizing purely by checking a spec sheet. The photograph underneath will help offer you a better sense of the sensor sizes in the ZS200 and FH5.

As you can see, both of those cameras feature different megapixels and different sensor sizing. The ZS200 featuring a larger sensor will make getting bokeh less difficult and the Panasonic ZS200 will resolve more detail as a result of its extra 4MP. Greater resolution will also enable you to crop photos way more aggressively. The newer ZS200 is going to have an advantage with regard to sensor tech.

Panasonic ZS200 vs Panasonic FH5 sensor size comparison

Panasonic ZS200 vs Panasonic FH5 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic ZS200 vs Panasonic FH5 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic ZS200 Portrait photography details
Panasonic FH5 Portrait photography details
65
focusing manually
decent sensor resolution (20MP)
good sensor size (1")
supports face detect focusing
exports RAW formats
no external flash support
34
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
comes with face detection focusing
focusing manually not possible
lack of manual mode
no external flash support
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Street Comparison

Panasonic ZS200 as a Street photography camera
Panasonic FH5 as a Street photography camera
77
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good sensor size (1")
exports RAW formats
features touch to focus
no moving screen
67
image stabilization (Optical)
has focus by touch
lighter than average in class (121 grams)
fixed screen
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Panasonic ZS200
Sports photography with Panasonic FH5
70
long zoom range (24-360mm 15.0 x zoom)
silent shutter (1/16,000 seconds)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (20 megapixels)
good sensor size (1")
supports tracking focus
better than average battery power (370 per charge)
lacks phase detect AF
40
image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
comes with tracking autofocus
slow continuous shooting (4.0 fps)
no shutter priority
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic ZS200 Travel photography details
Panasonic FH5 Travel photography details
76
better than average battery power (370 per charge)
has bluetooth
features touch to focus
decent sensor resolution (20MP)
flash built-in
reasonably wide (24mm)
great reach (360mm)
screen is not selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f3.3)
71
lighter than average in class (121g)
has focus by touch
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
reasonably wide (28mm)
doesn't have Timelapse mode
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic ZS200 Landscape photography advice
Panasonic FH5 Landscape photography advice
70
focusing manually
reasonably wide (24mm)
screen is a decent size (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (20MP)
good sensor size (1")
exports RAW formats
better than average battery power (370 shots)
can't switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
38
reasonably wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
focusing manually not possible
can't switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
tiny screen (2.7 inches)
lack of manual mode
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
doesn't have Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic ZS200 as a Vlogging camera
Panasonic FH5 as a Vlogging camera
35
reasonably wide (24mm)
touchscreen functionality
built in image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detect focusing
video res high (3840 x 2160 pixels)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
screen is not selfie friendly
doesn't have mic port
33
reasonably wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detection focusing
lighter than average in class (121 grams)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
video res low (1280 x 720 pixels)
doesn't have external microphone port
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Panasonic ZS200 vs Panasonic FH5 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic ZS200 and Panasonic FH5
 Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH5
General Information
Brand Name Panasonic Panasonic
Model type Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH5
Also referred to as Lumix DC-TZ200 Lumix DMC-FS18
Class Large Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Announced 2018-02-13 2011-01-05
Body design Large Sensor Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Chip Venus Engine Venus Engine IV
Sensor type MOS CCD
Sensor size 1" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 13.2 x 8.8mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor surface area 116.2mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 20MP 16MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 5472 x 3648 4608 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 12800 6400
Maximum boosted ISO 25600 -
Minimum native ISO 125 100
RAW files
Minimum boosted ISO 80 -
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Total focus points 49 11
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 24-360mm (15.0x) 28-112mm (4.0x)
Maximal aperture f/3.3-6.4 f/3.1-6.5
Macro focusing range 5cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 2.7 5.9
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3" 2.7"
Screen resolution 1,240k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 2,330k dot -
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent -
Viewfinder magnification 0.53x -
Features
Lowest shutter speed 60 secs 60 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/1600 secs
Highest silent shutter speed 1/16000 secs -
Continuous shooting speed 10.0fps 4.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 6.80 m (at Auto ISO) 3.30 m
Flash modes Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions - 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 3840x2160 1280x720
Video data format MPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264 Motion JPEG
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB Yes USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 340g (0.75 lb) 121g (0.27 lb)
Physical dimensions 111 x 66 x 45mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.8") 94 x 54 x 19mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.7")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 370 photos 260 photos
Battery form Battery Pack Battery Pack
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs, 3 shots @ 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I compatible) SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage slots Single Single
Launch pricing $800 $169