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Panasonic ZS200 vs Panasonic FP8

Portability
86
Imaging
54
Features
66
Overall
58
Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP8 front
Portability
95
Imaging
35
Features
20
Overall
29

Panasonic ZS200 vs Panasonic FP8 Key Specs

Panasonic ZS200
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 125 - 12800 (Expand to 25600)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 24-360mm (F3.3-6.4) lens
  • 340g - 111 x 66 x 45mm
  • Introduced February 2018
  • Alternate Name is Lumix DC-TZ200
  • Earlier Model is Panasonic ZS100
Panasonic FP8
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-128mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 151g - 96 x 60 x 20mm
  • Released July 2009
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Panasonic ZS200 vs Panasonic FP8 Overview

Lets look a little more in depth at the Panasonic ZS200 vs Panasonic FP8, one being a Large Sensor Compact and the other is a Ultracompact and both of them are designed by Panasonic. There exists a crucial gap among the image resolutions of the ZS200 (20MP) and FP8 (12MP) and the ZS200 (1") and FP8 (1/2.3") offer different sensor measurements.

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The ZS200 was released 8 years later than the FP8 and that is a fairly serious gap as far as camera technology is concerned. Both of these cameras have different body design with the Panasonic ZS200 being a Large Sensor Compact camera and the Panasonic FP8 being a Ultracompact camera.

Before delving straight to a complete comparison, here is a quick summary of how the ZS200 matches up versus the FP8 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic ZS200 over the Panasonic FP8

 ZS200 FP8 
ReleasedFebruary 2018July 2009More recent by 105 months
Manual focus More accurate focusing
Display dimensions3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution1240k230kClearer display (+1010k dot)
Touch display Easily navigate

Reasons to pick Panasonic FP8 over the Panasonic ZS200

 FP8 ZS200 

Common features in the Panasonic ZS200 and Panasonic FP8

 ZS200 FP8 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Neither provides selfie screen

Panasonic ZS200 vs Panasonic FP8 Physical Comparison

In case you're going to lug around your camera frequently, you should consider its weight and proportions. The Panasonic ZS200 provides outside measurements of 111mm x 66mm x 45mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.8") with a weight of 340 grams (0.75 lbs) whilst the Panasonic FP8 has measurements of 96mm x 60mm x 20mm (3.8" x 2.4" x 0.8") along with a weight of 151 grams (0.33 lbs).

Take a look at the Panasonic ZS200 vs Panasonic FP8 in the new Camera with Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Keep in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary dependant on the lens you choose at that moment. Here is a front view dimension comparison of the ZS200 vs the FP8.

Panasonic ZS200 vs Panasonic FP8 size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability score of the ZS200 and FP8 is 86 and 95 respectively.

Panasonic ZS200 vs Panasonic FP8 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic ZS200 vs Panasonic FP8 Sensor Comparison

Quite often, it can be hard to imagine the gap in sensor measurements merely by researching technical specs. The photograph here will provide you a much better sense of the sensor measurements in the ZS200 and FP8.

As you have seen, the two cameras have different megapixels and different sensor measurements. The ZS200 due to its larger sensor is going to make getting shallower depth of field less difficult and the Panasonic ZS200 will result in greater detail as a result of its extra 8MP. Greater resolution can also make it easier to crop pics a bit more aggressively. The newer ZS200 should have an advantage in sensor innovation.

Panasonic ZS200 vs Panasonic FP8 sensor size comparison

Panasonic ZS200 vs Panasonic FP8 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic ZS200 vs Panasonic FP8 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic ZS200 Portrait photography details
Panasonic FP8 Portrait photography details
65
you can focus manually
MP count decent (20MP)
nice sensor size (1")
features face detect autofocus
exports RAW files
can't use external flash
21
lack of manual focus
manual mode not available
no external flash support
low resolution (12 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Panasonic ZS200 Street photography highlights
Panasonic FP8 Street photography highlights
77
has image stabilization (Optical)
nice sensor size (1")
exports RAW files
offers touch focus
no articulating screen
55
built in image stabilization (Optical)
screen is fixed
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW files
more heavy than competitors in class (151 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic ZS200 Sports photography features
Panasonic FP8 Sports photography features
70
excellent zoom range (24-360mm 15.0 x zoom)
silent mode (1/16,000 seconds)
has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (20MP)
nice sensor size (1")
features tracking focus
great battery power (370 CIPA)
has no phase detect autofocus
24
built in image stabilization (Optical)
low maximum shutter speed (1/1,300s)
max frames per second low (2.0 frames per second)
lack of shutter priority mode
low resolution (12 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic ZS200 Travel photography advice
Panasonic FP8 Travel photography advice
76
great battery power (370 per charge)
connects via bluetooth
offers touch focus
MP count decent (20MP)
built-in flash
rather wide (24mm)
great zoom (360mm)
doesn't offer selfie friendly screen
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
56
built-in flash
fairly wide (28mm)
lack of Timelapse function
more heavy than competitors in class (151g)
low resolution (12MP)
does not posses selfie friendly display
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Panasonic ZS200
Landscape photography with Panasonic FP8
70
you can focus manually
rather wide (24mm)
nice screen size (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (20 megapixels)
nice sensor size (1")
exports RAW files
great battery power (370 per charge)
cannot change lenses (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
32
fairly wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lack of manual focus
can't change lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
screen is small (2.7")
manual mode not available
low resolution (12MP)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW files
lack of Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic ZS200 Vlogging info
Panasonic FP8 Vlogging info
35
rather wide (24mm)
has touchscreen
has image stabilization (Optical)
features face detect autofocus
high quality video (3840 x 2160 pixels)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
doesn't offer selfie friendly screen
doesn't have microphone support
28
fairly wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
does not posses selfie friendly display
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pxls)
lack of external microphone socket
more heavy than competitors in class (151g)
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Panasonic ZS200 vs Panasonic FP8 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic ZS200 and Panasonic FP8
 Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP8
General Information
Manufacturer Panasonic Panasonic
Model type Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP8
Also referred to as Lumix DC-TZ200 -
Category Large Sensor Compact Ultracompact
Introduced 2018-02-13 2009-07-27
Physical type Large Sensor Compact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Powered by Venus Engine Venus Engine V
Sensor type MOS CCD
Sensor size 1" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 13.2 x 8.8mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor area 116.2mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 20MP 12MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 5472 x 3648 4000 x 3000
Maximum native ISO 12800 6400
Maximum enhanced ISO 25600 -
Min native ISO 125 80
RAW data
Min enhanced ISO 80 -
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Total focus points 49 11
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 24-360mm (15.0x) 28-128mm (4.6x)
Maximal aperture f/3.3-6.4 f/3.3-5.9
Macro focusing range 5cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 2.7 5.9
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 3 inches 2.7 inches
Display resolution 1,240 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 2,330 thousand dots -
Viewfinder coverage 100% -
Viewfinder magnification 0.53x -
Features
Minimum shutter speed 60s 60s
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000s 1/1300s
Fastest quiet shutter speed 1/16000s -
Continuous shutter rate 10.0 frames/s 2.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 6.80 m (at Auto ISO) 5.50 m
Flash settings 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, Slow Sync
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
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 format MPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264 Motion JPEG
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB Yes USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 340 grams (0.75 lbs) 151 grams (0.33 lbs)
Physical dimensions 111 x 66 x 45mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.8") 96 x 60 x 20mm (3.8" x 2.4" x 0.8")
DXO scores
DXO Overall 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 shots -
Type of battery 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 card, Internal
Card slots One One
Retail cost $800 $300