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Panasonic FZ200 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G

Portability
65
Imaging
36
Features
64
Overall
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 front
 
Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G front
Portability
90
Imaging
40
Features
44
Overall
41

Panasonic FZ200 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Key Specs

Panasonic FZ200
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • 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
  • Replaced the Panasonic FZ100
  • Successor is Panasonic FZ300
Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 4.8" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 23-481mm (F) lens
  • 305g - 129 x 71 x 19mm
  • Revealed August 2012
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Panasonic FZ200 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Overview

Lets look a bit more in depth at the Panasonic FZ200 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras by rivals Panasonic and Samsung. There exists a substantial gap among the sensor resolutions of the FZ200 (12MP) and Galaxy Camera 3G (16MP) but they possess the same exact sensor measurements (1/2.3").

Photography Glossary

The FZ200 was unveiled about the same time to the Galaxy Camera 3G which means that they are of a similar age. Both cameras offer different body type with the Panasonic FZ200 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera and the Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G being a Compact camera.

Before diving through a detailed comparison, below is a simple overview of how the FZ200 matches up versus the Galaxy Camera 3G in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic FZ200 over the Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G

 FZ200 Galaxy Camera 3G 
Manual focus More precise focus
Screen typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating screen
Screen resolution460k0kClearer screen (+460k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Reasons to pick Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G over the Panasonic FZ200

 Galaxy Camera 3G FZ200 
Screen sizing4.8"3"Bigger screen (+1.8")
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Panasonic FZ200 and Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G

 FZ200 Galaxy Camera 3G 
RevealedJuly 2012August 2012Same age

Panasonic FZ200 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Physical Comparison

For anybody who is aiming to carry around your camera frequently, you will need to think about its weight and measurements. The Panasonic FZ200 enjoys outer dimensions of 125mm x 87mm x 110mm (4.9" x 3.4" x 4.3") accompanied by a weight of 588 grams (1.30 lbs) while the Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G has proportions of 129mm x 71mm x 19mm (5.1" x 2.8" x 0.7") along with a weight of 305 grams (0.67 lbs).

Compare the Panasonic FZ200 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G in our brand new Camera plus Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into account, the weight of an ILC will vary dependant on the lens you are working with during that time. Following is the front view sizing comparison of the FZ200 and the Galaxy Camera 3G.

Panasonic FZ200 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the FZ200 and Galaxy Camera 3G is 65 and 90 respectively.

Panasonic FZ200 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G top view buttons comparison

Panasonic FZ200 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Sensor Comparison

Normally, its hard to visualise the difference in sensor sizes simply by seeing a spec sheet. The pic below will provide you a more clear sense of the sensor dimensions in the FZ200 and Galaxy Camera 3G.

As you can see, the two cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing albeit not the same megapixels. You can expect the Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G to produce more detail having an extra 4 Megapixels. Higher resolution can also make it easier to crop shots far more aggressively.

Panasonic FZ200 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G sensor size comparison

Panasonic FZ200 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic FZ200 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic FZ200 as a Portrait photography camera
Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G as a Portrait photography camera
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has manual focus
flash sync speed is above average (1/4,000 seconds)
provides face detect focusing
saves RAW formats
low MP (12MP)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
30
megapixel count decent (16MP)
lack of manual focus
lack of manual exposure
no external flash support
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Street Comparison

Panasonic FZ200 Street photography details
Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Street photography details
57
screen articulates fully
has image stabilization (Optical)
saves RAW formats
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
heavier than average in class (588 grams)
61
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than others in class (305g)
no moving screen
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic FZ200 Sports photography info
Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Sports photography info
46
incredible zoom range (25-600mm 24.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
provides tracking focus
good battery (540 shots)
low MP (12MP)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect AF
45
great zoom range (23-481mm 20.9 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (16MP)
no shutter priority mode
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic FZ200 Travel photography factors
Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Travel photography factors
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good battery (540 shots)
has built in flash
selfie friendly display
relatively wide (25mm)
great reach (600mm)
does not have Time Lapse recording
heavier than average in class (588 grams)
low MP (12MP)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
72
lighter than others in class (305g)
megapixel count decent (16MP)
pretty wide (23mm)
great reach (481mm)
good maximum aperture (f)
no Time Lapse function
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic FZ200 Landscape photography advice
Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Landscape photography advice
48
has manual focus
relatively wide (25mm)
good sized screen (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
saves RAW formats
good battery (540 per charge)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
low MP (12MP)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have Time Lapse recording
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pretty wide (23mm)
good maximum aperture (f)
screen larger than average (4.8 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (16MP)
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
lack of manual exposure
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
no Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic FZ200 Vlogging info
Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Vlogging info
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relatively wide (25mm)
selfie friendly display
has image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detect focusing
video res high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
does have mic support
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
heavier than average in class (588g)
37
pretty wide (23mm)
good maximum aperture (f)
touchscreen functionality
built in image stabilization (Optical)
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
lighter than others in class (305 grams)
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
no mic jack
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Panasonic FZ200 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic FZ200 and Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G
General Information
Manufacturer Panasonic Samsung
Model type Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Announced 2012-07-18 2012-08-29
Body design SLR-like (bridge) Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip Venus Engine VII FHD 1.4GHz Quad-Core
Sensor type CMOS BSI-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 megapixel 16 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 -
Full resolution 4000 x 3000 -
Max native ISO 3200 3200
Max boosted ISO 6400 -
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW data
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Total focus points 23 -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 25-600mm (24.0x) 23-481mm (20.9x)
Highest aperture f/2.8 -
Macro focusing distance 1cm -
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fully Articulated Fixed Type
Screen size 3 inches 4.8 inches
Resolution of screen 460 thousand dot 0 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Screen technology Free-Angle TFT Screen LCD Display 308 ppi, HD Super Clear Touch Display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 1,312 thousand dot -
Viewfinder coverage 100% -
Features
Slowest shutter speed 60 seconds -
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 seconds -
Continuous shooting speed 12.0fps -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 13.50 m no built-in flash
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync no built-in flash
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Maximum flash sync 1/4000 seconds -
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25 fps), 1280 x 720p (60, 50, 30, 25 fps), 640 x 480 (240, 120, 30, 25 fps) 1920 x 1080
Max video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video format MPEG-4, AVCHD MPEG-4, H.264
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) none
GPS None BuiltIn
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 588g (1.30 lbs) 305g (0.67 lbs)
Dimensions 125 x 87 x 110mm (4.9" x 3.4" x 4.3") 129 x 71 x 19mm (5.1" x 2.8" x 0.7")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating 37 not tested
DXO Color Depth rating 19.1 not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating 10.8 not tested
DXO Low light rating 114 not tested
Other
Battery life 540 shots -
Style of battery Battery Pack -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs) -
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal micro SD/micro SDHC/micro SDXC
Storage slots Single Single
Pricing at launch $499 $606