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Panasonic FZ200 vs Samsung WB35F

Portability
65
Imaging
36
Features
64
Overall
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 front
 
Samsung WB35F front
Portability
93
Imaging
40
Features
33
Overall
37

Panasonic FZ200 vs Samsung WB35F Key Specs

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
  • Revealed July 2012
  • Previous Model is Panasonic FZ100
  • Successor is Panasonic FZ300
Samsung WB35F
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-288mm (F3.1-6.3) lens
  • 194g - 101 x 61 x 28mm
  • Announced January 2014
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Panasonic FZ200 vs Samsung WB35F Overview

Here, we will be reviewing the Panasonic FZ200 vs Samsung WB35F, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras by rivals Panasonic and Samsung. There is a considerable difference among the sensor resolutions of the FZ200 (12MP) and WB35F (16MP) but both cameras boast the identical sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The FZ200 was unveiled 17 months earlier than the WB35F which makes them a generation away from each other. The two cameras feature different body design with the Panasonic FZ200 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera and the Samsung WB35F being a Compact camera.

Before delving straight to a step-by-step comparison, here is a short summary of how the FZ200 scores vs the WB35F in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic FZ200 over the Samsung WB35F

 FZ200 WB35F 
Screen typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating screen
Screen size3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution460k230kSharper screen (+230k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies

Reasons to pick Samsung WB35F over the Panasonic FZ200

 WB35F FZ200 
AnnouncedJanuary 2014July 2012More modern by 17 months

Common features in the Panasonic FZ200 and Samsung WB35F

 FZ200 WB35F 
Manual focus Dial accurate focus
Touch friendly screen No Touch friendly screen

Panasonic FZ200 vs Samsung WB35F Physical Comparison

If you're looking to carry around your camera often, you should factor in its weight and measurements. The Panasonic FZ200 has got exterior measurements of 125mm x 87mm x 110mm (4.9" x 3.4" x 4.3") having a weight of 588 grams (1.30 lbs) whilst the Samsung WB35F has proportions of 101mm x 61mm x 28mm (4.0" x 2.4" x 1.1") having a weight of 194 grams (0.43 lbs).

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Bear in mind, the weight of an ILC will vary depending on the lens you have attached during that time. Here is a front view proportions comparison of the FZ200 and the WB35F.

Panasonic FZ200 vs Samsung WB35F size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability grade of the FZ200 and WB35F is 65 and 93 respectively.

Panasonic FZ200 vs Samsung WB35F top view buttons comparison

Panasonic FZ200 vs Samsung WB35F Sensor Comparison

Usually, it's tough to envision the gap in sensor sizes only by seeing specs. The image below may give you a better sense of the sensor sizing in the FZ200 and WB35F.

As you can plainly see, both cameras feature the identical sensor size albeit not the same megapixels. You can expect the Samsung WB35F to provide extra detail having an extra 4MP. Higher resolution will enable you to crop photographs way more aggressively. The more aged FZ200 will be behind with regard to sensor technology.

Panasonic FZ200 vs Samsung WB35F sensor size comparison

Panasonic FZ200 vs Samsung WB35F Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic FZ200 vs Samsung WB35F Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic FZ200 Portrait photography features
Samsung WB35F Portrait photography features
48
has manual focus
high flash sync speed (1/4,000 seconds)
offers face detection autofocus
delivers RAW formats
low megapixels (12MP)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
37
focusing manually
good resolution (16 megapixels)
manual mode not available
external flash not possible
very small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Panasonic FZ200 Street photography factors
Samsung WB35F Street photography factors
57
fully articulated screen
has image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW formats
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
more heavy than others in class (588 grams)
62
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than average (194g)
no articulating screen
very small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic FZ200 as a Sports photography camera
Samsung WB35F as a Sports photography camera
46
amazing zoom range (25-600mm 24.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
offers tracking autofocus
great battery life (540 shots)
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect autofocus
40
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (16MP)
lack of shutter priority mode
very small sensor (1/2.3")
has no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic FZ200 as a Travel photography camera
Samsung WB35F as a Travel photography camera
55
great battery life (540 shots)
built-in flash
screen is selfie friendly
really wide (25mm)
long reach (600mm)
missing Timelapse recording
more heavy than others in class (588 grams)
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
70
lighter than average (194 grams)
good resolution (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
relatively wide (24mm)
great zoom (288mm)
no Timelapse function
display isn't selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f3.1)
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic FZ200 as a Landscape photography camera
Samsung WB35F as a Landscape photography camera
48
has manual focus
really wide (25mm)
nice screen size (3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW formats
great battery life (540 CIPA)
can't swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
low megapixels (12MP)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
missing Timelapse recording
43
focusing manually
relatively wide (24mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (16 megapixels)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.1)
screen is somewhat small (2.7")
manual mode not available
very small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
no Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic FZ200 Vlogging advice
Samsung WB35F Vlogging advice
63
really wide (25mm)
screen is selfie friendly
has image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detection autofocus
great video quality (1920 x 1080 pxls)
comes with external microphone port
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
more heavy than others in class (588 grams)
31
relatively wide (24mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than average (194 grams)
slow max aperture (f3.1)
display isn't selfie friendly
low res video (1280 x 720 pixels)
no microphone support
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Panasonic FZ200 vs Samsung WB35F Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic FZ200 and Samsung WB35F
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200Samsung WB35F
General Information
Company Panasonic Samsung
Model Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Samsung WB35F
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Revealed 2012-07-18 2014-01-07
Physical type SLR-like (bridge) Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip Venus Engine VII FHD -
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixel 16 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Peak resolution 4000 x 3000 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 3200 3200
Highest enhanced ISO 6400 -
Lowest native ISO 100 80
RAW support
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch focus
AF continuous
Single AF
Tracking AF
Selective AF
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Number of focus points 23 -
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 25-600mm (24.0x) 24-288mm (12.0x)
Max aperture f/2.8 f/3.1-6.3
Macro focus range 1cm -
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of display Fully Articulated Fixed Type
Display sizing 3 inches 2.7 inches
Resolution of display 460 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Display tech Free-Angle TFT Screen LCD Display -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 1,312 thousand dots -
Viewfinder coverage 100% -
Features
Minimum shutter speed 60 seconds 8 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shutter rate 12.0fps -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes -
Change WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 13.50 m -
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync -
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Fastest flash synchronize 1/4000 seconds -
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported 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) 1280 x 720
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video file format MPEG-4, AVCHD -
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) none
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 588g (1.30 lb) 194g (0.43 lb)
Physical dimensions 125 x 87 x 110mm (4.9" x 3.4" x 4.3") 101 x 61 x 28mm (4.0" x 2.4" x 1.1")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score 37 not tested
DXO Color Depth score 19.1 not tested
DXO Dynamic range score 10.8 not tested
DXO Low light score 114 not tested
Other
Battery life 540 pictures -
Form of battery Battery Pack -
Battery model - BP70A
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs) -
Time lapse recording
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal MicroSD, MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Card slots 1 1
Retail pricing $499 $130