Not sure how you came to a verdict FZ200 is better (lol) Look at the final verdict for both cameras. The only thing they did't like on the the canon sx50 was the smaller aperture, It scored higher than the fz 200. What they didn't like about the fz200 was dull mid tone looking pictures and luminance noise. And if you do a lot of birding (not at the zoo) the extra reach of the sx50 will be the one you wish you had. I have both panasonic and canon super zooms. I do a lot of birding, so for me I have to go with Canon, Anyway, thats my 2 cents worth. Both are great cameras. So whatever works best for you.