Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 vs Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

57

Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

55

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Great battery life
Battery life
540 shots
Long exposures
Longest exposure
60 seconds
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
480 fps
Badge
Phase detection autofocus
fast and accurate
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Battery life
Great battery life
500 shots

galleries

Explore our gallery of 13 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200.

competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

Super zoom

Zoom Much more zoom
Wide angle Much better wide angle
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Super zoom

$493 - $498

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Super zoom

$250

Zoom Much more zoom
Wide angle Much better wide angle
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR Competitors

Fujifilm X-T20

Fujifilm X-T20

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$899 body only

$999 with 16-50mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Size Much smaller
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Fujifilm X-S1

Fujifilm X-S1

Pro digicam

$490

Sensor size Larger sensor
Lowest price Significantly cheaper
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Fujifilm FinePix S1

Fujifilm FinePix S1

Super zoom

$1,962

Size Significantly smaller
Zoom More zoom
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

discussion

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Andrew McKenley (11:13 PM, July 24, 2013)
Do you own both cameras or have used both of them John? Which would be a better buy? I want a camera to capture shots at concerts and events and to record short video interviews.
 
Avatar for JohnDW JohnDW (9:16 PM, February 06, 2013)
Both cameras have free-angle or vari-angle screens - not just a flip-out screen.
 
Avatar for JohnDW JohnDW (8:59 PM, February 06, 2013)
Fujifilm 10.6 MP vs. Panasonic 9.6 MP - is this true?
 
Avatar for JohnDW JohnDW (8:57 PM, February 06, 2013)
"Advantages of the Panasonic FZ200" and "Reasons to Buy the FZ200" should also include a zoom lens with a constant f/2.8 maximum aperture throughout its 25-600mm range - why is it not mentioned in the comparisons with other cameras, bearing in mind that no other bridge or super zoom camera could match this? This should give the FZ 200 the edge in the scoring.