Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Winner
Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

78

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

74

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

Great zoom
Zoom
41.7x
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
480 fps
Phase detection autofocus
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fast and accurate
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Battery life
Great battery life
540 shots
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies

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

Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR Competitors

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Super zoom

$178 - $257

Size Smaller
Weight Lighter
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Fujifilm X-S1

Fujifilm X-S1

Pro digicam

$823

Sensor size Larger sensor
True resolution Slightly higher true resolution
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

Super zoom

$700

Size Smaller
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Competitors

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI

Travel zoom

$1,198

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Significantly smaller
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)

Super zoom

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Super zoom

$322

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

discussion

Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR
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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.