Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 vs Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

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Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

70

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
12 fps
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
3.15x
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Great battery life
Battery life
540 shots
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
480 fps
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Phase detection autofocus
fast and accurate
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone

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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.

differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm HS50EXR

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Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
920k dots vs 460k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Zoom
More zoom
41.7x vs 24x
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More than 3x more zoom
High-speed framerate
Higher speed movies
480 fps vs 240 fps
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2x higher fps
Wide angle
Slightly better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Light sensitivity (boost)
Better boost ISO
12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The HS50EXR's boost ISO is 2 f-stops better
True resolution
Higher true resolution
10.6 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture around 10% more detail in your photos
Sensor size
Slightly larger sensor
1/2" 6.4x4.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
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Around 10% larger sensor
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$303.00 vs $362.00
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The best price we've seen is $59 cheaper (around 20% less)
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ200

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Size
Significantly smaller
125×87×110 mm vs 135×101×146 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Weight
Lighter
588 g vs 808 g
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Around 30% lighter
Thickness
Thinner
4.3" vs 5.7"
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More than 20% thinner
Battery life
Longer battery life
540 shots vs 500 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
12 fps vs 11 fps
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Around 10% faster continuous shooting
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent super zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              External mic jack You can plug a microphone into both of these Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Battery life Very long battery life Help
              HS50EXR500 shots
              DMC-FZ200540 shots
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              HS50EXR480 fps
              DMC-FZ200240 fps
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.8
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              HS50EXR11 fps
              DMC-FZ20012 fps
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1.0 cm
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              HS50EXR5.7"
              DMC-FZ2004.3"
              Weight Heavy Help
              HS50EXR808 g
              DMC-FZ200588 g
              Size Large Help
              HS50EXR135×101×146 mm
              DMC-FZ200125×87×110 mm
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $210 - $228

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $329 - $366

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $393 - $398

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
              Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Super zoom

              $479 - $480

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Fujifilm X-S1

              Fujifilm X-S1

              Pro digicam

              $423

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $275 - $348

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
              Fujifilm FinePix S1

              Fujifilm FinePix S1

              Super zoom

              $299 - $400

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Super zoom

              $222

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Smaller
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Pro digicam

              $599 - $798

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Super zoom

              $357

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life

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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.