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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
480 fps
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Great battery life
Battery life
500 shots
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Size
Really small
Professional size 125x87x110 mm
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
3.15x
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 

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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
Zoom
More zoom
41.7x vs 24x
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More than 3x more zoom
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
920k dots vs 460k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
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 1 f-stop 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" 6.2x4.6mm
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Around 10% larger sensor
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$299.00 vs $350.00
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The best price we've seen is $51 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ200

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Size
Significantly smaller
125x87x110 mm vs 135x101x146 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Weight
Significantly 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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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
              HS50EXR:500 shots
              DMC-FZ200:540 shots
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              HS50EXR:480 fps
              DMC-FZ200:240 fps
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              HS50EXR:5.7"
              DMC-FZ200:4.3"
              Weight Heavy Help
              HS50EXR:808 g
              DMC-FZ200:588 g
              Size Large Help
              HS50EXR:135x101x146 mm
              DMC-FZ200:125x87x110 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              HS50EXR:11 fps
              DMC-FZ200:12 fps
              Common Weaknesses

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

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $349 - $500

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $248 - $345

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              External mic jack Lacks and external mic jack
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $468

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Pro digicam

              $792 - $898

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $320 - $397

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $398 - $499

              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

              $339 - $469

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Super zoom

              $259 - $290

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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Leica V-Lux 4

              Leica V-Lux 4

              Super zoom

              $899 - $1,143

              Lowest price Much more expensive

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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 John Wewege John Wewege (9:16 PM, February 06, 2013)
              Both cameras have free-angle or vari-angle screens - not just a flip-out screen.
               
              Avatar for John Wewege John Wewege (8:59 PM, February 06, 2013)
              Fujifilm 10.6 MP vs. Panasonic 9.6 MP - is this true?
               
              Avatar for John Wewege John Wewege (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.