Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 vs Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

56

Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

54

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Great battery life
Battery life
540 shots
Long exposures
Longest exposure
60 seconds
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
 

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 DMC-FZ300

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Super zoom

$598

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

$279

Zoom Much more zoom
Wide angle Much better wide angle
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Super zoom

$398 - $479

Zoom Much more zoom
Wide angle Much better wide angle
Aperture Narrower aperture

Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

$359

Size Significantly smaller
Supports 24p Supports 24p
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900

Super zoom

$514 - $597

Zoom Much more zoom
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Fujifilm X-S1

Fujifilm X-S1

Pro digicam

$525

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

discussion

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
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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.