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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
480 fps
Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

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
Battery life
Great battery life
540 shots
 
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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 Significantly 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
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The HS50EXR's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
High-speed framerate Higher speed movies 480 fps vs 240 fps
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2x higher fps
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Battery life Longer battery life 600 shots vs 540 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
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 $337.00 vs $365.00
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The best price we've seen is $28 cheaper (around 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
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 Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack You can plug a microphone into both of these Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Battery life Very long battery life Help
              HS50EXR:600 shots
              DMC-FZ200:540 shots
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              HS50EXR:480 fps
              DMC-FZ200:240 fps
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              HS50EXR:5.7"
              DMC-FZ200:4.3"
              Weight Heavy Help
              HS50EXR:808 g
              DMC-FZ200:588 g
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              HS50EXR:$337.00
              DMC-FZ200:$365.00
              Size Large Help
              HS50EXR:135x101x146 mm
              DMC-FZ200:125x87x110 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

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

              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

              $399 - $400

              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

              $298

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              External mic jack Lacks and external mic jack
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $468 - $478

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly higher boost light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $398

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly higher boost light sensitivity
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
              Fujifilm X-S1

              Fujifilm X-S1

              Pro digicam

              $320 - $675

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $427 - $447

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly higher boost light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Fujifilm FinePix S1

              Fujifilm FinePix S1

              Super zoom

              $374 - $471

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Super zoom

              $245 - $436

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Zoom Less zoom
              Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

              Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

              Super zoom

              $255 - $305

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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Leica V-Lux 4

              Leica V-Lux 4

              Super zoom

              $899

              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.