Updated (July, 2012): Compare the Fujifilm X-S1 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Fujifilm X-S1

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm X-S1

External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Badge
Autofocuses shooting video
Contrast detection
Focus points
Many focus points
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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Size
Really small
Prosumer size 124x82x92 mm
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Badge
Autofocuses shooting video
Contrast detection
 
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differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm X-S1

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Overall image quality Better image quality 49.0 vs 40.0
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More than 20% better image quality
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor 2/3" 8.8x6.6mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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More than 2x larger sensor
True resolution Higher true resolution 12 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Focus points More focus points 49 vs 23
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 216 ISO vs 132 ISO
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The X-S1 has a slight edge (0.7 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.2 EV vs 10.9 EV
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0.3 f-stops more dynamic range
Color depth Better color depth 20.4 bits vs 19.4 bits
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Distinguishes 1 more bits of color
Battery life Longer battery life 460 shots vs 410 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The X-S1's boost ISO is 1 f-stop better
Zoom Slightly more zoom 26x vs 24x
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Around 20% more zoom
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ150

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Size Much smaller 124x82x92 mm vs 135x107x149 mm
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2.3x smaller
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 220 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Weight Much lighter 528 g vs 920 g
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More than 40% lighter
Thickness Significantly thinner 3.6" vs 5.9"
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Around 40% thinner
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 12 fps vs 7 fps
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More than 70% faster continuous shooting
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $350.00 vs $399.99
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The best price we've seen is $50 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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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 Great battery life Help
              X-S1:460 shots
              DMC-FZ150:410 shots
              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
              Weight Heavy Help
              X-S1:920 g
              DMC-FZ150:528 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              X-S1:5.9"
              DMC-FZ150:3.6"
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              X-S1:11.2 EV
              DMC-FZ150:10.9 EV
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              X-S1:20.4 bits
              DMC-FZ150:19.4 bits
              Size Large Help
              X-S1:135x107x149 mm
              DMC-FZ150:124x82x92 mm
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              X-S1:216 ISO
              DMC-FZ150:132 ISO
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              X-S1:49.0
              DMC-FZ150:40.0

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              X-S1:26x
              DMC-FZ150:24x
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              460k dots

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $367 - $536

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              External mic jack Lacks and external mic jack
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Pro digicam

              $847 - $898

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $280 - $319

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              External mic jack Lacks and external mic jack
              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Super zoom

              $299

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $273 body only

              $640 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $397

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW

              Fujifilm X-S1 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $316

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor
              True resolution Lower true resolution
              Fujifilm FinePix S1

              Fujifilm FinePix S1

              Super zoom

              $396 - $499

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Size Significantly smaller
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor
              Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro

              Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro

              Pro DSLR

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Size Significantly smaller
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

              Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

              Super zoom

              $390

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Size Significantly smaller
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $315

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Zoom More zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Super zoom

              $428

              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Leica V-Lux 3

              Leica V-Lux 3

              Super zoom

              $936

              Lowest price Much more expensive

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