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

Fujifilm X-S1

Winner
Fujifilm X-S1

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

56

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm X-S1

In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Many focus points
Focus points
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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Size
Really small
Prosumer size 124x82x92 mm
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 

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
Battery life
Longer battery life
460 shots vs 410 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
Color depth
Better color depth
20.4 bits vs 19.4 bits
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Distinguishes 1 more bits of color
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
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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
$383.01 vs $409.99
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The best price we've seen is $27 cheaper (around 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
              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
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              X-S1:216 ISO
              DMC-FZ150:132 ISO
              Size Large Help
              X-S1:135x107x149 mm
              DMC-FZ150:124x82x92 mm
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              X-S1:49.0
              DMC-FZ150:40.0

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              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

              $350 - $598

              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

              $349 - $399

              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

              $820 - $898

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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $248 - $330

              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
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $398

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Super zoom

              $432

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $360 - $385 body only

              $429 - $499 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas

              Fujifilm X-S1 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $299 - $500

              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

              $339 - $499

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Size Significantly smaller
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $309 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $405

              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

              $350 - $400

              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

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