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

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Size
Really small
Prosumer size 124x82x92 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 
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Advantages of the Fujifilm X-S1

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Overall image quality Significantly better image quality 49.0 vs 40.0
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More than 20% better image quality
Sensor size Much 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 Significantly 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
Color depth Better color depth 20.4 bits vs 19.4 bits
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Distinguishes 1 more bits of color
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
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
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.2 EV vs 10.9 EV
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0.3 f-stops more dynamic range
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Battery life Longer battery life 460 shots vs 410 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
Lowest price Much cheaper $349.00 vs $703.74
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The best price we've seen is $355 cheaper (2x less)
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
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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
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              External mic jack You can plug a microphone into both of these Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              X-S1:1080p @ 30fps
              DMC-FZ150:1080p @ 60fps
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              X-S1:460 shots
              DMC-FZ150:410 shots
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              X-S1:$349.00
              DMC-FZ150:$703.74
              Weight Heavy Help
              X-S1:920 g
              DMC-FZ150:528 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              X-S1:5.9"
              DMC-FZ150:3.6"
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              X-S1:11.2 EV
              DMC-FZ150:10.9 EV
              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.

              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              X-S1:26x
              DMC-FZ150:24x

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $409 - $552

              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 way more 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 FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix FZ70

              Super zoom

              $265 - $298

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Super zoom

              $249 - $409

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $398

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $449 - $520 body only

              $545 - $696 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 - $580 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage

              Fujifilm X-S1 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $349 - $441

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Sensor size Much smaller sensor
              True resolution Lower true resolution
              Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

              Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

              Super zoom

              $249 - $352

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Size Significantly smaller
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Sensor size Much smaller sensor
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

              Pro digicam

              $1,298

              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Zoom Less zoom
              Lowest price Much more expensive
              Fujifilm FinePix S1

              Fujifilm FinePix S1

              Super zoom

              $447 - $499

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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $324 - $430

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Zoom More zoom
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Super zoom

              $365

              Lowest price Much cheaper
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48

              Super zoom

              Size Slightly smaller
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Super zoom

              $469

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

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