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

Fujifilm X-S1 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Winner
Fujifilm X-S1

66

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

56

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm X-S1

Large sensor
Sensor size
2/3" 8.8x6.6mm
Great battery life
Battery life
460 shots
Many focus points
Focus points
49
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Size
Really small
Prosumer size (124×82×92 mm)
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
12 fps
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Thickness
Thin
3.6"

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differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm X-S1

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Focus points
Significantly more focus points
49 vs 23
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Sensor size
Significantly larger sensor
2/3" 8.8x6.6mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
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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
Battery life
Longer battery life
460 shots vs 410 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
Wide angle
Slightly better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Light sensitivity (boost)
Better boost ISO
12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The X-S1's boost ISO is 2 f-stops better
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ150

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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Size
Much smaller
124×82×92 mm vs 135×107×149 mm
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2.3x smaller
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
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
12 fps vs 7 fps
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More than 70% faster continuous shooting
Weight
Significantly 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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$354.72 vs $423.75
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The best price we've seen is $69 cheaper (around 20% less)
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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
              Battery life Very long battery life Help
              X-S1460 shots
              DMC-FZ150410 shots
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1.0 cm
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              X-S15.9"
              DMC-FZ1503.6"
              Weight Heavy Help
              X-S1920 g
              DMC-FZ150528 g
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              X-S111.2 EV
              DMC-FZ15010.9 EV
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              X-S120.4 bits
              DMC-FZ15019.4 bits
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              X-S1216 ISO
              DMC-FZ150132 ISO
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Size Large Help
              X-S1135×107×149 mm
              DMC-FZ150124×82×92 mm
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              X-S149.0
              DMC-FZ15040.0

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.8
              Common Weaknesses
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              X-S126x
              DMC-FZ15024x
              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

              $362 - $398

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $210 - $298

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Pro digicam

              $599 - $898

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Movie format Records very high quality movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $318 - $398

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $329 - $349

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $393 - $448

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $260

              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

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $303 - $311

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

              Fujifilm FinePix S1

              Super zoom

              $379 - $479

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Olympus Stylus 1

              Olympus Stylus 1

              Pro digicam

              $405 - $626

              Size Much smaller
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $343

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Zoom More zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48

              Super zoom

              $470

              Size Slightly smaller
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              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

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

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