Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 vs Fujifilm X-S1

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

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Fujifilm X-S1

64

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Really small
Size
Professional size 125x87x110 mm
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
12 fps
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
3.15x
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm X-S1

True resolution
High true resolution
12 MP
Sensor size
Large sensor
2/3" 8.8x6.6mm
Focus points
Many focus points
49
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone

differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm X-S1

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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
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 1 f-stop better
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ200

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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
125x87x110 mm vs 135x107x149 mm
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More than 40% smaller
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
12 fps vs 7 fps
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More than 70% faster continuous shooting
Battery life
Longer battery life
540 shots vs 460 shots
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Around 20% more shots per battery charge
Weight
Significantly lighter
588 g vs 920 g
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Around 40% lighter
Thickness
Thinner
4.3" vs 5.9"
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Around 30% thinner
Lowest price
Cheaper
$337.15 vs $429.99
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The best price we've seen is $93 cheaper (more than 20% less)
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
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recommendations

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
              Battery life Very long battery life Help
              X-S1460 shots
              DMC-FZ200540 shots
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.8
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              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
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              X-S15.9"
              DMC-FZ2004.3"
              Weight Heavy Help
              X-S1920 g
              DMC-FZ200588 g
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              X-S111.2 EV
              DMC-FZ20010.8 EV
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              X-S120.4 bits
              DMC-FZ20019.1 bits
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              X-S1216 ISO
              DMC-FZ200114 ISO
              Size Large Help
              X-S1135x107x149 mm
              DMC-FZ200125x87x110 mm
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              X-S149.0
              DMC-FZ20037.0
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO

              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-S126x
              DMC-FZ20024x
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              460k dots

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $248 - $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

              $677 - $898

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Movie format Records very high quality movies
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $329 - $430

              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

              $448 - $473

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $336

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Super zoom

              $480 - $500

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $279 - $345

              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 HS30 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Super zoom

              $332

              3D Takes 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200.

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              dougsinnott (0:35 PM, October 16, 2013)
              In the comparisons with DSLRs,the review makes no mention of the great zoom lens on the XS1,and how much a DSLR would weigh with a comparable range of lenses,or cost!
              The XS1 also has several functions not mentioned,which work very well,I.e the Pro low light mode,and the Pro focus modes.
              The Auto EXR mode is also very effective,all hardly mentioned at all.
              It is also better built than the HS50,and has a better EVF.
              So all in all,not a fair comparison,as it all seemed very superficial,and biased,as usual,in favour of DSLRs.