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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Size
Really small
Professional size 125x87x110 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
3.15x
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm X-S1

True resolution
High true resolution
12 MP
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Sensor size
Large sensor
2/3" 8.8x6.6mm
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 
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Advantages of the Fujifilm X-S1

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Overall image quality Significantly better image quality 49.0 vs 37.0
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More than 30% 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
Color depth Better color depth 20.4 bits vs 19.1 bits
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Distinguishes 1.3 more bits of color
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 114 ISO
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The X-S1 has a slight edge (0.9 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.2 EV vs 10.8 EV
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0.4 f-stops more dynamic range
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
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Zoom Slightly more zoom 26x vs 24x
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Around 20% more zoom
Lowest price Cheaper $349.00 vs $409.00
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The best price we've seen is $60 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ200

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Size Much smaller 125x87x110 mm vs 135x107x149 mm
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More than 40% smaller
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
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
Weight Significantly lighter 588 g vs 920 g
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Around 40% lighter
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
Thickness Thinner 4.3" vs 5.9"
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Around 30% thinner
Longest exposure Longer exposures 60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
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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
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              X-S1:460 shots
              DMC-FZ200:540 shots
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              X-S1:1080p @ 30fps
              DMC-FZ200:1080p @ 60fps
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              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
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              X-S1:5.9"
              DMC-FZ200:4.3"
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              X-S1:$349.00
              DMC-FZ200:$409.00
              Weight Heavy Help
              X-S1:920 g
              DMC-FZ200:588 g
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              X-S1:11.2 EV
              DMC-FZ200:10.8 EV
              Size Large Help
              X-S1:135x107x149 mm
              DMC-FZ200:125x87x110 mm
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              X-S1:20.4 bits
              DMC-FZ200:19.1 bits
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              X-S1:216 ISO
              DMC-FZ200:114 ISO
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              X-S1:49.0
              DMC-FZ200:37.0

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              X-S1:26x
              DMC-FZ200:24x

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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
              External mic jack Lacks and external mic jack
              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $349 - $441

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              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
              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $319 - $377

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

              Pro digicam

              $1,298

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $468

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

              Fujifilm X-S1 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Super zoom

              $249 - $409

              Size Significantly smaller
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Sensor size Much smaller sensor
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Leica V-Lux 4

              Leica V-Lux 4

              Super zoom

              $873

              Lowest price Much more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Super zoom

              $704

              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Size Smaller
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Battery life Shorter battery life

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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.