Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

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Fujifilm X-S1

66

Fujifilm X-S1

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
3.15x
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Great battery life
Battery life
540 shots
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm X-S1

External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Battery life
Great battery life
460 shots
Focus points
Many focus points
49
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
 

differences

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
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 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
Wide angle
Slightly better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Color depth
Better color depth
20.4 bits vs 19.1 bits
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Distinguishes 1.3 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-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
Battery life
Longer battery life
540 shots vs 460 shots
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Around 20% more shots per battery charge
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
12 fps vs 7 fps
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More than 70% faster continuous shooting
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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$350.00 vs $399.99
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The best price we've seen is $50 cheaper (more than 10% 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
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Battery life Very long battery life Help
              X-S1:460 shots
              DMC-FZ200:540 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
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              X-S1:5.9"
              DMC-FZ200:4.3"
              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
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              X-S1:20.4 bits
              DMC-FZ200:19.1 bits
              Size Large Help
              X-S1:135x107x149 mm
              DMC-FZ200:125x87x110 mm
              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

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              X-S1:26x
              DMC-FZ200:24x
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              460k dots

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $248 - $330

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              External mic jack Lacks and external mic jack
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              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
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $468

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $320 - $397

              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 FinePix HS50EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $299 - $500

              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 much 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

              $432

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Significantly smaller
              Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Leica V-Lux 4

              Leica V-Lux 4

              Super zoom

              $899 - $1,143

              Lowest price Much more expensive

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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.