Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 vs Fujifilm X-S1

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Really small
Size
Professional size (125×87×110 mm)
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
12 fps
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
3.15x
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm X-S1

Sensor size
Large sensor
2/3" 8.8x6.6mm
Focus points
Many focus points
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External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Battery life
Great battery life
460 shots

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differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm X-S1

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Overall image quality
Better image quality
49.0 vs 37.0
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More than 30% better image quality
Focus points
Many more focus points
49 vs 23
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Sensor size
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
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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0.8 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 2 f-stops better
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ200

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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
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Size
Much smaller
125×87×110 mm vs 135×107×149 mm
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More than 40% smaller
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly 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
Longest exposure
Significantly longer exposures
60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$361.99 vs $438.82
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The best price we've seen is $77 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-FZ200540 shots
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1.0 cm
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Focus points Many focus points Help
              X-S149
              DMC-FZ20023
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Longest exposure Long exposures Help
              X-S130s
              DMC-FZ20060s
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              X-S15.9"
              DMC-FZ2004.3"
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              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
              Size Large Help
              X-S1135×107×149 mm
              DMC-FZ200125×87×110 mm
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              X-S1216 ISO
              DMC-FZ200114 ISO
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              X-S149.0
              DMC-FZ20037.0

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              460k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              X-S126x
              DMC-FZ20024x
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              X-S11080p @ 30fps
              DMC-FZ2001080p @ 60fps

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $220 - $228

              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 Significantly shorter exposures
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $428 - $448

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
              Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Super zoom

              $394 - $480

              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

              $620 - $798

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

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $300 - $350

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Nikon Coolpix P610

              Nikon Coolpix P610

              Super zoom

              $374 - $427

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $304

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

              Fujifilm X-S1 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Fujifilm X-S1.

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

              Super zoom

              $598

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

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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.