Product Comparison: Fujifilm X-S1 vs Panasonic Lumix FZ200


General Specifications
Brand
Fujifilm
Panasonic
Model
X-S1
Lumix DMC-FZ200
Origin
China
Japan
About the Product
The X-S1 from Fujifilm is designed for competent photographers looking for class-leading image quality and a versatile long zoom lens.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 features a high-quality LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT 24x (25-600mm) ultra-wide angle super-zoom lens achieves full range F/2.8 aperture available throughout the entire zoom range, making it possible to capture moving subjects clearly with fast shutter speed, even from a distance. The POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) provides improved correction accuracy to minimize blur, even when zoomed, and Active Mode effectively suppresses handshake vibration in both still picture and video recording.
Key Specs
Sensor Resolution
12 MP
12.1 MP
Sensor Type
CMOS
MOS
Optical Zoom
26 x
24 x
Image Stabilization
Lens-shift
Optical

Fujifilm X-S1

Panasonic Lumix FZ200

Fujifilm X-S1

Panasonic Lumix FZ200

Size & Weight
Height
4.2 in.
3.41 in.
Width
5.3 in.
4.93 in.
Depth
5.9 in.
4.34 in.
Weight
2.08 lbs.
1.29 lbs.

Fujifilm X-S1

Panasonic Lumix FZ200

Fujifilm X-S1

Panasonic Lumix FZ200

Fujifilm X-S1

Panasonic Lumix FZ200

Fujifilm X-S1

Panasonic Lumix FZ200

What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Fujifilm X-S1 Digital Camera (12MP, 26x Optical Zoom) 3 inch Tiltable LCD Screen
  • The size, weight, build & focal length of this beauty make it the ideal 'jack of all trades' camera.
  • It really is the most versatile "one size fits all" solution there currently is in my opinion.
  • Everything arrived in good condition and it feels very solidly constructed. Size and weight are about the same as my Nikon D5000 with the standard 18-55mm kit lens.
  • Its my first camera and im very happy with it. its not reflex but is better in weight and as all manual funtions. I suggest it for all beginers photographers.
  • I swapped my Lumix LX5 for this and the one and only downside for that is size.
Panasonic Lumix FZ200 Bridge Camera
  • This little beauty weighs 0.9 kilos. It fits into a medium size handbag.
  • For the price this camera does everything, portability of a smaller camera, features of a bigger camera, perfect size and the quality of the photos/videos is astonishing!
  • This camera gives you performance, control with smaller size, lower weight, huge zoom range without changing lenses, better movie capabilities and more convenience.
  • The body has increased slightly in size and weight, but not too much here, and I find it fits comfortably in my hands with the main controls falling easily to hand.
  • The camera is nicely balanced,not heavy,the hand grip is just the right size and the battery life is excellent.
Imaging
Min. Focal Length
6.1 mm.
4.5 mm.
Max. Focal Length
158.6 mm.
108 mm.
ISO Settings
100–12800
100-3200, Extended: 100-6400, High Sensitivity Mode: 1600-6400
Aperture
F2.8 (W) - 11 (T)
F2.8 (W) - 8 (T)
Digital Zoom
2 x
4 x
Burst Mode
Yes
Yes
Low Light/High Sensitivity
Yes
Yes
Face Detection
Yes
No
Image File Format(s)
JPEG, RAW
JPEG, RAW, MPO

Fujifilm X-S1

Panasonic Lumix FZ200

Fujifilm X-S1

Panasonic Lumix FZ200

Fujifilm X-S1

Panasonic Lumix FZ200

What customers say about "Imaging"
Fujifilm X-S1 Digital Camera (12MP, 26x Optical Zoom) 3 inch Tiltable LCD Screen
  • Image quality - seriously good. Really impressed by that. Much better than my previous device.
  • 7 FPS full resolution continuous burst mode even at 100 ISO, that was surpise for me.
  • The better the light the lower the iso you can use handheld and each drop adds more detail. But very usable shots even at iso 1000 in dim light.
  • High ISO is good at ISO 800 up to 1600, and even 6mp ISO 3200 images are quite usable.
  • Great video,and really good image quality,even at higher ISOs,thanks to the larger EXR.
Panasonic Lumix FZ200 Bridge Camera
  • This Panasonic gives me a wide focal range with a fast lens even at the highest zoom setting.
  • I am particularly pleased with the lens element and the ability to have f2.8 at all focal lengths. This helped when I was taking photographs of whales on a long focal length!
  • The FZ200 lens's minimum focal length is equivalent to 25mm on a 35mm camera. This gives a field of view, which is wide enough for most requirements.
  • Another plus point for me was the aperture. It's f/2.8 and can be fixed at that over the entire zoom range, which allows a lot of light to enter when at full telescopic zoom.
  • The FZ200 is now an old design (just over 5 years) and the old technology and small sensor size means that noise is a bit of a problem unless you stick to really low ISOs.
Display
Display Type
TFT LCD
TFT LCD
Touch Screen
No
No
Screen Size
3 in.
3 in.
Screen Resolution
460000 dots
460000 dots
Viewfinder
0.47", approx. 1440000 dots
0.21 electronic viewfinder (Approx. 1,312K dots)
Vari-angle Display
No
Yes

Fujifilm X-S1

Panasonic Lumix FZ200

Fujifilm X-S1

Panasonic Lumix FZ200

What customers say about "Display"
Fujifilm X-S1 Digital Camera (12MP, 26x Optical Zoom) 3 inch Tiltable LCD Screen
  • Excellent Hi-res 100% FoV Electronic viewfinder. Its the best camera that i have.
  • The large, bright hi-res display provides 100% field of view coverage and is much better than the EVF on the HS10 and other superzoom bridge cameras I have tried.
  • Full screen zoom on shots of the moon (with tripod) are fantastic.
  • The rear screen is also bright, sharp and clear, the camera is brilliant to hold and everything just falls in to place.
  • My eyesight isn't as good as it used to be, and I don't get on very well with LCD screens, especially in sunlight. The X-S1's display is brilliant - big, bright and pin sharp.
Panasonic Lumix FZ200 Bridge Camera
  • The photos are sharp, the tonal balance is good and the fantastic tele lens gets the pictures that you might otherwise miss with a standard camera.
  • Bought this for my partner and it's a nice built camera with a decent viewfinder and LCD display. The results are pleasing and the zoom range adequate.
  • The high resolution viewfinder, multi-angle screen and sheer design excellence of the new camera are bonuses.
  • The new high resolution Electronic ViewFinder (EVF) is excellent most of the time - very clear and detailed, and I think only Sony superzooms can currently match/beat it.
  • There is no eye proximity sensor which automatically switches off the 3" display when composing photos through the EVF.
Features
Water Resistant
No
No
Shock Resistant
No
No
Panorama Mode
Yes
Yes
Shooting Modes
Natural light & flash, Natural light, Portrait, Portrait enhancer, Dog, Cat, Landscape, Sports, Night (tripod), Night, Fireworks, Sunset, Snow, Beach, Party, Flower, Text
Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Sports, Panning, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Handheld Night Shot, HDR, Food, Pet, Sunset, Glass Through, 3D Photo
White Balance Modes
Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm white), Fluorescent light (Cool white), Incandescent light, Custom, Color temperature selection
Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Flash, Incandescent, White Set1, White Set2, Color Temperature
Shutter Speeds
30" - 1/4000
60" - 1/4000
What customers say about "Features"
Fujifilm X-S1 Digital Camera (12MP, 26x Optical Zoom) 3 inch Tiltable LCD Screen
  • Fuji colour rendition is superb - as good as the Pentax and probably more accurate on greens and blues in my opinion.
  • Full 1080p HD video, super-zoom lens, stereo sound and mic input means it is very nice device for me and for most ppl.
  • 49 selectable size-adjustable focus points in AF-S single autofocus mode make that camera so good and recommendable.
  • Dedicated Raw button and handy in-camera Raw converter for creating jpeg copies.
  • Panorama works well, good battery life (especially thanks to useable viewfinder).
Panasonic Lumix FZ200 Bridge Camera
  • It has and transformed my walking hobby to allow me to get shots from 28mm-600mm as well as panoramas using the built in scene function.
  • There's also a nifty panorama mode that produces a large image as you sweep the camera along, rather like taking an old school photo.
  • This allows a faster shutter speed than previous bridge cameras. The Creative controls allow in-camera effects, which for me, add a lot if interesting ideas to play with.
  • Autofocus is very fast, as is shot-to-shot speed. Shutter lag is minimal. Burst rates are very respectable - continuous 2fps and 5.5fps are available with autofocus for each shot.
  • There a lots of functions on this camera and unfortunately the user manual is pretty useless.
Connectivity
PictBridge Enabled
Yes
Yes
NFC Enabled
No
No
Integrated GPS
No
No
Output(s)
HDMI Mini connector, USB 2.0, 3.5mm audio, AV Output (PAL/NTSC)
AV Output (PAL/NTSC), Microphone (3.5 mm stereo minijack), Mini HDMI
Number Of Memory Card Slots
1
1
What customers say about "Connectivity"
Fujifilm X-S1 Digital Camera (12MP, 26x Optical Zoom) 3 inch Tiltable LCD Screen
  • Rock solid, and the doors for both battery and memory card feel intuitive and so smooth.
  • Inserted a memory card and it works well, other ports work well too.
  • The first thing I checked was the build quality and the quality of the ports, as there were problems on the last camera. Everything works fine, just as it should be.
  • SD card slot not ejecting the card. Its not my foult, i dont know why it happens.
  • The memory card sometimes stops working for an unknown reason.
Panasonic Lumix FZ200 Bridge Camera
  • This is one of the best bridge cameras with Full HD video recording (1080p/50) and the option to connect an external microphone for much improved sound recording.
  • Panasonic has always been about customer brand loyalty and the first thing I noticed was the 2.5mm microphone input. It works great.
  • It has an jack point for an external microphone, as well as a built in stereo mic!
  • The main disappointment is the lack of a headphone output for monitoring audio, which is a neglected part of making videos.
  • It lacks two essential features in my opinion. The most important of these is Live Recording output from the HDMI, which Panasonic provides on other cameras in its range.
Power
AC Adapter Compatible
Yes
Yes
Battery Model
Li-ion battery NP-95
Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1200mAh, 8.7Wh)
Number of Batteries
1
1
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE, FCC
Other Information
Manufacturer


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