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FujiFilm S1800 vs Panasonic FZ200

Portability
78
Imaging
35
Features
26
Overall
31
FujiFilm FinePix S1800 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 front
Portability
65
Imaging
36
Features
64
Overall
47

FujiFilm S1800 vs Panasonic FZ200 Key Specs

FujiFilm S1800
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 1600 (Raise to 3200)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-504mm (F3.1-5.6) lens
  • 337g - 110 x 73 x 81mm
  • Announced February 2010
  • Other Name is FinePix S1880
Panasonic FZ200
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200 (Boost to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-600mm (F2.8) lens
  • 588g - 125 x 87 x 110mm
  • Introduced July 2012
  • Replaced the Panasonic FZ100
  • Later Model is Panasonic FZ300
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FujiFilm S1800 vs Panasonic FZ200 Overview

Here is a thorough review of the FujiFilm S1800 vs Panasonic FZ200, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras by competitors FujiFilm and Panasonic. The resolution of the S1800 (12MP) and the FZ200 (12MP) is very comparable and they come with the exact same sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The S1800 was unveiled 3 years before the FZ200 and that is a fairly serious gap as far as camera technology is concerned. The two cameras come with the identical body type (SLR-like (bridge)).

Before we go in to a in depth comparison, below is a concise highlight of how the S1800 matches up vs the FZ200 when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick FujiFilm S1800 over the Panasonic FZ200

 S1800 FZ200 

Reasons to pick Panasonic FZ200 over the FujiFilm S1800

 FZ200 S1800 
IntroducedJuly 2012February 2010Fresher by 29 months
Focus manually More accurate focus
Display typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating display
Display resolution460k230kSharper display (+230k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Common features in the FujiFilm S1800 and Panasonic FZ200

 S1800 FZ200 
Display dimension3"3"Identical display measurements
Touch display Lack of Touch display

FujiFilm S1800 vs Panasonic FZ200 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is going to carry your camera regularly, you need to factor in its weight and size. The FujiFilm S1800 has outside measurements of 110mm x 73mm x 81mm (4.3" x 2.9" x 3.2") with a weight of 337 grams (0.74 lbs) while the Panasonic FZ200 has specifications of 125mm x 87mm x 110mm (4.9" x 3.4" x 4.3") accompanied by a weight of 588 grams (1.30 lbs).

Examine the FujiFilm S1800 vs Panasonic FZ200 in the latest Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Bear in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ based on the lens you have chosen at that moment. The following is the front view overall size comparison of the S1800 and the FZ200.

FujiFilm S1800 vs Panasonic FZ200 size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability score of the S1800 and FZ200 is 78 and 65 respectively.

FujiFilm S1800 vs Panasonic FZ200 top view buttons comparison

FujiFilm S1800 vs Panasonic FZ200 Sensor Comparison

More often than not, it is tough to visualise the difference in sensor sizing merely by going through technical specs. The photograph underneath may give you a clearer sense of the sensor measurements in the S1800 and FZ200.

As you can tell, the two cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements and the identical resolution and you should expect comparable quality of pictures although you might want to factor the production date of the cameras into account. The older S1800 will be disadvantaged in sensor tech.

FujiFilm S1800 vs Panasonic FZ200 sensor size comparison

FujiFilm S1800 vs Panasonic FZ200 Screen and ViewFinder

FujiFilm S1800 vs Panasonic FZ200 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

FujiFilm S1800 Portrait photography advice
Panasonic FZ200 Portrait photography advice
21
manual focus not available
no external flash support
sensor resolution not great (12 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
48
has manual focus
flash sync speed is above average (1/4,000 seconds)
provides face detect focus
saves RAW files
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
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Street Comparison

Street photography with FujiFilm S1800
Street photography with Panasonic FZ200
49
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no moving screen
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
57
screen articulates fully
has image stabilization (Optical)
saves RAW files
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
heavier than average (588g)
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Sports Comparison

FujiFilm S1800 Sports photography information
Panasonic FZ200 Sports photography information
34
long zoom range (28-504mm 18.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames per second)
sensor resolution not great (12 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect autofocus
46
excellent zoom range (25-600mm 24.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
provides tracking focus
better than average battery (540 CIPA)
sensor resolution not great (12 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
has no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

FujiFilm S1800 Travel photography advice
Panasonic FZ200 Travel photography advice
55
has built in flash
reasonably wide (28mm)
very long reach (504mm)
no Timelapse function
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
does not offer selfie friendly screen
slow max aperture (f3.1)
55
better than average battery (540 shots)
built-in flash
screen is selfie friendly
really wide (25mm)
very long zoom (600mm)
does not have Time Lapse recording
heavier than average (588g)
sensor resolution not great (12 megapixels)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

FujiFilm S1800 Landscape photography information
Panasonic FZ200 Landscape photography information
36
reasonably wide (28mm)
decent sized screen (3 inches)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.1)
sensor resolution not great (12 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
no Timelapse function
48
has manual focus
really wide (25mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
saves RAW files
better than average battery (540 per charge)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
sensor resolution not great (12 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
does not have Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

FujiFilm S1800 as a Vlogging camera
Panasonic FZ200 as a Vlogging camera
25
reasonably wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
slow max aperture (f3.1)
does not offer selfie friendly screen
video resolution low (1280 x 720 resolution)
no external microphone socket
63
really wide (25mm)
screen is selfie friendly
has image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detect focus
great video quality (1920 x 1080 resolution)
comes with mic support
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
heavier than average (588 grams)
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FujiFilm S1800 vs Panasonic FZ200 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for FujiFilm S1800 and Panasonic FZ200
 FujiFilm FinePix S1800Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
General Information
Make FujiFilm Panasonic
Model FujiFilm FinePix S1800 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
Also called FinePix S1880 -
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Announced 2010-02-02 2012-07-18
Physical type SLR-like (bridge) SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Processor - Venus Engine VII FHD
Sensor type CCD CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12MP 12MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 4000 x 3000 4000 x 3000
Max native ISO 1600 3200
Max boosted ISO 3200 6400
Lowest native ISO 100 100
RAW files
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Number of focus points - 23
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-504mm (18.0x) 25-600mm (24.0x)
Largest aperture f/3.1-5.6 f/2.8
Macro focus distance 2cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Fully Articulated
Screen diagonal 3 inch 3 inch
Resolution of screen 230k dots 460k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Screen technology - Free-Angle TFT Screen LCD Display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 1,312k dots
Viewfinder coverage 99 percent 100 percent
Features
Slowest shutter speed 8 seconds 60 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Continuous shooting rate 1.0fps 12.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 4.40 m 13.50 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Maximum flash synchronize - 1/4000 seconds
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25 fps), 1280 x 720p (60, 50, 30, 25 fps), 640 x 480 (240, 120, 30, 25 fps)
Max video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, AVCHD
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 337 gr (0.74 lb) 588 gr (1.30 lb)
Dimensions 110 x 73 x 81mm (4.3" x 2.9" x 3.2") 125 x 87 x 110mm (4.9" x 3.4" x 4.3")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested 37
DXO Color Depth score not tested 19.1
DXO Dynamic range score not tested 10.8
DXO Low light score not tested 114
Other
Battery life - 540 images
Type of battery - Battery Pack
Battery model 4 x AA -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 secs)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Card slots One One
Cost at launch $180 $499