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FujiFilm S200EXR vs Leica V-Lux 4

Portability
54
Imaging
36
Features
29
Overall
33
FujiFilm FinePix S200EXR front
 
Leica V-Lux 4 front
Portability
65
Imaging
36
Features
62
Overall
46

FujiFilm S200EXR vs Leica V-Lux 4 Key Specs

FujiFilm S200EXR
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/1.6" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200 (Increase to 12800)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 31-436mm (F2.8-5.3) lens
  • 865g - 133 x 94 x 145mm
  • Launched July 2009
  • Other Name is FinePix S205EXR
Leica V-Lux 4
(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
  • Released September 2012
  • Earlier Model is Leica V-Lux 3
  • Successor is Leica V-Lux 5
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FujiFilm S200EXR vs Leica V-Lux 4 Overview

Its time to look much closer at the FujiFilm S200EXR and Leica V-Lux 4, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras by rivals FujiFilm and Leica. The sensor resolution of the S200EXR (12MP) and the V-Lux 4 (12MP) is very well matched but the S200EXR (1/1.6") and V-Lux 4 (1/2.3") use different sensor sizes.

Photography Glossary

The S200EXR was launched 4 years prior to the V-Lux 4 and that is quite a large difference as far as technology is concerned. Both of the cameras come with the identical body type (SLR-like (bridge)).

Before getting straight into a comprehensive comparison, below is a brief summary of how the S200EXR grades versus the V-Lux 4 when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick FujiFilm S200EXR over the Leica V-Lux 4

 S200EXR V-Lux 4 

Reasons to pick Leica V-Lux 4 over the FujiFilm S200EXR

 V-Lux 4 S200EXR 
ReleasedSeptember 2012July 2009More recent by 38 months
Display typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating display
Display dimension3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution460k230kClearer display (+230k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Common features in the FujiFilm S200EXR and Leica V-Lux 4

 S200EXR V-Lux 4 
Manual focus More exact focusing
Touch display Missing Touch display

FujiFilm S200EXR vs Leica V-Lux 4 Physical Comparison

For those who are looking to lug around your camera frequently, you should factor its weight and volume. The FujiFilm S200EXR enjoys external measurements of 133mm x 94mm x 145mm (5.2" x 3.7" x 5.7") having a weight of 865 grams (1.91 lbs) and the Leica V-Lux 4 has sizing of 125mm x 87mm x 110mm (4.9" x 3.4" x 4.3") having a weight of 588 grams (1.30 lbs).

Check out the FujiFilm S200EXR and Leica V-Lux 4 in our newest Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Keep in mind, the weight of an ILC will vary based on the lens you choose at that moment. The following is the front view scale comparison of the S200EXR versus the V-Lux 4.

FujiFilm S200EXR vs Leica V-Lux 4 size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability score of the S200EXR and V-Lux 4 is 54 and 65 respectively.

FujiFilm S200EXR vs Leica V-Lux 4 top view buttons comparison

FujiFilm S200EXR vs Leica V-Lux 4 Sensor Comparison

Typically, it can be difficult to imagine the gap between sensor measurements only by checking technical specs. The photograph underneath might provide you a much better sense of the sensor measurements in the S200EXR and V-Lux 4.

As you can tell, each of these cameras posses the exact same megapixel count but different sensor measurements. The S200EXR uses the larger sensor which should make obtaining bokeh less difficult. The older S200EXR is going to be behind in sensor technology.

FujiFilm S200EXR vs Leica V-Lux 4 sensor size comparison

FujiFilm S200EXR vs Leica V-Lux 4 Screen and ViewFinder

FujiFilm S200EXR vs Leica V-Lux 4 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

FujiFilm S200EXR Portrait photography info
Leica V-Lux 4 Portrait photography info
45
focusing manually
has face detect focusing
exports RAW formats
low resolution sensor (12MP)
very small sensor (1/1.6")
45
you can focus manually
features face detection focusing
delivers RAW formats
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
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Street Comparison

FujiFilm S200EXR Street photography factors
Leica V-Lux 4 Street photography factors
45
image stabilization (Optical)
exports RAW formats
screen does not articulate
very small sensor (1/1.6")
more heavy than competition in class (865 grams)
57
fully articulated screen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW formats
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
heavier than competition in class (588g)
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Sports Comparison

FujiFilm S200EXR Sports photography features
Leica V-Lux 4 Sports photography features
34
excellent zoom range (31-436mm 14.1 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
slow fps (2.0 frames per second)
low resolution sensor (12 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/1.6")
no phase detect AF
46
great zoom range (25-600mm 24.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
features tracking autofocus
better than average battery life (540 per charge)
sensor resolution not great (12 megapixels)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with FujiFilm S200EXR
Travel photography with Leica V-Lux 4
38
built-in flash
very long reach (436mm)
missing Timelapse function
more heavy than competition in class (865g)
low resolution sensor (12MP)
screen is not selfie friendly
wide angle not the best (31mm)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
55
better than average battery life (540 CIPA)
built-in flash
selfie friendly display
rather wide (25mm)
very long reach (600mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
heavier than competition in class (588 grams)
sensor resolution not great (12 megapixels)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

FujiFilm S200EXR Landscape photography information
Leica V-Lux 4 Landscape photography information
34
focusing manually
image stabilization (Optical)
exports RAW formats
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (31mm)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
small screen (2.7")
low resolution sensor (12MP)
very small sensor (1/1.6")
missing Timelapse function
48
you can focus manually
rather wide (25mm)
screen size is good (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW formats
better than average battery life (540 per charge)
can't change lenses (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
sensor resolution not great (12 megapixels)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

FujiFilm S200EXR Vlogging details
Leica V-Lux 4 Vlogging details
19
image stabilization (Optical)
has face detect focusing
wide angle not the best (31mm)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
screen is not selfie friendly
video res low (640 x 480 resolution)
missing microphone support
more heavy than competition in class (865g)
63
rather wide (25mm)
selfie friendly display
built in image stabilization (Optical)
features face detection focusing
high res video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
includes external mic support
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
heavier than competition in class (588g)
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FujiFilm S200EXR vs Leica V-Lux 4 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for FujiFilm S200EXR and Leica V-Lux 4
 FujiFilm FinePix S200EXRLeica V-Lux 4
General Information
Company FujiFilm Leica
Model type FujiFilm FinePix S200EXR Leica V-Lux 4
Alternative name FinePix S205EXR -
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Launched 2009-07-22 2012-09-17
Physical type SLR-like (bridge) SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Chip EXR -
Sensor type CCD CMOS
Sensor size 1/1.6" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 8 x 6mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor surface area 48.0mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixels 12 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution 4000 x 3000 4000 x 3000
Max native ISO 3200 3200
Max enhanced ISO 12800 6400
Lowest native ISO 100 100
RAW images
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Total focus points - 23
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 31-436mm (14.1x) 25-600mm (24.0x)
Largest aperture f/2.8-5.3 f/2.8
Macro focusing range 1cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 4.5 5.9
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Fully Articulated
Screen size 2.7 inches 3 inches
Screen resolution 230k dots 460k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Screen technology - Free-Angle TFT Screen LCD Display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 1,312k dots
Viewfinder coverage - 100 percent
Features
Minimum shutter speed 30 seconds 60 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Continuous shutter rate 2.0fps 12.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 7.20 m 13.50 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 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 (30, 25 fps)
Max video resolution 640x480 1920x1080
Video file 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
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 865 grams (1.91 lbs) 588 grams (1.30 lbs)
Dimensions 133 x 94 x 145mm (5.2" x 3.7" x 5.7") 125 x 87 x 110mm (4.9" x 3.4" x 4.3")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life - 540 pictures
Battery style - Battery Pack
Battery ID NP-140 -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 secs)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Card slots One One
Launch cost $500 $899