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FujiFilm S200EXR vs Panasonic FZ200

Portability
54
Imaging
36
Features
29
Overall
33
FujiFilm FinePix S200EXR front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 front
Portability
65
Imaging
36
Features
64
Overall
47

FujiFilm S200EXR vs Panasonic FZ200 Key Specs

FujiFilm S200EXR
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/1.6" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200 (Raise to 12800)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 31-436mm (F2.8-5.3) lens
  • 865g - 133 x 94 x 145mm
  • Released July 2009
  • Additionally referred to as FinePix S205EXR
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
  • Announced July 2012
  • Earlier Model is Panasonic FZ100
  • Updated by Panasonic FZ300
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FujiFilm S200EXR vs Panasonic FZ200 Overview

Below is a thorough comparison of the FujiFilm S200EXR and Panasonic FZ200, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras by rivals FujiFilm and Panasonic. The sensor resolution of the S200EXR (12MP) and the FZ200 (12MP) is very comparable but the S200EXR (1/1.6") and FZ200 (1/2.3") feature totally different sensor measurements.

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The S200EXR was manufactured 4 years earlier than the FZ200 and that is a fairly significant gap as far as camera tech is concerned. Both of these cameras come with the identical body type (SLR-like (bridge)).

Before going through a full comparison, below is a brief introduction of how the S200EXR grades against the FZ200 with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick FujiFilm S200EXR over the Panasonic FZ200

 S200EXR FZ200 

Reasons to pick Panasonic FZ200 over the FujiFilm S200EXR

 FZ200 S200EXR 
AnnouncedJuly 2012July 2009More recent by 36 months
Display typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating display
Display dimension3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution460k230kCrisper display (+230k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Common features in the FujiFilm S200EXR and Panasonic FZ200

 S200EXR FZ200 
Manual focus More precise focusing
Touch display Neither contains Touch display

FujiFilm S200EXR vs Panasonic FZ200 Physical Comparison

For those who are aiming to lug around your camera often, you will have to factor its weight and measurements. The FujiFilm S200EXR has got physical dimensions 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 Panasonic FZ200 has proportions of 125mm x 87mm x 110mm (4.9" x 3.4" x 4.3") accompanied by a weight of 588 grams (1.30 lbs).

Check out the FujiFilm S200EXR and Panasonic FZ200 in the latest Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change dependant on the lens you have chosen during that time. Here is the front view over all size comparison of the S200EXR vs the FZ200.

FujiFilm S200EXR vs Panasonic FZ200 size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability score of the S200EXR and FZ200 is 54 and 65 respectively.

FujiFilm S200EXR vs Panasonic FZ200 top view buttons comparison

FujiFilm S200EXR vs Panasonic FZ200 Sensor Comparison

Usually, it's tough to envision the gap in sensor measurements simply by going through specifications. The photograph here will give you a clearer sense of the sensor sizes in the S200EXR and FZ200.

To sum up, both the cameras posses the exact same MP but not the same sensor measurements. The S200EXR features the larger sensor which is going to make getting shallower DOF simpler. The older S200EXR will be behind in sensor innovation.

FujiFilm S200EXR vs Panasonic FZ200 sensor size comparison

FujiFilm S200EXR vs Panasonic FZ200 Screen and ViewFinder

FujiFilm S200EXR vs Panasonic FZ200 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

FujiFilm S200EXR Portrait photography info
Panasonic FZ200 Portrait photography info
45
manual focus
offers face detection focus
delivers RAW formats
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
sensor is very small (1/1.6")
48
you can focus manually
high flash sync (1/4,000s)
provides face detect focusing
supports RAW files
megapixel count low (12MP)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
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Street Comparison

Street photography with FujiFilm S200EXR
Street photography with Panasonic FZ200
45
built in image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW formats
no moving screen
sensor is very small (1/1.6")
more heavy than competitors in class (865 grams)
57
screen articulates fully
has image stabilization (Optical)
supports RAW files
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
more heavy than others (588g)
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Sports Comparison

FujiFilm S200EXR Sports photography features
Panasonic FZ200 Sports photography features
34
long zoom range (31-436mm 14.1 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
slow frames per second (2.0 frames/s)
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
sensor is very small (1/1.6")
lack of phase detect auto focus
46
amazing zoom range (25-600mm 24.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
provides tracking focus
better than average battery pack (540 per charge)
megapixel count low (12MP)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

FujiFilm S200EXR Travel photography highlights
Panasonic FZ200 Travel photography highlights
38
built-in flash
very long reach (436mm)
lack of Timelapse function
more heavy than competitors in class (865g)
sensor resolution not great (12 megapixels)
does not have a selfie friendly screen
wide angle not the best (31mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
55
better than average battery pack (540 per charge)
flash built-in
screen is selfie friendly
relatively wide (25mm)
great zoom (600mm)
does not have Timelapse recording
more heavy than others (588 grams)
megapixel count low (12MP)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with FujiFilm S200EXR
Landscape photography with Panasonic FZ200
34
manual focus
built in image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW formats
can't switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (31mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
screen is small (2.7")
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
sensor is very small (1/1.6")
lack of Timelapse function
48
you can focus manually
relatively wide (25mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
supports RAW files
better than average battery pack (540 per charge)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
megapixel count low (12MP)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
does not have Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with FujiFilm S200EXR
Vlogging with Panasonic FZ200
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built in image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detection focus
wide angle not the best (31mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
does not have a selfie friendly screen
low res video (640 x 480 pixels)
lack of external microphone socket
more heavy than competitors in class (865 grams)
63
relatively wide (25mm)
screen is selfie friendly
has image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detect focusing
good video quality (1920 x 1080 resolution)
comes with microphone socket
slow max aperture (f2.8)
more heavy than others (588g)
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FujiFilm S200EXR vs Panasonic FZ200 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for FujiFilm S200EXR and Panasonic FZ200
 FujiFilm FinePix S200EXRPanasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
General Information
Brand FujiFilm Panasonic
Model FujiFilm FinePix S200EXR Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
Also called as FinePix S205EXR -
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Released 2009-07-22 2012-07-18
Physical type SLR-like (bridge) SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Processor EXR Venus Engine VII FHD
Sensor type CCD CMOS
Sensor size 1/1.6" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 8 x 6mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 48.0mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixels 12 megapixels
Anti aliasing 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
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW support
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch focus
AF continuous
Single AF
Tracking AF
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Number of focus points - 23
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 31-436mm (14.1x) 25-600mm (24.0x)
Highest aperture f/2.8-5.3 f/2.8
Macro focus distance 1cm 1cm
Crop factor 4.5 5.8
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fully Articulated
Display sizing 2.7" 3"
Display resolution 230 thousand dots 460 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Display tech - Free-Angle TFT Screen LCD Display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 1,312 thousand dots
Viewfinder coverage - 100%
Features
Min shutter speed 30 seconds 60 seconds
Max shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Continuous shutter rate 2.0 frames/s 12.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 7.20 m 13.50 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Max flash synchronize - 1/4000 seconds
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported 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 (240, 120, 30, 25 fps)
Max video resolution 640x480 1920x1080
Video format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, AVCHD
Microphone port
Headphone port
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 865 grams (1.91 lb) 588 grams (1.30 lb)
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 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 photographs
Battery type - Battery Pack
Battery model NP-140 -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 secs)
Time lapse feature
Storage type SD/SDHC Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Card slots Single Single
Retail pricing $500 $499