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Fujifilm S9200 vs Panasonic FZ2500

Portability
61
Imaging
40
Features
44
Overall
41
Fujifilm FinePix S9200 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 front
Portability
53
Imaging
53
Features
81
Overall
64

Fujifilm S9200 vs Panasonic FZ2500 Key Specs

Fujifilm S9200
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-1200mm (F2.9-6.5) lens
  • 670g - 123 x 87 x 116mm
  • Launched January 2014
Panasonic FZ2500
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1" Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 125 - 12800 (Bump to 25600)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 4096 x 2160 video
  • 24-480mm (F2.8-4.5) lens
  • 915g - 138 x 102 x 135mm
  • Released September 2016
  • Also referred to as Lumix DMC-FZ2000
  • Replaced the Panasonic FZ1000
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Fujifilm S9200 vs Panasonic FZ2500 Overview

Let's look a bit more closely at the Fujifilm S9200 vs Panasonic FZ2500, former is a Small Sensor Superzoom while the latter is a Large Sensor Superzoom by companies FujiFilm and Panasonic. The image resolution of the Fujifilm S9200 (16MP) and the FZ2500 (20MP) is pretty well matched but the Fujifilm S9200 (1/2.3") and FZ2500 (1") offer totally different sensor sizing.

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The Fujifilm S9200 was announced 3 years before the FZ2500 which is quite a significant difference as far as tech is concerned. Both of the cameras feature the same body design (SLR-like (bridge)).

Before we go into a comprehensive comparison, here is a short view of how the Fujifilm S9200 grades vs the FZ2500 in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm S9200 over the Panasonic FZ2500

 Fujifilm S9200 FZ2500 

Reasons to pick Panasonic FZ2500 over the Fujifilm S9200

 FZ2500 Fujifilm S9200 
ReleasedSeptember 2016January 2014More modern by 32 months
Focus manually Dial exact focus
Screen typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating screen
Screen resolution1040k460kClearer screen (+580k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Fujifilm S9200 and Panasonic FZ2500

 Fujifilm S9200 FZ2500 
Screen size3"3"Same screen measurement

Fujifilm S9200 vs Panasonic FZ2500 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is intending to carry around your camera, you're going to have to take into account its weight and size. The Fujifilm S9200 features outer measurements of 123mm x 87mm x 116mm (4.8" x 3.4" x 4.6") and a weight of 670 grams (1.48 lbs) and the Panasonic FZ2500 has specifications of 138mm x 102mm x 135mm (5.4" x 4.0" x 5.3") having a weight of 915 grams (2.02 lbs).

Contrast the Fujifilm S9200 vs Panasonic FZ2500 in our brand new Camera plus Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Keep in mind, the weight of an ILC will change dependant on the lens you have during that time. Here is a front view proportions comparison of the Fujifilm S9200 versus the FZ2500.

Fujifilm S9200 vs Panasonic FZ2500 size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability rating of the Fujifilm S9200 and FZ2500 is 61 and 53 respectively.

Fujifilm S9200 vs Panasonic FZ2500 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm S9200 vs Panasonic FZ2500 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it is very difficult to visualise the difference between sensor sizes only by looking at specs. The image below will provide you a clearer sense of the sensor measurements in the Fujifilm S9200 and FZ2500.

As you can plainly see, both cameras feature different megapixels and different sensor sizes. The Fujifilm S9200 using its tinier sensor will make shooting shallow depth of field harder and the Panasonic FZ2500 will resolve greater detail with its extra 4MP. Higher resolution will also let you crop photographs way more aggressively. The more aged Fujifilm S9200 is going to be disadvantaged in sensor technology.

Fujifilm S9200 vs Panasonic FZ2500 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm S9200 vs Panasonic FZ2500 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm S9200 vs Panasonic FZ2500 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm S9200 Portrait photography highlights
Panasonic FZ2500 Portrait photography highlights
37
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
has face detect focus
focusing manually not possible
external flash not possible
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
71
has manual focus
megapixel count good (20MP)
sensor size is nice (1")
provides face detect focus
supports RAW files
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm S9200 Street photography highlights
Panasonic FZ2500 Street photography highlights
41
has image stabilization (Optical)
no moving screen
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
heavier than others in class (670 grams)
70
screen articulates fully
built in image stabilization (Optical)
sensor size is nice (1")
supports RAW files
comes with touch to focus
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm S9200 as a Sports photography camera
Panasonic FZ2500 as a Sports photography camera
55
incredible zoom range (24-1200mm 50.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
has tracking focus
great battery life (500 shots)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
has no phase detect auto focus
69
incredible zoom range (24-480mm 20.0 x zoom)
quiet mode (1/16,000s)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (20 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (1")
provides tracking focus
no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Fujifilm S9200
Travel photography with Panasonic FZ2500
54
great battery life (500 shots)
resolution is good (16MP)
has built in flash
fairly wide (24mm)
very long reach (1200mm)
does not have Time Lapse function
heavier than others in class (670g)
display is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.9)
66
comes with touch to focus
megapixel count good (20MP)
built-in flash
selfie friendly display
relatively wide (24mm)
very long zoom (480mm)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm S9200 Landscape photography highlights
Panasonic FZ2500 Landscape photography highlights
44
fairly wide (24mm)
good sized screen (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
great battery life (500 per charge)
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.9)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
does not have Time Lapse function
65
has manual focus
relatively wide (24mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (20 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (1")
supports RAW files
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Fujifilm S9200
Vlogging with Panasonic FZ2500
26
fairly wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
has face detect focus
video res high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.9)
display is not selfie friendly
does not have mic support
heavier than others in class (670 grams)
66
relatively wide (24mm)
selfie friendly display
built-in touchscreen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detect focus
video res high (4096 x 2160 pxls)
does have mic socket
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
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Fujifilm S9200 vs Panasonic FZ2500 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm S9200 and Panasonic FZ2500
 Fujifilm FinePix S9200Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500
General Information
Brand FujiFilm Panasonic
Model Fujifilm FinePix S9200 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500
Also referred to as - Lumix DMC-FZ2000
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Large Sensor Superzoom
Launched 2014-01-06 2016-09-19
Physical type SLR-like (bridge) SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Processor - Venus Engine
Sensor type CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 13.2 x 8.8mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 116.2mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixels 20 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 4608 x 3456 5472 x 3648
Maximum native ISO 12800 12800
Maximum enhanced ISO - 25600
Min native ISO 100 125
RAW support
Min enhanced ISO - 80
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Number of focus points - 49
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-1200mm (50.0x) 24-480mm (20.0x)
Maximum aperture f/2.9-6.5 f/2.8-4.5
Macro focus range 1cm 3cm
Crop factor 5.8 2.7
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fully Articulated
Display sizing 3 inches 3 inches
Resolution of display 460k dots 1,040k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Display technology TFT LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 201k dots 2,360k dots
Viewfinder coverage 97 percent 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification - 0.74x
Features
Min shutter speed 8 secs 60 secs
Max shutter speed 1/1700 secs 1/4000 secs
Max quiet shutter speed - 1/16000 secs
Continuous shutter rate 10.0 frames per second 12.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 7.00 m 13.20 m (at Auto ISO)
Flash settings Auto, forced flash, suppressed flash, slow synchro Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60i), 1280 x 960 (60p), 640 x 480 (30p) 4096 x 2060 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 4096x2160
Video file format H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
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 670g (1.48 pounds) 915g (2.02 pounds)
Physical dimensions 123 x 87 x 116mm (4.8" x 3.4" x 4.6") 138 x 102 x 135mm (5.4" x 4.0" x 5.3")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested 70
DXO Color Depth score not tested 23.0
DXO Dynamic range score not tested 12.6
DXO Low light score not tested 538
Other
Battery life 500 pictures 350 pictures
Battery type AA Battery Pack
Battery model 4 x AA DMW-BLC12
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 secs, 3 shots @ 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Card slots One One
Retail price $300 $998