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Fujifilm SL300 vs Panasonic FZ200

Portability
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Imaging
38
Features
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Overall
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Fujifilm FinePix SL300 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 front
Portability
65
Imaging
36
Features
64
Overall
47

Fujifilm SL300 vs Panasonic FZ200 Key Specs

Fujifilm SL300
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 64 - 1600 (Expand to 6400)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-720mm (F3.1-5.9) lens
  • 510g - 122 x 93 x 100mm
  • Launched January 2012
Panasonic FZ200
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200 (Bump to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-600mm (F2.8) lens
  • 588g - 125 x 87 x 110mm
  • Revealed July 2012
  • Superseded the Panasonic FZ100
  • Successor is Panasonic FZ300
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Fujifilm SL300 vs Panasonic FZ200 Overview

Lets look a little more closely at the Fujifilm SL300 vs Panasonic FZ200, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras by rivals FujiFilm and Panasonic. The sensor resolution of the Fujifilm SL300 (14MP) and the FZ200 (12MP) is very well matched and both cameras boast the same sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The Fujifilm SL300 was announced 6 months before the FZ200 so they are of a similar age. Both the cameras have the same body design (SLR-like (bridge)).

Before getting right into a detailed comparison, here is a quick overview of how the Fujifilm SL300 grades versus the FZ200 with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm SL300 over the Panasonic FZ200

 Fujifilm SL300 FZ200 

Reasons to pick Panasonic FZ200 over the Fujifilm SL300

 FZ200 Fujifilm SL300 
Manually focus Very exact focus
Display typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating display
Selfie screen Take selfies

Common features in the Fujifilm SL300 and Panasonic FZ200

 Fujifilm SL300 FZ200 
RevealedJanuary 2012July 2012Similar age
Display dimensions3"3"Equal display dimensions
Display resolution460k460kIdentical display resolution
Touch friendly display Neither contains Touch friendly display

Fujifilm SL300 vs Panasonic FZ200 Physical Comparison

When you are aiming to carry around your camera, you are going to need to think about its weight and measurements. The Fujifilm SL300 has got external measurements of 122mm x 93mm x 100mm (4.8" x 3.7" x 3.9") with a weight of 510 grams (1.12 lbs) whilst the Panasonic FZ200 has proportions of 125mm x 87mm x 110mm (4.9" x 3.4" x 4.3") along with a weight of 588 grams (1.30 lbs).

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Bear in mind, the weight of an ILC will change depending on the lens you have attached during that time. Underneath is a front view measurement comparison of the Fujifilm SL300 compared to the FZ200.

Fujifilm SL300 vs Panasonic FZ200 size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability rating of the Fujifilm SL300 and FZ200 is 67 and 65 respectively.

Fujifilm SL300 vs Panasonic FZ200 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm SL300 vs Panasonic FZ200 Sensor Comparison

Generally, it is very hard to picture the difference between sensor sizes only by checking a spec sheet. The picture here should provide you a far better sense of the sensor measurements in the Fujifilm SL300 and FZ200.

As you can see, each of the cameras provide the same sensor dimensions but different megapixels. You can expect to see the Fujifilm SL300 to give you greater detail with its extra 2 Megapixels. Greater resolution will let you crop images more aggressively.

Fujifilm SL300 vs Panasonic FZ200 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm SL300 vs Panasonic FZ200 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm SL300 vs Panasonic FZ200 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm SL300 as a Portrait photography camera
Panasonic FZ200 as a Portrait photography camera
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good MP (14MP)
offers face detection focusing
manual focus not available
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
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manual focus
high flash sync speed (1/4,000s)
comes with face detect autofocus
delivers RAW formats
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm SL300 Street photography details
Panasonic FZ200 Street photography details
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image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen does not articulate
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
heavier than competitors (510 grams)
57
fully articulated screen
image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW formats
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
heavier than others (588g)
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm SL300 Sports photography information
Panasonic FZ200 Sports photography information
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incredible zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good MP (14MP)
offers tracking autofocus
slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames per second)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect AF
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excellent zoom range (25-600mm 24.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
comes with tracking focus
better than average battery life (540 per charge)
low megapixels (12MP)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm SL300 Travel photography info
Panasonic FZ200 Travel photography info
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good MP (14MP)
flash built-in
relatively wide (24mm)
great reach (720mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
heavier than competitors (510 grams)
display is not selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
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better than average battery life (540 CIPA)
has built in flash
selfie friendly display
pretty wide (25mm)
great reach (600mm)
does not have Time Lapse mode
heavier than others (588 grams)
low megapixels (12MP)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm SL300 Landscape photography advice
Panasonic FZ200 Landscape photography advice
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relatively wide (24mm)
good sized screen (3")
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good MP (14 megapixels)
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
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manual focus
pretty wide (25mm)
screen size is decent (3 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW formats
better than average battery life (540 CIPA)
can't change lenses (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Fujifilm SL300
Vlogging with Panasonic FZ200
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relatively wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
offers face detection focusing
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
display is not selfie friendly
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pxls)
doesn't have external mic support
heavier than competitors (510g)
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pretty wide (25mm)
selfie friendly display
image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detect autofocus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
does have mic port
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
heavier than others (588 grams)
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Fujifilm SL300 vs Panasonic FZ200 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm SL300 and Panasonic FZ200
 Fujifilm FinePix SL300Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
General Information
Make FujiFilm Panasonic
Model type Fujifilm FinePix SL300 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Launched 2012-01-05 2012-07-18
Body design 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 14 megapixel 12 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 4288 x 3216 4000 x 3000
Maximum native ISO 1600 3200
Maximum enhanced ISO 6400 6400
Lowest native ISO 64 100
RAW files
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
AF touch
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
AF center weighted
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Total focus points - 23
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 24-720mm (30.0x) 25-600mm (24.0x)
Max aperture f/3.1-5.9 f/2.8
Macro focusing distance 2cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Fully Articulated
Screen sizing 3 inch 3 inch
Resolution of screen 460 thousand dot 460 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Screen technology TFT color LCD monitor Free-Angle TFT Screen LCD Display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 1,312 thousand dot
Viewfinder coverage 97% 100%
Features
Minimum shutter speed 8 secs 60 secs
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/4000 secs
Continuous shutter speed 1.0 frames/s 12.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 7.00 m (Wide: 40 cm–7.0 m / Tele: 2.5m–3.6 m) 13.50 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
AEB
White balance bracketing
Fastest flash sync - 1/4000 secs
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (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)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video data format H.264, Motion JPEG MPEG-4, AVCHD
Mic jack
Headphone jack
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 seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 510 gr (1.12 lb) 588 gr (1.30 lb)
Physical dimensions 122 x 93 x 100mm (4.8" x 3.7" x 3.9") 125 x 87 x 110mm (4.9" x 3.4" x 4.3")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating not tested 37
DXO Color Depth rating not tested 19.1
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested 10.8
DXO Low light rating not tested 114
Other
Battery life 300 shots 540 shots
Form of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID NP-85 -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 secs)
Time lapse recording
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage slots Single Single
Price at release $280 $499