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Fujifilm S9800 vs Panasonic FZ200

Portability
61
Imaging
41
Features
46
Overall
43
Fujifilm S9800 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 front
Portability
65
Imaging
36
Features
64
Overall
47

Fujifilm S9800 vs Panasonic FZ200 Key Specs

Fujifilm S9800
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-1200mm (F2.9-6.5) lens
  • 670g - 123 x 87 x 116mm
  • Revealed January 2015
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
  • Launched July 2012
  • Older Model is Panasonic FZ100
  • Successor is Panasonic FZ300
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Fujifilm S9800 vs Panasonic FZ200 Overview

Here is a extensive comparison of the Fujifilm S9800 versus Panasonic FZ200, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras by manufacturers FujiFilm and Panasonic. There exists a sizeable gap among the image resolutions of the Fujifilm S9800 (16MP) and FZ200 (12MP) but they feature the same exact sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The Fujifilm S9800 was introduced 2 years later than the FZ200 and that is a fairly large gap as far as camera technology is concerned. Both of the cameras offer the identical body type (SLR-like (bridge)).

Before going through a comprehensive comparison, below is a brief introduction of how the Fujifilm S9800 scores versus the FZ200 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm S9800 over the Panasonic FZ200

 Fujifilm S9800 FZ200 
LaunchedJanuary 2015July 2012Fresher by 31 months

Reasons to pick Panasonic FZ200 over the Fujifilm S9800

 FZ200 Fujifilm S9800 
Manually focus Very accurate focus
Display typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating display

Common features in the Fujifilm S9800 and Panasonic FZ200

 Fujifilm S9800 FZ200 
Display sizing3"3"Equivalent display sizing
Display resolution460k460kEqual display resolution
Selfie screen Both are selfie friendly
Touch friendly display Neither includes Touch friendly display

Fujifilm S9800 vs Panasonic FZ200 Physical Comparison

When you are going to carry your camera frequently, you should consider its weight and proportions. The Fujifilm S9800 features external measurements of 123mm x 87mm x 116mm (4.8" x 3.4" x 4.6") accompanied by a weight of 670 grams (1.48 lbs) and the Panasonic FZ200 has measurements of 125mm x 87mm x 110mm (4.9" x 3.4" x 4.3") accompanied by a weight of 588 grams (1.30 lbs).

Take a look at the Fujifilm S9800 versus Panasonic FZ200 in the all new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Bear in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary based on the lens you have attached at that time. Below is the front view dimension comparison of the Fujifilm S9800 against the FZ200.

Fujifilm S9800 vs Panasonic FZ200 size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the Fujifilm S9800 and FZ200 is 61 and 65 respectively.

Fujifilm S9800 vs Panasonic FZ200 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm S9800 vs Panasonic FZ200 Sensor Comparison

Normally, it can be tough to visualize the difference in sensor sizing only by checking out a spec sheet. The graphic underneath will provide you a clearer sense of the sensor measurements in the Fujifilm S9800 and FZ200.

Clearly, both of those cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing but different megapixels. You should anticipate the Fujifilm S9800 to provide extra detail using its extra 4MP. Greater resolution can also make it easier to crop images far more aggressively. The newer Fujifilm S9800 should have an edge with regard to sensor technology.

Fujifilm S9800 vs Panasonic FZ200 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm S9800 vs Panasonic FZ200 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm S9800 vs Panasonic FZ200 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm S9800 Portrait photography factors
Panasonic FZ200 Portrait photography factors
37
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
has face detection focus
focusing manually not possible
no external flash support
sensor is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
48
manual focus
flash sync is higher than normal (1/4,000 seconds)
comes with face detect autofocus
saves RAW files
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm S9800 as a Street photography camera
Panasonic FZ200 as a Street photography camera
41
has image stabilization (Optical)
screen does not articulate
sensor is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
heavier than competition (670g)
57
screen articulates
image stabilization (Optical)
saves RAW files
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
heavier than competition in class (588 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm S9800 Sports photography information
Panasonic FZ200 Sports photography information
53
long zoom range (24-1200mm 50.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
has tracking autofocus
sensor is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
46
incredible zoom range (25-600mm 24.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
comes with tracking focus
great battery (540 shots)
sensor resolution not great (12 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Fujifilm S9800
Travel photography with Panasonic FZ200
57
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
selfie friendly display
quite wide (24mm)
very long zoom (1200mm)
lack of Time Lapse mode
heavier than competition (670g)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.9)
55
great battery (540 per charge)
built-in flash
screen is selfie friendly
rather wide (25mm)
very long zoom (600mm)
does not have Time Lapse mode
heavier than competition in class (588g)
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Fujifilm S9800
Landscape photography with Panasonic FZ200
42
quite wide (24mm)
nice screen size (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
cannot swap lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.9)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
lack of Time Lapse mode
48
manual focus
rather wide (25mm)
decent sized screen (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
saves RAW files
great battery (540 shots)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
does not have Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm S9800 Vlogging info
Panasonic FZ200 Vlogging info
57
quite wide (24mm)
selfie friendly display
has image stabilization (Optical)
has face detection focus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.9)
lack of external mic socket
heavier than competition (670 grams)
63
rather wide (25mm)
screen is selfie friendly
image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detect autofocus
high res video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
does have mic jack
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
heavier than competition in class (588g)
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Fujifilm S9800 vs Panasonic FZ200 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm S9800 and Panasonic FZ200
 Fujifilm S9800Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
General Information
Company FujiFilm Panasonic
Model Fujifilm S9800 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Revealed 2015-01-14 2012-07-18
Body design SLR-like (bridge) SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Processor Chip - Venus Engine VII FHD
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixel 12 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 4608 x 3456 4000 x 3000
Maximum native ISO 12800 3200
Maximum boosted ISO - 6400
Min native ISO 100 100
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Number of focus points - 23
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-1200mm (50.0x) 25-600mm (24.0x)
Largest aperture f/2.9-6.5 f/2.8
Macro focus range 7cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fully Articulated
Screen size 3 inches 3 inches
Screen resolution 460 thousand dot 460 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Screen technology - Free-Angle TFT Screen LCD Display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 920 thousand dot 1,312 thousand dot
Viewfinder coverage 97% 100%
Features
Slowest shutter speed 8 seconds 60 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/1700 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Continuous shooting speed 10.0 frames per second 12.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 7.00 m (with Auto ISO) 13.50 m
Flash settings Auto, flash on, flash off, slow synchro Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Maximum flash sync - 1/4000 seconds
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (6oi), 1280 x 720 (60p), 640 x 480 (30p) 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 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video data format H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD
Mic input
Headphone input
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 seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 670 gr (1.48 pounds) 588 gr (1.30 pounds)
Dimensions 123 x 87 x 116mm (4.8" x 3.4" x 4.6") 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 300 pictures 540 pictures
Type of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model 4 x AA -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 secs)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage slots One One
Pricing at launch $299 $499