Panasonic S1R vs Panasonic ZS200

Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R front
Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200 front

Panasonic S1R vs Panasonic ZS200 Key Specs

Panasonic S1R
(Full Review)
  • 47MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.2" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 25600 (Expand to 51200)
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Leica L Mount
  • 1020g - 149 x 110 x 97mm
  • Announced February 2019
Panasonic ZS200
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 125 - 12800 (Boost to 25600)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 24-360mm (F3.3-6.4) lens
  • 340g - 111 x 66 x 45mm
  • Introduced February 2018
  • Other Name is Lumix DC-TZ200
  • Older Model is Panasonic ZS100
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Panasonic S1R vs Panasonic ZS200 Overview

Here is a thorough comparison of the Panasonic S1R and Panasonic ZS200, former being a Pro Mirrorless while the other is a Large Sensor Compact and both are manufactured by Panasonic. There is a large difference between the resolutions of the S1R (47MP) and ZS200 (20MP) and the S1R (Full frame) and ZS200 (1") enjoy totally different sensor dimensions.

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The S1R was manufactured 12 months later than the ZS200 and they are both of a similar age. Each of the cameras offer different body type with the Panasonic S1R being a SLR-style mirrorless camera and the Panasonic ZS200 being a Large Sensor Compact camera.

Before getting in to a more detailed comparison, below is a concise summary of how the S1R scores vs the ZS200 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic S1R over the Panasonic ZS200

 S1R ZS200 
IntroducedFebruary 2019February 2018Fresher by 12 months
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Display sizing3.2"3"Larger display (+0.2")
Display resolution2100k1240kSharper display (+860k dot)

Reasons to pick Panasonic ZS200 over the Panasonic S1R

 ZS200 S1R 

Common features in the Panasonic S1R and Panasonic ZS200

 S1R ZS200 
Focus manually Very precise focusing
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen
Touch display Easily navigate

Panasonic S1R vs Panasonic ZS200 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is aiming to carry your camera, you are going to need to think about its weight and proportions. The Panasonic S1R features exterior dimensions of 149mm x 110mm x 97mm (5.9" x 4.3" x 3.8") with a weight of 1020 grams (2.25 lbs) while the Panasonic ZS200 has measurements of 111mm x 66mm x 45mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.8") accompanied by a weight of 340 grams (0.75 lbs).

Examine the Panasonic S1R and Panasonic ZS200 in our completely new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into consideration, the weight of an ILC will vary dependant on the lens you have chosen at that moment. Underneath is the front view over all size comparison of the S1R vs the ZS200.

Panasonic S1R vs Panasonic ZS200 size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability rating of the S1R and ZS200 is 54 and 86 respectively.

Panasonic S1R vs Panasonic ZS200 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic S1R vs Panasonic ZS200 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it can be difficult to see the difference between sensor sizing simply by reviewing specifications. The visual here may offer you a better sense of the sensor dimensions in the S1R and ZS200.

To sum up, both of those cameras enjoy different resolutions and different sensor sizing. The S1R due to its larger sensor will make shooting shallower depth of field less difficult and the Panasonic S1R will deliver greater detail due to its extra 27 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also allow you to crop photos far more aggressively. The more recent S1R is going to have a benefit with regard to sensor technology.

Panasonic S1R vs Panasonic ZS200 sensor size comparison

Panasonic S1R vs Panasonic ZS200 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic S1R vs Panasonic ZS200 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic S1R Portrait photography factors
Panasonic ZS200 Portrait photography factors
manual focus
above average flash sync speed (1/320s)
MP count fantastic (47 megapixels)
sensor size is big (Full frame)
provides face detection autofocus
supports RAW files
has manual focus
megapixel count decent (20 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (1")
provides face detect focusing
exports RAW formats
external flash not possible
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Street Comparison

Panasonic S1R Street photography advice
Panasonic ZS200 Street photography advice
screen tilts up and down
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor size is big (Full frame)
supports RAW files
provides touch to focus
environment proofing
very good high ISO (25,600)
heavier than competition (1,020g)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
sensor size is nice (1")
exports RAW formats
includes focus by touch
screen does not articulate
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic S1R as a Sports photography camera
Panasonic ZS200 as a Sports photography camera
high shutter speed (1/8,000s)
quiet shooting (1/16,000s)
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
MP count fantastic (47 megapixels)
sensor size is big (Full frame)
provides tracking autofocus
environment proofing
terrible battery pack (360 per charge)
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
long zoom range (24-360mm 15.0 x zoom)
silent shooting (1/16,000 seconds)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (20MP)
sensor size is nice (1")
provides tracking focus
good battery power (370 CIPA)
has no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic S1R Travel photography features
Panasonic ZS200 Travel photography features
environment proofing
connects via bluetooth
provides touch to focus
MP count fantastic (47 megapixels)
terrible battery pack (360 shots)
heavier than competition (1,020g)
does not have selfie friendly display
good battery power (370 per charge)
supports bluetooth
includes focus by touch
megapixel count decent (20 megapixels)
has built in flash
really wide (24mm)
long reach (360mm)
screen is not selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Panasonic S1R
Landscape photography with Panasonic ZS200
manual focus
switch lenses (Leica L mount)
good sized screen (3.2 inch)
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
MP count fantastic (47MP)
sensor size is big (Full frame)
doesnt have low pass filter
very good high ISO (25,600)
supports RAW files
environment proofing
has double storage slots
terrible battery pack (360 shots)
has manual focus
really wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (20MP)
sensor size is nice (1")
exports RAW formats
good battery power (370 shots)
can't swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic S1R Vlogging advice
Panasonic ZS200 Vlogging advice
touch screen
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
provides face detection autofocus
video res high (3840 x 2160 pxls)
does have external mic port
does not have selfie friendly display
heavier than competition (1,020 grams)
really wide (24mm)
touch screen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detect focusing
video resolution high (3840 x 2160 pxls)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
screen is not selfie friendly
no mic socket
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Panasonic S1R vs Panasonic ZS200 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic S1R and Panasonic ZS200
 Panasonic Lumix DC-S1RPanasonic Lumix DC-ZS200
General Information
Make Panasonic Panasonic
Model type Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200
Also referred to as - Lumix DC-TZ200
Class Pro Mirrorless Large Sensor Compact
Announced 2019-02-01 2018-02-13
Physical type SLR-style mirrorless Large Sensor Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Venus Engine Venus Engine
Sensor type CMOS MOS
Sensor size Full frame 1"
Sensor dimensions 36 x 24mm 13.2 x 8.8mm
Sensor surface area 864.0mm² 116.2mm²
Sensor resolution 47MP 20MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 8000 x 6000 5472 x 3648
Highest native ISO 25600 12800
Highest boosted ISO 51200 25600
Min native ISO 100 125
RAW pictures
Min boosted ISO 50 80
Manual focusing
Touch focus
AF continuous
Single AF
Tracking AF
AF selectice
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Total focus points 225 49
Lens mount type Leica L fixed lens
Lens zoom range - 24-360mm (15.0x)
Maximum aperture - f/3.3-6.4
Macro focusing distance - 5cm
Available lenses 30 -
Crop factor 1 2.7
Screen type Tilting Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3.2" 3"
Resolution of screen 2,100k dots 1,240k dots
Selfie friendly
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 5,760k dots 2,330k dots
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification 0.78x 0.53x
Lowest shutter speed 60 seconds 60 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/8000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Highest silent shutter speed 1/16000 seconds 1/16000 seconds
Continuous shooting rate 9.0 frames/s 10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance no built-in flash 6.80 m (at Auto ISO)
Flash settings Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Slow Sync w/Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off 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
Highest flash synchronize 1/320 seconds -
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 150 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM -
Highest video resolution 3840x2160 3840x2160
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264
Mic port
Headphone port
Wireless Built-In Built-In
USB Yes (can be charged with high-power laptop/tablet chargers or portable power banks) Yes
GPS None None
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 1020 gr (2.25 lb) 340 gr (0.75 lb)
Dimensions 149 x 110 x 97mm (5.9" x 4.3" x 3.8") 111 x 66 x 45mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.8")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating 100 not tested
DXO Color Depth rating 26.4 not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating 14.1 not tested
DXO Low light rating 3525 not tested
Battery life 360 photographs 370 photographs
Battery type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Self timer Yes Yes (2 or 10 secs, 3 shots @ 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage type - SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I compatible)
Card slots 2 1
Price at launch $3,698 $800