Panasonic FS7 vs Samsung PL200

Portability
95
Imaging
34
Features
17
Overall
27
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS7 front
 
Samsung PL200 front
Portability
94
Imaging
38
Features
22
Overall
31

Panasonic FS7 vs Samsung PL200 Key Specs

Panasonic FS7
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.5" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600 (Raise to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 33-132mm (F2.8-5.9) lens
  • 139g - 97 x 54 x 22mm
  • Launched January 2009
Samsung PL200
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 31-217mm (F3.3-5.5) lens
  • 170g - 100 x 60 x 21mm
  • Announced July 2010
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Panasonic FS7 vs Samsung PL200 Overview

Lets take a closer look at the Panasonic FS7 and Samsung PL200, former is a Ultracompact while the latter is a Small Sensor Compact by competitors Panasonic and Samsung. There exists a noticeable gap among the resolutions of the FS7 (10MP) and PL200 (14MP) and the FS7 (1/2.5") and PL200 (1/2.3") come with different sensor size.

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The FS7 was revealed 18 months before the PL200 which makes the cameras a generation away from one another. Each of the cameras come with different body type with the Panasonic FS7 being a Ultracompact camera and the Samsung PL200 being a Compact camera.

Before getting straight into a in-depth comparison, below is a brief introduction of how the FS7 matches up against the PL200 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic FS7 over the Samsung PL200

 FS7 PL200 

Reasons to pick Samsung PL200 over the Panasonic FS7

 PL200 FS7 
AnnouncedJuly 2010January 2009Newer by 18 months
Screen dimension3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")

Common features in the Panasonic FS7 and Samsung PL200

 FS7 PL200 
Focus manually No manual focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen resolution230k230kEqual screen resolution
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Lacking Touch friendly screen

Panasonic FS7 vs Samsung PL200 Physical Comparison

If you are going to travel with your camera frequently, you'll need to take into account its weight and proportions. The Panasonic FS7 features external dimensions of 97mm x 54mm x 22mm (3.8" x 2.1" x 0.9") with a weight of 139 grams (0.31 lbs) whilst the Samsung PL200 has measurements of 100mm x 60mm x 21mm (3.9" x 2.4" x 0.8") accompanied by a weight of 170 grams (0.37 lbs).

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Don't forget, the weight of an ILC will differ dependant on the lens you are employing during that time. Following is the front view dimensions comparison of the FS7 compared to the PL200.

Panasonic FS7 vs Samsung PL200 size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the FS7 and PL200 is 95 and 94 respectively.

Panasonic FS7 vs Samsung PL200 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic FS7 vs Samsung PL200 Sensor Comparison

Normally, it is very tough to imagine the contrast in sensor dimensions merely by looking through a spec sheet. The picture here may provide you a more clear sense of the sensor sizes in the FS7 and PL200.

As you can see, the 2 cameras have got different megapixels and different sensor dimensions. The FS7 having a smaller sensor is going to make getting bokeh tougher and the Samsung PL200 will provide you with extra detail because of its extra 4MP. Higher resolution will make it easier to crop photographs much more aggressively. The more aged FS7 will be disadvantaged with regard to sensor innovation.

Panasonic FS7 vs Samsung PL200 sensor size comparison

Panasonic FS7 vs Samsung PL200 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic FS7 vs Samsung PL200 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Panasonic FS7
Portrait photography with Samsung PL200
20
focusing manually not possible
no manual exposure
cannot use external flash
sensor resolution low (10 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.5")
no RAW files
29
decent sensor resolution (14 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
lack of manual mode
can't use external flash
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Panasonic FS7
Street photography with Samsung PL200
56
has image stabilization (Optical)
screen does not articulate
tiny sensor size (1/2.5")
no RAW files
57
image stabilization (Optical)
screen is fixed
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic FS7 Sports photography factors
Samsung PL200 Sports photography factors
25
has image stabilization (Optical)
painfully slow continuous shooting (3.0 frames per second)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor resolution low (10MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.5")
no phase detect auto focus
39
image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (14MP)
no shutter priority mode
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic FS7 Travel photography advice
Samsung PL200 Travel photography advice
51
built-in flash
no Time Lapse recording
sensor resolution low (10 megapixels)
display is not selfie friendly
wide angle not the best (33mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
58
decent sensor resolution (14MP)
has built in flash
no Timelapse mode
screen isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not great (31mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic FS7 Landscape photography info
Samsung PL200 Landscape photography info
27
has image stabilization (Optical)
focusing manually not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (33mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
screen is somewhat small (2.7")
no manual exposure
sensor resolution low (10 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.5")
no RAW files
no Time Lapse recording
38
screen size is good (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (14MP)
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not great (31mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
lack of manual mode
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
no Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic FS7 Vlogging factors
Samsung PL200 Vlogging factors
25
has image stabilization (Optical)
wide angle not the best (33mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
display is not selfie friendly
low res video (640 x 480 resolution)
no mic port
25
image stabilization (Optical)
wide angle not great (31mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
screen isn't selfie friendly
low res video (640 x 480 pixels)
no external microphone support
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Panasonic FS7 vs Samsung PL200 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic FS7 and Samsung PL200
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS7Samsung PL200
General Information
Make Panasonic Samsung
Model Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS7 Samsung PL200
Category Ultracompact Small Sensor Compact
Launched 2009-01-16 2010-07-21
Physical type Ultracompact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.5" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 5.744 x 4.308mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 24.7mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 10 megapixels 14 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 16:9, 4:3 and 3:2 4:3 and 16:9
Full resolution 3648 x 2736 4320 x 3240
Max native ISO 1600 3200
Max boosted ISO 6400 -
Minimum native ISO 80 80
RAW support
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Number of focus points 9 -
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 33-132mm (4.0x) 31-217mm (7.0x)
Largest aperture f/2.8-5.9 f/3.3-5.5
Macro focus range 5cm 5cm
Crop factor 6.3 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 2.7 inches 3 inches
Screen resolution 230k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 60 seconds 8 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/1500 seconds
Continuous shooting rate 3.0 frames per second -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range - 4.60 m
Flash settings Auto, Auto Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced Off Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in, Slow sync
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 800 x 592 (20 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (60, 30 fps)
Max video resolution 640x480 640x480
Video format Motion JPEG H.264
Microphone support
Headphone support
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 139 gr (0.31 lb) 170 gr (0.37 lb)
Dimensions 97 x 54 x 22mm (3.8" x 2.1" x 0.9") 100 x 60 x 21mm (3.9" x 2.4" x 0.8")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery model - BP70A
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/MMC/SDHC card, Internal SD/SDHC'/MMC, Internal
Card slots 1 1
Cost at launch $160 $0