Fujifilm FinePix S9200 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

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Fujifilm FinePix S9200
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

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Reasons For

9 Reasons For
26% higher megapixel count Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S9200 is a 16.2MPMP digital camera. That's 4.1MP higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 (12.1MPMP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

3.99MP more total megapixel count Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S9200 is a 16.79MPMP digital camera. That's 3.99MP more than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 (12.8MPMP).
52% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S9200 is a 50xx optical zoom digital camera. That's 26x bigger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 (24xx). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

58% smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S9200 is a 19 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 11 smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 (8).
5% shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S9200 is a 24mmmm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 1mm shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 (25mmmm).
256 auto focus points Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S9200 has 256 auto focus points, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 only has 23 auto focus points.
5fps higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S9200 is a 30fpsfps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 5fps higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 (25fpsfps).
Four supported batteries Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S9200 has four supported batteries, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 only has one supported battery.
Cheaper by $90
The Fujifilm FinePix S9200 costs $249.99, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is $339.95.
9 Reasons For
Bigger digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is a 4xx digital zoom digital camera. That's 2x bigger than the Fujifilm FinePix S9200 (4xx). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

0.1 smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 has a minimum aperture of 2.8, whereas the Fujifilm FinePix S9200 is a 2.9 minimum aperture digital camera (0.1 larger).
Vastly longer maximum focal length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 has a maximum focal length of 672mmmm, however the Fujifilm FinePix S9200 is only a 1,200mmmm maximum focal length digital camera (671mm shorter).
46% bigger internal memory Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is a 70MBMB internal memory digital camera. That's 32MB bigger than the Fujifilm FinePix S9200 (70MBMB).
Moderately lighter Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 has a weight of 537gg, however the Fujifilm FinePix S9200 is a 577gg digital camera (40g heavier). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

540 shots shots per battery charge Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 takes 540 shots shots per battery charge, however the Fujifilm FinePix S9200 only takes 300 shots shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Eighteen more awards
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 has 19 awards from expert review sites, but the Fujifilm FinePix S9200 has 1 award.
Much better expert reviews
Based on 57 reviews, the average expert review score of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is 84%, whereas the average rating of the Fujifilm FinePix S9200 is 70% (based on 4 reviews).
Better user reviews
Based on 458 reviews, the average user review score of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is 94%, whereas the average rating of the Fujifilm FinePix S9200 is 87% (based on 44 reviews).

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
Smaller digital zoom Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S9200 is a 2xx digital zoom digital camera. That's 2x smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 (4xx). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

0.1 larger minimum aperture Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S9200 has a minimum aperture of 2.9, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is a 2.8 minimum aperture digital camera (0.1 smaller).
Shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S9200 has a maximum focal length of 1,200mmmm, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is a 672mmmm maximum focal length digital camera (671mm longer).
85% smaller internal memory Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S9200 is a 38MBMB internal memory digital camera. That's 32MB smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 (70MBMB).
Marginally heavier Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S9200 has a weight of 577gg, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is a 537gg digital camera (40g lighter). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Only 300 shots shots per battery charge Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S9200 is a digital camera that takes 300 shots shots per battery charge, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 only takes 540 shots shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Eighteen less awards
The Fujifilm FinePix S9200 has only received 1 award, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 has received 19 awards.
Expert review Rating is much Worse
The Fujifilm FinePix S9200 only has an average expert score of 70%, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 has an average expert rating of 84% (based on 57 reviews).
User review Rating is Worse
The Fujifilm FinePix S9200 has an average user score of 87%, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 has an average user rating of 94% (based on 458 reviews).
11 Reasons Against
34% lower megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is a 12.1MPMP digital camera. That's 4.1MP lower than the Fujifilm FinePix S9200 (12.1MPMP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

32% less total megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is a 12.8MPMP digital camera. That's 3.99MP less than the Fujifilm FinePix S9200 (12.8MPMP).
26x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is a 24xx optical zoom digital camera. That's 26x smaller than the Fujifilm FinePix S9200 (24xx). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

Two times bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is an 8 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 11 bigger than the Fujifilm FinePix S9200 (8).
4% longer minimum focal length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is a 25mmmm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 1mm longer than the Fujifilm FinePix S9200 (25mmmm).
Only 23 auto focus points Edit
The number of auto focus points on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is 23, but the Fujifilm FinePix S9200 only has 256 auto focus points.
20% lower JPEG frame rate Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is a 25fpsfps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 5fps lower than the Fujifilm FinePix S9200 (25fpsfps).
Only one supported battery Edit
The number of supported batteries on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is one, but the Fujifilm FinePix S9200 only has four supported batteries.
More expensive by $90
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is $89.96 more expensive than the Fujifilm FinePix S9200.
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Older by over one year
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is 20 months older than the Fujifilm FinePix S9200.

Awards

1 Award
Ephotozine: Recommended
19 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
3dnews.ru: Editor's Choice
Akam.no: Recommended
besteproduct.nl: 4 Star
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
CNET.com: Editor's Choice
CNET.com.au: Editor's Choice
Digital Versus: 5 Star
Expert Reviews: Best Buy
firstpost.com: Editor's Choice
Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
Pocket Lint: Hot Product
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
Techradar: Recommended
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold

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Date Released

34 months Ago 54 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 bridge camera
 bridge camera
Megapixel Count
16.2MP
BEST
12.1MP
Sensor Type
 CMOS
BEST
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 3264 x 1840
 2304 x 1728
 2304 x 1536
 1728 x 1728
 1920 x 1080
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2672
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 2448 x 2448
 2560 x 1920
 2560 x 1712
 1920 x 1920
 2560 x 1440
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1360
 1536 x 1536
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
BEST
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 3264 x 1840
 2304 x 1728
 2304 x 1536
 1728 x 1728
 1920 x 1080
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2672
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 2448 x 2448
 2560 x 1920
 2560 x 1712
 1920 x 1920
 2560 x 1440
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1360
 1536 x 1536
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
BEST
 4608 x 3456
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 JPEG XR
 RAW
 JPG
 JPEG XR
Total Megapixel Count
16.79MP
BEST
12.8MP
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 White
 White

Lens System

Optical Zoom
50x
BEST
24x
Digital Zoom
2x 4x
BEST
Maximum Aperture
19
BEST
8
Minimum Aperture
2.9 2.8
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
1,200mm 672mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length
24mm
BEST
25mm
Focal Length Range
4.3 - 215 4.5 - 108
Lens
 High power zoom
 High power zoom
Extra / Smart Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 46.9x
Lens Structure
17/12 14/11
Combined Zoom
100x Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspheric Element
3 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 selective
 Selective Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 single
 continuous
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 selective
 Selective Auto Focus
 Face tracking
Closest Focusing Distance
0.01m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
0.4 - 3.5 0.3 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range
0.07 - 3 0.01 - ∞
Auto Focus Point
256
BEST
23
Manual Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01 - ∞
Super Macro Focusing Range
0.01 - 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Manual Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 1 - ∞
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
3.5 - 5 1 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 1 - ∞
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 Auto
Maximum ISO Speed
12,800 6,400
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
8s
BEST
60s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Forced on
 Forced off
Tele Flash Range
2.5 - 3.6 1 - 13.5
Flash Range
0.4 - 7 0.3 - 13.5

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps
BEST
25fps
Video Format
 MOV
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MOV
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Audio Format
 PCM
BEST
 PCM
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
38MB 70MB
BEST
Maximum Memory Card Size
64GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Field of View
97%
BEST
100%
Display Resolution
460,000 pixels 460,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.2" 0.2"
Lens Magnification Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 18.4x
Viewfinder
 electrical
 electrical

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Fine
 Cloudy
 Flash
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Fine
 Cloudy
 Flash
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Manual
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Manual
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Black&White
 Sepia
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Image Adjustment Mode
 Contrast
 Sharpness
 Saturation
 Contrast
 Sharpness
 Saturation
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Highlights
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Highlights
 Thumbnails
Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Children
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Flower
 Beach
 Snow
 Children
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Flower
On Screen Display Language
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 ESP
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 ESP

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
577g 537g
BEST
Height
86.9mm 86.6mm
Depth
116.2mm 110.2mm
Width
122.6mm 125.2mm
Weight Including Battery
670g 588g
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 AC
 Battery
 AC
Battery
 Alkaline
 Alkaline
Supported Battery
4
BEST
1
Battery Size
AA Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,200mAh
Shot Per Battery Charge
300 shots 540 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.2V

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
10 - 80 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data PHOTOfunSTUDIO 8.3 PE, SilkyPix Developer Studio, Adobe Reader
Included Cable
 USB
 AC
 USB
 AC

Other Features

Lens System
Fujinon 50x optical zoom lens Unknown - Click to provide data
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