Fujifilm FinePix S4200 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

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Fujifilm FinePix S4200
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
Higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S4200 is a 30fpsfps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 5fps higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 (25fpsfps).
Lighter Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S4200 has a weight of 448gg, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is a 537gg digital camera (89g 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.

6 Reasons For
Two hundred and fourty more shots per battery charge Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 takes 540 shots shots per battery charge, however the Fujifilm FinePix S4200 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.

$219 cheaper
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is $218.83 cheaper than the Fujifilm FinePix S4200.
Available from 5 shops
A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Eighteen more awards
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 has 19 awards, but the Fujifilm FinePix S4200 has 1 award.
Expert reviews are a lot better
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 has an average expert review score of 84% based on 57 reviews, whereas the Fujifilm FinePix S4200 has an average rating of 66% (based on 5 reviews).
User reviews are moderately better
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 has an average user review score of 94% based on 458 reviews, whereas the Fujifilm FinePix S4200 has an average rating of 92% (based on 25 reviews).

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
Only supported batteries Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S4200 is a supported battery digital camera, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 only has one supported battery.
Only 300 shots shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Fujifilm FinePix S4200 is 300 shots, but 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.

More expensive by $219
The Fujifilm FinePix S4200 is $218.83 more expensive than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200.
Less retailers
The Fujifilm FinePix S4200 is only stocked by 1 shop, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is stocked by 6 stores. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
Eighteen less awards
The Fujifilm FinePix S4200 has only received 1 award, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 has received 19 awards.
Expert review Rating is much Worse
The Fujifilm FinePix S4200's average expert score is only 66%, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200's is 84% (based on 57 reviews).
User review Rating is marginally Worse
The Fujifilm FinePix S4200's average user score is 92%, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200's is 94% (based on 458 reviews).
3 Reasons Against
20% lower JPEG frame rate Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 has a JPEG frame rate of 25fpsfps, however the Fujifilm FinePix S4200 is a 30fpsfps JPEG frame rate digital camera (5fps higher).
17% heavier Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is a 537gg digital camera. That's 89g heavier than the Fujifilm FinePix S4200 (537gg). 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.

Five months older
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is older than the Fujifilm FinePix S4200 by five months.

Awards

1 Award
PhotographyBlog.com: 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

49 months Ago 54 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 bridge camera
 bridge camera
Megapixel Count
12.1MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CCD
BEST
 CCD
Still Image Resolution
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2672
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 3264 x 1840
 2448 x 2448
 2560 x 1920
 2560 x 1712
 1920 x 1920
 2560 x 1440
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1360
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2672
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 3264 x 1840
 2448 x 2448
 2560 x 1920
 2560 x 1712
 1920 x 1920
 2560 x 1440
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1360
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 3000
BEST
Image Format
 JPG
 RAW
 JPEG XR
 JPG
 RAW
 JPEG XR
BEST
Total Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 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
24x
BEST
Digital Zoom
4x
BEST
Maximum Aperture
8
BEST
Minimum Aperture
BEST
2.8
Maximum Focal Length
672mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length
BEST
25mm
Focal Length Range
BEST
4.5 - 108
Lens
 Standard
 Standard
Extra / Smart Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 46.9x
Lens Structure
15/11 14/11
Combined Zoom
160.8x Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 multi point
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 selective
 Selective Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 single
 continuous
 multi point
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 selective
 Selective Auto Focus
 Face tracking
Normal Focusing Range
BEST
0.3 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range
BEST
0.01 - ∞
Auto Focus Point
Unknown - Click to provide data 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
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)
BEST
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
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
BEST
Maximum ISO Speed
6,400
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
BEST
100
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Spot
 Centre-weighted
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Spot
 Centre-weighted
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
60s
BEST
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Suppressed
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Suppressed
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
Tele Flash Range
BEST
1 - 13.5
Flash Range
BEST
0.3 - 13.5

Video

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

Audio

Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 70MB
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

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

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.2"
BEST
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
 Fluorescent
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Custom modes
 Fine
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Flash
 Fluorescent
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Custom modes
 Fine
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Flash
Shooting Mode
 Scene
 Movie
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Scene
 Movie
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Black&White
 Sepia
Self-Timer
BEST
2,10
Image Adjustment Mode
 Contrast
 Sharpness
 Saturation
 Contrast
 Sharpness
 Saturation
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Highlights
Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Children
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Self-portrait
 Sunset
 Beach
 Snow
 Children
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Self-portrait
 Sunset
On Screen Display Language
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 ESP
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 ESP

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
448g
BEST
537g
Height
BEST
86.6mm
Depth
BEST
110.2mm
Width
BEST
125.2mm
Weight Including Battery
BEST
588g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 AC
 Battery
 AC
Battery
 Alkaline
 Alkaline
Supported Battery
1
BEST
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
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

Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length
24 - 576 Unknown - Click to provide data
Aperture Range
3.1 - 5.9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed Range
1/4 - 1/2000; 8 - 1/2000 Unknown - Click to provide data
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