• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.0 megapixels
  • 24mm - 720mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 25mm - 600mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Fujifilm SL300 advantages over Panasonic FZ200

  • Less expensive
    $149 vs $398
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • More lens zoom
    30.0x vs 24.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • More pixels
    14.0 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos

Panasonic FZ200 advantages over Fujifilm SL300

  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Longer battery life
    540 vs 300 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 8 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Max aperture f/2.8 across full 24x optical zoom range of Leica DC Vario-Elmarit-branded lens; Relatively sharp and detailed images for a superzoom camera; Full-res burst shooting at 12 frames per second; Advanced photographic capabilities (manual focusing/exposure controls, RAW image capture, etc.); Full HD video recording up to 60p.

  • Control scheme and menu layout frustrating to use, especially the over-reliance on the rear dial; Higher ISOs produce smudged and blurred images as noise reduction efforts increase; Tendency to clip highlights; EVF doesn't switch on automatically when you look through it.

The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm S4000

Fujifilm SL300
Fujifilm S4000
  • $182
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Hot shoe
  • $205
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
Panasonic FZ200
Fujifilm S4000
  • $394
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • RAW file ability
  • $205
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • More pixels

Compared to Panasonic FZ150

Fujifilm SL300
Panasonic FZ150
  • $182
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • More pixels
  • $498
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • RAW file ability
Panasonic FZ200
Panasonic FZ150
  • $394
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $498
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Leica V-LUX 3

Fujifilm SL300
Leica V-LUX 3
  • $182
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More lens zoom
  • $688
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • RAW file ability
Panasonic FZ200
Leica V-LUX 3
  • $394
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Less expensive
  • $688
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Fujifilm S4500

Fujifilm SL300
Fujifilm S4500
  • $182
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • Hot shoe
  • $260
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
Panasonic FZ200
Fujifilm S4500
  • $394
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • RAW file ability
  • $260
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • More pixels

Compared to Fujifilm S6800

Fujifilm SL300
Fujifilm S6800
  • $182
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Hot shoe
  • $168
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 60p video
  • Manual focus
Panasonic FZ200
Fujifilm S6800
  • $394
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Bigger pixels
  • $168
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Less expensive
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