• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 24.0x zoom 25mm - 600mm (35mm equiv.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.0 megapixels
  • 30.0x zoom 24mm - 720mm (35mm equiv.)

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Advantages

Panasonic FZ200 over Fujifilm SL300

  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Shoots RAW
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Longer battery life
    540 vs 300 shots
    Capture more photos
  • 60p
    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 vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • 1080p
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Longer shutter
    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

Fujifilm SL300 over Panasonic FZ200

  • Lens zoom ratio
    30.0x vs 24.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • More pixels
    14.0 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos

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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 Leica V-LUX 3

Panasonic FZ200
Leica V-LUX 3
  • $572
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Faster shutter
  • $742
  • 1/2.3 inch
Fujifilm SL300
Leica V-LUX 3
  • $218
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • More pixels
  • $742
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Shoots RAW

Compared to Pentax X-5

Panasonic FZ200
Pentax X-5
  • $572
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Shoots RAW
  • $229
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More pixels
  • Wider angle lens
Fujifilm SL300
Pentax X-5
  • $218
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Hot shoe
  • $229
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Longer battery life

Compared to Fujifilm HS35EXR

Panasonic FZ200
Fujifilm HS35EXR
  • $572
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • 60p
  • External Mic
  • $254
  • 1/2 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • More pixels
Fujifilm SL300
Fujifilm HS35EXR
  • $218
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $254
  • 1/2 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Shoots RAW

Compared to Nikon P520

Panasonic FZ200
Nikon P520
  • $572
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Shoots RAW
  • $412
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
Fujifilm SL300
Nikon P520
  • $218
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Hot shoe
  • $412
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Lens zoom ratio

Compared to Olympus SP-100

Panasonic FZ200
Olympus SP-100
  • $572
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Bigger pixels
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • More pixels
Fujifilm SL300
Olympus SP-100
  • $218
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Hot shoe
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • 60p
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