• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 600.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 300.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Panasonic FZ200 advantages over Olympus Stylus 1s

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • More telephoto lens reach
    600 mm vs 300 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 540 vs 450 shots
    Capture more photos
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Wider angle lens
    25 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    12.1 fps vs 7.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Olympus Stylus 1s advantages over Panasonic FZ200

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    1/1.7 inch vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.92 vs 1.54 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Thinner
    56 mm vs 110 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    3 years vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    402g vs 603g
    Lighter weight
  • More dots on screen
    1040k vs 461k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.58x vs 0.46x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

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
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in 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

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 Nikon P7100

Panasonic FZ200
Nikon P7100
  • $360
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $500
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Olympus Stylus 1s
Nikon P7100
  • $549
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $500
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Shoots 24p video

Compared to Panasonic FZ150

Panasonic FZ200
Panasonic FZ150
  • $360
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $498
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Higher effective ISO
Olympus Stylus 1s
Panasonic FZ150
  • $549
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $498
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Canon SX40 HS

Panasonic FZ200
Canon SX40 HS
  • $360
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $342
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Shoots 24p video
Olympus Stylus 1s
Canon SX40 HS
  • $549
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $342
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Leica V-LUX 3

Panasonic FZ200
Leica V-LUX 3
  • $360
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $549
  • 1/2.3 inch
Olympus Stylus 1s
Leica V-LUX 3
  • $549
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $549
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • External Mic Jack

Compared to Olympus Stylus 1

Panasonic FZ200
Olympus Stylus 1
  • $360
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $639
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Olympus Stylus 1s
Olympus Stylus 1
  • $549
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Newer
  • $639
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Faster JPEG shooting
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