• 1/2 inch 30.7mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 360.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 14.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 480.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Fujifilm F550EXR advantages over Panasonic ZS19

  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Panasonic ZS19 advantages over Fujifilm F550EXR

  • Less expensive
    $300 vs $350 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • More telephoto lens reach
    480 mm vs 360 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 8 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Manual focus
    Neither provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm F500EXR

Fujifilm F550EXR
Fujifilm F500EXR
  • $350
  • 1/2 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • Built-in GPS
  • $284
  • 1/2 inch
Panasonic ZS19
Fujifilm F500EXR
  • $300
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $284
  • 1/2 inch
  • Higher extended ISO

Compared to Panasonic ZS8

Fujifilm F550EXR
Panasonic ZS8
  • $350
  • 1/2 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • Built-in GPS
  • $259
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
Panasonic ZS19
Panasonic ZS8
  • $300
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $259
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Faster shutter

Compared to Fujifilm F600EXR

Fujifilm F550EXR
Fujifilm F600EXR
  • $350
  • 1/2 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $271
  • 1/2 inch
Panasonic ZS19
Fujifilm F600EXR
  • $300
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $271
  • 1/2 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • Higher extended ISO

Compared to Samsung WB150F

Fujifilm F550EXR
Samsung WB150F
  • $350
  • 1/2 inch
  • HDMI out
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Panasonic ZS19
Samsung WB150F
  • $300
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • HDMI out
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi

Compared to Fujifilm F800EXR

Fujifilm F550EXR
Fujifilm F800EXR
  • $350
  • 1/2 inch
  • Higher effective ISO
  • Built-in GPS
  • $350
  • 1/2 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • More telephoto lens reach
Panasonic ZS19
Fujifilm F800EXR
  • $300
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $350
  • 1/2 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
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