• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 1200.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 400.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Fujifilm S9400W advantages over Panasonic FZ1000 II

  • Slower slow-motion
    480 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • More telephoto lens reach
    1,200 mm vs 400 mm
    Capture objects farther away

Panasonic FZ1000 II advantages over Fujifilm S9400W

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    1 inch vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 2.41 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    14 months vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More dots on screen
    1240k vs 461k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    20.1 vs 16.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 8 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    12.0 fps vs 10.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/1700 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12800 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
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 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 HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

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Compared to Fujifilm S8300

Fujifilm S9400W
Fujifilm S8300
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 1080p video
Panasonic FZ1000 II
Fujifilm S8300
  • $798
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Fujifilm S8400W

Fujifilm S9400W
Fujifilm S8400W
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $239
  • 1/2.3 inch
Panasonic FZ1000 II
Fujifilm S8400W
  • $798
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $239
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Fujifilm S1

Fujifilm S9400W
Fujifilm S1
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Panasonic FZ1000 II
Fujifilm S1
  • $798
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)

Fujifilm S9400W
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $899
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Panasonic FZ1000 II
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $798
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $899
  • 1 inch

Compared to Panasonic FZ2500

Fujifilm S9400W
Panasonic FZ2500
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Panasonic FZ1000 II
Panasonic FZ2500
  • $798
  • 1 inch
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Integrated ND filter
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