• 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 10.1 megapixels
  • 27.00mm - 486.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 960.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Panasonic DMC-FZ28 advantages over Fujifilm S8200

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.68 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Thinner
    88 mm vs 116 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    451g vs 670g
    Lighter weight
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 8 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 10 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Fujifilm S8200 advantages over Panasonic DMC-FZ28

  • Less expensive
    $300 vs $400 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • More telephoto lens reach
    960 mm vs 486 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Newer
    9 years vs 13 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • More dots on screen
    460k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    16.0 vs 10.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 27 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 1.8 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 1600 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
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.

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
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 S8100fd

Panasonic DMC-FZ28
Fujifilm S8100fd
  • $475
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • Longer exposure
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Higher extended ISO
Fujifilm S8200
Fujifilm S8100fd
  • $450
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Thinner

Compared to Sony DSC-HX1

Panasonic DMC-FZ28
Sony DSC-HX1
  • $475
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • RAW file ability
  • $499
  • 1/2.4 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More telephoto lens reach
Fujifilm S8200
Sony DSC-HX1
  • $450
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $499
  • 1/2.4 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Panasonic DMC-FZ35

Panasonic DMC-FZ28
Panasonic DMC-FZ35
  • $475
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • HDMI out
  • Less shutter lag
Fujifilm S8200
Panasonic DMC-FZ35
  • $450
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • Thinner

Compared to Fujifilm S8300

Panasonic DMC-FZ28
Fujifilm S8300
  • $475
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • RAW file ability
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
Fujifilm S8200
Fujifilm S8300
  • $450
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Fujifilm S9400W

Panasonic DMC-FZ28
Fujifilm S9400W
  • $475
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Thinner
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Fujifilm S8200
Fujifilm S9400W
  • $450
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
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