Panasonic FZ200
Superzoom Camera
vs FujiFilm HS50EXR
Superzoom Camera

The Guys say...

The FZ200 and HS50EXR are two fantastic cameras for still photography, but for very different reasons. The FZ200's 24x zoom lens maintains a constant f/2.8 aperture, making it ideal for low light and depth-of-field control. On the other hand, the HS50EXR's 42x manual zoom lens emulates the feel of a much more expensive DSLR and is ideal for rapid zoom changes. Both cameras have extensive manual controls and RAW support. Both cameras can shoot continuously at speeds in excess of 10 frames per second at full resolution. The FZ200 has a lower-resolution rear LCD but has an edge in video shooting, since a powered zoom is much easier to use in that application. Which camera you choose comes down to which one has the features you need at the price you're comfortable with.

What’s good about the Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ200

Best price $290
  • Weighs a little bit less than the HS50EXR 20.74 oz vs 28.5 oz
  • Smaller body size 73 in³ vs 121 in³
  • Significantly cheaper street price $290 vs $500
  • Has longer exposure available 60 seconds vs 30 seconds
  • Better built-in flash range 44′ vs 26′
  • Has HDR on-board HS50EXR does not have HDR
  • Has 3D capture capabilities HS50EXR does not have 3D

What’s good about the FujiFilm FinePix HS50EXR

Best price
  • Higher sensor resolution 16 MP vs 12.1 MP
  • Larger image sensor 31 mm² vs 28 mm²
  • Higher resolution rear screen 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Better light sensitivity by 1 f-stop 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
  • Longer optical zoom 42.0× vs 24.0×

What the Panasonic FZ200 and FujiFilm HS50EXR have in common

  • Same viewscreen size 3.0″
  • Same quality video capture 1080p 60fps
  • Similar continuous shooting speed 12 shots per second vs 11 shots per second
  • HDMI port
  • panorama mode
  • external microphone jack
  • RAW capture
  • hot shoe
  • flip out viewscreen

What’s missing from both the Panasonic FZ200 and the FujiFilm HS50EXR

  • No GPS tagging
  • No waterproof housing
  • No Wi-Fi

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