In this review, we will be comparing FZ200 and S1, two Small Sensor Superzoom cameras from Panasonic and Fujifilm. Panasonic FZ200 was introduced to market in July 2012 and Fujifilm S1 was launched in January 2014. As you can see, FZ200 is 2 years older than S1. Let's see if this age difference between two cameras makes a big difference.
Both cameras have 1/2.3" sensors but Panasonic FZ200 has a 12.0 MP and Fujifilm S1 has a 16.0 MP resolution. We can expect this to be a close match up because both models are ranked amongst the best in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras. Out of 244 cameras in this class, Panasonic FZ200 is ranked #10
with an overall score of 61 and Fujifilm S1 is ranked #3
with an overall score of 64.
Let's have a brief look at the main features of Panasonic FZ200 and Fujifilm S1 before getting into our more detailed comparison.
Let's read on the following sections in order to better understand in detail how Panasonic FZ200 and Fujifilm S1 compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.