As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 is also often compared to pro digicams, pro DSLRs, entry-level DSLRs, travel zooms and mirrorless. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-FZ200 and the Lumix DMC-FZ1000) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 and the Cybershot DSC-HX100v)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ150 compared to other super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 27 mm), has a much larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), records even higher-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and has an external mic jack.

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a slower max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second) and slightly shorter exposures (30 seconds vs 60 seconds).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
10 months newer
$381

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ200 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Significantly longer battery life: 540 shots vs 410 shots
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second
  • Significantly longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 30 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ200 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FZ200 and DMC-FZ150

  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 220 fps
  • You can plug a microphone into both of these
  • Light weight: 588 g vs 528 g

Leica V-Lux 3

Leica V-Lux 3
3 months newer

Significant advantages of the V-Lux 3 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the V-Lux 3 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • None found

common strengths of the V-Lux 3 and DMC-FZ150

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (124×80×95 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×82×92 mm)
  • Extremely high speed movies: 220 fps vs 220 fps
  • You can plug a microphone into both of these

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
1 year older
$698 - $798

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ1000 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 25fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ1000 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Lower speed movies: 120 fps vs 220 fps
  • Larger: Large (137×99×131 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×82×92 mm)

common strengths of the DMC-FZ1000 and DMC-FZ150

  • Extremely high speed movies: 120 fps vs 220 fps
  • You can plug a microphone into both of these
  • Each supports an external flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35
2 years older
$725

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ35 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Significantly longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 30 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ35 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the DMC-FZ35 and DMC-FZ150

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (118×76×89 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×82×92 mm)
  • Light weight: 367 g vs 528 g
  • Thin: 3.5" vs 3.6"

Nikon Coolpix P520

Nikon Coolpix P520
1 year newer
$380

Significant advantages of the P520 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the P520 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Lower speed movies: 120 fps vs 220 fps
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Much shorter battery life: 200 shots vs 410 shots

common strengths of the P520 and DMC-FZ150

  • Extremely high speed movies: 120 fps vs 220 fps
  • Light weight: 550 g vs 528 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50
5 years older
$1,199

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ50 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Significantly longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 30 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ50 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Much smaller screen: 2" vs 3"
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 25 mm

common strengths of the DMC-FZ50 and DMC-FZ150

  • Each supports an external flash

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ150 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 28 mm), has a much larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), records even higher-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and shoots faster continuously (12 fps vs 2 fps).

However, on average it has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), has a slightly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.8), has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots), is slightly larger (prosumer size (124×82×92 mm) vs compact (114×63×29 mm)) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO).

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
4 years newer
$563 - $679

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Significantly larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 265 shots vs 410 shots

common strengths of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II and DMC-FZ150

  • Built-in flashes

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120
2 years newer
$887

Significant advantages of the S120 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 460k dots
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Smaller: Compact (100×59×29 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×82×92 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the S120 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Much shorter battery life: 230 shots vs 410 shots
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the S120 and DMC-FZ150

  • Built-in flashes
  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 220 fps

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX150

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX150
3 years older
$400

Significant advantages of the DMC-FX150 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Supports 24p
  • Smaller: Compact (97×54×25 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×82×92 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 1" vs 3.6"

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FX150 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the DMC-FX150 and DMC-FZ150

  • Built-in flashes

Samsung TL500

Samsung TL500
1 year older

Significant advantages of the TL500 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8

Significant disadvantages of the TL500 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the TL500 and DMC-FZ150

  • Built-in flashes
  • Each supports an external flash

Canon PowerShot S40

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10 years older

Significant advantages of the S40 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Thinner: 1.7" vs 3.6"

Significant disadvantages of the S40 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 3"
  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 25 mm

common strengths of the S40 and DMC-FZ150

  • Built-in flashes
  • Viewfinders: Tunnel vs Digital

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ150 compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it records high-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has image stabilization (lens vs none), shoots faster continuously (12 fps vs 5.5 fps), has a screen which flips out and is slightly smaller (prosumer size (124×82×92 mm) vs professional size (141×113×82 mm)).

However, on average it is much more noisy at high ISO (132 ISO vs 2,980 ISO), has much lower image quality (40.0 vs 94.0), has much less color depth (19.4 bits vs 25.1 bits), has much narrower dynamic range (10.9 EV vs 14.2 EV) and has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2").

Nikon D600

Nikon D600
8 months newer
$2,100 24-85mm lens

Significant advantages of the D600 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 2,980 ISO vs 132 ISO
  • Much better image quality: 94.0 vs 40.0
  • Better color depth: 25.1 bits vs 19.4 bits

Significant disadvantages of the D600 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the D600 and DMC-FZ150

  • Fairly small: Professional size (141×113×82 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×82×92 mm)
  • Light weight: 850 g vs 528 g
  • Built-in flashes

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
1 year newer
$799 (body only)
$829 - $999 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the 70D (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Much better image quality: 68.0 vs 40.0
  • Better color depth: 22.5 bits vs 19.4 bits
  • More dynamic range: 11.6 EV vs 10.9 EV

Significant disadvantages of the 70D (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Shoots significantly slower: 7 fps vs 12 fps

common strengths of the 70D and DMC-FZ150

  • Flip-out screens
  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×106×79 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×82×92 mm)
  • Light weight: 755 g vs 528 g

Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D
1 year older
$790 (body only)
$1,499 18-200mm lens

Significant advantages of the 60D (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • More dynamic range: 11.5 EV vs 10.9 EV
  • Much better image quality: 66.0 vs 40.0
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the 60D (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Shoots significantly slower: 5.3 fps vs 12 fps

common strengths of the 60D and DMC-FZ150

  • Flip-out screens
  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×106×79 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×82×92 mm)
  • Light weight: 755 g vs 528 g

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ150 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs none), has a significantly larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), records high-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and shoots faster continuously (12 fps vs 3 fps).

However, on average it has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm) and has a lower quality type of viewfinder (digital vs pentamirror).

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS
3 years older

Significant advantages of the Rebel XS (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Much thinner: 2.6" vs 3.6"

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel XS (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Does not take movies: None vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"

common strengths of the Rebel XS and DMC-FZ150

  • None found

Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200
1 year newer
$463 (body only)
$534 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5200 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the D5200 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 12 fps

common strengths of the D5200 and DMC-FZ150

  • Flip-out screens
  • Have external mic jacks

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
2 years newer
$399 (body only)
$500 - $514 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 12 fps

common strengths of the D5300 and DMC-FZ150

  • Flip-out screens
  • Have external mic jacks

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
2 years newer
$399 (body only)
$397 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3300 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much higher true resolution: 24.2 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the D3300 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 12 fps

common strengths of the D3300 and DMC-FZ150

  • Have external mic jacks

Pentax K100D

Pentax K100D
5 years older
$399 (body only)

Significant advantages of the K100D (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Much thinner: 2.8" vs 3.6"

Significant disadvantages of the K100D (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Does not take movies: None vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 210k dots vs 460k dots

common strengths of the K100D and DMC-FZ150

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ150 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.5), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), records high-speed movies (220 fps vs none) and shoots faster continuously (12 fps vs 2.3 fps).

However, on average it is much larger (prosumer size (124×82×92 mm) vs compact (103×60×32 mm)), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), doesn't record movies in 24p, is older (august 2011 vs march 2016) and is thicker (3.6" vs 1.3").

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80
4 years newer
$338

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Much smaller: Compact (102×58×36 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×82×92 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.4" vs 3.6"
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 and DMC-FZ150

  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 12 fps
  • Flip-out screens
  • Great battery life: 390 shots vs 410 shots

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS5 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Much smaller: Compact (103×60×32 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×82×92 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.3" vs 3.6"
  • Much lighter: 214 g vs 528 g

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS5 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the DMC-ZS5 and DMC-FZ150

  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 30 seconds

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ150 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it records high-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs LIVEMOS), is slightly lighter (528 g vs 725 g) and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 4K @ 24fps), has a significantly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,620k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20.2 MP) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO).

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5
5 years newer
$1,998 (body only)
$1,989 - $2,598 12-60mm lens

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-GH5 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,620k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Higher resolution movies: 4K @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-GH5 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly heavier: 725 g vs 528 g

common strengths of the Lumix DC-GH5 and DMC-FZ150

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Great battery life: 410 shots vs 410 shots
  • Have external mic jacks

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3
1 year newer
$793 (body only)
$1,250 45-150mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GH3 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Supports 24p
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GH3 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: LIVEMOS vs CMOS

common strengths of the DMC-GH3 and DMC-FZ150

  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Great battery life: 540 shots vs 410 shots