As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, mirrorless, travel zooms and pro digicams. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-FZ70 and the Lumix DMC-FZ200) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-WX150 and the Alpha NEX-5)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ150 compared to other super zoom competitors include: it shoots faster continuously (12 fps vs 2.3 fps), has a screen which flips out, has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), has an external mic jack and supports an external flash.

However, on average it is older (august 2011 vs july 2012), 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-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
1 year newer
$666

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ70 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Much better wide angle: 20 mm vs 25 mm

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ70 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the DMC-FZ70 and DMC-FZ150

  • Great battery life: 400 shots vs 410 shots
  • Light weight: 606 g vs 528 g
  • Each supports an external flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
10 months newer
$537

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

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

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

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FZ200 and DMC-FZ150

  • Fairly small: Professional size (125×87×110 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×82×92 mm)
  • Flip-out screens
  • Very long battery life: 540 shots vs 410 shots

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300
3 years newer
$398 - $423

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ300 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a touch screen
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/16000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ300 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FZ300 and DMC-FZ150

  • Flip-out screens
  • Great battery life: 380 shots vs 410 shots
  • Have external mic jacks

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35
2 years older
$750

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

  • Longer battery life: 470 shots vs 410 shots
  • Significantly longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 30 seconds

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

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Worse wide angle: 27 mm vs 25 mm
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the DMC-FZ35 and DMC-FZ150

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (118×76×89 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×82×92 mm)
  • Very long battery life: 470 shots vs 410 shots
  • Light weight: 367 g vs 528 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100
1 year older
$360

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ100 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Significantly longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 30 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ100 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the DMC-FZ100 and DMC-FZ150

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×82×92 mm)
  • Flip-out screens
  • Light weight: 539 g vs 528 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-LZ30 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LZ30 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Shoots significantly slower: 1 fps vs 12 fps

common strengths of the DMC-LZ30 and DMC-FZ150

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (124×84×91 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×82×92 mm)
  • Great battery life: 380 shots vs 410 shots
  • Light weight: 558 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 image stabilization (lens vs none) and shoots faster continuously (12 fps vs 2.5 fps).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 17.9 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 23.7x15.5mm) and has a lower quality type of viewfinder (digital vs pentamirror).

Nikon D40

Nikon D40
4 years older
$853 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D40 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the D40 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Much lower true resolution: 6 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Does not take movies: None vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the D40 and DMC-FZ150

  • None found

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5
2 years newer
$330 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Much higher true resolution: 18 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Supports 24p
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Shoots much slower: 3 fps vs 12 fps

common strengths of the Rebel T5 and DMC-FZ150

  • None found

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
4 years newer
$258 - $549 (body only)
$361 - $399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Shoots much slower: 3 fps vs 12 fps
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps

common strengths of the Rebel T6 and DMC-FZ150

  • None found

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ150 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none), records high-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and has a screen which flips out.

However, on average it has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 15.9 MP), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't record movies in 24p and has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 23.4x15.6mm).

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5
1 year older
$591 (body only)

Significant advantages of the NEX-5 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Significantly smaller: Compact (111×59×38 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×82×92 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the NEX-5 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the NEX-5 and DMC-FZ150

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5
10 months newer
$861 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-G5 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-G5 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the DMC-G5 and DMC-FZ150

  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Each has a built-in flash

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1
similar age

Significant advantages of the E-PM1 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Significantly smaller: Compact (110×64×34 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×82×92 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.3" vs 3.6"

Significant disadvantages of the E-PM1 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the E-PM1 and DMC-FZ150

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2
1 year older
$1,195 14-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GH2 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Supports 24p
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GH2 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

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

common strengths of the DMC-GH2 and DMC-FZ150

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Each has a built-in flash

Samsung NX3000

Samsung NX3000
2 years newer
$446 (body only)
$499 20-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the NX3000 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (117×66×39 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×82×92 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the NX3000 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the NX3000 and DMC-FZ150

  • None found

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10
2 years newer
$360 - $449 (body only)
$390 - $499 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the E-M10 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,400k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the E-M10 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the E-M10 and DMC-FZ150

  • Each has a built-in flash

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/3.3), has a screen which flips out, has an external mic jack, has a much longer battery life (410 shots vs 240 shots) and has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots), is slightly larger (prosumer size (124×82×92 mm) vs compact (105×58×33 mm)), doesn't have a touch screen and is older (august 2011 vs february 2014).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150
6 months newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX150 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Smaller: Super compact (95×56×22 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×82×92 mm)
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
  • Significantly thinner: 0.9" vs 3.6"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX150 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Much shorter battery life: 240 shots vs 410 shots
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the DSC-WX150 and DMC-FZ150

  • None found

Olympus SZ-31MR

Olympus SZ-31MR iHS
5 months newer
$298

Significant advantages of the SZ-31MR (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a touch screen
  • Thinner: 1.6" vs 3.6"

Significant disadvantages of the SZ-31MR (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Much shorter battery life: 200 shots vs 410 shots
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the SZ-31MR and DMC-FZ150

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60
2 years newer
$2,186

Significant advantages of the DMC-TZ60 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Significantly thinner: 1.4" vs 3.6"

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TZ60 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 410 shots

common strengths of the DMC-TZ60 and DMC-FZ150

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10
7 months older
$450

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS10 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Has a GPS
  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly thinner: 1.3" vs 3.6"

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS10 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Screen does not flip out
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the DMC-ZS10 and DMC-FZ150

  • None found

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ150 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), shoots faster continuously (12 fps vs 6 fps), has a screen which flips out, has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and has an external mic jack.

However, on average it has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), has a significantly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.4), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (25 mm vs 24 mm), has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots) and is slightly larger (prosumer size (124×82×92 mm) vs mid size (106×60×42 mm)).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5
1 year older
$700

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX5 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8
  • Thinner: 1.7" vs 3.6"
  • Significantly longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 30 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX5 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the DMC-LX5 and DMC-FZ150

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Very long battery life: 400 shots vs 410 shots
  • Support external flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15)
5 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15) (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.4 vs f/2.8
  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15) (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Much shorter battery life: 260 shots vs 410 shots
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15) and DMC-FZ150

  • Flip-out screens