As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 is also often compared to travel zooms, entry-level DSLRs, mirrorless and compacts. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-FZ200 and the Lumix DMC-FZ70) and Sony (such as the Cyber-Shot HX60 and the SLT A58)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ150 compared to other super zoom competitors include: it records even higher-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), 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 much narrower wide angle lens (25 mm vs 20 mm), has a significantly shorter battery life (410 shots vs 540 shots), is older (august 2011 vs july 2013) and is much more expensive ($1,333.25 vs $339.00).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
10 months newer
$509

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

  • Much 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

  • Fairly small: Professional size (125×87×110 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×82×92 mm)
  • Great battery life: 540 shots vs 410 shots
  • Have external mic jacks

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
1 year newer
$399

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

  • Fairly small: Large (130×97×118 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×82×92 mm)
  • Great battery life: 400 shots vs 410 shots
  • Light weight: 606 g vs 528 g

Nikon Coolpix B700

Nikon Coolpix B700
4 years newer
$339 - $450

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Shorter battery life: 350 shots vs 410 shots
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the Coolpix B700 and DMC-FZ150

  • Fairly small: Professional size (125×85×107 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×82×92 mm)
  • Light weight: 565 g vs 528 g
  • Thin: 4.2" vs 3.6"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48
similar age

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ48 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Significantly longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 30 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ48 (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-FZ48 and DMC-FZ150

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (120×80×92 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×82×92 mm)
  • Great battery life: 400 shots vs 410 shots
  • Light weight: 498 g vs 528 g

Nikon Coolpix L340

Nikon Coolpix L340
3 years newer
$190

Significant advantages of the L340 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Much better wide angle: 4 mm vs 25 mm
  • Much longer battery life: 960 shots vs 410 shots

Significant disadvantages of the L340 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the L340 and DMC-FZ150

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×82×92 mm)
  • Great battery life: 960 shots vs 410 shots
  • Light weight: 430 g vs 528 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100
1 year older
$378

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)
  • Light weight: 539 g vs 528 g
  • Thin: 3.7" vs 3.6"

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 high-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has a screen which flips out, has an external mic jack and has a much longer battery life (410 shots vs 240 shots).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (25 mm vs 4 mm), 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 super compact (95×56×22 mm)) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO).

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60
2 years newer
$420

Significant advantages of the HX60 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Much better wide angle: 4 mm vs 25 mm
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Significantly thinner: 1.5" vs 3.6"

Significant disadvantages of the HX60 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the HX60 and DMC-FZ150

  • Support external flash
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

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)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Much shorter battery life: 240 shots vs 410 shots
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the DSC-WX150 and DMC-FZ150

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60
2 years newer
$421

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)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the DMC-TZ60 and DMC-FZ150

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

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 720p @ 25fps), has a much larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), 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 significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20.1 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).

Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58
1 year newer
$330 (body only)
$632 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the SLT A58 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Supports 24p
  • Much higher true resolution: 20.1 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the SLT A58 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the SLT A58 and DMC-FZ150

  • Very fast continuous shooting: 8 fps vs 12 fps
  • Have external mic jacks

Pentax K-r

Pentax K-r
1 year older
$524 (body only)

Significant advantages of the K-r (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the K-r (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 25fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the K-r and DMC-FZ150

  • None found

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi
5 years older
$1,621 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel XTi (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 XTi (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 XTi 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 has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), has a screen which flips out, has an external mic jack and has a slightly longer battery life (410 shots vs 320 shots).

However, on average it has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots), records less high-speed movies (220 fps vs 1,200 fps), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 15.9 MP), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5
1 year older

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

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

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

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

common strengths of the NEX-5 and DMC-FZ150

  • None found

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II
4 years newer
$376 (body only)

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

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has interchangeable lenses

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

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

common strengths of the E-M10 II and DMC-FZ150

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Each has a built-in flash

Nikon 1 V2

Nikon 1 V2
1 year newer
$370 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 1 V2 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Higher speed movies: 1,200 fps vs 220 fps
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the 1 V2 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the 1 V2 and DMC-FZ150

  • Extremely high speed movies: 1,200 fps vs 220 fps
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Have external mic jacks

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ150 compared to compact competitors include: it has way more more zoom (24x vs 5x), has a much wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 37 mm), has a slightly higher resolution screen (460k dots vs 230k dots), has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift) and has a screen which flips out.

However, on average it is much larger (prosumer size (124×82×92 mm) vs compact (95×57×24 mm)), is thicker (3.6" vs 0.9"), is much heavier (528 g vs 149 g) and is much more expensive ($1,333.25 vs $159.00).

Casio Exilim EX-FC100

Casio Exilim EX-FC100
2 years older

Significant advantages of the EX-FC100 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Much smaller: Compact (100×59×23 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×82×92 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.9" vs 3.6"
  • Much lighter: 156 g vs 528 g

Significant disadvantages of the EX-FC100 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Much less zoom: 5x vs 24x
  • Much worse wide angle: 37 mm vs 25 mm
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the EX-FC100 and DMC-FZ150

  • Great zoom: 5x vs 24x
  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon PowerShot A3200 IS

Canon PowerShot A3200 IS
7 months older
$159

Significant advantages of the A3200 IS (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Much smaller: Compact (95×57×24 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×82×92 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1" vs 3.6"
  • Much lighter: 149 g vs 528 g

Significant disadvantages of the A3200 IS (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Much less zoom: 5x vs 24x
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm

common strengths of the A3200 IS and DMC-FZ150

  • Great zoom: 5x vs 24x
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens