As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 is also often compared to mirrorless, pro digicams, travel zooms and entry-level DSLRs. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-FZ100 and the Lumix DMC-FZ300) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V 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 is slightly smaller (prosumer size (124×82×92 mm) vs large (132×92×117 mm)), records even higher-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has an external mic jack and has a slightly longer battery life (410 shots vs 300 shots).

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 25fps), has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't record movies in 24p, is older (august 2011 vs february 2014) and doesn't have a built-in GPS.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V
2 years newer
$382 - $448

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX400V (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Significantly more zoom: 50x vs 24x
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX400V (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 410 shots

common strengths of the DSC-HX400V and DMC-FZ150

  • Flip-out screens
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • You can plug a microphone into both of these

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100
1 year older
$279

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

  • Extremely high speed movies: 220 fps vs 220 fps
  • Flip-out screens
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300
3 years newer
$398 - $437

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

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Supports 24p

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

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps

common strengths of the DMC-FZ300 and DMC-FZ150

  • Flip-out screens
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • You can plug a microphone into both of these

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
1 year older
$598 - $798

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

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

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

  • Lower speed movies: 120 fps vs 220 fps
  • Significantly 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
  • Flip-out screens
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Nikon Coolpix P510

Nikon Coolpix P510
5 months newer
$459

Significant advantages of the P510 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

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

Significant disadvantages of the P510 (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 P510 and DMC-FZ150

  • Extremely high speed movies: 120 fps vs 220 fps
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

Canon Powershot SX40

Canon Powershot SX40
similar age
$437

Significant advantages of the SX40 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Supports 24p
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the SX40 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the SX40 and DMC-FZ150

  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 220 fps
  • Flip-out screens
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

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), records high-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), has a screen which flips out and has an external mic jack.

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen and has a significantly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 23.4x15.6mm).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3
similar age

Significant advantages of the DMC-GF3 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has a touch screen
  • Much smaller: Compact (108×67×33 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×82×92 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GF3 (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 DMC-GF3 and DMC-FZ150

  • Each has a built-in flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3
3 months older
$819 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-G3 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 15.8 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-G3 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 270 shots vs 410 shots

common strengths of the DMC-G3 and DMC-FZ150

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

Olympus PEN E-PL5

Olympus PEN E-PL5
1 year newer
$499 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the E-PL5 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has a touch screen
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the E-PL5 (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-PL5 and DMC-FZ150

  • None found

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5
1 year older
$450 18-55mm lens

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

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Higher true resolution: 14 MP vs 9.7 MP

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

Sony Alpha 7 II

Sony Alpha 7 II
3 years newer
$1,210 - $1,398 (body only)
$1,598 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7 II (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,230k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the 7 II (vs the DMC-FZ150)

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

common strengths of the 7 II and DMC-FZ150

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Have external mic jacks

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5
10 months newer
$539 14-42mm lens

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

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

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
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 320 shots vs 410 shots

common strengths of the DMC-G5 and DMC-FZ150

  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ150 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has much more zoom (24x vs 3.6x), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 24fps), has a significantly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 28 mm), has a significantly larger screen (3" vs 2.7") and has a slightly higher resolution screen (460k dots vs 230k dots).

However, on average it is much larger (prosumer size (124×82×92 mm) vs compact (97×54×25 mm)), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 14.2 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, is thicker (3.6" vs 1") and is much heavier (528 g vs 179 g).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX150

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX150
3 years older
$1,239

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

  • Much smaller: Compact (97×54×25 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×82×92 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1" vs 3.6"
  • Much lighter: 179 g vs 528 g

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

  • Much less zoom: 3.6x vs 24x
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the DMC-FX150 and DMC-FZ150

  • Built-in flashes

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), records high-speed movies (220 fps 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 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 (102×58×36 mm)), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150
6 months newer
$375

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

  • Significantly 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
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Much shorter battery life: 240 shots vs 410 shots

common strengths of the DSC-WX150 and DMC-FZ150

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3
4 years older
$133

Significant advantages of the DMC-TZ3 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Smaller: Compact (105×59×37 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×82×92 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 1.5" vs 3.6"

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TZ3 (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 DMC-TZ3 and DMC-FZ150

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60
2 years newer
$482

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

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Smaller: Compact (111×64×34 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×82×92 mm)

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

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80
4 years newer
$368

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

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Supports 24p
  • Smaller: Compact (102×58×36 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×82×92 mm)

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

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Flip-out screens
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100)
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100) (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Shoots much faster: 50 fps vs 12 fps
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100) (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 Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100) and DMC-FZ150

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

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 1080p @ 30fps), records high-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), shoots faster continuously (12 fps vs 4 fps) and has a screen which flips out.

However, on average it has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 17.9 MP), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't record movies in 24p and has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 23.7x15.7mm).

Canon Rebel SL1

Canon Rebel SL1
1 year newer
$529 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the SL1 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Supports 24p
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the SL1 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Shoots much slower: 4 fps vs 12 fps

common strengths of the SL1 and DMC-FZ150

  • Have external mic jacks

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
4 years newer
$295 - $549 (body only)
$338 - $399 18-55mm lens

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

  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Supports 24p
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital

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

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

common strengths of the Rebel T6 and DMC-FZ150

  • None found

Pentax K-500

Pentax K-500
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the K-500 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the K-500 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the K-500 and DMC-FZ150

  • None found