As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 is also often compared to pro digicams, entry-level DSLRs, mirrorless and compacts. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) and the Lumix DMC-FZ200) and Canon (such as the Powershot SX40 and the PowerShot SX30 IS)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ150 compared to other super zoom competitors include: it has a screen which flips out, has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), has an external mic jack, has a slightly longer battery life (410 shots vs 330 shots) and supports an external flash.

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (25 mm vs 23 mm), has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots), doesn't have a touch screen and is older (august 2011 vs july 2015).

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)
5 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Much better wide angle: 20 mm vs 25 mm
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 330 shots vs 410 shots

common strengths of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) and DMC-FZ150

  • Light weight: 616 g vs 528 g
  • Each supports an external flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
10 months newer
$554

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)
  • Very long battery life: 540 shots vs 410 shots
  • Have external mic jacks

Canon Powershot SX40

Canon Powershot SX40
similar age
$268

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

  • None found

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

  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the SX40 and DMC-FZ150

  • Fairly small: Professional size (123×92×108 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×82×92 mm)
  • Great battery life: 380 shots vs 410 shots
  • Light weight: 600 g vs 528 g

Olympus SP-810 UZ

Olympus SP-810 UZ
similar age
$185

Significant advantages of the SP-810 UZ (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SP-810 UZ (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 SP-810 UZ and DMC-FZ150

  • Fairly small: Standard size (106×76×74 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×82×92 mm)
  • Light weight: 413 g vs 528 g
  • Thin: 2.9" vs 3.6"

Nikon Coolpix P500

Nikon Coolpix P500
6 months older
$464

Significant advantages of the P500 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Better wide angle: 23 mm vs 25 mm
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/5000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the P500 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8
  • Much shorter battery life: 220 shots vs 410 shots
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the P500 and DMC-FZ150

  • Fairly small: Professional size (116×84×103 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×82×92 mm)
  • Light weight: 481 g vs 528 g
  • Thin: 4.1" vs 3.6"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300
3 years newer
$392 - $398

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

  • Significantly 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

  • Great battery life: 380 shots vs 410 shots
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Light weight: 691 g vs 528 g

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ150 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 38 mm), has a significantly larger screen (3" vs 1.8"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (460k dots vs 115k dots), has image stabilization (lens vs none) and shoots faster continuously (12 fps vs 2.4 fps).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/2) and has fewer storage slots (1 vs 2).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F828

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8 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-F828 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8
  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-F828 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 3"
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the DSC-F828 and DMC-FZ150

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

Olympus SP-310

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6 years older

Significant advantages of the SP-310 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Significantly thinner: 1.4" vs 3.6"

Significant disadvantages of the SP-310 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 25 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the SP-310 and DMC-FZ150

  • Viewfinders: Tunnel 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 1080p @ 30fps), has a slightly 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 4 fps).

However, on average it has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots), takes much 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
$781 18-55mm lens

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

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

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

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps 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 SLT A58 and DMC-FZ150

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

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
7 months newer
$680 (body only)
$399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3200 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24.1 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the D3200 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Shoots much slower: 4 fps vs 12 fps

common strengths of the D3200 and DMC-FZ150

  • Have external mic jacks

Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100
4 months older
$1,545 55-200mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5100 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Much higher true resolution: 16.1 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the D5100 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Shoots much slower: 4 fps vs 12 fps

common strengths of the D5100 and DMC-FZ150

  • Flip-out screens
  • Have external mic jacks

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 an external mic jack and has a slightly longer battery life (410 shots vs 330 shots).

However, on average it has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,036k 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).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5
10 months newer
$1,172 14-42mm lens

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

  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a touch screen
  • 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
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Each has a built-in flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6
1 year newer
$351 (body only)
$696 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-G6 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,036k dots vs 460k dots
  • Supports 24p
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-G6 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Shoots slower: 7 fps vs 12 fps

common strengths of the DMC-G6 and DMC-FZ150

  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Have external mic jacks

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

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ150 compared to compact competitors include: it has significantly more zoom (24x vs 4x), has a much wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 32 mm), has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), shoots faster continuously (12 fps vs 1.7 fps) and has a screen which flips out.

However, on average it is much larger (prosumer size (124×82×92 mm) vs compact (95×60×23 mm)), is thicker (3.6" vs 0.9"), is much heavier (528 g vs 156 g), doesn't have a built-in GPS and is not waterproof.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G3

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G3
2 years older

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

  • Much smaller: Compact (97×59×22 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×82×92 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.9" vs 3.6"
  • Much lighter: 185 g vs 528 g

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

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 25 mm
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly less zoom: 4x vs 24x

common strengths of the DSC-G3 and DMC-FZ150

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3.5" vs 3"
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W110

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W110
3 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-W110 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (88×57×22 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 DSC-W110 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Much worse wide angle: 32 mm vs 25 mm
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly less zoom: 4x vs 24x

common strengths of the DSC-W110 and DMC-FZ150

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Viewfinders: Tunnel vs Digital

Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS

Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS
5 months newer

Significant advantages of the WG-2 GPS (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Much smaller: Compact (122×61×30 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×82×92 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.2" vs 3.6"
  • Much lighter: 198 g vs 528 g

Significant disadvantages of the WG-2 GPS (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Much shorter battery life: 260 shots vs 410 shots
  • Significantly less zoom: 5x vs 24x
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm

common strengths of the WG-2 GPS and DMC-FZ150

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

Casio Exilim EX-Z400

Casio Exilim EX-Z400
2 years older

Significant advantages of the EX-Z400 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Much smaller: Compact (95×60×23 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×82×92 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.9" vs 3.6"
  • Much lighter: 130 g vs 528 g

Significant disadvantages of the EX-Z400 (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly less zoom: 4x vs 24x
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm

common strengths of the EX-Z400 and DMC-FZ150

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

Canon PowerShot SD800 IS

Canon PowerShot SD800 IS
5 years older

Significant advantages of the SD800 IS (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Much smaller: Compact (90×58×25 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×82×92 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1" vs 3.6"
  • Much lighter: 195 g vs 528 g

Significant disadvantages of the SD800 IS (vs the DMC-FZ150)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly less zoom: 3.8x vs 24x
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm

common strengths of the SD800 IS and DMC-FZ150

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Viewfinders: Tunnel vs Digital