As well as being compared against other pro digicams and compacts, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX150 is also often compared to travel zooms, super zooms and entry-level DSLRs. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX150's top rivals come from Leica (such as the C-LUX C-Lux 3) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix S8000)

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FX150 compared to other pro digicam competitors include: it is slightly lighter (179 g vs 386 g) and slightly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 30 seconds).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller sensor (1/1.8" 7.4x5.55mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm), has a much narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.4), has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3") and has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,229k dots).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II
5 years newer
$598

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 II (vs the DMC-FX150)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 230k dots
  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly larger sensor: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/1.8" 7.4x5.55mm

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 II (vs the DMC-FX150)

  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 II and DMC-FX150

  • Each has a built-in flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15)

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

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15) (vs the DMC-FX150)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.4 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/1.8" 7.4x5.55mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15) (vs the DMC-FX150)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15) and DMC-FX150

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

Samsung TL500

Samsung TL500
1 year newer
$527

Significant advantages of the TL500 (vs the DMC-FX150)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD

Significant disadvantages of the TL500 (vs the DMC-FX150)

  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 16 seconds vs 60 seconds
  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the TL500 and DMC-FX150

  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FX150 compared to other compact competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs none), takes significantly higher resolution photos (14.2 MP vs 8.6 MP) and slightly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 8 seconds).

However, on average it has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), is older (july 2008 vs january 2010), is thicker (1" vs 0.9") and is significantly more expensive ($988.72 vs $325.16).

Leica C-LUX C-Lux 3

Leica C-LUX 3
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the C-Lux 3 (vs the DMC-FX150)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the C-Lux 3 (vs the DMC-FX150)

  • Lower true resolution: 9.8 MP vs 14.2 MP
  • Much shorter max exposures: 8 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the C-Lux 3 and DMC-FX150

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (96×52×22 mm) vs Compact (97×54×25 mm)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX30

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX30
1 year older
$325

Significant advantages of the DMC-FX30 (vs the DMC-FX150)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FX30 (vs the DMC-FX150)

  • Significantly lower true resolution: 7.1 MP vs 14.2 MP

common strengths of the DMC-FX30 and DMC-FX150

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (95×52×22 mm) vs Compact (97×54×25 mm)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700
2 years newer
$504

Significant advantages of the DMC-FX700 (vs the DMC-FX150)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FX700 (vs the DMC-FX150)

  • Lower true resolution: 9.8 MP vs 14.2 MP

common strengths of the DMC-FX700 and DMC-FX150

  • Wide aperture: f/2.2 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (104×56×25 mm) vs Compact (97×54×25 mm)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX580

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX580
6 months newer
$499

Significant advantages of the DMC-FX580 (vs the DMC-FX150)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FX580 (vs the DMC-FX150)

  • Lower true resolution: 9.8 MP vs 14.2 MP

common strengths of the DMC-FX580 and DMC-FX150

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (95×57×22 mm) vs Compact (97×54×25 mm)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH1
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-FH1 (vs the DMC-FX150)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FH1 (vs the DMC-FX150)

  • Lower true resolution: 9.8 MP vs 14.2 MP
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DMC-FH1 and DMC-FX150

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (98×55×23 mm) vs Compact (97×54×25 mm)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS42

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS42
9 months newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-FS42 (vs the DMC-FX150)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FS42 (vs the DMC-FX150)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much worse wide angle: 33 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 8.6 MP vs 14.2 MP

common strengths of the DMC-FS42 and DMC-FX150

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (98×55×22 mm) vs Compact (97×54×25 mm)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FX150 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.5), takes slightly higher resolution photos (14.2 MP vs 9.8 MP), is thinner (1" vs 1.1") and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), is older (july 2008 vs february 2010) and is much more expensive ($988.72 vs $402.71).

Nikon Coolpix S8000

Nikon Coolpix S8000
1 year newer
$403

Significant advantages of the S8000 (vs the DMC-FX150)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the S8000 (vs the DMC-FX150)

  • Lower true resolution: 9.8 MP vs 14.2 MP

common strengths of the S8000 and DMC-FX150

  • Very small: Compact (103×57×27 mm) vs Compact (97×54×25 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 1"
  • Very light: 183 g vs 179 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH20

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH20
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-FH20 (vs the DMC-FX150)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FH20 (vs the DMC-FX150)

  • Lower true resolution: 9.8 MP vs 14.2 MP
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DMC-FH20 and DMC-FX150

  • Very small: Compact (100×56×28 mm) vs Compact (97×54×25 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 1"
  • Very light: 178 g vs 179 g

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FX150 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (compact (97×54×25 mm) vs prosumer size (122×87×93 mm)), takes slightly higher resolution photos (14.2 MP vs 9.7 MP), is thinner (1" vs 3.7"), is significantly lighter (179 g vs 583 g) and slightly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 30 seconds).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (2 fps vs 10 fps) and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX200V (vs the DMC-FX150)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX200V (vs the DMC-FX150)

  • Larger: Prosumer size (122×87×93 mm) vs Compact (97×54×25 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 3.7" vs 1"
  • Significantly heavier: 583 g vs 179 g

common strengths of the DSC-HX200V and DMC-FX150

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (122×87×93 mm) vs Compact (97×54×25 mm)
  • Thin: 3.7" vs 1"
  • Light weight: 583 g vs 179 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40
2 years newer
$420

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ40 (vs the DMC-FX150)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ40 (vs the DMC-FX150)

  • Larger: Prosumer size (120×80×92 mm) vs Compact (97×54×25 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 3.6" vs 1"
  • Heavier: 499 g vs 179 g

common strengths of the DMC-FZ40 and DMC-FX150

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (120×80×92 mm) vs Compact (97×54×25 mm)
  • Light weight: 499 g vs 179 g
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 1"

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FX150 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records lower quality movies (720p @ 24fps vs none), has image stabilization (lens vs none), takes much higher resolution photos (14.2 MP vs 12.2 MP), is newer (july 2008 vs january 2008) and is much smaller (compact (97×54×25 mm) vs prosumer size (129×98×62 mm)).

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (2 fps vs 3.5 fps), has a much smaller sensor (1/1.8" 7.4x5.55mm vs APS-C 22.2x14.8mm), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs pentamirror) and users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection).

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi
5 months older

Significant advantages of the Rebel XSi (vs the DMC-FX150)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel XSi (vs the DMC-FX150)

  • Much lower true resolution: 12.2 MP vs 14.2 MP
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm) vs Compact (97×54×25 mm)

common strengths of the Rebel XSi and DMC-FX150

  • Very small: Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm) vs Compact (97×54×25 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.4" vs 1"