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 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 much 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)

  • None found

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

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)

  • None found

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

Samsung TL500

Samsung TL500
1 year newer
$527

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the TL500 and DMC-FX150

  • None found

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 slightly higher resolution photos (14.2 MP vs 8.6 MP) and slightly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 8 seconds).

However, on average it is slightly larger (compact (97×54×25 mm) vs super compact (95×57×22 mm)), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), is older (july 2008 vs january 2010), is slightly heavier (179 g vs 146 g) 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
  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (96×52×22 mm) vs Compact (97×54×25 mm)

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

  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.5" vs 2.7"
  • 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
  • Very small: Super compact (96×52×22 mm) vs Compact (97×54×25 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX30

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX30
1 year older
$325

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

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (95×52×22 mm) vs Compact (97×54×25 mm)

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

  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.5" vs 2.7"
  • 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
  • Very small: Super compact (95×52×22 mm) vs Compact (97×54×25 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

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
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

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

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FX700 and DMC-FX150

  • Wide aperture: f/2.2 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Compact (104×56×25 mm) vs Compact (97×54×25 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX580

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX580
6 months newer
$499

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

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm

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

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FX580 and DMC-FX150

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Super compact (95×57×22 mm) vs Compact (97×54×25 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

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)

  • 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
  • Very small: Super compact (98×55×23 mm) vs Compact (97×54×25 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS42

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS42
9 months newer

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

  • Lighter: 132 g vs 179 g

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 smaller screen: 2.5" vs 2.7"

common strengths of the DMC-FS42 and DMC-FX150

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Super compact (98×55×22 mm) vs Compact (97×54×25 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 1"

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), is much smaller (compact (97×54×25 mm) vs compact (103×57×27 mm)), takes slightly higher resolution photos (14.2 MP vs 9.8 MP) 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 smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), is older (july 2008 vs february 2010) and is significantly 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 larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots

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

  • Much larger: Compact (103×57×27 mm) vs Compact (97×54×25 mm)

common strengths of the S8000 and DMC-FX150

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

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)

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

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 slightly 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 much 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 larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

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

  • Larger: Prosumer size (122×87×93 mm) vs Compact (97×54×25 mm)
  • Lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 14.2 MP
  • Significantly thicker: 3.7" vs 1"

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)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • 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)

  • 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

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi
5 months older

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the Rebel XSi and DMC-FX150

  • None found