Updated (May 2012): Compare the Canon EOS 650D vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 vs Canon EOS 650D

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

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Canon EOS 650D

44

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
220 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
11 fps
Long exposures
Longest exposure
60 seconds
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 650D

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies

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differences

Advantages of the Canon 650D

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Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
1,040k dots vs 460k dots
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Around 2.5x higher resolution screen
Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
True resolution
Higher true resolution
17.9 MP vs 9.8 MP
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Capture more than 80% more detail in your photos
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The 650D's maximum light sensitivity is 6 f-stops better
Shutter lag
Less shutter lag
269 ms vs 300 ms
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More than 10% less delay when taking photos
Thickness
Thinner
3.1" vs 3.7"
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Around 20% thinner
Viewfinder
Has an optical viewfinder
Pentamirror vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
Light sensitivity (boost)
Better boost ISO
25,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The 650D's boost ISO is 4 f-stops better
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ100

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
220 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
11 fps vs 5 fps
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More than 2x faster continuous shooting
Size
Slightly smaller
124×81×95 mm vs 133×100×79 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Lowest price
Cheaper
$349.95 vs $1,416.04
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The best price we've seen is $1,066 cheaper (4x less)
Weight
Slightly lighter
539 g vs 575 g
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Around 10% lighter
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              650DPentamirror
              DMC-FZ100Digital
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              650D3.1"
              DMC-FZ1003.7"
              Weight Heavy Help
              650D575 g
              DMC-FZ100539 g
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Size Large Help
              650D133×100×79 mm
              DMC-FZ100124×81×95 mm

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $459 body only

              $550 with 18-55mm lens

              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Autofocus Lacks autofocus
              Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $349 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Nikon D5500

              Nikon D5500

              Entry-level DSLR

              $559 - $747 body only

              $689 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $548 body only

              $698 with 16-50mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Size Is significantly smaller
              Lens availability Much fewer lenses available

              Canon EOS 650D Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $495 - $649 body only

              $581 - $649 with 18-55mm lens

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $312 body only

              $360 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

              Color depth Better color depth
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Canon EOS Rebel T6i

              Canon EOS Rebel T6i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $749 body only

              $799 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $405 - $497 body only

              $479 - $500 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Canon Rebel SL1

              Canon Rebel SL1

              Entry-level DSLR

              $399 - $509 body only

              $499 with 18-55mm lens

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

              Super zoom

              $598

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Larger
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $220 - $228

              Zoom Much more zoom
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Larger
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $312 - $398

              3D Takes 3D photos
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Pro digicam

              $584 - $748

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Super zoom

              $820

              3D Takes 3D photos
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Lowest price More expensive
              Longest exposure Shorter max exposures

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