Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Canon EOS 700D vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 650D

Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
220 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
11 fps
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 Significantly higher true resolution 17.9 MP vs 9.8 MP
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Capture more than 80% more detail in your photos
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor APS-C 22.3x14.9mm vs 1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm
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Around 12x larger sensor
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 3 f-stops better
Thickness Thinner 3.1" vs 3.7"
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Around 20% thinner
Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag 269 ms vs 300 ms
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More than 10% less delay when taking photos
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 2 f-stops better
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ100

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Image stabilization Image stabilization 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 124x81x95 mm vs 133x99x78 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Lowest price Cheaper $395.29 vs $719.99
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The best price we've seen is $325 cheaper (around 50% 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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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digital cameras, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              650D:Pentamirror
              DMC-FZ100:Digital
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Weight Heavy Help
              650D:575 g
              DMC-FZ100:539 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              650D:3.1"
              DMC-FZ100:3.7"
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Size Large Help
              650D:133x99x78 mm
              DMC-FZ100:124x81x95 mm
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 body only

              $389 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $747 body only

              $650 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

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

              Canon EOS 650D Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $200 with 18-55mm lens

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $648 body only

              $200 - $570 with 18-55mm lens

              Color depth Better color depth
              Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $547 body only

              $646 - $647 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 EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $650 - $699 body only

              $450 - $1,182 with 18-135mm lens

              Weather sealed Weather sealed
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $681 - $700 body only

              $499 - $822 with 18-55mm lens

              Color depth Better color depth
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Touch screen No touch screen

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $363 - $518

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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Pro digicam

              $847 - $898

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Zoom Less zoom
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

              Pro digicam

              $998

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Zoom Less zoom
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Super zoom

              $350

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

              Super zoom

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Size Smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

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