Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 vs Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Really small
Size
Prosumer size (124×82×92 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Thin
Thickness
3.6"
Light-weight
Weight
528 g
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
320 fps
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
230 ms shutter lag
Battery life
Great battery life
600 shots

Items often bought with the Panasonic DMC-FZ150 or Fujifilm HS30 EXR

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differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm HS30 EXR

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High-speed framerate
Higher speed movies
320 fps vs 220 fps
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Around 50% higher fps
Battery life
Much longer battery life
600 shots vs 410 shots
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Around 50% more shots per battery charge
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
30x vs 24x
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Around 60% more zoom
Wide angle
Slightly better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Light sensitivity (boost)
Better boost ISO
12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The HS30 EXR's boost ISO is 2 f-stops better
True resolution
Higher true resolution
10.6 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture around 10% more detail in your photos
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Lowest price
Cheaper
$549.99 vs $820.00
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The best price we've seen is $270 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ150

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Size
Significantly smaller
124×82×92 mm vs 131×97×126 mm
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More than 40% smaller
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
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  1. Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Thickness
Thinner
3.6" vs 5"
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Around 30% thinner
Weight
Lighter
528 g vs 687 g
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More than 20% lighter
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
12 fps vs 11 fps
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Around 10% faster continuous shooting
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent super zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              High-speed framerate Extremely high speed movies Help
              HS30 EXR320 fps
              DMC-FZ150220 fps
              External mic jack You can plug a microphone into both of these Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              HS30 EXR600 shots
              DMC-FZ150410 shots
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              HS30 EXR11 fps
              DMC-FZ15012 fps
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1.0 cm
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Longest exposure Long exposures Help
              30 seconds
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              HS30 EXR5"
              DMC-FZ1503.6"
              Weight Heavy Help
              HS30 EXR687 g
              DMC-FZ150528 g
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Size Large Help
              HS30 EXR131×97×126 mm
              DMC-FZ150124×82×92 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              HS30 EXR1/2" 6.4x4.8mm
              DMC-FZ1501/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              460k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              HS30 EXR30x
              DMC-FZ15024x
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              HS30 EXR1080p @ 30fps
              DMC-FZ1501080p @ 60fps

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $220 - $228

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $400

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Super zoom

              $394 - $480

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $398 - $428

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $300 - $350

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $348 - $370

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

              Boutique

              $669 - $798

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              External mic jack Lacks and external mic jack
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Super zoom

              $396

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $304

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Size Larger
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Super zoom

              $400

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Cheaper
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Super zoom

              $430

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly smaller
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $349 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

              Super zoom

              $598 - $1,557

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Size Larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $362 - $398

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Size Larger
              Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Pro digicam

              $593 - $798

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Super zoom

              $350

              Lowest price Significantly cheaper
              Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Nikon D750

              Nikon D750

              Pro DSLR

              $1,585 - $1,997 body only

              $2,125 - $2,697 with 24-120mm lens

              Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

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              ecumed (4:57 PM, February 12, 2013)
              I agree. Why should the number of people who have bought a camera play any part in the score for a camera's ability? (You can fool all the people some of the time etc..)

              Why no mention of the better resolution of the Fuji's EVF? Surely as inportant as the screen resolution?

              ecumed,
               
              Sebastianharazny (2:58 PM, February 07, 2012)
              This page is a bad joke (more popular camera is better? and 0 for HS30EXR in image quality is joke)