Updated (July, 2012): Compare the Nikon Coolpix P510 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 vs Nikon Coolpix P500

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Great battery life
Battery life
410 shots
Shoots RAW
Supports RAW
Better editing
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P500

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/5000 of a second
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies

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Advantages of the Nikon P500

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Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
920k dots vs 460k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Zoom
More zoom
36x vs 24x
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Around 2.5x more zoom
Wide angle
Better wide angle
23 mm vs 25 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/5000s vs 1/2000s
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2.5x faster max shutter speed
High-speed framerate
Higher speed movies
240 fps vs 220 fps
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Around 10% higher fps
Weight
Slightly lighter
481 g vs 528 g
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Around 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ150

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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Aperture
Significantly wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the DMC-FZ150's lens captures slightly more light (0.6 f-stops)
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Battery life
Much longer battery life
410 shots vs 220 shots
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Around 90% more shots per battery charge
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Light sensitivity (boost)
Has boost ISO
6,400 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
12 fps vs 10 fps
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20% faster continuous shooting
Size
Slightly smaller
124x82x92 mm vs 116x84x103 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
3.6" vs 4.1"
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More than 10% thinner
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
30s vs 2s
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15x longer exposures
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$314.20 vs $350.00
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The best price we've seen is $36 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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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
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              P500240 fps
              DMC-FZ150220 fps
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              P50010 fps
              DMC-FZ15012 fps
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              P5004.1"
              DMC-FZ1503.6"
              Weight Heavy Help
              P500481 g
              DMC-FZ150528 g
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              P500None
              DMC-FZ1506,400 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Size Large Help
              P500116x84x103 mm
              DMC-FZ150124x82x92 mm
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              P50036x
              DMC-FZ15024x

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $345 - $400

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $200 - $298

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $279 - $345

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              High-speed framerate Records less high-speed movies
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $379

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Super zoom

              $299

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Focus points Has slightly fewer focus points
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $240 - $327

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly higher boost light sensitivity
              Focus points Has slightly fewer focus points
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $290 body only

              $379 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out

              Nikon Coolpix P500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $185 - $237

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Nikon Coolpix P100

              Nikon Coolpix P100

              Super zoom

              $316

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Slightly smaller
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $277 - $365

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $342 - $606

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Super zoom

              $225

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Pro digicam

              $701 - $898

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $365 - $398

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

              Super zoom

              $967

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Battery life Longer battery life
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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              Paginamorata (1:26 AM, March 19, 2012)
              la bateria de la coolpix no dispara mas que unos 120 150 disparos, la p 500 no tiene zapata para flash exterior la panasonic si y la panasonic no llega a los 400 euros , la p 500 no tiene raw la panasonic si la p 500 utiliza mas luz que la panasonic lo cual es un problema