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

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Battery life
Great battery life
410 shots
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P500

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
 
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differences

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
Lowest price Much cheaper $325.00 vs $703.74
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The best price we've seen is $379 cheaper (2.2x less)
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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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
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Battery life Significantly longer battery life 410 shots vs 220 shots
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Around 90% more shots per battery charge
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
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 slightly 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
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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 Common Weaknesses
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              P500:1080p @ 30fps
              DMC-FZ150:1080p @ 60fps
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              P500:240 fps
              DMC-FZ150:220 fps
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              P500:4.1"
              DMC-FZ150:3.6"
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              P500:$325.00
              DMC-FZ150:$703.74
              Weight Heavy Help
              P500:481 g
              DMC-FZ150:528 g
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              P500:None
              DMC-FZ150:6,400 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Size Large Help
              P500:116x84x103 mm
              DMC-FZ150:124x82x92 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $323 - $376

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $319 - $390

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $299

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Super zoom

              $420

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $392 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $437 - $520 body only

              $528 - $696 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas

              Nikon Coolpix P500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $180 - $279

              Aperture Wider aperture
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Zoom Less zoom
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $447

              Zoom Much more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Size Slightly larger
              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Super zoom

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $409 - $598

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Size Larger
              Panasonic Lumix FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix FZ70

              Super zoom

              $398

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Super zoom

              $365

              Lowest price Significantly cheaper
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48

              Super zoom

              Size Slightly smaller
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Super zoom

              $249 - $409

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Size Significantly larger
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

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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