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Nikon Coolpix P500 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P500

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/5000 of a second
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
12 fps
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

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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
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$350.00 vs $820.00
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The best price we've seen is $470 cheaper (2.3x less)
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
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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
              P500:240 fps
              DMC-FZ150:220 fps
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              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
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              P500:$350.00
              DMC-FZ150:$820.00
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              P500:4.1"
              DMC-FZ150:3.6"
              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
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              P500:10 fps
              DMC-FZ150:12 fps
              Common Weaknesses
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              P500:36x
              DMC-FZ150:24x

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $350

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $500

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $349

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Super zoom

              $454

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Super zoom

              $356

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $349 body only

              $499 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Autofocus Lacks autofocus
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $536 body only

              $579 - $599 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 P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $300 - $349

              Zoom Much more zoom
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $281 - $370

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $185 - $237

              Aperture Wider aperture
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $219 - $327

              Aperture Wider aperture
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $350 - $598

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $298

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Size Significantly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Super zoom

              $225

              Lowest price Much 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

              $714 - $799

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48

              Super zoom

              $470

              Lowest price Much cheaper
              Size Slightly smaller
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

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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