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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Size
Really small
Prosumer size 124x82x92 mm
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P500

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 
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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 $238.99 vs $703.74
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The best price we've seen is $465 cheaper (2.9x less)
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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Aperture 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)
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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
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
Size Slightly smaller 124x82x92 mm vs 116x84x103 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 12 fps vs 10 fps
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20% faster continuous shooting
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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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              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
              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

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              P500:36x
              DMC-FZ150:24x

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $420 - $427

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              High-speed framerate Records less high-speed movies
              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $325 - $390

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

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $269

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              High-speed framerate Records less high-speed movies
              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $349

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              High-speed framerate Records less high-speed movies
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Super zoom

              $627 - $667

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

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $278 body only

              $375 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Panorama Lacks a 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

              $227

              Aperture Wider aperture
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix P100

              Nikon Coolpix P100

              Super zoom

              $330

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Slightly smaller
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $380 - $598

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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Pro digicam

              $890 - $970

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Significantly larger
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $298 - $349

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Super zoom

              $683

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

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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