Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 vs Samsung WB150F

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90

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Samsung WB150F

48

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.5
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
Really small
Size
Compact 102x56x22 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
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Reasons to buy the Samsung WB150F

Size
Really small
Compact 106x59x23 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/2000 of a second

differences

Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FX90

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Aperture
Significantly wider aperture
f/2.5 vs f/3.2
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At its widest zoom, the DMC-FX90's lens captures slightly more light (0.7 f-stops)
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
Size
Smaller
102x56x22 mm vs 106x59x23 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Macro focus
Better macro capability
3 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
Weight
Lighter
149 g vs 188 g
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More than 20% lighter
Longest exposure
Much longer exposures
60s vs 16s
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Around 4x longer exposures
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Thickness
Slightly thinner
0.9" vs 0.9"
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Around 10% thinner
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$127.99 vs $159.99
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The best price we've seen is $32 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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Advantages of the Samsung WB150F

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Zoom
Significantly more zoom
18x vs 5x
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Around 13x more zoom
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The WB150F's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.9"
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant shared competitors found.

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Digicam

              $180

              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78

              Compact

              $299

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100

              Compact

              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Sensor size Larger sensor
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W550

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W550

              Compact

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $185 - $237

              Zoom Much more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

              Samsung WB150F Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $145 - $230

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Samsung WB250F

              Samsung WB250F

              Travel zoom

              $165

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Weight Heavier
              Samsung WB35F

              Samsung WB35F

              Travel zoom

              $87 - $109

              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Weight Lighter
              Zoom Less zoom
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Samsung WB200F

              Samsung WB200F

              Travel zoom

              $160

              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Weight Heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $88 - $115

              Size Smaller
              Weight Significantly lighter
              Zoom Less zoom
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

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