Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90

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Samsung WB150F

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.5
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Long exposures
Longest exposure
60 seconds
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung WB150F

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

differences

Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FX90

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Aperture
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
Thickness
Slightly thinner
0.9" vs 0.9"
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Around 10% thinner
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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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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.9"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              DMC-FX90:$134.99
              WB150F:$120.00
              Common Weaknesses
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung DV300F

              Samsung DV300F

              Ultra compact

              $314

              Size Is slightly smaller
              3D Captures 3D images
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Samsung ST150F

              Samsung ST150F

              Ultra compact

              $130

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Samsung WB850F

              Samsung WB850F

              Travel zoom

              $280

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              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
              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $140

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Samsung TL500

              Samsung TL500

              Pro digicam

              $1,092

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Canon ELPH 500 HS

              Canon ELPH 500 HS

              Pro digicam

              $137

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

              Compact

              $240

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Samsung WB150F Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $139 - $150

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Samsung WB250F

              Samsung WB250F

              Travel zoom

              $150

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Weight Heavier
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Samsung WB200F

              Samsung WB200F

              Travel zoom

              $150 - $160

              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Weight Heavier
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Samsung DV150F

              Samsung DV150F

              Ultra compact

              $97 - $110

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Samsung WB35F

              Samsung WB35F

              Travel zoom

              $80 - $99

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

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