Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 vs Samsung WB150F

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90

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Samsung WB150F

47

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"

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differences

Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FX90

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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
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)
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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$127.99 vs $234.90
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The best price we've seen is $107 cheaper (around 50% less)
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
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
              Wide angle Good wide angle Help
              24 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              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
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              DMC-FX901,600 ISO
              WB150F3,200 ISO

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung DV300F

              Samsung DV300F

              Ultra compact

              $199

              Size Is slightly smaller
              3D Captures 3D images
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Travel zoom

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              GPS Has a GPS
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $169

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Digicam

              $180

              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Much larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100

              Compact

              True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
              Sensor size Larger sensor
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $399

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Larger
              Weight Significantly heavier

              Samsung WB150F Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB250F

              Samsung WB250F

              Travel zoom

              $130

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Weight Heavier
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $145 - $230

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Samsung WB200F

              Samsung WB200F

              Travel zoom

              $160

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Weight Heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1

              Travel zoom

              $195

              Size Smaller
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Zoom Less zoom
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Samsung WB35F

              Samsung WB35F

              Travel zoom

              $87 - $119

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

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