Updated (July, 2012): Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
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 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48

Size
Really small
Prosumer size 120x79x91 mm
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
280 ms shutter lag
 
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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
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 220 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 12 fps vs 3.7 fps
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More than 3x faster continuous shooting
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 Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The DMC-FZ150's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Battery life Slightly longer battery life 410 shots vs 400 shots
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ48

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Lowest price Significantly cheaper $419.62 vs $703.74
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The best price we've seen is $284 cheaper (more than 40% less)
Size Slightly smaller 120x79x91 mm vs 124x82x92 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Weight Slightly lighter 498 g vs 528 g
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Around 10% lighter
Longest exposure Longer exposures 60s vs 30s
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2x 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 Common Weaknesses
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              DMC-FZ150:410 shots
              DMC-FZ48:400 shots
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              DMC-FZ150:$703.74
              DMC-FZ48:$419.62
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              3.6"
              Weight Heavy Help
              DMC-FZ150:528 g
              DMC-FZ48:498 g
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              6,400 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Size Large Help
              DMC-FZ150:124x82x92 mm
              DMC-FZ48:120x79x91 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
              24x
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              460k dots

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

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              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $367 - $536

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Super zoom

              $439

              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $315

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Pro digicam

              $860 - $898

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $280 - $319

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

              Super zoom

              $616

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Super zoom

              $699

              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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

              Super zoom

              $387

              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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