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

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
220 fps
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
12 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
 
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differences

Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ150

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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
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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 significantly 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
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ48

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Size Slightly smaller 120x79x91 mm vs 124x82x92 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Longest exposure Longer exposures 60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
Weight Slightly lighter 498 g vs 528 g
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Around 10% lighter
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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
        Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
        DMC-FZ150:1080p @ 60fps
        DMC-FZ48:1080p @ 30fps
        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
        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.

        Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
        DMC-FZ150:3,200 ISO
        DMC-FZ48:1,600 ISO
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

        Super zoom

        $409 - $552

        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Thickness Is thicker
        Size Is slightly larger
        Panasonic Lumix FZ70

        Panasonic Lumix FZ70

        Super zoom

        $265 - $298

        Zoom Has way more more zoom
        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon Powershot SX40

        Canon Powershot SX40

        Super zoom

        $324 - $430

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

        Super zoom

        $379

        Lowest price Is significantly less expensive
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
        Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

        Super zoom

        $365

        Lowest price Is significantly less expensive
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62

        Super zoom

        $530

        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

        Super zoom

        $685

        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
        Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Super zoom

        $399 - $400

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

        Super zoom

        $469

        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Zoom More zoom
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
        External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

        Pro digicam

        $548

        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Supports RAW Shoots RAW
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

        Super zoom

        $184

        Size Smaller
        Zoom More zoom
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Movie format Lower resolution movies

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