Updated (July 2012): Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

68

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

58

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
3.15x
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Great battery life
Battery life
540 shots
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Size
Really small
Prosumer size (124×82×92 mm)
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
220 fps
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
12 fps
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions

Items often bought with the DMC-FZ200 or DMC-FZ150

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150.
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differences

Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ150

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Size
Smaller
124×82×92 mm vs 125×87×110 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Overall image quality
Slightly better image quality
40.0 vs 37.0
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Around 10% better image quality
Thickness
Thinner
3.6" vs 4.3"
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Around 20% thinner
Weight
Slightly lighter
528 g vs 588 g
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More than 10% lighter
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
10.9 EV vs 10.8 EV
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0.2 f-stops more dynamic range
Low light performance
Slightly lower noise at high ISO
132 ISO vs 114 ISO
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The DMC-FZ150 has a slight edge (0.2 f-stops) in low-noise, high-ISO performance
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ200

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HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
540 shots vs 410 shots
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More than 30% more shots per battery charge
High-speed framerate
Higher speed movies
240 fps vs 220 fps
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Around 10% higher fps
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$311.95 vs $820.00
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The best price we've seen is $508 cheaper (2.6x less)
Longest exposure
Significantly longer exposures
60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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recommendations

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
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              High-speed framerate Extremely high speed movies Help
              DMC-FZ150220 fps
              DMC-FZ200240 fps
              External mic jack You can plug a microphone into both of these Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              DMC-FZ150410 shots
              DMC-FZ200540 shots
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              12 fps
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1.0 cm
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Focus points Many focus points Help
              23
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Longest exposure Long exposures Help
              DMC-FZ15030s
              DMC-FZ20060s
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              DMC-FZ1503.6"
              DMC-FZ2004.3"
              Weight Heavy Help
              DMC-FZ150528 g
              DMC-FZ200588 g
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              DMC-FZ150132 ISO
              DMC-FZ200114 ISO
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              DMC-FZ15010.9 EV
              DMC-FZ20010.8 EV
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              DMC-FZ15019.4 bits
              DMC-FZ20019.1 bits
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              6,400 ISO
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              DMC-FZ15040.0
              DMC-FZ20037.0
              Size Large Help
              DMC-FZ150124×82×92 mm
              DMC-FZ200125×87×110 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              9.7 MP
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              460k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              24x
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 60fps

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

              Super zoom

              $598

              Movie format Records very high quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $220 - $228

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $300 - $398

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Pro digicam

              $584 - $748

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Movie format Records very high quality movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Super zoom

              $394 - $480

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $305 - $350

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $348 - $370

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $400

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Zoom More zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P610

              Nikon Coolpix P610

              Super zoom

              $374 - $427

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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              Avatar for brolly321 brolly321 (0:13 AM, October 24, 2013)
              the prices change. if you saw the price, the shop name would have been directly before it.
               
              Ukiah (0:11 PM, October 15, 2013)
              Were did they get the $726.00 FZ-150 price from? It was slightly less than $500.00 in Canada.
               
              Nick (7:55 PM, September 19, 2012)
              That must be the worst camera review every, don't even mention that the FZ200 has 2.8 right through the lens zoom.
               
              mikec (7:54 AM, September 19, 2012)
              The FZ200 has f2.8 right throughout it's zoom range. The FZ150 only starts at f2.8.