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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
3.15x
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Size
Really small
Prosumer size 124x82x92 mm
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Thickness
Thin
3.6"
 
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differences

Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ150

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Size Smaller 124x82x92 mm vs 125x87x110 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Overall image quality 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
Dynamic range More dynamic range 10.9 EV vs 10.8 EV
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0.1 f-stops more dynamic range
Weight Lighter 528 g vs 588 g
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More than 10% lighter
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
Lowest price Significantly cheaper $380.00 vs $703.74
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The best price we've seen is $324 cheaper (around 50% less)
High-speed framerate Higher speed movies 240 fps vs 220 fps
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Around 10% higher fps
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
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              External mic jack You can plug a microphone into both of these Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              DMC-FZ150:410 shots
              DMC-FZ200:540 shots
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              DMC-FZ150:220 fps
              DMC-FZ200:240 fps
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              DMC-FZ150:$703.74
              DMC-FZ200:$380.00
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              DMC-FZ150:3.6"
              DMC-FZ200:4.3"
              Weight Heavy Help
              DMC-FZ150:528 g
              DMC-FZ200:588 g
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              DMC-FZ150:10.9 EV
              DMC-FZ200:10.8 EV
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              6,400 ISO
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              DMC-FZ150:19.4 bits
              DMC-FZ200:19.1 bits
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              DMC-FZ150:132 ISO
              DMC-FZ200:114 ISO
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              DMC-FZ150:40.0
              DMC-FZ200:37.0
              Size Large Help
              DMC-FZ150:124x82x92 mm
              DMC-FZ200:125x87x110 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              12 fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              24x

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $298 - $330

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              External mic jack Lacks and external mic jack
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Pro digicam

              $898 - $970

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $390 - $418

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Fujifilm X-S1

              Fujifilm X-S1

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $675

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $364

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              External mic jack Lacks and external mic jack
              Olympus Stylus SP-100

              Olympus Stylus SP-100

              Super zoom

              $399

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $325 - $390

              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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $478

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Leica V-Lux 4

              Leica V-Lux 4

              Super zoom

              $899

              Lowest price Much more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $420 - $427

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              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.