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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

55

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

50

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Really small
Size
Prosumer size 124x82x92 mm
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
12 fps
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
300 ms shutter lag
Size
Really small
Prosumer size 124x81x95 mm
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
11 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies

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differences

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
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 DMC-FZ150's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
12 fps vs 11 fps
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Around 10% faster continuous shooting
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$314.20 vs $349.95
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The best price we've seen is $36 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ100

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Longest exposure
Longer exposures
60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
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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
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.8
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              220 fps
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              DMC-FZ15012 fps
              DMC-FZ10011 fps
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              DMC-FZ1503.6"
              DMC-FZ1003.7"
              Weight Heavy Help
              DMC-FZ150528 g
              DMC-FZ100539 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-FZ150124x82x92 mm
              DMC-FZ100124x81x95 mm
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              DMC-FZ1503,200 ISO
              DMC-FZ1001,600 ISO

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              24x
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              460k dots

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $330 - $598

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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $200 - $298

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

              Super zoom

              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Pro digicam

              $700 - $898

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Movie format Records very high quality movies
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $345 - $349

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

              Super zoom

              $991

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

              Pro digicam

              $548

              Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $359

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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS10

              Fujifilm FinePix HS10

              Super zoom

              $400

              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Larger
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

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              Jamesblanksonaidoo (4:45 PM, December 01, 2011)
              I was caught between choosing Canon Powershot SX40HS and Panasonic Lumix FZ150. I finally landed on Panasonic. I am very happy that I made a good choice. I have never regretted. Great movies, great pictures, easy to use. My problem how to use 3-D and the Raw and under what condition? Can someone assist.
              Thanks to Panasonic. I will wish to have the canon in the very near future.
              James B. Aidoo