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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Takes 3D photos
3D
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-FZ100

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

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
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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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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
              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
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              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
              Common Weaknesses
              Weight Heavy Help
              DMC-FZ150:528 g
              DMC-FZ100:539 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              DMC-FZ150:3.6"
              DMC-FZ100:3.7"
              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-FZ100:124x81x95 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              DMC-FZ150:12 fps
              DMC-FZ100:11 fps
              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

              $350 - $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

              $248 - $345

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Pro digicam

              $820 - $898

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $349 - $500

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48

              Super zoom

              $325

              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $500

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 - $750 body only

              $597 - $700 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $405

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Zoom More zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Super zoom

              $886

              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-FZ100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

              Pro digicam

              $998 - $1,100

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Zoom Less zoom
              Fujifilm FinePix HS10

              Fujifilm FinePix HS10

              Super zoom

              $400

              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Significantly larger
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60

              Super zoom

              $407

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

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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