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

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 
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differences

Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ150

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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
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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Lowest price Much cheaper $365.00 vs $703.74
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The best price we've seen is $339 cheaper (around 50% less)
Longest exposure Longer exposures 60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              DMC-FZ150:1080p @ 60fps
              DMC-FZ100:1080p @ 30fps
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              220 fps
              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
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              DMC-FZ150:$703.74
              DMC-FZ100:$365.00
              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 Common Weaknesses
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              DMC-FZ150:12 fps
              DMC-FZ100:11 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              DMC-FZ150:3,200 ISO
              DMC-FZ100:1,600 ISO
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $405 - $598

              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

              $398

              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 SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $319 - $390

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
              Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48

              Super zoom

              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

              Super zoom

              $379

              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $299

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Super zoom

              $249 - $409

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Size Significantly larger
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Super zoom

              $445

              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen

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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