Updated (July, 2012): Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Large screen
Screen size
3.0"
Really small
Size
Prosumer size 124x82x92 mm
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
220 fps
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
12 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30

External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ150

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Screen size
Much larger screen
3.0" vs 2.0"
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More than 50% larger screen
Wide angle
Much better wide angle
25 mm vs 35 mm
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Around 30% better wide angle
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 10fps
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Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
Size
Significantly smaller
124x82x92 mm vs 141x86x138 mm
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More than 40% smaller
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
1 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
220 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
12 fps vs 3 fps
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4x faster continuous shooting
Zoom
More zoom
24x vs 12x
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4x more zoom
True resolution
Higher true resolution
9.7 MP vs 8 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 400 ISO
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The DMC-FZ150's maximum light sensitivity is 3 f-stops better
Thickness
Significantly thinner
3.6" vs 5.4"
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More than 30% thinner
Weight
Lighter
528 g vs 740 g
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Around 30% lighter
Light sensitivity (boost)
Has boost ISO
6,400 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ30

Sensor size
Larger sensor
1/1.8" 7.2x5.3mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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Around 40% larger sensor
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
Supports RAW RAW support Help
Better editing
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-FZ30:740 g
Thickness Quite thick Help
DMC-FZ150:3.6"
DMC-FZ30:5.4"
Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
DMC-FZ150:6,400 ISO
DMC-FZ30:None
Size Large Help
DMC-FZ150:124x82x92 mm
DMC-FZ30:141x86x138 mm

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
DMC-FZ150:24x
DMC-FZ30:12x
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
DMC-FZ150:460k dots
DMC-FZ30:230k 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 - $330

Zoom Has way more more zoom
Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Thickness Is thicker
External mic jack Lacks and external mic jack
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

$349 - $399

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-FZ28

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

Super zoom

$400

Weight Is slightly lighter
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$319 - $527 body only

$389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Has much better image quality
Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Super zoom

$350 - $400

Longest exposure Longer exposures
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Pro digicam

$820 - $898

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Overall image quality Much better image quality
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Size Significantly larger
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-FZ30 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

Pro digicam

$548

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Size Slightly larger
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
Nikon D5000

Nikon D5000

Entry-level DSLR

$945 body only

$812 with 18-55mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Travel zoom

$300 - $310

Size Much smaller
Wide angle Much better wide angle
Aperture Narrower aperture
Supports RAW No RAW support
Olympus SZ-31MR iHS

Olympus SZ-31MR

Travel zoom

$194

Screen size Much larger screen
Size Much smaller
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Aperture Narrower aperture
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

Super zoom

$380

Screen size Much larger screen
Wide angle Much better wide angle
External flash No external flash support
Sensor size Smaller sensor

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