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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30

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

Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
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
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
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
12 fps vs 3 fps
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4x faster continuous shooting
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
1 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Zoom
More zoom
24x vs 12x
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4x more zoom
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$314.20 vs $1,111.33
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The best price we've seen is $797 cheaper (3.5x less)
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
Aperture Wide aperture Help
f/2.8
Supports RAW RAW support Help
Better editing
External flash Support external flash Help
Better lighting
Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
Digital
Common Weaknesses
Thickness Quite thick Help
DMC-FZ1503.6"
DMC-FZ305.4"
Weight Heavy Help
DMC-FZ150528 g
DMC-FZ30740 g
Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
DMC-FZ1506,400 ISO
DMC-FZ30None
Size Large Help
DMC-FZ150124x82x92 mm
DMC-FZ30141x86x138 mm
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
DMC-FZ1503,200 ISO
DMC-FZ30400 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
DMC-FZ15024x
DMC-FZ3012x
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
DMC-FZ150460k dots
DMC-FZ30230k dots

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Super zoom

$337 - $606

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
Thickness Is thicker
Size Is slightly larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Pro digicam

$677 - $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
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

Super zoom

$963

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-FZ48

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48

Super zoom

$470

Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$290 body only

$379 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon Powershot SX40

Canon Powershot SX40

Super zoom

$348 - $403

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Zoom More zoom
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Super zoom

$248 - $298

Zoom Much more zoom
Wide angle Better wide angle
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Size Significantly larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Super zoom

$225

Lowest price Cheaper
Longest exposure Longer exposures
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Super zoom

$377 - $398

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

$329 - $430

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Zoom Significantly more zoom
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Aperture Narrower aperture

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
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

Super zoom

$400

Screen size Much larger screen
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
External flash No external flash support
Sensor size Smaller sensor
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

Super zoom

$616

Screen size Much larger screen
Wide angle Much better wide angle
External flash No external flash support
Sensor size Smaller sensor
Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830

Super zoom

$185 - $237

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Screen size Much larger screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Supports RAW No RAW support

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