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

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
220 fps
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
12 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30

Sensor size
Large sensor
1/1.8" 7.2x5.3mm
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
 
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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
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
Wide angle Much better wide angle 25 mm vs 35 mm
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Around 30% better wide angle
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
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
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
Zoom More zoom 24x vs 12x
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4x more zoom
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability 1 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster 12 fps vs 3 fps
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4x faster continuous shooting
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 Common Weaknesses
Supports RAW RAW support Help
Better editing
External flash Support external flash Help
Better lighting
Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
Digital
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 Common Weaknesses

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Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
DMC-FZ150:3,200 ISO
DMC-FZ30:400 ISO
Zoom Poor zoom Help
DMC-FZ150:24x
DMC-FZ30:12x

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Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Super zoom

$409 - $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

$265 - $298

Zoom Has way more more zoom
Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
Thickness Is thicker
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

Super zoom

$685

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18

Super zoom

$1,000

Weight Is slightly lighter
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62

Super zoom

$530

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

Pro digicam

$548

Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

Super zoom

$379

Lowest price Is significantly less expensive
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 Competitors

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Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

$399 - $400

Zoom Much more zoom
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Aperture Narrower aperture
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Canon Powershot SX40

Canon Powershot SX40

Super zoom

$324 - $430

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Zoom More zoom
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Super zoom

$365

Lowest price Much cheaper
Longest exposure Longer exposures
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

Super zoom

$469

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Zoom More zoom
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48

Super zoom

Size Slightly smaller
Longest exposure Longer exposures
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30 Competitors

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Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

Super zoom

$700

Screen size Much larger screen
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Sensor size Smaller sensor
External flash No external flash support
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30

Super zoom

$243

Screen size Much larger screen
Wide angle Much better wide angle
Aperture Narrower aperture
Sensor size Smaller sensor
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20

Super zoom

Size Smaller
Weight Lighter
True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
Supports RAW No RAW support

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