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"
Size
Really small
Prosumer size 124x82x92 mm
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 

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 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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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

$383 - $536

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

$298 - $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
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

Pro digicam

$528

Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

Super zoom

$959

Weight Is slightly lighter
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$348 - $370

Aperture Has a much wider aperture
Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
External mic jack Lacks and external mic jack
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

Super zoom

$387

Lowest price Is significantly less expensive
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

Super zoom

$636

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-FZ150 Competitors

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Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Pro digicam

$879 - $919

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Size Significantly larger
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Canon Powershot SX40

Canon Powershot SX40

Super zoom

$323 - $405

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Zoom More zoom
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

$399 - $400

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Aperture Narrower aperture
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Super zoom

$428

Lowest price Significantly cheaper
Longest exposure Longer exposures
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Nikon Coolpix P510

Nikon Coolpix P510

Super zoom

$304

Zoom More zoom
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30 Competitors

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Disadvantages

Canon EOS Rebel T2i

Canon Rebel T2i

Entry-level DSLR

$579 - $600 body only

$200 - $672 with 18-55mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

Entry-level DSLR

$700 with 18-55mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Size Much smaller
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Movie format Does not take movies
Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd

Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd

Pro digicam

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Macro focus Much worse macro capability

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