Updated (August 2011): Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 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

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
220 fps
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
12 fps
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

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" vs 2"
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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
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
Size
Significantly smaller
124×82×92 mm vs 141×86×138 mm
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More than 40% smaller
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
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Continuous shooting
Shoots much faster
12 fps vs 3 fps
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4x faster continuous shooting
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
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
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
Thickness
Significantly thinner
3.6" vs 5.4"
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More than 30% thinner
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 6 f-stops better
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" 7.18x5.32mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
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Around 40% larger sensor
Longest exposure
Significantly longer exposures
60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
Lowest price
Cheaper
$548.19 vs $820.00
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The best price we've seen is $272 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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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
Longest exposure Long exposures Help
DMC-FZ15030s
DMC-FZ3060s
Common Weaknesses
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
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
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
DMC-FZ1503,200 ISO
DMC-FZ30400 ISO
Size Large Help
DMC-FZ150124×82×92 mm
DMC-FZ30141×86×138 mm

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Common Strengths

Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

Common Weaknesses
Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
Missing that film look
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
DMC-FZ1509.7 MP
DMC-FZ308 MP
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
DMC-FZ150460k dots
DMC-FZ30230k dots
Zoom Poor zoom Help
DMC-FZ15024x
DMC-FZ3012x
Movie format Poor movies Help
DMC-FZ1501080p @ 60fps
DMC-FZ30480p @ 10fps

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Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Super zoom

$312 - $398

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
Thickness Is thicker
Size Is slightly larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60

Super zoom

$294

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
External flash Doesn't support an external flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Super zoom

$598

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Size Larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Super zoom

$220 - $228

Zoom Much more zoom
Wide angle Better wide angle
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Canon Powershot SX40

Canon Powershot SX40

Super zoom

$400

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Zoom More zoom
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Pro digicam

$584 - $748

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Size Significantly larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Travel zoom

$257

Size Significantly smaller
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$405 - $497 body only

$479 - $500 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Longest exposure Significantly shorter max exposures
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

Pro digicam

$548

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
Size Slightly larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$373 body only

$449 with 12-32mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Size Much smaller
Image stabilization No image stabilization
External flash No external flash support
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8

Super zoom

$439

Size Much smaller
Screen size Much larger screen
Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
External flash No external flash support
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$465 - $647 body only

$545 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Longest exposure Significantly shorter max exposures

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