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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10

Size
Really small
Prosumer size 124x90x74 mm
Color depth
Great color depth
21.2 bits
Sensor size
Large sensor
Four thirds 18.0x13.5mm
Thickness
Thin
2.9"
 
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ150

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Image stabilization Image stabilization Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
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
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
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 2.6 fps
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More than 4.5x faster continuous shooting
Dynamic range More dynamic range 10.9 EV vs 10.1 EV
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0.8 f-stops more dynamic range
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-G10

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Overall image quality Better image quality 52.0 vs 40.0
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30% better image quality
Color depth Better color depth 21.2 bits vs 19.4 bits
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Distinguishes 1.8 more bits of color
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Sensor size Larger sensor Four thirds 18.0x13.5mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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More than 8.5x larger sensor
True resolution Higher true resolution 12 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Size Slightly smaller 124x90x74 mm vs 124x82x92 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The DMC-G10's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 411 ISO vs 132 ISO
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The DMC-G10 has excellent image quality 1.6 f-stops higher ISO than the DMC-FZ150
Weight Lighter 381 g vs 528 g
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Around 30% lighter
Thickness Thinner 2.9" vs 3.6"
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Around 20% thinner
Longest exposure Longer exposures 60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              DMC-FZ150:3.6"
              DMC-G10:2.9"
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              DMC-FZ150:10.9 EV
              DMC-G10:10.1 EV
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              DMC-FZ150:19.4 bits
              DMC-G10:21.2 bits
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              DMC-FZ150:132 ISO
              DMC-G10:411 ISO
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Size Large Help
              DMC-FZ150:124x82x92 mm
              DMC-G10:124x90x74 mm
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              DMC-FZ150:40.0
              DMC-G10:52.0

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              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix FZ70

              Super zoom

              $398

              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-FZ40

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

              Super zoom

              $379

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $437 - $520 body only

              $528 - $696 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Lens focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $409 - $598

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Size Larger
              Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $319 - $390

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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Super zoom

              $365

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              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
              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Super zoom

              $249 - $409

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Significantly larger
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $440 - $450 with 14-45mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Size Smaller
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
              Movie format Does not take movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $509 body only

              $450 - $622 with 14-42mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $309 - $400 with 14-42mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Significantly smaller
              Color depth Worse color depth
              External flash No external flash support
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $309 body only

              $415 with 14-42mm lens

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

              Entry-level DSLR

              $400 with 18-55mm lens

              Lens availability Much more lenses available
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus

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