Updated (July, 2012): Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

55

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10

30

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Takes 3D photos
3D
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
Thickness
Thin
2.9"
Weight
Light-weight
381 g
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
 

differences

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
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
Help
Record high quality audio with an external microphone
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
Help
Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
Help
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 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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$315.24 vs $599.90
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The best price we've seen is $285 cheaper (around 50% less)
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
Size
Slightly smaller
124x90x74 mm vs 124x82x92 mm
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More than 10% smaller
True resolution
Higher true resolution
12 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Weight
Lighter
381 g vs 528 g
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Around 30% lighter
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
Thickness
Thinner
2.9" vs 3.6"
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Around 20% thinner
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
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
              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
              Common Weaknesses
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              DMC-FZ150:10.9 EV
              DMC-G10:10.1 EV
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              DMC-FZ150:3.6"
              DMC-G10:2.9"
              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
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              DMC-FZ150:40.0
              DMC-G10:52.0
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Size Large Help
              DMC-FZ150:124x82x92 mm
              DMC-G10:124x90x74 mm
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $309 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $648 body only

              $550 - $620 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Autofocus Lacks autofocus

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $350 - $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

              $405

              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

              $298 - $345

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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Super zoom

              $320 - $360

              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

              Super zoom

              $544

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Size Smaller
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $370 body only

              $462 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

              $320 body only

              $450 with 14-42mm lens

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $916 with 14-42mm lens

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Lowest price More expensive
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Olympus PEN E-PL1

              Olympus PEN E-PL1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $440 with 14-42mm lens

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Smaller
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $520 with 14-42mm lens

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen

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