Updated (August 2011): Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

42

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

38

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2
Really small
Size
Mid size (110×66×43 mm)
Thin
Thickness
1.7"
Light-weight
Weight
277 g
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
220 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5.

competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$230 body only

$405 with 14-42mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$860 with 12-32mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$397 - $448

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

Super zoom

Zoom Much more zoom
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Pro digicam

$679

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Overall image quality Much better image quality
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Super zoom

$379

Battery life Significantly longer battery life
High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
Overall image quality Worse image quality

discussion

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