Updated (July, 2012): Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 vs Pentax K-x

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
220 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
12 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-x

Overall image quality
Great image quality
72.0
Size
Really small
Prosumer size 123x92x68 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ150

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Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 24fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
Autofocus Video autofocus Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
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
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
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 4.7 fps
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More than 2.5x faster continuous shooting
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Focus points More focus points 23 vs 11
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Weight Slightly lighter 528 g vs 580 g
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Around 10% lighter
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Overall image quality Much better image quality 72.0 vs 40.0
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80% better image quality
Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Color depth Better color depth 22.8 bits vs 19.4 bits
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Distinguishes 3.4 more bits of color
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Dynamic range More dynamic range 12.5 EV vs 10.9 EV
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1.6 f-stops more dynamic range
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor APS-C 23.6x15.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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Around 13.5x larger sensor
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 811 ISO vs 132 ISO
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The K-x has excellent image quality 2.6 f-stops higher ISO than the DMC-FZ150
Size Smaller 123x92x68 mm vs 124x82x92 mm
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Around 20% smaller
True resolution Higher true resolution 12.2 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture around 30% more detail in your photos
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The K-x's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Thickness Thinner 2.7" vs 3.6"
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Around 30% thinner
Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder Pentamirror vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The K-x's boost ISO is 1 f-stop better
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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 Viewfinders Help
              DMC-FZ150:Digital
              K-x:Pentamirror
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Weight Heavy Help
              DMC-FZ150:528 g
              K-x:580 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              DMC-FZ150:3.6"
              K-x:2.7"
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Size Large Help
              DMC-FZ150:124x82x92 mm
              K-x:123x92x68 mm

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $390 - $430 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie continuous focus Can focus continuously while recording movies
              Lens availability Significantly more lenses available
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Lens focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $449 - $520 body only

              $545 - $696 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Lens focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $749 body only

              $550 - $600 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Cross type focus points Has slightly fewer cross-type focus points
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 - $580 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              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 - $552

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Size Larger
              Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
              Panasonic Lumix FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix FZ70

              Super zoom

              $265 - $298

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Significantly larger
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $324 - $430

              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

              Pentax K-x Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Pentax K-r

              Pentax K-r

              Entry-level DSLR

              $484 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon EOS Rebel T2i

              Canon Rebel T2i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $575 body only

              $546 - $779 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $276 - $298 body only

              $399 - $450 with 18-55mm lens

              Lens availability Significantly more lenses available
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Pentax K-500

              Pentax K-500

              Entry-level DSLR

              $420 - $576 with 18-55mm lens

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Shutter lag More shutter lag

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