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

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 60fps
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
220 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
12 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-x

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
12.5 EV
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
97 ms shutter lag
 
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ150

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Autofocus Video autofocus Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
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
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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
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
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
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 Slightly 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
Lowest price Cheaper $401.18 vs $700.00
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The best price we've seen is $299 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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Advantages of the Pentax K-x

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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
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 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
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 Support 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
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              DMC-FZ150:460k dots
              K-x:230k dots

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              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $550 body only

              $549 - $575 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
              Startup delay Has significantly more startup delay

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $343 - $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 - $433

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Zoom More zoom
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $259 - $837

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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Super zoom

              $395 - $800

              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Pro digicam

              $798 - $898

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Size Significantly larger
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Pentax K-x Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Pentax K-r

              Pentax K-r

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 body only

              $525 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Slightly larger
              Pentax K-50

              Pentax K-50

              Entry-level DSLR

              $390 - $449 body only

              $450 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $657 body only

              $389 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Pentax K-5

              Pentax K-5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 body only

              $825 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Weather sealed Weather sealed
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Larger
              Pentax K20D

              Pentax K20D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $530 with 18-55mm lens

              Weather sealed Weather sealed
              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Movie format Does not take movies

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