Updated (July, 2012): Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 vs Pentax X90

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Size
Really small
Prosumer size 124x82x92 mm
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
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax X90

Size
Really small
Prosumer size 112x81x99 mm
Weight
Light-weight
428 g
 
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ150

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3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 60fps vs 720p
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
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
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster 12 fps vs 1.1 fps
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More than 10.5x faster continuous shooting
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
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 25 mm vs 26 mm
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Almost the same
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
Thickness Slightly thinner 3.6" vs 3.9"
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Around 10% thinner
Longest exposure Longer exposures 30s vs 4s
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7.5x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Pentax X90

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Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The X90's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Zoom Slightly more zoom 26x vs 24x
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Around 20% more zoom
Weight Lighter 428 g vs 528 g
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Around 20% lighter
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        similarities

        Compared to recent digicams

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
        DMC-FZ150:1 cm
        X90:0.9 cm
        Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
        Digital
        Thickness Quite thick Help
        DMC-FZ150:3.6"
        X90:3.9"
        Weight Heavy Help
        DMC-FZ150:528 g
        X90:428 g
        Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
        DMC-FZ150:6,400 ISO
        X90:None
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Size Large Help
        DMC-FZ150:124x82x92 mm
        X90:112x81x99 mm

        Compared to recent super zooms

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

        Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        DMC-FZ150:24x
        X90:26x

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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

        Super zoom

        $383 - $536

        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Super zoom

        $399 - $400

        Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
        Zoom Has much more zoom
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Nikon D5100

        Nikon D5100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $352 - $415 body only

        $495 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

        Overall image quality Has much better image quality
        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

        Super zoom

        $636

        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
        Nikon Coolpix P520

        Nikon Coolpix P520

        Super zoom

        $439

        Zoom Has significantly more zoom
        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

        Pro digicam

        $879 - $919

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Overall image quality Much better image quality
        Size Significantly larger
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Canon Powershot SX40

        Canon Powershot SX40

        Super zoom

        $323 - $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 - $330

        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

        $428

        Lowest price Significantly cheaper
        Longest exposure Longer exposures
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
        Nikon Coolpix P510

        Nikon Coolpix P510

        Super zoom

        $304

        Zoom More zoom
        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

        Pentax X90 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Pentax X-5

        Pentax X-5

        Super zoom

        $195 - $324

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Larger
        Nikon D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $278 body only

        $427 - $440 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

        Travel zoom

        $149 - $180

        Size Significantly smaller
        Screen size Larger screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Zoom Less zoom
        Canon PowerShot SX120 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX120 IS

        Travel zoom

        $223

        Size Significantly smaller
        Screen size Larger screen
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Zoom Less zoom
        Canon PowerShot SD940 IS

        Canon PowerShot SD940 IS

        Ultra compact

        Size Significantly smaller
        Thickness Much thinner
        Zoom Less zoom
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

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