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

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
220 fps
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
12 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax X90

Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
 
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ150

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Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 60fps vs 720p
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
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
Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
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
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster 12 fps vs 1.1 fps
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More than 10.5x faster continuous shooting
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
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
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
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 25 mm vs 26 mm
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Almost the same
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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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent super zooms, and ignoring price

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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

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Super zoom

        $399 - $400

        Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
        Zoom Has way more more zoom
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

        Super zoom

        $249 - $409

        True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Fujifilm X-S1

        Fujifilm X-S1

        Pro digicam

        $349 - $684

        Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
        True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier
        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $497 - $580 with 18-55mm lens

        Overall image quality Has much better image quality
        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
        Nikon D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $390 - $430 with 18-55mm lens

        Overall image quality Has much better image quality
        True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
        Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization

        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
        Overall image quality Worse image quality
        Size Larger
        Panasonic Lumix FZ70

        Panasonic Lumix FZ70

        Super zoom

        $265 - $298

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
        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
        External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

        Super zoom

        $365

        Lowest price Much cheaper
        Longest exposure Longer exposures
        External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48

        Super zoom

        Size Slightly smaller
        Longest exposure Longer exposures
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
        External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

        Pentax X90 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix P90

        Nikon Coolpix P90

        Super zoom

        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Shutter lag More shutter lag
        Kodak EasyShare Z981

        Kodak EasyShare Z981

        Super zoom

        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Supports RAW Shoots RAW
        Size Larger
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Pentax X-5

        Pentax X-5

        Super zoom

        $134

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Larger
        Samsung WB100

        Samsung WB100

        Super zoom

        $224

        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Travel zoom

        $349 - $354

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability

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