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
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
Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
Weight
Light-weight
428 g
 
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differences

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
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
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
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
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
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 25 mm vs 26 mm
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Almost the same
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
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 SX40

        Canon Powershot SX40

        Super zoom

        $325 - $390

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Size Is slightly larger
        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $774 body only

        $200 - $729 with 18-55mm lens

        Overall image quality Has much better image quality
        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Autofocus Lacks autofocus
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

        Super zoom

        $387

        Lowest price Is significantly less expensive
        Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

        Super zoom

        $380 - $598

        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Battery life Significantly longer battery life
        Size Larger
        Overall image quality Worse image quality
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

        Pro digicam

        $890 - $970

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        True resolution Much higher true resolution
        Size Significantly larger
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

        Super zoom

        $298 - $349

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Super zoom

        $399 - $400

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

        Super zoom

        $506

        Lowest price Cheaper
        Longest exposure Longer exposures
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

        Pentax X90 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Pentax X-5

        Pentax X-5

        Super zoom

        $199 - $324

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Larger
        Nikon Coolpix P100

        Nikon Coolpix P100

        Super zoom

        $330

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Weight Slightly heavier
        Olympus SP-570 UZ

        Olympus SP-570 UZ

        Super zoom

        $295

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Supports RAW Shoots RAW
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Zoom Slightly less zoom
        Canon Rebel T3

        Canon Rebel T3

        Entry-level DSLR

        $290 - $370 body only

        $399 - $499 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Size Slightly larger
        Pentax XG-1

        Pentax XG-1

        Super zoom

        $397 - $400

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Size Larger

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