Updated (February 2013): Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 vs Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Winner
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

57

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Great battery life
Battery life
450 shots
High ISO (boost)
Light sensitivity (boost)
12,800 ISO
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Size
Really small
Prosumer size (124×82×92 mm)
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
220 fps
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
12 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies

Items often bought with the Sony DSC-HX200V or Panasonic DMC-FZ150

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differences

Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ150

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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
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
Help
Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
Help
Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Focus points
Significantly more focus points
23 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
Help
Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
Help
An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
12 fps vs 10 fps
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20% faster continuous shooting
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The DMC-FZ150's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Size
Slightly smaller
124×82×92 mm vs 122×87×93 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Weight
Slightly lighter
528 g vs 583 g
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Around 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX200V

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Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Zoom
More zoom
33.8x vs 24x
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Around 2x more zoom
Wide angle
Slightly better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Battery life
Longer battery life
450 shots vs 410 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
Light sensitivity (boost)
Better boost ISO
12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The DSC-HX200V's boost ISO is 2 f-stops better
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Lowest price
Cheaper
$643.20 vs $820.00
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The best price we've seen is $177 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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recommendations

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
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              DMC-FZ150410 shots
              DSC-HX200V450 shots
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              DMC-FZ15012 fps
              DSC-HX200V10 fps
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              DMC-FZ150Digital
              DSC-HX200VTunnel
              Longest exposure Long exposures Help
              30 seconds
              Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              DMC-FZ150$820.00
              DSC-HX200V$643.20
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              DMC-FZ1503.6"
              DSC-HX200V3.7"
              Weight Heavy Help
              DMC-FZ150528 g
              DSC-HX200V583 g
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              DMC-FZ1503,200 ISO
              DSC-HX200V1,600 ISO
              Size Large Help
              DMC-FZ150124×82×92 mm
              DSC-HX200V122×87×93 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              9.7 MP
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 60fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              DMC-FZ15024x
              DSC-HX200V33.8x

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $362 - $398

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $428 - $448

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $220 - $228

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $370 - $398

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Super zoom

              $470

              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $300 - $350

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $405 - $497 body only

              $479 - $500 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

              Super zoom

              $598

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Size Larger
              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $461

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Zoom More zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Pro digicam

              $620 - $798

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger
              Canon PowerShot G3 X

              Canon PowerShot G3 X

              Super zoom

              $999

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Super zoom

              $350

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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $130 - $218

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Significantly cheaper
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

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