Updated (July, 2012): Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

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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 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
 
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differences

Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ150

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External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
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
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 60fps vs 1440 x 1080 @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
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
Wide angle Better wide angle 25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
True resolution Higher true resolution 9.7 MP vs 8.1 MP
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Capture around 20% more detail in your photos
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Zoom Slightly more zoom 24x vs 20x
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More than 40% more zoom
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
Sensor size Larger sensor 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm vs 1/2.7" 5.6x4.2mm
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Around 20% larger sensor
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 12 fps vs 10 fps
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20% faster continuous shooting
Battery life Slightly longer battery life 410 shots vs 390 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX1

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Size Slightly smaller 115x83x92 mm vs 124x82x92 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $658.00 vs $703.74
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The best price we've seen is $46 cheaper (around 10% 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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              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              DMC-FZ150:410 shots
              DSC-HX1:390 shots
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              DMC-FZ150:$703.74
              DSC-HX1:$658.00
              Weight Heavy Help
              DMC-FZ150:528 g
              DSC-HX1:544 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              3.6"
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              DMC-FZ150:6,400 ISO
              DSC-HX1:None
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Size Large Help
              DMC-FZ150:124x82x92 mm
              DSC-HX1:115x83x92 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              DMC-FZ150:24x
              DSC-HX1:20x

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $324 - $430

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $398

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Super zoom

              $469

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Super zoom

              $420

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              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
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              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
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously

              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 SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 Competitors

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              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50

              Super zoom

              $475

              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $188 - $224

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $548 - $550

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Samsung WB2100

              Samsung WB2100

              Super zoom

              $190 - $229

              Zoom More zoom
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Viewfinder No viewfinder

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