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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

56

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

50

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
220 fps
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Takes 3D photos
3D
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
 

differences

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
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Wide angle
Better wide angle
25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
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
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
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
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$383.01 vs $808.84
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The best price we've seen is $426 cheaper (2.1x less)
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
12 fps vs 10 fps
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20% faster continuous shooting
Sensor size
Slightly larger sensor
1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm vs 1/2.7" 5.6x4.2mm
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Around 20% larger sensor
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
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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
              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
              Common Weaknesses
              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

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              DMC-FZ150:24x
              DSC-HX1:20x
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              DMC-FZ150:460k dots
              DSC-HX1:230k dots

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $349

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $398

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Super zoom

              $604

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Super zoom

              $876

              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 Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $348

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Is significantly smaller
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $272 body only

              $409 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $309 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $350 - $598

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Size Larger
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $385 - $489

              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

              $248 - $330

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Size Significantly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Pro digicam

              $792 - $898

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Super zoom

              $350

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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung HZ50W

              Samsung HZ50W

              Super zoom

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Super zoom

              $508

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix P100

              Nikon Coolpix P100

              Super zoom

              $353

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Size Slightly larger
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $168 - $170

              Zoom More zoom
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Significantly larger
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

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              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

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