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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

66

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

56

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
220 fps
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

Size
Really small
Prosumer size (115×83×92 mm)

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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
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
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
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
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 60fps vs 1,440 x 1,080 @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
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
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
12 fps vs 10 fps
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20% faster continuous shooting
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
Battery life
Slightly longer battery life
410 shots vs 390 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
Sensor size
Slightly larger sensor
1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs 1/2.7" 5.6x4.2mm
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Around 20% larger sensor
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX1

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Size
Slightly smaller
115×83×92 mm vs 124×82×92 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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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
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              DMC-FZ150410 shots
              DSC-HX1390 shots
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1.0 cm
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              DMC-FZ15012 fps
              DSC-HX110 fps
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              3.6"
              Weight Heavy Help
              DMC-FZ150528 g
              DSC-HX1544 g
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              DMC-FZ1506,400 ISO
              DSC-HX1None
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Size Large Help
              DMC-FZ150124×82×92 mm
              DSC-HX1115×83×92 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              DMC-FZ1501/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              DSC-HX11/2.7" 5.6x4.2mm
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              DMC-FZ150460k dots
              DSC-HX1230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              DMC-FZ15024x
              DSC-HX120x

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $360 - $398

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Super zoom

              $350

              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Super zoom

              $630

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Focus points Has slightly fewer focus points

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $322 - $398

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Size Larger
              Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $220 - $248

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Size Significantly larger
              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $466

              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 Significantly better image quality
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

              Super zoom

              $598 - $599

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Size Larger

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $536

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $274 body only

              $484 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H9

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H9

              Super zoom

              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Size Slightly smaller
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $297

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $145

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

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