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

58

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

51

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
220 fps
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
12 fps
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

Size
Really small
Prosumer size (115×83×92 mm)
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
2300 ms startup delay
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
230 ms shutter lag
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150.
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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
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
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 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
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
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
24x vs 20x
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More than 40% more zoom
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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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
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.8
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              DMC-FZ150410 shots
              DSC-HX1390 shots
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              DMC-FZ15012 fps
              DSC-HX110 fps
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1.0 cm
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              DMC-FZ15024x
              DSC-HX120x
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              DMC-FZ150460k dots
              DSC-HX1230k dots
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              DMC-FZ15025 mm
              DSC-HX128 mm

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $275 - $348

              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
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Super zoom

              $513

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Focus points Has slightly fewer focus points
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Super zoom

              $429

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Focus points Has slightly fewer focus points
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $393 - $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
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $300 - $547 body only

              $379 - $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
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $260

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $297 - $327

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $362 - $398

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $346

              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

              $210 - $228

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Pro digicam

              $599 - $798

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48

              Super zoom

              $470

              Size Slightly smaller
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50

              Super zoom

              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Startup delay Much more startup delay
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix P100

              Nikon Coolpix P100

              Super zoom

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Size Slightly larger
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

              Super zoom

              $280 - $298

              Zoom Much more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Significantly larger

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