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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX150

alaTest has collected and analyzed 251 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the value for money and lens. The image quality and usability also get good comments, but some have doubts about the viewfinder and zoom.

portability, usability, image quality, lens, value for money

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX150 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX150 (Silver)

 

Instead of being the camera you take with you while your digital SLR stays home , the 14-megapixel Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX150 is the one you go for when you simply want a little more control over exposure than the typical compact offers. It doesn't have...

Great mix of manual, auto features; raw, raw+JPEG capture; 28mm wide-angle lens; easy to operate; 720p HD movie capture; unassuming good looks.

No optical zoom in Movie mode; noise reduction noticeable at ISO 200; limited manual functions.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX150 is an excellent blend of usability, features, and photo quality.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX150

 

The stylish and feature-rich DMC-FX150 features a 1/1.72 CCD with 14.7 megapixels, the highest number of effective pixels in the compact digital camera class, and combines it with a bright F2.8 DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens. This lens offers high resolution...

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX150

 

Not only can you capture JPEG images and movies, but the FX150 also records original photos in the RAW file format and comes bundled with the SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.0SE software application, enabling the user to freely adjust RAW data settings...

In addition to manual controls, the FX150 also offers Panasonic's Intelligent Auto (iA) mode that provides the user with automatic settings adjustments depending on the shooting environment. A new technology, called AF (auto focus) Tracking, has been...

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX150 Review

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX150 is a new digital compact camera with features that will appeal to both beginners and more experienced photographers alike. Panasonic's IA (Intelligent Auto) mode turns the FX150 into a reliable point-and-shoot that anyone...

A well built (with the exception of the plastic buttons at the rear), competitively priced high-resolution model, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX150 pulls off the trick of being at once a snapshot camera suitable for all the family to use, and one that also...

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Panasonic DMC-FX150 review

 

The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FX150 does not mind a few extra Megapixels. No less than 14.7 Megapixels have been crammed onto the 1/1.72 inch image sensor. We don't even find a resolution this high standard on most digital SLR cameras, exceptional! However,...

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Panasonic Lumix DMC FX150 Review at Let's Go Digital

 

Technical tests show some points of improvement for the Panasonic FX150. At first, not entirely unexpected due to the extremely high resolution, noise is visible as soon as from ISO 400.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX150 Review

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX150 delivers on consumer desires for more power and more resolution, generating absolutely mammoth 14.7 megapixel images while also including all the bells and whistles users have come to expect from premium point-and-shoot...

Elegant, stylish, compact, feature rich ; Excellent Leica zoom ; Very good to excellent image quality ; Manual exposure controls

No optical viewfinder ; Noisy images ; Weird compass switch

The elegant little FX150 has a couple of minor shortcomings and it's probably not the best choice for those who like to shoot in natural (read: low/dim) light, but for just about everyone else the FX150 provides nearly the same level of creative...

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX150 Review at Digicam Review

 

The FX150 offers an excellent wide angle 3.6x optical zoom lens with image stabilisation, all in a compact body that will fit in your pocket. Image quality is also very good, and despite more noise than average, detail is very good.

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Panasonic Lumix FX150 Review at Steve's Digicams

 

Some might question the quality of its 14-megapixel images, however I feel this camera can create awesome images that will make beautiful large prints.

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Panasonic Lumix FX150

 

Product Specifications

The stylish and feature-rich DMC-FX150 features a 1/1.72 CCD with 14.7 megapixels, the highest number of effective pixels in the compact digital camera class, and combines it with a bright F2.8 DC Vario-Elmarit lens. This lens offers high resolution and smooth gradation across the entire focal range, to depict subjects with exceptional detail and dynamic realism. The DMC-FX150 manual controls and creative-shooting features distinguish it from many of its ultra-compact competitors. For instance, the Manual Exposure mode lets users choose the shutter speed, giving the freedom to render artistic images of ordinary scenes. The multi-exposure function superimposes up to three consecutively shot images together while the user views the previous image on the LCD, creating a surrealistic effect that cannot be achieved with a single image alone. Furthermore, the manual bracketing function includes typical exposure and adds color bracketing to capture color, monochromatic and sepia shots of an image simultaneously. In addition to manual controls, the FX150 also offers Panasonic's Intelligent Auto (IA) mode that provides the user with automatic settings adjustments depending on the shooting environment. A technology, called AF (Auto Focus) tracking, has been added to the IA roster of features. AF tracking enables the camera to lock focus on a moving object. Additionally, AF tracking increases face detection accuracy, allowing for crisp, sharp-focused shots even if the subject moves while shooting the image.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:Compact
Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:1in
Height:2.1in
Weight:5.3oz
Width:3.8in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Aerial photo / Baby1 / Baby2 / Beach / Candle / Fireworks / Food / Hi-speed burst / High sensitivity / Night portrait / Night scene / Party/indoor / Pet / Portrait mode / Scenery / Self-portrait / Snow / Soft skin / Sports mode / Starry sky / Sunset / Underwater

Header

Manufacturer:Panasonic
Model:DMC-FX150/DMC-FX150K/DMC-FX150S
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic Lumix

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8-5.6
Max Focal Length:21.4mm
Min Focal Length:6mm
Optical Zoom:3.6
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/Silver
Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/1.72"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):14.8 mm ( 1/1.72 ) / 14.8 mm ( 1/1.72" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:14.7Megapixel

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical (MEGA O.I.S.)

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:QuickTime
Digital Zoom:4
Face Detection: Yes
ISO (Max):6400
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 800 / ISO auto / ISO auto (1600-6400)
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Cool / Sepia / Warm
Still Image Format:JPEG / RAW
Type:Digital camera

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None