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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

alaTest has collected and analyzed 432 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the lens and usability. The image quality and performance are also appreciated. The focus and color get mixed reviews. Many are critical about the size and memory.

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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-FZ150 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 (Black)

 

There was one thing that kept the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 from earning a CNET Editors' Choice Award: photo quality. So when Panasonic announced that its successor, the FZ150, had a new imaging sensor and processor, I had high hopes for it.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 's lens, shooting options, and fast performance offer great shooting flexibility.

The FZ150's JPEG photos can look overprocessed when viewed at large sizes.

Hobbyists and enthusiasts who want a megazoom camera with a lot of control over final results should strongly consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150.

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Panasonic FZ150 Digital Camera Review

 

Panasonic has a strong reputation in the long-zoom category, both for their pocket-sized ZS series and the full-sized FZ series, like the FZ150 on review here. It replaces last year's FZ100, which boasted an incredibly fast burst-shooting mode, full HD...

Panasonic hit the nail on the head with the FZ150. Its predecessor was a well designed, high-performance hobbyist camera, that, unfortunately, took grainy pictures. All they had to do was toss in a better sensor and, boom, they’ve built the best...

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Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ150 Preview

 

Move over Panasonic LUMIX FZ super-zooms, you've got a new sibling in town, the DMC-FZ150. With its 12.1 megapixel, 1/2.3 MOS image sensor, the DMC-FZ150 features a state of the are 24x optical zoom LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens (the 35mm equivalent of...

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

 

Panasonic rethinks their high-end ultrazoom, returning the flagship to five-star status with a reduction in resolution that paradoxically boosts image quality. Easy to recommend.

Excellent 24x zoom that starts at 25mm; Solid build; Articulating LCD; Improved sensor and image processing; 12 fps continuous mode; Full HD video at 60p

Tends to blow out highlights; Tripod socket close to battery door; Incandescent white balance is a little warm

Pro:Con: Excellent 24x zoom covers 25-600mm Optical Image Stabilization Solid build Stereo microphone Articulating LCD Electronic viewfinder Power switch instead of a button Built-in hot shoe Two zoom toggles Lens hood included Rear dial is great for...

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Lumix DMC-FZ150

 

A family portrait showing the FZ47 and FZ150. Note the extra zoom lever on the side of the FZ150 at right

Very good photo quality ; Monster 24X, 25 - 600 mm Leica lens ; Power OIS image stabilization, with "active" mode for movies ; 3-inch rotating LCD with 460,000 pixels, good outdoor/low light visibility ; Full manual controls with RAW support, numerous...

Tends to clip highlights ; Images have yellow/brownish cast in artificial light; still no fluorescent white balance option ; Some redeye; no removal tool in playback mode ; Long write times after a burst containing RAW photos is taken ; Rainbow effect...

In conclusion, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 is a very good super zoom camera, and one that should be high on your shopping list. If you're a beginner who wants something simple to take photos and movies with, it can do that with ease. Enthusiasts will...

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

 

The FZ-150 may not have the enormous zoom range of some of its competitors(and how often do you really need 1000mm, Nikon?), but it makes up for that shortcoming with its truly impressive image quality. The FZ-series has always been at the top of the...

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Panasonic FZ150

 

Among the best we've seen in its class, with strong performance results and great handling

Excellent noise performance; Strong video performance; Great controls and overall “design

Some typical ultrazoom resolution issues

Panasonic hit the nail on the head with the FZ150. Its predecessor was a well designed, high-performance hobbyist camera, that, unfortunately, took grainy pictures. All they had to do was toss in a better sensor and, boom, they’ve built the best...

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"Great camera for all around use"

 

You will not have the advantage of using semi-pro or pro glass with this camera. But for grab and run shots it is a very capable camera for most everyday shots, exceeding the usefulness and capability of most point and shoots.

Fast power up and response in most all modes.

Flash performance is just 'ok'. External flash would help.

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"Great multipurpose point & shoot superzoom camera."

 

I did a couple of weeks research before taking the plung with this camera, and I am not in any way disappointed with my decision. Over the past 30 years, I've used the very top Nikon SLRs (film types), and for work, I've always gone with Olympus, most...

Zoom range and maximum zoom image quality are superb.

Macro is good but not stunning - but macro lenses can be added if that's your thing, using the 52mm screw mount.

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"FZ150 is a great camera for outdoor n video fanatics."

 

I've been reviewing this camera for months before finally I brought 1. FZ150 prove himself to be an excellent camera, although it mean a 500 bucks off my pocket. I've use it in one occasion, namely an Explorace, where with single charge, I could manage...

Very good battery life, excellent video recording, many feature, and good manual adjustment.

Picture quality was next to good, especially indoor (low light) and night shoot (without flash)

Product Specifications

The DMC-FZ150 features a 25-600mm f/2.8-5.2 LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens (35mm camera equivalent). The powerful 24x optical zoom can be used both in photo and video recording. Thanks to the Intelligent Resolution technology, the 32x Intelligent Zoom is also available. In addition, the new side lever enables you to concentrate your right hand on a shutter button and helps smooth zooming. The DMC-FZ150’s lens also features the Nano Surface Coating technology that minimizes ghosts and flaring. The newly developed 12.1-megapixel MOS sensor improves by 4.7db at ISO1600 compared to the previous model, and allows shooting images up to ISO3200 in full resolution. In addition, the Venus Engine features multi-process noise reduction system for high quality image rendering.

Configuration

Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:Optical / Electronic Viewfinder / Optical / Electronic Viewfinder + LCD

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
HDMI: Yes
HDMI Interface: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D:3D enabled
Bridge Camera: Yes
Chip Type:CMOS
Product Type:Compact Camera
Sensor Size:1/2.3''
SLR / Compact:Compact Camera

Lens

Longest Shutter Speed in s:15
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/2000

Memory

Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Memory Type:Internal + External
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: Yes
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No

Recording

Aperture Priority: Yes
Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: Yes
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes
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