Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150
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13 December 2015
Summary: To sum up the test performed by our review team, we can’t say that we’ve been overwhelmed by the Panasonic DMC-FZ150’s performance, sometimes colors lacked the sharpness and colors weren’t particularly bright.
Excerpt: The Panasonic FZ150 is a super-zoom bridge camera with a 12MP sensor and an integral 24x zoom lens. The design of the body is similar to classic SLR systems, but the camera has no interchangeable lens system.
Summary: THE FZ150 is a solid and capable superzoom camera that boasts impressive image quality considering it's 24X optical zoom range. Sharpness is high, aberrations are well-controlled, and its capable optical image stabilization system makes working at its extreme effective focal lengths relatively...
Pros: Really useful 25-600mm (equivalent) lens range, Very good JPEG image quality, with provision for shooting in Raw mode, Lens impressively sharp with generally good sharpness at all focal lengths, Effective image stabilization, Good high ISO capability for its class (and much better than FZ100), Ex...
Cons: Slight tendency to highlight clipping in some situations, EVF a little 'pokey' and prone to RGB tearing, Noise-reduction takes the edge off fine detail above ISO 400 (but can be tweaked), High-quality video files are massive
Conclusion: The Panasonic Lumix FZ150 is a superb 12 megapixel super-zoom camera with a lot of features for both beginners and seasoned photographers. The camera has a useful 24X optical zoom lens, flexible 3 inch screen (and electronic viewfinder, whose resolution could have been higher) and an ergonomic form...
Pros: Good image quality, 24X zoom lens covers a wide variety of shooting situations, includes optical image stabilization, Nice and legible 3 inch LCD, can be rotated out and up/down for flexible shooting, Excellent battery life, Customizable Function button and 3 sets of settings on Custom mode dial ...
Cons: Electronic viewfinder resolution could be better, No photo effects, redeye removal, brightness/contrast change and other useful tools in playback, Slow writing speed in RAW burst mode, No automatic ‘panning’ panorama mode, Actual focus ring on lens barrel would have been nice
Summary: My Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40 review finds one of the better fixed lens cameras available on the market. The FZ40 offrs a 24X optical zoom lens and a great mixture of manual and automatic control features.
Pros: Great mix of automatic and manual control features
Cons: You'll want a tripod with this camera, to protect against camera shake, Camera is very large, Occasional focus problems at full zoom extension, Beginner photographers may be overwhelmed with all of the manual control features
Summary: The recommended retail price of £449 makes the Lumix FZ150 an expensive purchase, but there are pre-orders on a number of online stores for as low as £369. If the latter price tag holds then, considering its impending October launch date making it the most up to date superzoom on the market, the...
Pros: Fast autofocus, Raw shooting, decent movie mode, Power OIS stabilisation, 12fps burst mode
Cons: Image quality above ISO 800, no auto detection to activate EVF, still only 24x zoom
Conclusion: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 digital camera with a RRP of $799 is a worthwhile investment for those looking to upgrade their quality compact camera but are not quite ready for the jump to a full on DSLR camera.
Conclusion: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 offers a long 24x zoom range, 1080p video recording, and fast continuous shooting. It's priced a little high when you compare it with competitors, but it's still a very capable camera.
Pros: Long 24x zoom range. Swiveling LCD. Fast continuous shooting. 1080p video capture. Hot shoe.
Cons: Pricey. Bulky. Images could be sharper. So-so low-light performance.
Excerpt: The Lumix DMC-FZ150 ($499) is Panasonic's flagship super zoom digital camera. It's the replacement to the FZ100, and the big brother to the DMC-FZ47 that I reviewed last month. Features include a 12.1 Megapixel Live MOS sensor, 24X optical zoom lens, 3-inch rotating LCD display, fast continuous...