Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150
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7 February 2012
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 pain-free.
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), Excellent video specification and good, detailed results, Effective built-in mic (although stereo separation could be better) and provision for external mic
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 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.
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. With virtually nothing to whinge about other than the video record button not sticking out enough, this camera comes loaded with features on both the physical and in-camera software side.
Summary: The Panasonic Lumix FZ-150 is priced at Rs.24,990. It competes with the likes of the Nikon Coolpix P500 , which is a superzoom at a similar price as well and both these cameras are pretty good in their own regard. Though a little expensive, it’s a solid performer. If you’re looking for a camera with a superior and stable zoom, this one quite fits the bill and is a worthy buy.
Summary: There is much to like about the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150, not least its ease of use, impressive specification - especially in terms of the zoom range - and high level of user control. For a camera of its type, the DMC-FZ150 is a good model. However, as is often the case with a superzoom camera, compromises in image quality are apparent by the noise levels and smudged detail.
Excerpt: When details of the FZ150's release were announced in late August 2011, it took many by surprise when Panasonic announced that the replacement for the FZ100 (14Mp) would in fact feature a lower-res 12.1Mp chip than its predecessor. Panasonic boasts that the smaller chip would outdo the older sensor, and first signs seem promising.
Conclusion: Ultimately the thing that sticks in the throat with regard to the FZ150 is the price, which is expensive for a fixed lens camera, and could alternatively buy you a starter digital SLR and standard zoom lens. OK, so that won’t offer anywhere near the focal range out of the box that the FZ150 offers, but it will provide slightly more versatility in years to come.
Pros: One camera that ‘does it all’, stabilised 24x optical zoom, sharp shots, Full HD video with stereo sound, zoom can be used when filming
Excerpt: and replaces the 14.1 megapixel MOS sensor with a 12 megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor for improved ISO performance and lower noise. Other improvements include a new nano surface coating on the lens, additional controls on the side of the lens, improved lens grip and higher quality buttons.
Pros: Excellent macro performance, 12fps shooting, High quality tilting screen, 24x optical zoom lens, Full HD video with stereo sound and optical zoom, Additional video options (High Speed, Progressive), RAW and full manual controls, Flash hot shoe, Microphone socket
Cons: High Cost, Lens finger print prone, Lacks in camera panoramic stitching