Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150
29 December 2011
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.
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 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.
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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.
Excerpt: When you’ve used a camera with a large zoom lens bolted on the front, going back to a pocket model with a weedy 5x or even 7x lens can feel like trying to take a picture with one arm cut off. Closely resembling the feature set of the FZ48 model, and styled like a miniature digital SLR, the FZ150 – updating the FZ100 – likewise fields a 24x optical zoom, starting out at a wide angle 25mm equivalent, running up to 600mm at the telephoto end, and boasting grandly named...
Pros: Angle adjustable LCD screen, HD video with stereo audio, Slow motion capture options
Cons: Expensive, Not portable, Stills resolution is modest
Excerpt: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 is the new flagship model in Panasonic’s FZ range of superzoom bridge cameras. It replaces the FZ100 and comes hot on the heels of the cheaper, but very similarly specified, FZ48.
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
A super-zoom camera that has a boatload of features and excellent versatility
Good Gear Guide.au
6 October 2011
Summary: If you want a good multi-purpose camera that's relatively compact, the LUMIX DMC-FZ150 is a good choice. It has a massive lens, lots of options and cutomisation features, and it takes great photos and video. It's probably a little expensive at around $800, but you do get a lot for your money, and it will supply good results whether you shoot stills or video.
Pros: 24x zoom, Great stills and video quality, Heaps of features to play with
Cons: Lens distortion at wide angles, Slight overexposure in auto mode, Focus not always accurate at maximum zoom