Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150
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Excellent product and service, very pleased with my new Lumix
18 September 2012
Summary: I am still learning all the features, but it was easy to figure out from day one. The picture quality is excellent and I love the zoom lens. Compare to other cameras I've owned, the Lumix is loaded with excellent features and has more capacity I ever expect to need. The vendor service was great too, received the cameara just a few days after bought.
Terrific camera to grow from beginner to professional
12 August 2012
Summary: This review is for beginner to intermediate photographers. 2012 This is a cost-effective and versatile performance state of the art camera for the beginner photographer who expects to get better and more creative with practice. The iA (intelligent auto) feature is perfect for the newbie who just wants to start snapping a point and shoot.
Summary: I have used several of these and am always pleased with the results. For an all-in-one easy carry camera (especially for travel), it can't be beat. I do not take shots in low light at an extended zoom as they will not be comparable to a DSLR lens. You will be disappointed Take your shots at no higher than 400 ISO and realize that hand-held cameras at extended zoom are a challenge and you will not be unhappy.
Pros: Fast power up and response in most all modes. Video for it's class slightly exceeds it's single shot performance. Color and sharpness will be above average for most users under most conditions.
Cons: Flash performance is just 'ok'. External flash would help. Some washout of highlights. Audio tinny through the speaker but that's really a nitpick. Undecided about build quality, feels a little cheap in some aspects time will tell over the long haul.
Summary: I won't discuss all the features this camera has, because that has been covered by many other reviewers. What I will say is that the quality of the lens on this camera is one of the best and most astonishing surprises I've ever experienced. I bought it just before heading to a family reunion--we were simply too limited on luggage for me to take my DSLR, but I knew I would need zoom capability, and 24X is all I care to have in this type of camera.
Summary: Thats what the folks that see my photos say. The lens reach meets my true needs but I wanted to go further so I bought the DMW Tele Conversion lens (plus DMW-LA5 adapter). I wont bore you with details already covered in other reviews, but I will say its an awesome "all in one" camera for $450-$500. For all the perfectionist negative reviewers, I say go out and buy a DSLR with a bag load of lenses. See how far $450-$500 gets you then.
Summary: I'll get the "cons" out of the way first. My initial impression upon opening the package was that the camera had a rather plastic and cheap feel to it compared to the Canon SX40. However, after using it now for a number of weeks, it feels great in my hands and any question of build quality is forgotten - this is a fine camera. Physically, it is easy to hold. The right hand grip is nice and deep to really let you get your fingers around it, even with my large hands.
Good all-in-one camera, Bad pictures on high ISO or maximum zoom.
22 June 2012
Summary: Before buying this camera I had read a lot of reviews with different minds about it. Some people says it has good zoom and high quality video, some says it's very noisy. So i was ready for most disadvantages of this camera. I would like to collect all pros and cons i've noticed so far.
Summary: If you are a point & shoot camera person and you want a much better camera at a good price point with TONS more capability in iA mode and you don't want/know anything about lenses, filters, manual modes, etc., then YES! ABSOLUTELY, this is the camera to buy! I bought it just prior to leaving on an African Safari in April and had 10 days to work with it while reading through Amazon's reviews (Thank you, Rolla, excellent review/conversation strand!