Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150
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Just a point and shoot with a long zoom
gwlaw99 "duke94", Amazon
16 August 2012
Summary: If you need a 24x zoom for some reason, then this may be the camera for you. Otherwise you are just buying a point and shoot sensor in a large DSLR looking body for $500. Just look at the 3200 iso images here compared to any entry level DSLR like the Nikon D3100 or Canon 2Tiand you will see what I mean. [...
Great features, not so great IQ and poor Aperture Priority
14 June 2012
Summary: I tried out this camera for a few days and returned it -- it has many excellent features, and advanced users will be able to make all the tweaks they would like... BUT -- and this is a big but for me, the photo IQ is not that great: anything taken with zoom beyond about 150 becomes fuzzy, increases anamolies in the shots, and pixilates.
Summary: Most of my photos are taken when hiking. I'm going to wait & hope the successor includes GPS & a wider angle lens. Too many times, I can't back up far enough to get the entire scene I want without falling off the edge of a cliff. 600mm zoom is more than enough telephoto. Go the opposite direction of the Nikon P510 & provide us with a 18mm to 600mm lens + GPS I especially like the RAW photo capabilities of this camera & hope it is included in the successor.
Summary: After spending countless hours researching "bridge" type point-and-shoot cameras, I took a leap of faith and ordered this camera. I had just about zero time to put it through its paces before leaving on a trip to Japan, so I pretty much kept it on the IA setting since so many folks here had suggested that setting was more than acceptable while getting past the learning curve. I'm home now and just downloaded the shots I took, and have mixed reactions.
Great features, great lens, less than stellar engineering
19 January 2012
Summary: I researched this purchase for several months, watching videos made by others using the camera, and pictures taken. I was very impressed with the video quality and picture quality from my research. It also had all the features I wanted (RAW shooting, flip-out LCD screen, a relatively decent "superzoom" lens and small size). I was aware of complaints of build quality, and the user interface, but I wasn't as concerned about that as with the features for the price.
Summary: Bought this camera after reading all the reviews. Wanted camera with wide angle to long tele for scenery and then wildlife. Clearly best reviewed non-dslr, long lens digital out there. This wass underscored when I found there were none in stock anywhere and a 5-6 week backlog for orders. Looked at the Canon SX40 since I am a real Canon fan. VERY disappointed in that camera. Felt small and cheap. Focus would not work and that was the reason for replacing my Samsung.
Summary: As an avid photography enthusiast, I was quite excited by the prospect of getting a bridge camera that allows you to do RAW, as well as any number of other bells and whistles that have been sufficiently described by other reviewers. I did extensive research into the camera prior to purchasing it and was willing to make the switch from Canon to Panasonic as a result.
Summary: Have had my Lumix camera for years. Thought I might get something better with better optics to replace my workhorse Lumix that is made with real metal. This new Lumix replacement is smaller than my 3/4 years old Lumix. It is made with plastic. Assume there is not a metal part to be seen. Am short so my hands are smaller. Found the camera cramped anyway. OK, the optics at long range do not give me a sharper, bigger picture than my old Lumix workhorse.
"A feature laden camera that produces mediocre results."
21 October 2011
Pros: This camera is well built, has lots of good controls and looks very professional and should appeal to users more interested in form than image quality.
Cons: Despite its great features, the one critical feature missing from this $500 camera is the ability to produce consistently good images. It's disappointing that a camera with such a well executed feature set is ultimately humbled by a mediocre sensor and pr