Conclusion: And the megapixel race continues with Panasonic making an entry into the group of 14.7 megapixel compact cameras with the Lumix FX150. The Lumix FX150 packs a lot of fancy and nifty features into its no-nonsense, compact design. The â€˜typically Lumixâ€™ FX150 keeps a very low-profile, especially in black, as it looks â€œlike just another cameraâ€�; you wouldnâ€™t expect such a small camera to be loaded with megapixels.
Pros: Good image quality; the camera even removes color fringing, Stylish design; powerful flash and clear LCD, Best battery life among super high resolution compacts, Impressive performance, Full manual mode, with exposure/color bracketing features and advanced white balance adjustment, RAW image mode; camera comes with very capable RAW processing software, HD movie mode and wide-angle lens add versatility
Cons: Some detail loss at ISO 400 above (use RAW mode or turn NR down), No red-eye removal or image brighten features in playback mode, Lacks a separate control dial of any kind, No aperture/shutter priority modes or manual focus, Canâ€™t operate zoom while recording a movie
Summary: The Panasonic Lumix FX150 has really impressed me in the few weeks that I have been using it. I wasn't exactly sure what to expect, as it has been a few years since I last owned a point-n-shoot camera and the few that I have used since then haven't impressed me one bit.
Starting with the overall design, Panasonic did a good job with the look and feel of the camera. Although compact, it feels nice when holding and using.
Conclusion: High resolution Panasonic Lumix FX150 digital camera Now what is the surplus value of the high resolution on a compact camera such as the Panasonic LUMIX FX150? Not a lot, in fact, even unnecessary for 99% of the pictures that you will make with this type of camera, and the high resolution will certainly not add to the image quality.
Excerpt: Like cars, boats, and audio/video components, cameras get much more interesting as you move toward the upper end of the product range. Point-and-shoot digital camera buyers usually want the longest zooms, the hottest features, the most megapixels, and the cheapest prices they can get.
Pros: Elegant, stylish, compact, feature rich, Excellent Leica zoom, Very good to excellent image quality, Manual exposure controls
Cons: No optical viewfinder, Noisy images, Weird compass switch
Excerpt: Physical Views The DMC-FX150 compared in size to a standard CD disc. Lumix DMC-FX150 Specifications Camera Effective Pixels 14.7 Mega pixels Optical Image Stabilizer MEGA O.I.S. (Auto/Mode1/ Mode2) Optical Zoom 3.6x Image Sensor 1/1.72" 15.0 Total Mega Pixels CCD Primary Color Filter Digital Zoom 1 4x ( Max. 14.3x combined with Optical Zoom without Extra Optical Zoom ) (Max. 30.8x combined with Extra Optical Zoom) Focal Length f=6.0-21.4mm (35mm Equiv.
Excerpt: It's no secret that Panasonic and Leica have been sharing much of their compact camera designs for a few years now, and the FX150 shares an almost identical design and button placement to the Leica C-Lux 2.
Summary: : Compared to the Canon Digital IXUS 980 IS - the Canon has the slight edge in image quality, with lower noise, and better detail, while the Panasonic Lumix FX150 has the edge in features and offers a more complete package at a lower price. The Panasonic has all the features of the Canon, but also offers a wide angle lens, and an excellent video mode. Which one you choose depends which you prioritise, features and a lower price or image quality and lower noise.
Pros: Very easy to use, Compact and stylish metal body, Very good build quality and switches, Good image quality - excellent colour, Wide angle 3.6x optical zoom lens with optical image stabilisation, Intelligent ISO / Exposure / Intelligent AUTO mode will automatically set ISO, Shutter speed, Subject type etc, Excellent 2.7" screen - works well in bright sunlight, Impressive detail at ISO100, Very good macro mode, Quick performance - 2fps continuous shooting, Focus assist ...
Cons: Noise visible at ISO100, Slightly weak flash, some red-eye, Tripod mount positioned to the far left., Some purple fringing (but generally very low)