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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 review

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Verdict:

Record-breaking performance, dependable image quality, superb controls and a fantastic video mode make this versatile camera worth the high price.

Review Date: 26 Aug 2011

Price when reviewed: £369

Supplier: http://www.morecomputers.com

Reviewed By: Ben Pitt

Our Rating 5 stars out of 5

User Rating 5 stars out of 5

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Basic Specifications

Part Code DMC-FZ150EB-K
Review Date 26 Aug 2011
Rating ***** stars out of 5
CCD effective megapixels 12.0 megapixels
CCD size 1/2.33in
Viewfinder electronic (201,600 pixels)
Viewfinder magnification, coverage N/A
LCD screen size 3.0in
LCD screen resolution 460,000 pixels
Articulated screen Yes
Live view Yes
Optical zoom 24.0x
Zoom 35mm equivalent 25-600mm
Image stabilisation optical, lens based
Maximum image resolution 4,000x3,000
Maximum movie resolution 1920x1080
Movie frame rate at max quality 50fps
File formats JPEG, RAW; AVCHD, MPEG-4

Camera Controls

Exposure modes program, shutter priority, aperture priority, manual
Shutter speed 15 to 1/2,000 seconds
Aperture range f/2.8-8 (wide), f/5.2-8 (tele)
ISO range (at full resolution) 100 to 3200
Exposure compensation +/-3 EV
White balance auto, 5 presets with fine tuning, manual, custom
Additional image controls contrast, saturation, sharpness, noise reduction, i.Dynamic
Manual focus Yes
Closest macro focus 1cm
Auto-focus modes multi, centre, face detect, tracking
Metering modes multi, centre-weighted, centre, face detect
Flash auto, forced, suppressed, slow synchro, rear curtain, red-eye reduction
Drive modes single, continuous, self-timer, AE bracket, WB bracket

Physical

Memory slot SDXC
Mermory supplied 70MB internal
Battery type Li-ion
Battery Life (tested) 410 shots
Connectivity USB, AV, mini HDMI, microphone
HDMI output resolution 1080i
Body material plastic
Lens mount N/A
Focal length multiplier N/A
Kit lens model name N/A
Accessories USB and AV cables
Weight 528g
Size 82x123x111mm

Buying Information

Warranty one-year RTB
Price £369
Supplier http://www.morecomputers.com
Details www.panasonic.co.uk
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