Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 review
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
Reviewed By: Ben Pitt
|Review Date||26 Aug 2011|
|CCD effective megapixels||12.0 megapixels|
|Viewfinder||electronic (201,600 pixels)|
|Viewfinder magnification, coverage||N/A|
|LCD screen size||3.0in|
|LCD screen resolution||460,000 pixels|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Mermory supplied||70MB internal|
|Battery Life (tested)||410 shots|
|Connectivity||USB, AV, mini HDMI, microphone|
|HDMI output resolution||1080i|
|Focal length multiplier||N/A|
|Kit lens model name||N/A|
|Accessories||USB and AV cables|
Sounds like what I've been waiting for. Excellent spec, and a viewfinder so I don't need reading glasses.
By tonyd on 5 Sep 2011
To bulky --> over 500 g
...and a tiny sensor. Buy a SLR instead.
By weha24 on 6 Sep 2011
This seems an excellent Bridge camera, perhaps "weha24" could let us know which DSLR with this spec can be obtained at the same price?
By philipgt on 13 Sep 2011
Am much intersted in HDR photography. why is that EV increment just 1.
By maha4india on 16 Sep 2011
I would like to know the difference in the zoom capability of 35X from that of 24X. Is it significant enough to consider buying Canon's SX40 HS better zoom instead of a faster Panasonic's FZ-150. It would be great if you can post sample images from both the cameras taken at full extended zoom.
By Bahlit on 19 Oct 2011
1/2.33 12mp down from 14mp ? why would they not use a larger chip say 5/8 or 3/4
I have a FZ100 should I upgrade to aFZ150.
By EddieP on 21 Oct 2011
Panasonic Lumix FZ-150
Last week purchased this camera mostly based on reviews.
But I am very disappointed about the performance and the image quality of this camera indoor.
Continuous autofocus in video mode is unable to keep the image sharp as the zoom lens changes. Sometimes it takes more than 3 seconds to have the object sharp!
How is it possible that all expert are so extremely positive about this camera?
Have they tested the camera only outside in the sunny weather?
Havenn't they noticed the autofocus problem?
Does anybody know which one from the other superzooms doesnn't have this problem because I am not going to keep this camera and I Will change it with another one.
By Simac on 3 Jul 2012
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