Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 Compact Camera with Full HD Video Recording - Black (12.1 MP, 24x Optical Zoom) 3.0 inch LCD
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- 25mm Wide-angle 24x Optical Zoom Lens Featuring Nano Surface Coating
- High Sensitivity MOS Sensor Featuring ISO3200 in Full Resolution
- 12 fps High Speed Burst Shooting in 12.1-megapixel Full Resolution
- 1,920 x 1,080 60p (NTSC) / 50p (PAL) Full HD Video Recording
- POWER O.I.S. Active Mode Suppressing Hand-shake Blur in Video Recording
- Creative Video Mode, Creative Control, Photo Style and 3D Photo Mode
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I've taken some 400 RAW + Fine quality images, some using the built-in Flash along with several minutes of video, and the battery continues to show near "Full". The camera handles well in my right hand and easy to hold steady. I have managed to inadvertently select the "Playback" mode on a couple of occasions as the button is located very near to my thumb resting position!
I've also struggled to make sensible use of the "Thumb wheel" as it is difficult for me to rotate whilst holding the camera to take a shot. Meanwhile, throughout the telephoto zoom range, which operates easily and very smoothly, camera shake has not been at all noticeable thanks to the camera's excellent Power O.I.S.
I've spent hours reviewing the images on my 24 inch PC monitor and I'm truly impressed with the very high quality of all of the images in both RAW and JPG formats. Little care care was taken by me whilst shooting and the camera seem to cope admirably with all that asked of it in both "iA" and "P" modes. I deliberately took some images at higher ISO values in dusk light conditions and again it seems Panasonic have got it right with this model as the images where void of any serious noise issues and the resulting images where again excellent.
Shooting in "Burst" mode is brilliant with Automating Focus tracking doing it's bit very accurately at the lower burst speed options.Read more ›
The FZ150, which I have now owned for 2 months, and during that time taken several thousand photos, is EXCELLENT with several notable improvements. It is lighter and more compact than the FZ50, which makes it even more attractive compared with digital SLRs. The focal length range is awesome - equivalent to 24-600mm. The fold out screen, which I find very useful for low level shots, pictures of church ceilings with the camera sitting on the floor, shots above people's heads is excellent with a large screen and full articulation. The HD video mode also works very well - I like to use this for panoramas from the top of mountains. The better high ISO performance is very satisfactory - better than my friend's Pentax digital SLR! The only complaint that I have is with the zoom, which is now motor driven. It works well but manual zoom, in my experience, is faster, more precise and means there is one less thing that can go wrong. This is undoubtedly the best camera that I have ever owned! To have so much versatility in one package with everything instantly available is wonderful. I bought mine from UK Digital Cameras at £380.
It's noticeably heavier than the FZ28. I could dangle the FZ28 from my fingertips without really noticing it was there - the FZ150 is 20% heavier and I do notice it. I didn't need the extra zoom - 18x was plenty - this is 24x.
Manual focus is a little awkward still, but practise will help - and to be honest I hardly ever use it on this camera as the autofocus is really fast and accurate. The two speed zooming is very smooth - none of the jerkiness of the FZ28, and I also really like the zoom switch on the side of the lens.
My biggest gripe is that there is no full paper manual. Trying to scroll down a pdf on my phone when out taking photos is really slow and irritating.
I shoot in raw, and process using Lightroom and Photoshop. This camera is supported by Lightroom 3 but not by CS4 (ACR 5.7). You can get round this by converting Raw files to DNG on import.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I should add that I have not bought this camera! It seemed that I had to select a * rating before I could ask my question. Read morePublished 8 months ago by gc
It arrived set at another language which distressed me for a while but the sellers were very helpful and talked me through resetting it. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Inspired Gardens Edinburgh
had one before but had to sale, money issues. Very pleased to have another.Published 12 months ago by mr g castle
Very pleased with camera, almost brand new out of the box in complete and original packaging.Published 12 months ago by andrew nathan
Very pleased I took note of other reviewers and bought this camera. Zoomed pictures are amazing. Its light, compact and easy to use. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Joey
Photographic quality is excellent as also is the HD video. Unknown to me two of the members in my photographic society have also got this kind of camera and they are also highly... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Roy in Bury
Great shots without having to know much photography but the flexibility to do a lot more once you get experienced, without having to go for the expense and complexity of an slr.Published 23 months ago by Andy G