Panasonic FZ150 Photos

September 1, 2011 | Mark Goldstein | 9 Comments | |
Panasonic FZ150 Photos Image

Ahead of our full review, here are 68 sample photos taken with the new Panasonic FZ150 super-zoom camera.

There's also a full ISO range from 100 to 3200 so that you can see exactly what the new 12.1 megapixel sensor is capable of.

The Panasonic FZ150 is a super-zoom camera with a 24x, 25-600mm lens which has a special Nano Surface Coating to help minimise ghosting and flare. The FZ150 employs a brand new sensor that promises to deliver improved noise performance when compared to the older DMC-FZ100 that it replaces.

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Panasonic FZ150 Movie

This is a sample movie at the quality setting of 1920x1080 at 30 frames per second. Please note that this 15 second movie is 50.8Mb in size.

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#1 Eyal Gurevitch

Very nice performance in high ISO,
especially considering that this is the predecessor of the FZ100, which had serious noise issues.

Seems that Panasonic took a big step in the right direction.


2:47 pm - Thursday, September 1, 2011

#2 Ashley

The video goes a bit jerky, is that the camera or the operator?

2:33 am - Friday, September 2, 2011

#3 Zoran

Sample photos taken with the new Panasonic FZ150,  sharpness quality bad very much.
Digital noise many cleaned.

7:56 am - Friday, September 2, 2011

#4 kretinaceo

Very, very low IQ. It’s better the FZ35, FZ28 or any previous camera (fz20,fz30,fz50). Just think about a cam previous to 2008. Back then when the tiny sensor weren’t crammed with a lot of mp and the range of the zoom was down to earth - because it did exist a compromise, a balance between zoom and decent IQ. 

Well, let’s speak about this new ultra zoom.
It’s plenty of artifacts all around the pictures. Some of the portraits, like the girl with newspaper, is seriously blurred and full of noise -Just take a peek to the white newspaper-. The results are pretty, pretty bad to say the least.

Frankly speaking, it’s a camera you want to keep low the iso. At iso 200, as we can see in the portrait of the boy with eyeglasses and the woman talkin’trough cellphone, is nothing short of preposterous. The outcome at iso 200 looks pretty awful. The harrowing visions of these results induces me to vomit.

The pics taken at the end of the zoom are barely watchable - just pick any of the portraits shown here- with bleeding colours and the extra blur all over the place. This is the pits. It’s not rocket science, cameras which boast and flaunt massives zooms like this seem ridiculous at the end of the day. The pics are pointless and they always lack decent IQ.

That brownish colour repleted with blotches or smear or noise - I really can’t decide the nature of the beast here, I can’t barely tell due it’s so fuzzy - in the bricks of the buildings are outright nauseaous. I’d like to trow up. I can’t even imagine how in the world one person could say that the IQ is great. And if you say so, well then I may assume you have very low standars. But let’s lower the bar for the next generation: the Next Gen of painting machines. 

Photographic art doesn’t exist anymore in this segment (ultrazoom). It’s all about authomatic painting machines. In the future to come, we’ll load cameras with Red, Green and Blue paint.
Anyway, just google FZ 200 and you’ll get a good laugh!

On a footnote, the barrel effect in the wide angle is plainly conspicious and overruned with CA (Cromatic Aberrations for the newbies). I wouldn’t yell in dispair and rise this wail of discontent if I wouldn’t have the FZ35 in first place (it’s a fine camera, far from being perfect althougt a hell better. The pics resemble actual pics not paintings).

11:29 am - Friday, September 2, 2011

#5 Mad Hungarian

Is it me or the images are seriously lacking sharpness?

2:26 pm - Friday, September 2, 2011

#6 Sokhoomora

As a main rival to the SONY HX100V in some cases the results are better and in some other the HX100V has better performance. But do not forget the environment light state; the HX100V samples taken in full sunny day and the FZ150 samples taken in all cloudy and unsuitable condition. So the question is : wich one is better and wich one is your choose? Panasonic FZ150 or SONY HX100V?

9:05 pm - Friday, September 2, 2011

#7 Equity


Firstly, the megapixel count has been reduced from the FZ100 to the FZ150 in an attempt to improve image quality, and it has a new sensor.

Secondly, the compromise in image quality compared to older cameras is balanced to a certain extent by the quality of the video, which is superb compared to what it was in 2008. I have both the FZ50 and the FZ100, and I would happily exchange both of them for the FZ150.

Thirdly, the photo of the ‘girl with the newspaper’ is seriously blurred, but that’s not due to noise, but camera shake. Maybe the stabilisation on the camera was switched off, or more likely it was on but the photo was taken in a hurry. If you click the + button you can see that the newspaper has a double edge. The photo was taken at 1/200 of a second at 460mm equivalent; I think it was just taken a bit carelessly.

Fifthly, the other two photos you mention were taken at 600mm equivalent, the extreme telephoto end of the zoom range. That is not portraiture, it has more in common with paparazzo technique. At that range, handheld, you are very unlikely to get true sharpness. On a tripod with OIS turned off, you can. Also, the depth of field becomes razor thin, which is why the ‘boy in eyeglasses’ is not in sharp focus, again very little to do with image quality or noise. I can’t comment on the chromatic aberration at wide angle, as you haven’t given any examples of it.

As for: “That brownish colour repleted with blotches or smear or noise - I really can’t decide the nature of the beast here, I can’t barely tell due it’s so fuzzy - in the bricks of the buildings are outright nauseaous. I’d like to trow up.” I do know, as I live in London, that the bricks actually look like that, so please don’t come here, as we have plenty of other people already throwing up. 

Finally, I don’t know if you’ve looked at many other sample images on PhotographyBlog. I’ve looked at thousands, and one of the things I love about the website is that they are often the same pictures of the same real places, so I look out for particular images to make comparisons, and the ones taken by the FZ150 are excellent compared to many others I’ve seen.

If you want decent image quality in a portrait with this camera, set the ISO to 100, and take a headshot with the zoom around 80-120mm, and if you are really picky, use a tripod and turn off the OIS. Then I don’t think you’ll have a huge amount to complain about, but it’s always possible to find something if you look hard enough.

I’ve been interested in photography and taking photos for over 30 years and, frankly, the camera manufacturers know an awful lot more about lenses and cameras than I do. If I couldn’t take decent photos with a camera like this, I’d have no right to call myself a photographer.

10:03 pm - Monday, October 3, 2011

#8 biziclop

Just one important thing about these sample images: they were made with a camera with the V0.2 pre-release firmware, which had much worse noise filtering abilities compared to the production V1.0 fw, especially when using higher ISOs.

9:39 pm - Sunday, October 30, 2011

#9 JPL

Your photos are very nice, I possess a sony HX 100 V my photos are less beautiful, they are many pixel in the sony, I think of reselling it and of buying a FZ 150 ......thank you for your photos

10:50 am - Sunday, December 18, 2011