Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 Review

4.5
September 5, 2011 | Mark Goldstein |

Specifications

Metrics

Dimensions (W x H x D) 124.3 x 81.7 x 95.2 mm / (4.89 x 3.20 x 3.74 inch)
Weight Approx. 484 g without Battery and SD Memory Card (1.06 lb) / Approx. 528 g with Battery and SD Memory Card (1.16 lb)

Optics

Camera Effective Pixels 12.1 Megapixels
Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter 1/2.3-type High Sensitivity Mos Sensor / 12.8 Total Megapixels / Primary Color Filter
Aperture F2.8 - 5.2 / Multistage Iris Diaphragm / (F2.8 - 8.0 (W) / F5.2- 8.0 (T))
Optical Zoom 24x
Focal Length f= 4.5 - 108 mm (25 - 600 mm in 35 mm equiv.) / (28-672mm in 35mm equiv. in video recording)
Extra Optical Zoom (EZ) 29.4x (4:3 / 8M), 37.5x (4:3 / 5M), 46.9x (4:3 / under 3M)
Intelligent Zoom 32x
Lens LEICA DC VARIO- ELMARIT / 14 elements in 10 groups / (2 Aspherical Lenses / 3 Aspherical Surfaces / 3 ED Lenses / 1 Nano Surface Coating Lens)
2-Speed Zoom Yes
Optical Image Stabilizer Power O.I.S. (On / Off / Active mode (only for motion picture))
Digital Zoom 4x
Focusing Area Normal: Wide 30 cm - infinity / Tele 200 cm - infinity / AF Macro / MF /Intelligent Auto / Motion Picture: Wide 1 cm - infinity / Tele 100 cm - infinity
AF Assist Lamp Yes
Focus Normal / AF Macro / MF (side lever and cursor key button) / Quick AF ON/OFF(On in Intelligent Auto), Continuous AF On/Off (On video recording) / FOCUS Button, AF/MF Switchable Button, AF/AE Lock Button / One shot AF, AF Area Select / AF Tracking
Shutter Speed Still: 15 - 1/2000 sec / Video Mode : 1/30 - 1/20,000 sec (1/8 - 1/20,000 sec on MF Operation on Creative Video Mode) / Starry Sky Mode : 15, 30sec
Viewfinder 0.20" Color EVF (201.6K Pixels equiv.), Field of View : approx. 100%, Lens 19.6x
AF Metering Face / AF Tracking / Multi (23 pt) / 1 pt (Flexible / Scalable)

Recording

Digital Red Eye Correction (Red-Eye Removal) Yes
File Format Still Image: RAW, JPEG (DCF / Exif2.3) / 3D Image: MPO / Motion picture: AVCHD, MP4 , Quick Time Motion JPEG (on High Speed Video)
Creative Control mode Expressive, Retro, High Key, Sepia, High Dynamic, Pin Hole, Film Grain, Miniature Effect
Mode Dial / Mode Button Intelligent AUTO, P (Program) mode, A (Aperture Priority) mode, S (Shutter Priority) mode, M (Manual) mode, Creative Video mode, Creative Control mode, Portrait mode, Scenery mode, Sports mode, Night Portrait mode, Close- up mode, Scene mode, Custom
Still Image Scene Mode Panorama Assist, Party, Candle Light, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, High Sensitivity, / Flash Burst, Panning, Starry Sky, Fireworks, Beach, Snow, Aerial Photo, Photo Frame, / High-Speed video, 3D Photo
Motion Picture Recording (*2) [HD Video] 1920 x 1080 pixels, 50p (PSH: 28Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor output is 50p) / 1920 x 1080 pixels, 50i (FSH: 17Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor output is 50p) / 1280 x 720 pixels, 50p (SH: 13Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor output is 50p) / 1920 x 1080 pixels, 25 fps (FHD: 20Mbps / MP4) (Sensor output is 25p) / 1280 x 720 pixels, 25 fps (HD: 10Mbps / MP4) (Sensor output is 25p) / [STD Video] VGA: 640 x 480 pixels, 25 fps (4Mbps / MP4) / [High Speed Video] QVGA: 320 x 240 pixels, 220 fps (Motion JPEG)
Continuous Shooting Mode Full- Resolution Image: 12 frames/sec Max. 12 images (Standard / Fine Mode), / with AF Tracking: 5.5 frames/sec, 2 frames/sec / High- speed Burst: approx. 40 frames/sec / (recorded in 5M for 4:3, 4.5M for 3:2, 3.5M for 16:9, 3.5M for 1:1) / approx. 60 frames/sec / (recorded in 2.5M for 4:3, 3M for 3:2, 3.5M for 16:9, 2M for 1:1)
AVCHD (Continuous recordable time [motion pictures]) approx. 110 min (PSH), 130 min (SH)
MP4 (Continuous recordable time [motion pictures]) approx. 140 min (FHD)
AVCHD (Actual recordable time [motion pictures]) approx. 60 min (PSH), 70 min (SH)
MP4 (Actual recordable time [motion pictures]) approx. 75 min (FHD)
Exposure Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual
Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV step, +/- 3 EV
Auto (AE) Bracketing +/- 1/3~1EV step, 3 frames
Light Metering Intelligent Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot
ISO Sensitivity Auto / i.ISO / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / High Sensitivity mode (ISO 1600-6400)
Still Picture Recording [1:1] 2992 x 2992 (9M) / 2448 x 2448 (6M EZ) / 1920 x 1920 (3.5M EZ) / 1536x 1536 (2.5M EZ) / 480 x 480 (0.2M EZ) / [4:3] 4000 x 3000 (12M) / 3264 x 2448 (8M EZ) / 2560 x 1920 (5M EZ) / 2048 x 1536 (3M EZ) / 1600 x 1200 (2M EZ) / 640 x 480 (0.3M EZ) / [3:2] 4000 x 2672 (10.5M) / 3264 x 2176 (7M EZ) / 2560 x 1712 (4.5M EZ) / 2048 x 1360 (2.5M EZ) / 640 x 424 (0.3M EZ) / [16:9] 4000 x 2248 (9M) / 3264 x 1840 (6M EZ) / 2560 x 1440 (3.5M EZ) / 1920 x 1080 (2M EZ) / 640 x 360 (0.2M EZ)
Image Quality RAW / RAW+Fine / RAW+Standard / Fine / Standard?(3D mode: MPO Fine / MPO Standard )
White Balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / Flash / White Set 1 / White Set 2 / Color Temperature / White Balance Adjustment (2-axis adjustable, ±9steps each, Blue/Amber and Magenta/Green bias)
Photo Style Standard, Vivid, Natural, Monochrome, Scenery, Portrait, Custom
Optical Zoom in Motion Picture Yes
Self Timer 2 sec / 10 sec / 10 sec [3 pictures]

Playback

Playback Mode Normal Playback, Slideshow, Category Playback, Mode Playback, Favorites Playback
Thumbnails / Zoomed Playback 12,30- thumbnails / Yes
Calendar Display / Dual-Image Playback Yes / No
Set Favorites / Rotate Image Yes / No
Show Histogram Yes
Show Highlights Yes
DPOF Print Setting / Set Protection Yes / Yes
Copy / Title Edit / Text Stamp Yes / Yes / Yes
Cut Animation Yes
Video Divide Yes
PictBridge Support Single / Multi / All / Favorites / DPOF

Setup

OSD language Japanese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish

Others

LCD Monitor 7.5cm(3.0") Free-Angle TFT Screen LCD Display (460K dots), AR Coating / Field of View : approx. 100%? Wide Viewing Angle / AUTO Power LCD mode, Power LCD mode
Built-in-Flash Auto, Auto/Red- eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red- eye Reduction, / Slow Sync./Red- eye Reduction, Forced Off / Flash Synchro; 1st / 2nd / 0.3 - 9.5m (Wide/ISO Auto), 1.0 - 5.1m (Tele/ISO Auto)
Recording Media Built- in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
Built-in-Memory Approx. 70MB
Microphone / Speaker Stereo / Yes
Interface mini HDMI, AV Output, USB2.0 High speed
Power Li- ion Battery Pack (7.2V, Minimum: 895mAh) (Included)
Battery life (approx.) 410 pictures (CIPA Standard)*1
Standard Accessories Battery Charger, Battery Pack, USB Cable, AC Cable, Shoulder Strap, CD-ROM, Lens Hood, Lens Cap, Lens Cap String

Further Specifications

NOTE *1 / Recording conditions by CIPA standard / - CIPA is an abbreviation of [Camera & Imaging Products Association]. / - Temperature: 23 oC (73.4 oF)/Humidity: 50%RH when LCD monitor is on. / - Using a Panasonic SD Memory Card (32 MB). / - Using the supplied battery. / - Starting recording 30 seconds after the camera is turned on. (When the optical image stabilizer function is set to [ON].) / - Recording once every 30 seconds with full flash every second recording. / - Rotating the zoom lever from Tele to Wide or vice versa in every recording. / - Turning the camera off every 10 recordings and leaving it until the temperature of the battery decreases. / - The number of recordable pictures decreases in Auto Power LCD Mode and Power LCD Mode. / *2 / - These are standard times taken at a temperature of 23 oC (73.4 oF) and a humidity of 50%RH. / - The time available for recording varies depending on the environment, the interval between recordings, and the manner of use. / - Actual recordable time is the time available for recording when repeating actions such as switching the power supply [ON] / [OFF], starting/stopping recording, zoom operation etc. / - Motion picture in [MP4] can be recorded continuously for up to 29 minutes 59 seconds. / - Also, motion picture recorded continuously in [MP4] is up to 4 GB.
 

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