Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX150 Review

Review Date: January 16th 2009
Author: Gavin Stoker

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Introduction / Ease of Use
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Image Quality
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Sample Images
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Image Sensor
Camera Effective Pixels 14.7 Mega pixels
Sensor Size 1/1.72"
Total Pixel 15.0 Total Mega Pixels CCD
Primary Colour Filter yes
Zoom Factor
Optical Zoom 3.6x
Extra Optical Zoom 4:3 Aspect Ratio: 4.3x for 10Mega, 5.1x for 7Mega, 6.2x for 5Mega, 7.7x for 3Mega, 2Mega, 0.3Mega 3:2 Aspect Ratio: 4.3x for 9Mega, 5.1x for 6Mega, 6.2x for 4.5Mega, 7.7x for 2.5Mega 16:9 Aspect Ratio: 4.3x for 7.5Mega, 5.1x for 5.5Mega, 6.2x for 3.5Mega, 7.7x for 2Mega
Digital Zoom 4x ( Max. 14.3x combined with Optical Zoom without Extra Optical Zoom ) (Max. 30.8x combined with Extra Optical Zoom)
Focal Distance f=6.0-21.4mm (35mm Equiv.: 28-100mm)
Lens LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT 7 elements in 6 groups (4 Aspherical Lenses / 5 Aspherical surfaces)
Aperture Wide: F2.8 / F9.0 (2 steps) Tele: F5.6 / F18 (2 steps)
Optical Image Stabilizer MEGA O.I.S. (Auto/Mode1/ Mode2)
Conversion lens Compatibility No
Focusing Area Normal: 50cm - infinity / Intelligent AUTO / Macro: Wide 5cm / Tele 30cm - infinity
AF Metering Face / AF tracking / multi-area / 1-area high speed / 1-area / spot
Focus Mode Normal / Macro, Quick AF On/Off (On in Intelligent Auto), AF Area Select, AF Tracking
AF Assist Lamp Yes
ISO Sensitivity Auto /100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 (High Sensitivity Mode : Auto(1600 - 6400) )
ISO Limit Set Yes
White Balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Halogen / Color Temperature / White Set 1 / White Set 2 / (Selectable at Portrait, Soft Skin, Transform, Self-Portrait, Sports, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, High Sensitivity, Hi-Speed Burst, Pinhole modes) / White Balance Adjustment (2-axis adjustable, �9steps each, Blue/Amber and Magenta/Green bias)
Exposure Program AE, Simple Manual
Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV step, +/-2 EV
Backlight Compensation Yes (auto in Intelligent AUTO mode)
Multi-Exposure Yes
Multi-Aspect No
Auto (AE) Bracketing +/- 1/3 EV ~1EV step, 3 frames
Light Metering Intelligent Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot
Rec Mode[Mode Dial] Intelligent AUTO, Program AE, Manual, Motion Picture, Scene mode
Scene Mode Portrait, Soft Skin, Transform, Self-Portrait, Scenery, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Food, Party, Candle Light, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, High sensitivity, Hi-Speed Burst (Speed Priority/Image Priority), Flash-Burst, Starry Sky, Fireworks, Beach, Snow, Aerial photo, Film Grain, Pin Hole
Shutter Speed P:1-1/2000sec (Selectable minimum shutter speed) M:60-1/2000sec? Starry Sky Mode : 15, 30, 60sec.
Flash System
Built-in-Flash Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off / 0.6 - 5.9m (Wide/ISO Auto), 0.3 - 2.9m (Tele/ISO Auto)
External Flash no
Self Timer 2sec, 10sec
Auto Review 1sec, 2sec, Zoom, Hold
Picture Adjustment Contrast:�2steps / Sharpness:�2steps / Saturation:�2steps / Noise Reduction:�2steps
Colour Effect Mode Black & White, Sepia, Cool, Warm
Color Bracketing Standard / Black & White (2 images), Standard / Sepia (2 images), Standard / Black & White / Sepia (3 images)
Recording Format Still Image: JPEG(Design rule for Camera File system, based on Exif 2.21 standard), RAW, DPOF corresponding / image with audio: JPEG (Design rule for Camera File system, based on Exif 2.21 standard)+ QuickTime / Motion picture: QuickTime Motion JPEG
Recording Image Size Still Image: 4:3 Aspect Ratio: 4416x 3312 pixels, 3648 x 2736 pixels, 3072 x 2304 pixels, 2560 x 1920 pixels, 2048 x 1536 pixels, 1600 x 1200 pixels, 640 x 480 pixels / 3:2 Aspect Ratio: 4416 x 2944 pixels, 3648 x 2432 pixels, 3072 x 2048 pixels, 2560 x 1712 pixels, 2048 x 1360 pixels / 16:9 Aspect Ratio: 4416x 2480 pixels, 3648 x 2056 pixels, 3072 x 1728 pixels, 2560 x 1440 pixels, 1920 x 1080
Image Quality Fine / Standard / RAW / RAW+JPEG
Motion Picture 4:3 Aspect Ratio: 640 x 480 pixels 30 fps, 320 x 240 pixels 30 fps/10 fps / 16:9 Aspect Ratio: 848 x 480 pixels 30 fps / HD?16:9 Aspect Ratio?: 1280x720 pixels 24fps
Burst Shooting Mode Full-Resolution Image, 2 frames/sec Max. 8 images (Standard mode), Max 4 images (Fine Mode) / High-speed Burst Mode: 7 frames/sec (Speed Priority), 5 frames/sec (Image Priority) (recorded in 3M for 4:3, 2.5M for 3:2, 2M for 16:9)
Unlimited Consecutive Shooting yes
Digital Red Eye Correction yes
Intelligent Exposure yes
Intelligent Exposure_ Off / Low / Standard / High
Easy Zoom yes
Zoom Resume no
Motion Zoom no
Still Image Rec. with Audio 5 sec
Audio Dubbing Max. 10sec
Real-time Histogram yes
Highlight Display Yes
Composition Guide line yes
Composition Guide line_ 2 patterns
Built-in-Memory yes
Built-in-Memory [Capacity] approx. 50MB
Scene Mode Help Screen yes
Auto Angle Detection yes
Flip Animation no
Travel Date yes
World Time yes
Title Edit yes
Text Stamp yes
LCD Monitor 2.7" TFT LCD Display (230K dots) / Field of View : approx. 100% / AUTO Power LCD mode, Power LCD mode
Playback mode [REC]/[Play] Selector switch / 30-thumbnail display, 12-thumbnail display, calendar display, zoomed playback (16x max.), Playback of favorite pictures, Category Playback (playback and slideshow of pictures in category) / Slide show (duration & effect with music is selectable), image rotation / Resizing (selectable number of pixels), trimming, protection, aspect conv. DPOF print setting ? / Creating still pictures from a motion picture / Image leveling
Category Playback playback and slideshow of pictures in category
Slideshow Mode (duration & effect with music is selectable), image rotation
OSD language Japanese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish
Recording Media Built-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard(Still image only)
Microphone yes
Speaker yes
Interface DC Input, AV Output (NTSC/PAL), HD AV Output (Component), USB2.0 High speed
Direct Print PictBridge
General Data
Colour Black
Battery Li-ion Battery Pack (3.7V, 1150mAh) (Included)
AC Adaptor AC Adaptor (Input: 110-240V AC) (Optional)
Battery life (approx.) 330 pictures (CIPA standard)
Dimensions [mm] (excluding protruding parts)
Width 96.7
Height 54.0
Depth 24.8
Weight [g]
Body 151.0
Including Battery and SD Memory Card 179.0
Further Specifications
Included Software PHOTOfunSTUDIO -viewer- 2.1E / ArcSoft (MediaImpression / Panorama Maker) / SilkyPix Developer Studio 3.0SE / QuickTime / USB Driver
Standard Accessories Battery Charger / Battery Pack / Battery carrying case / AV Cable / USB Connection Cable / AC Cable / Strap / CD-ROM
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Introduction / Ease of Use
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Image Quality
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Sample Images
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