Panasonic Lumix FZ150 Review

 
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Model Name: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 
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Successor:  
General
Model Number: FZ150
Camera Format: EVF
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $499.99
Street Price: $497.94
Date Available: 2011-09-30
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 19.5 oz (553 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.9 x 3.2 x 3.7 in.
(124 x 82 x 95 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Effective Megapixels: 12.1
Sensor Format: 1/2.3 inch
Sensor size: 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.54 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Self-Cleaning: No
Built-in image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4000 x 3000 (12.0 MP, 4:3),
3264 x 2448 (8.0 MP, 4:3),
2560 x 1920 (4.9 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3),
4000 x 2672 (10.7 MP, Other),
3264 x 2176 (7.1 MP, 3:2),
2560 x 1712 (4.4 MP, Other),
2048 x 1360 (2.8 MP, 3:2),
640 x 424 (0.3 MP, 3:2),
4000 x 2248 (9.0 MP, 16:9),
3264 x 1840 (6.0 MP, 16:9),
2560 x 1440 (3.7 MP, 16:9),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
640 x 360 (0.2 MP, 16:9),
2992 x 2992 (9.0 MP, 1:1),
2448 x 2448 (6.0 MP, 1:1),
1920 x 1920 (3.7 MP, 1:1),
1536 x 1536 (2.4 MP, 1:1),
480 x 480 (0.2 MP, 1:1)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.3), MPO (3D), RAW, RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 12.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (60p/60i/30p)
1280x720 (60p/30p)
640x480 (30p)
320x240 (220p)
Movie File Format: AVCHD 2.0, MP4; stereo sound. Motion JPEG for high-speed
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: No
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a
Lens Thread: n/a
Lens Thread Type: n/a
Kit Lens: LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT; 14 elements in 10 groups, 2 Aspherical Lenses, 3 ED lenses, 1 Nano Surface Coat Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 25 - 600 mm
Zoom Ratio: 24.00x
Aperture Range: f/2.8 (wide) / f/5.2 (tele) - f/8.0; Multistage Iris Diaphragm
Normal Focus Range: 30 cm to Infinity
11.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 1 cm to Infinity
0.4 in to Infinity
Optical Image Stablization: Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x
Filter Thread: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detect: Face / AF Tracking / Multi (23 pt) / 1 pt (Flexible / Scalable)
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: EVF
Viewfinder Type: EVF type; 0.20" Color LCD (201.6K Pixels equiv.), Field of View : approx. 100%, Lens 19.6x
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution In Pixels:  
EVF Resolution In Dots:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 460,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen:
Selfie Screen:
Max Playback Zoom: 16.0x
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 0
Minimum ISO (native): 0
ISO Settings: Auto, iISO, High Sensitivity Auto (1600-6400), 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Flash, Incandescent, Color Temperature, White Set 1, White Set 2
Shutter Speed Range: 30 - 1/2000
Bulb Mode: No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Intelligent Multiple, Center-Weighted, Spot
Program, Aperture, Shutter, Manual (PASM) Modes: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Creative Control, Portrait, Scenery, Sports, Night Portrait, Close- up, Scene (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), Custom, Creative Video
Self Timer: 2, 10, 10 (3 shots) seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto/Red- eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red- eye Reduction, Slow Sync./Red- eye Reduction, Forced Off; Flash Synchro; 1st / 2nd
Flash Guide Number: n/a
Flash Range Description: Auto ISO: 0.3 - 9.5m (Wide), 1.0 - 5.1m (Tele)
Max Flash Sync:  
Flash Exposure Compensation:  
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slots: No
Uncompressed Format: RAW, RAW+JPEG
CCD Raw Format: Yes
Movie File Format: AVCHD 2.0, MP4; stereo sound. Motion JPEG for high-speed
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC: No
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional wired
Connections (extended): Mini-HDMI with Viera Link
Performance Timing
Cycle Time RAW Format (secs):  
Buffer Size (Frames, RAW format):  
Cycle Time Max Res JPEG (secs): 0.630
Buffer Size (Frames, Max Res JPEG): Unlimited
Cycle Time Min Res (secs)  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
Continuous Mode Rate (fps): 11.960
Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res): 12
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode Rate (fps): 60.000
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 0.314
Shutter Lag (manual focus):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE: 0.204
Shutter Lag with Flash:  
Shutter Lag (prefocus): 0.014
Shutter Lag (continuous auto):  
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time: 1.900
Shutdown Time: 2.200
Play -> Record Time: 0.900
Record -> Play Max Res Time: 1.800
Record -> Play Min Res Time:  
Download Speed (KB/sec): 6,944.00
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary
Usable Battery Types: 7.2V, 895mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (external or internal): Yes
External Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 410
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software: PHOTOfunSTUDIO 6.5 BD Edition, SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.1 SE, QuickTime, Adobe Reader
OS Compatibility:  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: 24x wide-angle zoom with Power OIS optical image stabilization, Full HD 1080p60 movies, Creative Video mode, Creative Control mode, Photo Style mode, 3D Photo mode, Intelligent ISO Control, Intelligent Scene Selection, Intelligent D-Range Control, RAW support, 12fps full-resolution burst mode, Hotshoe.

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