• 1/1.72 inch 41.5mm2
  • 14.7 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 100.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 84.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Panasonic DMC-FX150 advantages over Canon G9X Mark II

  • More telephoto lens reach
    100 mm vs 84 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 330 vs 235 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Canon G9X Mark II advantages over Panasonic DMC-FX150

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    1 inch vs 1/1.72 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 2.41 vs 1.68 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.0 vs f/2.8
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Better color depth
    21.9 vs 18.4 bits
    Capture richer, more accurate colors
  • Higher effective ISO
    522 vs 101 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • More dynamic range
    12.5 vs 9.6 evs
    Retain detail in highlight and shadows
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Newer
    3 years vs 12 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • More dots on screen
    1040k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    20.2 vs 14.7 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 1600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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  • Impressive image quality; Improved JPEGs and good high ISO quality for its class; Compact camera body; Fast maximum aperture; Reliable autofocus; Improved performance.

  • No tilting display; No viewfinder; Lens is not very wide; Slow buffer clearing; Mediocre battery life.

The Competition

Compared to Sony DSC-W300

Panasonic DMC-FX150
Sony DSC-W300
  • $400
  • 1/1.72 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • Shoots 24p video
  • $350
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Manual focus
Canon G9X Mark II
Sony DSC-W300
  • $429
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $350
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Nikon S710

Panasonic DMC-FX150
Nikon S710
  • $400
  • 1/1.72 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Shoots 24p video
  • $380
  • 1/1.72 inch
  • Higher extended ISO
Canon G9X Mark II
Nikon S710
  • $429
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $380
  • 1/1.72 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Thinner

Compared to Canon SD990 IS

Panasonic DMC-FX150
Canon SD990 IS
  • $400
  • 1/1.72 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • Shoots 24p video
  • $400
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach
Canon G9X Mark II
Canon SD990 IS
  • $429
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $400
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Sony RX100

Panasonic DMC-FX150
Sony RX100
  • $400
  • 1/1.72 inch
  • Thinner
  • Shoots 24p video
  • $398
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Canon G9X Mark II
Sony RX100
  • $429
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Fast startup
  • $398
  • 1 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Canon G9X

Panasonic DMC-FX150
Canon G9X
  • $400
  • 1/1.72 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $369
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Canon G9X Mark II
Canon G9X
  • $429
  • 1 inch
  • Fast startup
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $369
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger RAW buffer
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