• 1/1.72 inch 41.5mm2
  • 14.7 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 100.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 12,800

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Differences

Panasonic DMC-FX150 advantages over Panasonic GF6

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Thinner
    24 mm vs 38 mm
    Thinner
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel

Panasonic GF6 advantages over Panasonic DMC-FX150

  • Larger sensor
    4/3 vs 1/1.72 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 3.77 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
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Better color depth
    20.7 vs 18.4 bits
    Capture richer, more accurate colors
  • Higher effective ISO
    622 vs 101 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • More dynamic range
    10.6 vs 9.6 evs
    Retain detail in highlight and shadows
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Newer
    6 years vs 11 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
    1037k 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
  • 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
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 1600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • 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
  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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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
Panasonic GF6
Sony DSC-W300
  • $400
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $350
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

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
Panasonic GF6
Nikon S710
  • $400
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $380
  • 1/1.72 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • 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
Panasonic GF6
Canon SD990 IS
  • $400
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $400
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Olympus E-PL5

Panasonic DMC-FX150
Olympus E-PL5
  • $400
  • 1/1.72 inch
  • Internal flash
  • Thinner
  • $329
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Panasonic GF6
Olympus E-PL5
  • $400
  • 4/3
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $329
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Olympus E-PL7

Panasonic DMC-FX150
Olympus E-PL7
  • $400
  • 1/1.72 inch
  • Internal flash
  • Thinner
  • $399
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Panasonic GF6
Olympus E-PL7
  • $400
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $399
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
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