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Fujifilm XP150 vs Panasonic ZS7

Portability
92
Imaging
38
Features
33
Overall
36
Fujifilm FinePix XP150 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 front
Portability
91
Imaging
36
Features
33
Overall
34

Fujifilm XP150 vs Panasonic ZS7 Key Specs

Fujifilm XP150
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.9-4.9) lens
  • 205g - 103 x 71 x 27mm
  • Introduced January 2012
Panasonic ZS7
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 25-300mm (F3.3-4.9) lens
  • 218g - 103 x 60 x 33mm
  • Released July 2011
  • Alternative Name is Lumix DMC-TZ10
  • Renewed by Panasonic ZS8
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Fujifilm XP150 vs Panasonic ZS7 Overview

In this article, we are contrasting the Fujifilm XP150 versus Panasonic ZS7, one being a Waterproof and the other is a Small Sensor Superzoom by competitors FujiFilm and Panasonic. The resolution of the Fujifilm XP150 (14MP) and the ZS7 (12MP) is very comparable and they feature the same exact sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The Fujifilm XP150 was released 6 months later than the ZS7 so they are both of a similar generation. Each of the cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before going in to a step-by-step comparison, below is a quick summary of how the Fujifilm XP150 scores vs the ZS7 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm XP150 over the Panasonic ZS7

 Fujifilm XP150 ZS7 

Reasons to pick Panasonic ZS7 over the Fujifilm XP150

 ZS7 Fujifilm XP150 
Display sizing3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution460k230kSharper display (+230k dot)

Common features in the Fujifilm XP150 and Panasonic ZS7

 Fujifilm XP150 ZS7 
ReleasedJanuary 2012July 2011Same generation
Manual focus Lack of manual focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Neither features selfie screen
Touch display Neither features Touch display

Fujifilm XP150 vs Panasonic ZS7 Physical Comparison

If you're intending to carry your camera often, you are going to need to consider its weight and measurements. The Fujifilm XP150 enjoys outside dimensions of 103mm x 71mm x 27mm (4.1" x 2.8" x 1.1") having a weight of 205 grams (0.45 lbs) while the Panasonic ZS7 has proportions of 103mm x 60mm x 33mm (4.1" x 2.4" x 1.3") and a weight of 218 grams (0.48 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ depending on the lens you choose at that time. Following is the front view overall size comparison of the Fujifilm XP150 against the ZS7.

Fujifilm XP150 vs Panasonic ZS7 size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability score of the Fujifilm XP150 and ZS7 is 92 and 91 respectively.

Fujifilm XP150 vs Panasonic ZS7 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm XP150 vs Panasonic ZS7 Sensor Comparison

Typically, it is tough to visualise the gap in sensor sizing only by checking out technical specs. The visual here will help give you a greater sense of the sensor sizes in the Fujifilm XP150 and ZS7.

As you have seen, the two cameras offer the same exact sensor sizing but not the same resolution. You should expect to see the Fujifilm XP150 to provide more detail as a result of its extra 2 Megapixels. Greater resolution will let you crop images a little more aggressively.

Fujifilm XP150 vs Panasonic ZS7 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm XP150 vs Panasonic ZS7 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm XP150 vs Panasonic ZS7 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm XP150 Portrait photography information
Panasonic ZS7 Portrait photography information
29
decent MP (14MP)
focusing manually not possible
no manual exposure
no external flash support
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
21
manual focus not available
no external flash support
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm XP150 Street photography details
Panasonic ZS7 Street photography details
61
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
environment sealing
no moving screen
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
61
image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition in class (218 grams)
screen does not articulate
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm XP150 Sports photography advice
Panasonic ZS7 Sports photography advice
44
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent MP (14MP)
features tracking focus
environment sealing
continuous shooting slow (3.0 fps)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect AF
28
image stabilization (Optical)
slow frames per second (2.0 fps)
sensor resolution not great (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm XP150 Travel photography features
Panasonic ZS7 Travel photography features
67
environment sealing
decent MP (14 megapixels)
has built in flash
really wide (28mm)
does not have Timelapse function
doesn't offer selfie friendly screen
slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
63
lighter than competition in class (218g)
flash built-in
reasonably wide (25mm)
long reach (300mm)
does not have Time Lapse function
sensor resolution not great (12 megapixels)
screen is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm XP150 as a Landscape photography camera
Panasonic ZS7 as a Landscape photography camera
41
really wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent MP (14MP)
environment sealing
focusing manually not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
tiny screen (2.7 inch)
no manual exposure
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
does not have Timelapse function
38
reasonably wide (25mm)
nice screen size (3 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
sensor resolution not great (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
does not have Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm XP150 Vlogging info
Panasonic ZS7 Vlogging info
32
really wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
high res video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
doesn't offer selfie friendly screen
does not have microphone support
30
reasonably wide (25mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition in class (218 grams)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
screen is not selfie friendly
video res low (1280 x 720 pxls)
does not have external mic socket
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Fujifilm XP150 vs Panasonic ZS7 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm XP150 and Panasonic ZS7
 Fujifilm FinePix XP150Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7
General Information
Manufacturer FujiFilm Panasonic
Model type Fujifilm FinePix XP150 Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7
Also referred to as - Lumix DMC-TZ10
Class Waterproof Small Sensor Superzoom
Introduced 2012-01-05 2011-07-19
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Chip - Venus Engine HD II
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 14MP 12MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 4608 x 3072 4000 x 3000
Max native ISO 3200 6400
Lowest native ISO 100 80
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Total focus points - 11
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-140mm (5.0x) 25-300mm (12.0x)
Max aperture f/3.9-4.9 f/3.3-4.9
Macro focusing range 9cm 3cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.9
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 2.7 inch 3 inch
Resolution of screen 230k dots 460k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Screen technology TFT color LCD monitor -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 4 seconds 60 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shooting rate 3.0 frames/s 2.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation - Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 3.10 m 5.30 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video format H.264, Motion JPEG AVCHD Lite
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS BuiltIn BuiltIn
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 205 gr (0.45 pounds) 218 gr (0.48 pounds)
Dimensions 103 x 71 x 27mm (4.1" x 2.8" x 1.1") 103 x 60 x 33mm (4.1" x 2.4" x 1.3")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 300 shots -
Form of battery Battery Pack -
Battery ID NP-50A -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Auto release, Auto shutter (Dog, Cat), Couple, Portrait) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage type SD/ SDHC/ SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Card slots Single Single
Pricing at launch $260 $350