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Panasonic FZ150 vs Panasonic FZ47

Portability
67
Imaging
36
Features
57
Overall
44
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47 front
Portability
68
Imaging
36
Features
45
Overall
39

Panasonic FZ150 vs Panasonic FZ47 Key Specs

Panasonic FZ150
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-600mm (F2.8-5.2) lens
  • 528g - 124 x 82 x 92mm
  • Introduced April 2012
Panasonic FZ47
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 1600 (Bump to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-600mm (F2.8-5.2) lens
  • 498g - 120 x 80 x 92mm
  • Revealed July 2011
  • Alternative Name is Lumix DMC-FZ48
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Panasonic FZ150 vs Panasonic FZ47 Overview

Below, we will be comparing the Panasonic FZ150 and Panasonic FZ47, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras and both are sold by Panasonic. The resolution of the FZ150 (12MP) and the FZ47 (12MP) is relatively well matched and they possess the exact same sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The FZ150 was announced 9 months after the FZ47 which means that they are of a similar generation. Both the cameras come with the identical body type (SLR-like (bridge)).

Before going in to a more detailed comparison, below is a short overview of how the FZ150 scores vs the FZ47 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic FZ150 over the Panasonic FZ47

 FZ150 FZ47 
RevealedApril 2012July 2011More modern by 9 months
Screen typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating screen
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Reasons to pick Panasonic FZ47 over the Panasonic FZ150

 FZ47 FZ150 

Common features in the Panasonic FZ150 and Panasonic FZ47

 FZ150 FZ47 
Focus manually Dial exact focus
Screen dimension3"3"Identical screen measurements
Screen resolution460k460kSame screen resolution
Touch screen Neither features Touch screen

Panasonic FZ150 vs Panasonic FZ47 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is looking to carry around your camera often, you'll need to factor its weight and size. The Panasonic FZ150 enjoys exterior dimensions of 124mm x 82mm x 92mm (4.9" x 3.2" x 3.6") with a weight of 528 grams (1.16 lbs) whilst the Panasonic FZ47 has specifications of 120mm x 80mm x 92mm (4.7" x 3.1" x 3.6") accompanied by a weight of 498 grams (1.10 lbs).

Compare the Panasonic FZ150 and Panasonic FZ47 in the latest Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Do not forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change depending on the lens you have at the time. Following is the front view sizing comparison of the FZ150 and the FZ47.

Panasonic FZ150 vs Panasonic FZ47 size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability grade of the FZ150 and FZ47 is 67 and 68 respectively.

Panasonic FZ150 vs Panasonic FZ47 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic FZ150 vs Panasonic FZ47 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it can be tough to picture the difference between sensor sizes simply by looking at technical specs. The image here should offer you a more clear sense of the sensor dimensions in the FZ150 and FZ47.

As you have seen, each of these cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements and the exact same megapixels therefore you should expect similar quality of photos but you should always take the production date of the products into consideration. The fresher FZ150 should have an edge in sensor technology.

Panasonic FZ150 vs Panasonic FZ47 sensor size comparison

Panasonic FZ150 vs Panasonic FZ47 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic FZ150 vs Panasonic FZ47 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic FZ150 as a Portrait photography camera
Panasonic FZ47 as a Portrait photography camera
41
you can focus manually
saves RAW formats
sensor resolution low (12MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
38
you can focus manually
high flash sync speed (1/2,000 seconds)
features face detection focusing
external flash not possible
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
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Street Comparison

Panasonic FZ150 Street photography factors
Panasonic FZ47 Street photography factors
58
screen articulates fully
has image stabilization (Optical)
saves RAW formats
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
more heavy than competition (528g)
43
has image stabilization (Optical)
screen is fixed
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
more heavy than competition in class (498g)
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic FZ150 Sports photography information
Panasonic FZ47 Sports photography information
43
great zoom range (25-600mm 24.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
great battery (410 per charge)
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
no phase detect autofocus
43
excellent zoom range (25-600mm 24.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
features tracking autofocus
better than average battery (400 CIPA)
max frames per second very slow (4.0 fps)
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Panasonic FZ150
Travel photography with Panasonic FZ47
56
great battery (410 per charge)
built-in flash
screen is selfie friendly
relatively wide (25mm)
great reach (600mm)
no Timelapse recording
more heavy than competition (528g)
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
52
better than average battery (400 shots)
built-in flash
really wide (25mm)
long reach (600mm)
doesn't have Timelapse recording
more heavy than competition in class (498g)
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
screen is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic FZ150 Landscape photography advice
Panasonic FZ47 Landscape photography advice
48
you can focus manually
relatively wide (25mm)
screen is a good size (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
saves RAW formats
great battery (410 per charge)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
no Timelapse recording
43
you can focus manually
really wide (25mm)
decent sized screen (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
better than average battery (400 per charge)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
doesn't have Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic FZ150 Vlogging factors
Panasonic FZ47 Vlogging factors
62
relatively wide (25mm)
screen is selfie friendly
has image stabilization (Optical)
high res video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
does have microphone jack
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
more heavy than competition (528 grams)
27
really wide (25mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
features face detection focusing
video res high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
screen is not selfie friendly
doesn't have external microphone socket
more heavy than competition in class (498 grams)
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Panasonic FZ150 vs Panasonic FZ47 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic FZ150 and Panasonic FZ47
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47
General Information
Manufacturer Panasonic Panasonic
Model type Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47
Also called - Lumix DMC-FZ48
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Introduced 2012-04-11 2011-07-21
Physical type SLR-like (bridge) SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Powered by - Venus Engine FHD
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 12MP 12MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 4000 x 3000 4000 x 3000
Maximum native ISO 6400 1600
Maximum boosted ISO - 6400
Lowest native ISO 100 100
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Total focus points 23 23
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 25-600mm (24.0x) 25-600mm (24.0x)
Maximal aperture f/2.8-5.2 f/2.8-5.2
Macro focusing distance 1cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.9
Screen
Screen type Fully Articulated Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3 inch 3 inch
Resolution of screen 460k dots 460k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent 100 percent
Features
Slowest shutter speed 30s 60s
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000s 1/2000s
Continuous shooting rate 12.0fps 4.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 9.50 m 9.50 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Maximum flash synchronize - 1/2000s
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60, 30 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (220 fps) 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video file format MPEG-4, AVCHD, Motion JPEG AVCHD
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 528g (1.16 pounds) 498g (1.10 pounds)
Dimensions 124 x 82 x 92mm (4.9" x 3.2" x 3.6") 120 x 80 x 92mm (4.7" x 3.1" x 3.6")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating 40 not tested
DXO Color Depth rating 19.4 not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating 10.9 not tested
DXO Low light rating 132 not tested
Other
Battery life 410 shots 400 shots
Form of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, 10 sec (3 pictures)) Yes (2 or 10 sec, 10 sec (3 pictures))
Time lapse shooting
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Card slots 1 1
Pricing at launch $499 $379