- 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
- 3" Fully Articulated Display
- ISO 100 - 6400
- Optical Image Stabilization
- 1920 x 1080 video
- 25-600mm (F2.8-5.2) lens
- 528g - 124 x 82 x 92mm
- Released April 2012
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Panasonic FZ150 overview
Panasonic FZ150 is Panasonic's Small Sensor Superzoom camera originally released on April of 2012. It uses a 12 MegaPixel, CMOS 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a peak resolution of 4000 x 3000.
The FZ150 is positioned #77 out of 244 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and all-around #562 out of 1459 for cameras in our collection. You can use our Smart camera filter to get camera rankings based on your personal requirements.
Below is a graph of various criteria used in the scoring system.
Panasonic FZ150 family
The Panasonic FZ150 comes with a history of related cameras. Here, you can take a look at all earlier and most recent models along with main specs.
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Panasonic FZ150 Gallery
You can check the FZ150 from several angles in the gallery here.
Panasonic FZ150 Pros and Cons
Below is a shortlist of positives and negatives of the Panasonic FZ150 based on factors which are usually seen as essential in a camera.
Panasonic FZ150 Sensor specifications
The sensor dimension on the Panasonic FZ150 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor is able to resolve 4000 x 3000 pixels and aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera includes Image Stabilization (Optical). Optical stabilization is superior than digital stabilization since the latter may cause cropping.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The CMOS sensor boasts 12MP and supports a native ISO range of 100 to 6400. RAW files are supported so you have wider margin for error.
The graphic underneath displays the FZ150's sensor dimensions in comparison to other common sizes. The FZ150 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is highlighted in green.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
To get an idea of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Panasonic FZ150 dimensions
Panasonic FZ150 weighs about 1.16 lbs (528g or 18.62 oz) and features exterior measurements of 124mm x 82mm x 92mm (4.9" x 3.2" x 3.6"). The weight of general Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387g and the Panasonic FZ150 is weightier when compared to various competitors.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
Underneath is a picture of the Panasonic FZ150 besides a soft drink so you can have a feel for its scale.
The top view just below will provide the button design on the FZ150.
Panasonic FZ150 Lens specifications
The FZ150 offers a built-in lens featuring a focal range of 25-600mm making it a 24.0 x zoom which is ideal and does let you zoom all the way in.
At the widest 25mm, it offers an aperture of f2.8 which will be somewhat slow and not ideal in low light circumstances and you will likely find it difficult to capture good bokeh. You might also have to increase the ISO setting which causes noisy photographs. Towards the tele end, 600mm is amazing zoom and comes at f5.2 making it really sluggish and you will need to use slow shutter speeds.
Panasonic FZ150 Connectivity
The FZ150 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that consist of NFC and Bluetooth compatibility can be used wirelessly by smartphones. You are able to send pictures and oftentimes alter settings with no need to connect physically to the camera.
Several applications even stream a Liveview and press the shutter when you aren't close to the camera. If the camera boasts a HDMI out, it can be hooked up to an external screen. The majority of cameras enable you to charge the battery through the USB socket.
Panasonic FZ150 Video specifications
The highest video resolution on the Panasonic FZ150 is 1920 x 1080 and it can shoot in MPEG-4, AVCHD and Motion JPEG format. 1080p resolution provides a good balance between quality versus file sizes but FULL HD will not give you much room to downsample. Although the camera includes a microphone socket, it is sadly lacking a headphone socket so you won't have the ability to check your audio levels.
Panasonic FZ150 Weather Sealing
There is no weather proofing in the Panasonic FZ150 so you need to be cautious in wet and dusty situations.
Panasonic FZ150 Display and Viewfinder
The Panasonic FZ150 houses a 3" fully articulated display screen supporting a resolution of 460k dots.
It has got a selfie friendly display to get self portraits and even group photos if necessary. Sadly the display screen is not a touch screen.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The View Finder specs regarding Panasonic FZ150 are below:
- ViewFinder Electronic
- Coverage 100 percent
Viewfinders are pretty handy during sunny outdoor situations which can make the camera display washed out and very difficult to view.
Panasonic FZ150 Shutter specifications
Panasonic FZ150 is able to shoot continuously at 12.0 fps. The max shutter speed is 1/2000 sec.
Panasonic FZ150 Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Panasonic FZ150 includes both inbuilt flash plus external flash ability.
Panasonic FZ150 Autofocusing specifications
Panasonic FZ150 includes just Contrast Detect AF and is missing Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot snappier and accurate when compared to Contrast Detect autofocusing.
The Sensor boasts 23 focus points to select from. Panasonic FZ150 has manual focus in case it is required during low light occasions or you require more exact control on focus.
Panasonic FZ150 Battery life
The battery power in the Panasonic FZ150 is designed to last for 410 photos based on the CIPA specifications making it higher than the usual ın comparison with its class. The typical Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR has got the highest (600) battery life within this class of cameras.
Underneath is a listing of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras that come with the strongest battery life:
FZ150 vs Fujifilm HS35EXR600 yesnono
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Panasonic FZ150 for various styles of photography
The following diagram displays a analysis of the Panasonic FZ150 for various styles of photography. To learn more, visit the specific paragraph underneath.
Panasonic FZ150 as a Portrait photography camera
The Panasonic FZ150 has a points total of 41 which is dreadful, meaning that it is not very good to use for portrait photos. Taking portraits leans heavily to sensor size, support for RAW photos together with the potential to use external lighting.
Panasonic FZ150 Street photography information
Getting a modest points tally of 58, the Panasonic FZ150 is fairly appropriate to use in street photography. A very good street photography camera features a fine balance of picture quality and portability.
Panasonic FZ150 as a Sports photography camera
A dreadful sports photography points total of 43 means the Panasonic FZ150 is not very good for shooting sports. A camera needs excellent autofocus and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Panasonic FZ150 Travel photography info
Size is really crucial when buying a camera for travel. On the whole, the Panasonic FZ150 gets a decent 56 as a travel camera which is reasonably suited to buy for your journeys.
Panasonic FZ150 as a Landscape photography camera
For those who are planning to purchase a camera for landscape photography, the most significant aspect is going to be image quality. The Panasonic FZ150 with it's modest rating of 48 as a landscape camera is somewhat appropriate in the current market.
Vlogging with Panasonic FZ150
A vlogging camera ought to offer a moving screen, microphone input and ideally IBIS. Taking all things in to account, the Panasonic FZ150 is a very decent choice for vlogging as it gets a nice rating of 62.
Panasonic FZ150 Alternatives
If you are looking for alternatives to the FZ150, below is a selection of the top ranked cameras that fall in to the family of Small Sensor Superzoom.
The chart here gives you an overview of the FZ150 versus it's top ranked rivals listed above.
These are various other cameras you may check out as alternative options. To look at a complete comparison, visit the "compare" link.