With its 24x optical zoom, 12 frames per second capture rate and full manual control, the DMC-FZ150 wants to be the ultimate all-in-one camera. Tim Coleman tries it out

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150


Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 review


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There is much to like about the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150, not least its ease of use, impressive specification – especially in terms of the zoom range – and high level of user control. For a camera of its type, the DMC-FZ150 is a good model. However, as is often the case with a superzoom camera, compromises in image quality are apparent by the noise levels and smudged detail.




White Balance:Auto WB, 5 presets, 2 sets, temp and manual
Memory Card:SDHC, SDXC, SD
Output Size:4000x3000 pixels
LCD:3in LCD with 460,000 dots
AF Points:Quick AF, continuous, area, tracking, face, multi
Sensor:1/2.3in, 12.1-million-pixel, CMOS sensor
Exposure Modes:PASM, creative video, creative control, portrait, scenery, sports, night portrait, close-up, scene mode (18 settings), custom
Weight:528g (including card and battery)
Power:Rechargeable Li-Ion 895mAh (410 shots)
Shutter Speeds:15-1/2000sec (15 or 30sec in starry sky mode)
File Format:Raw, JPEG. Compression: Fine/ Standard JPEG.
Focusing Modes:Normal AF, macro AF, manual focus
Lens Mount:24x zoom lens, 25-600mm (effective) f/2.8-5.2, 1cm close focus macro mode
Metering System:Intelligent, centreweighted, spot
  1. 1. Features
  2. 2. Build and Handling
  3. 3. Performance
  4. 4. Resolution, Noise & Dynamic Range
  5. 5. Verdict
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