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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 review

October 1, 2011

Overall Rating:

3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150


Manufacturer:

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Price as Reviewed:

£420.00

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

Verdict

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
  • ISO: 100-6400
  • Lens Mount: 24x zoom lens, 25-600mm (effective) f/2.8-5.2, 1cm close focus macro mode
  • Dimensions: 124.3x81.7x95.2mm
  • Metering System: Intelligent, centreweighted, spot
  • RRP: £469.99

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