Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150
Released September, 2011
The Pros:Standard 52mm front threads for filters, lets you create effects without add-ons or adapters. Continuous mode will work at high resolution, as opposed to most cameras that force you to reduce resolution. Can angle the LCD, makes it much easier to shoot when you have to hold the camera in an awkward position.
The Cons:Point-and-shoot design doesn't let you use standard SLR lenses.
The Lumix DMC-FZ150 is a mid-range high zoom digital camera from Panasonic that offers an alternative to the other models in the company's Lumix Interchangeable Lens series. Fitted with a high-sensitivity 12.1-megapixel CMOS lens, this model features a powerful 24x optical zoom and for capturing professional-quality photos.
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Panasonic's own Intelligent Zoom technology has been implemented, working in conjunction with the unit's 32x optical zoom to provide automatic zoom settings based on subject type and proximity. Leica's DC Optics lens is included for attaining classic wide-angle shots, treated with Lumix Nano Surface coating to ensure long life and consistent quality. The FZ150 is also capable of full 1080/60p HD video recording, and is installed with a two-piece stereo microphone with noise cancellation for optimal source audio. Additional features include a 12 frames-per-second burst mode for rapid-fire photography and stop motion-style photo composition, all configurable via the camera's 3-inch LCD display. For manual adjustment, users will benefit from a side-lever zoom and focus control mounted on the side of the unit that offers quick adjustment without having to break position of a given shot.
- 12.1-megapixel CMOS sensor
- 24x optical zoom
- 1080p AVCHD video capture
- Venus Engine FHD Pro processor
- Leica lens with nano surface coating
- Stereo microphone with noise cancellation
- Side-lever zoom control
- ISO 3200 sensitivity
User Reviews (5)
standard 52mm front threads for filters, lets you create effects without add-ons or adapters
continuous mode will work at high resolution, as opposed to most cameras that force you to reduce resolution
can angle the LCD, makes it much easier to shoot when you have to hold the camera in an awkward position
can save in RAW format to preserve colors
plenty of manual control to get the exact type of shot you want
works well in low light conditions, minimal noise
point-and-shoot design doesn't let you use standard SLR lenses
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