Panasonic DMC FZ150

The Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ150 is a powerful digital camera offering you a wide range of features and controls. This camera has a number of similarities with a Digital SLR. These include manual exposure controls (Fully Manual, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority), the ability to store images in RAW format, manual focusing and a hot shoe.

The feature that is likely to be of most interest is the 24x zoom lens. In fact you can get even more zoom power if you reduce the resolution from the full 12 megapixels. When you do this more zoom becomes progressively available. The maximum amount of zoom you have access to is 46.9x when you shoot at 3 megapixels and below.

In addition to being able to zoom in on distant subjects Panasonic have given the lens wide angle capabilities. This means that the Lumix DMC FZ150 is also equally at home with photographing wider scenes such as landscapes and groups of people.

Image stabilisation has been built into the lens to help reduce blur. This feature is of greater significance on a camera with such a long lens. This is especially true when you are zooming in and the light is not perfect.

If you are trying to capture fast moving action the Lumix DMC FZ150 has the ability to capture still images at a speed of 12 frames per second.

Panasonic have added a 3D shooting feature. Results can be viewed on 3D televisions.

A feature I like is the 3 inch, vari angle LCD screen. This gives you the chance to pull out the LCD screen away from the camera body and twist it round to a more comfortable shooting position. Panasonic have also provided a viewfinder for composing your photos.

Another area where the Lumix DMC FZ150 excels is when it comes to the options available for shooting movies. You can record full High Definition movies with stereo sound.


Panasonic DMC FZ150


Camera Type: Super Zoom / Bridge Camera

12 Megapixels

24x Zoom

Dimensions: 124.3 x 81.7 x 95.2 mm

Weight: 484g

Memory Card: SD/SDHC/SDXC

Panasonic DMC FZ150 Details

Camera Type:

Extended Zoom

Megapixels:

12

Zoom:

24x

LCD Screen:

3

Memory Cards:

SD/SDHC/SDXC

Aspect Ratios:

1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9

File Formats:

JPEG / RAW

Focal Length Equivalent:

25 - 600mm

Shutter Speed:

15 - 1/2000 seconds

Aperture:

F2.8 - 8.0 (W) / F5.2- 8.0 (T)

Sensitivity:

Auto / i.ISO / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / High Sensitivity mode (ISO 1600-6400)

White Balance Settings:

Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / Flash / White Set 1 / White Set 2 / Color Temperature / White Balance Adjustment (2-axis adjustable, ±9steps each, Blue/Amber and Magenta/Green bias)

Exposure Compensation:

1/3 EV step, +/- 3 EV

Viewfinder:

Electronic

Flash Modes:

Auto, Auto/Red- eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red- eye Reduction, / Slow Sync./Red- eye Reduction, Forced Off / Flash Synchro; 1st / 2nd

Flash Range:

9.5m

Metering:

Intelligent Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot

Shooting Modes:

Portrait, Scenery, Sports, Night Portrait, Panorama Assist, Party, Candle Light, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, High Sensitivity, / Flash Burst, Panning, Starry Sky, Fireworks, Beach, Snow, Aerial Photo, Photo Frame, / High-Speed video, 3D Photo

Maximum Movie Resolution:

1920 x 1080 pixels 50p

Max Movie Frames Per Sec:

Unknown

Maximum Movie Duration:

Unknown

Macro Focus:

1cm

ManualControls

Fully Manual, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority

Image Stabilisation

Yes

Lens Converters

No

Self Timer

10 seconds or 2 seconds

Video Out (TV Playback)

Yes

Computer Connection

Yes

Batteries

Lithium-ion Rechargeable

Dimensions

124.3 x 81.7 x 95.2 mm

Weight

484g