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Panasonic Lumix 12.1 Megapixel High Sensitivity MOS Digital Camera - DMC-FZ150K

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12.1 Megapixels/ Ultra Wide-Angle (25mm) Long Zoom 24X With Power O.I.S/ 32X With Intelligent Zoom Technology And Electronic Zoom Lever/ Leica DC Optics With Exclusive LUMIX Nano Surface Coating/ Full 1080/60p HD Movies (AVCHD Progressive & MPEG-4 / H.264 Formats)/ New LUMIX Light Speed AF And Venus Engine Technologies/ Black Finish
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Panasonic Lumix 12.1 Megapixel High Sensitivity MOS Digital Camera - DMCFZ150K

The new Panasonic LUMIX super-zoom FZ150 digital camera as a top-end model of LUMIX's popular FZ series. The DMC-FZ150 features 1920 x 1080 full HD 60p(NTSC) smooth video recording. The high quality lens unit of 25mm ultra wide-angle LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens with powerful 24x Optical Zoom newly features Panasonic's Black Box Nano Surface Coating technology to minimize light reflection that causes ghost and flare. The powerful 24x optical zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 25-600mm) can increase its power to 32x equivalent with the Intelligent Zoom function taking advantage of the Intelligent Resolution technology maintaining the picture quality even using digital zoom.

The combination of the 12.1-megapixel MOS sensor and the Venus Engine empowers the camera with high performance image recording capability in both sensitivity and speed. It realizes 1,920 x 1,080 60p (NTSC) full-HD video recording in AVCHD and high speed continuous shooting at 12 fps in full resolution. The Lens, the sensor and the engine - all plays a significant part in improvement of image quality especially those shot in low light situations. The Light Speed AF of approx. 0.1 sec never misses a fleeting photo opportunities. To encourage step-up users to enjoy shooting even more, full manual control is available with DMC-FZ150. User can enjoy image shooting expressing their intention not only in photo but also in video, utilizing a host of options including the new Creative Control or Photo Style with a wide variety of preset options.

The LUMIX's popular iA (Intelligent Auto) powerfully assists in any shooting situations to get the best result. The effective hand-shake correction system POWER O.I.S. now gains Active mode, which helps recording stable video even it is shot while walking.

In addition, the realistic, less-distorted 3D image produced by DMC-FZ150 with the 3D Photo mode can also be enjoyed on a VIERA 3D HDTV or other MPO-compatible 3D equipment. Videos can be recorded in MP4 format to play it back directly on the PC or other portable electronic devices without a need of conversion.

Packing a powerful zoom lens, high performance imaging devices, a host of functions and manual control in a compact body, the stunning versatility and expressive performance of DMC-FZ150 even satisfies high amateur photographers with its high quality photo and video.

Features:

  • Ultra Wide-Angle (25mm) Long Zoom 24X with Power O.I.S
  • 32X With Intelligent Zoom Technology and Electronic Zoom Lever
  • Leica DC Optics with Exclusive LUMIX Nano Surface Coating
  • Full 1080/60p HD Movies (AVCHD Progressive & MPEG-4 / H.264 formats)
  • New LUMIX Light Speed AF and Venus Engine Technologies

Specifications:

  • Camera Effective Pixels 12.1 Megapixels
  • Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter 1/2.3-inch High Sensitivity Mos Sensor / 12.8 Total Megapixels / Primary Color Filter
  • Aperture F2.8 - 5.2 / Multistage Iris Diaphragm (F2.8 - 8.0 (W) / F5.2- 8.0 (T))
  • Optical Zoom 24x
  • Focal Length f= 4.5 - 108 mm (25 - 600 mm in 35 mm equiv.) (28-670mm in 35mm equiv. in video recording)
  • Extra Optical Zoom (EZ) 29.4x (4:3 / 8M), 37.5x (4:3 / 5M), 46.9x (4:3 / under 3M)
  • Intelligent Zoom 32x
  • Lens
    • LEICA DC VARIO- ELMARIT
    • 14 elements in 10 groups
    • (2 Aspherical Lenses / 3 Aspherical Surfaces / 3 ED Lenses / 1 Nano Surface Coating Lens)
  • 2- Speed Zoom Yes
  • Optical Image Stabilizer Power O.I.S. (On / Off / Active mode (Only for Motion Picture) )
  • Digital Zoom 4x
  • Focusing Area
    • Normal: Wide 30 cm - infinity / Tele 200 cm - infinity
    • AF Macro / Intelligent AUTO / Motion Picture : Wide 1 cm - infinity / Tele 100 cm - infinity
  • AF Assist Lamp Yes
  • Focus
    • Normal / AF Macro / MF (side lever and cursor key button)
    • Quick AF ON/OFF(On in Intelligent Auto), Continuous AF On/Off (On video recording)
    • FOCUS Button, AF/MF Switchable Button, AF/AE Lock Button One shot AF, AF Area Select
    • AF Tracking
  • AF Metering
    • Face / AF Tracking /
    • Multi (23 pt) / 1 pt (Flexible / Scalable)
  • Shutter Speed
    • Still: 15-1/2000 sec
    • Video Mode: 1/30 - 1/20,000 sec
    • (1/8 - 1/20,000 sec on MF Operation on Creative Video Mode)
    • Starry Sky Mode:15, 30sec
  • Viewfinder 0.20" Color EVF (201.6K Pixels equiv.), Field of View : approx. 100%, Lens 19.6x
  • File Format
    • Still Image: RAW, JPEG (DCF / Exif2.3)
    • 3D Image: MPO
    • Motion picture: AVCHD, MP4 , Quick Time Motion JPEG (on High Speed Video)
  • Mode Dial / Mode Button Intelligent AUTO, P (Program) mode, A (Aperture Priority) mode, S (Shutter Priority) mode, M (Manual) mode, Creative Video mode, Creative Control mode, Portrait mode, Scenery mode, Sports mode, Night Portrait mode, Close- up mode, Scene mode, Custom
  • Creative Control mode Expressive, Retro, High Key, Sepia, High Dynamic, Pin Hole, Film Grain, Miniature Effect
  • Still Image Scene Mode 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
  • Continuous Shooting Mode Full- Resolution Image: 12 frames/sec Max. 12 images (Standard / Fine Mode),with AF Tracking: 5.5 frames/sec, 2 frames/sec High-speed Burst: approx. 40 frames/sec (recorded in 5M for 4:3, 4.5M for 3:2, 3.5M for 16:9, 3.5M for 1:1) approx. 60 frames/sec (recorded in 2.5M for 4:3, 3M for 3:2, 3.5M for 16:9, 2M for 1:1)
  • Motion Picture Recording (HD Video)
    • 1920 x 1080 pixels, 60p (PSH: 28Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor output is 60p)
    • 1920 x 1080 pixels, 60i (FSH: 17Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor output is 60p)
    • 1280 x 720 pixels, 60p (SH: 13Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor output is 60p)
    • 1920 x 1080 pixels, 30 fps (FHD: 20Mbps / MP4) (Sensor output is 30p)
    • 1280 x 720 pixels, 30 fps (HD: 10Mbps / MP4) (Sensor output is 30p)
  • Motion Picture Recording (*2) STD Video VGA: 640 x 480 pixels,
  • Motion Picture Recording (*2) High Speed Video QVGA: 320 x 240 pixels, 220 fps (Motion JPEG)
  • Continuous recordable time(motion pictures) AVCHD: approx. 110 min (PSH), 130 min (SH) MP4:approx.140min.(FHD)
  • Actual recordable time(motion pictures) AVCHD: approx. 60 min (PSH), 70 min (SH) MP4: approx. 75min(FHD)
  • Exposure Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual
  • Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV step, +/- 3 EV
  • Auto (AE) Bracketing +/- 1/3~1EV step, 3 frames
  • Light Metering Intelligent Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot
  • ISO Sensitivity
    • Auto / i.ISO / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200
    • High Sensitivity mode (ISO 1600-6400)
  • Still Picture Recording (1:1) 2992 x 2992 (9M) / 2448 x 2448 (6M EZ) / 1920 x 1920 (3.5M EZ) / 1536x 1536 (2.5M EZ) / 480 x 480 (0.2M EZ)
  • Still Picture Recording (4:3) 4000 x 3000 (12M) / 3264 x 2448 (8M EZ) / 2560 x 1920 (5M EZ) / 2048 x 1536 (3M EZ) / 1600 x 1200 (2M EZ) / 640 x 480 (0.3M EZ)
  • Still Picture Recording (3:2) 4000 x 2672 (10.5M) / 3264 x 2176 (7M EZ) / 2560 x 1712 (4.5M EZ) / 2048 x 1360 (2.5M EZ) / 640 x 424 (0.3M EZ)
  • Still Picture Recording (16:9) 4000 x 2248 (9M) / 3264 x 1840 (6M EZ) / 2560 x 1440 (3.5M EZ) / 1920 x 1080 (2M EZ) / 640 x 360 (0.2M EZ)
  • Image Quality RAW / RAW+Fine / RAW+Standard / Fine / Standard (3D mode: MPO Fine / MPO Standard)
  • White Balance 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)
  • Photo Style / Film Mode Photo Style : Standard, Vivid, Natural, Monochrome, Scenery, Portrait, Custom
  • Color mode / Color Effect / My Color Color Effect (only in iA Mode) : Standard, Black & White, Sepia, Happy
  • Digital Red Eye Correction (Red- Eye Removal) Yes
  • Optical Zoom in Motion Picture Yes
  • Self Timer 2 sec / 10 sec / 10 sec [3 pictures]
  • Playback, Mode Normal Playback, Slideshow, Category Playback, Mode Playback, Favorites Playback
  • Thumbnails / Zoomed Playback 12,30- thumbnails / Yes
  • Calendar Display / Dual- Image Playback Yes / No
  • Set Favorites / Rotate Image Yes / No
  • Show Histogram Yes
  • Show Highlights Yes
  • DPOF Print Setting / Set Protection Yes / Yes
  • Resize / Cropping / Aspect Conv. / Leveling Yes / Yes / No / Yes
  • Copy / Title Edit / Text Stamp Yes / Yes / Yes
  • Cut Animation Yes
  • Video Divide Yes
  • PictBridge Support Single / Multi / All / Favorites / DPOF
  • OSD Language English, Spanish
  • LCD Monitor 3.0"(7.5cm) Free-Angle TFT Screen LCD Display (460K dots), AR Coating Field of View : approx. 100% Wide Viewing Angle AUTO Power LCD mode, Power LCD mode
  • Built- in- Flash Auto, Auto/Red- eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red- eye Reduction, Slow Sync./Red- eye Reduction, Forced Off Flash Synchro; 1st / 2nd 0.3 - 9.5m (Wide/ISO Auto), 1.0 - 5.1m (Tele/ISO Auto)
  • Recording Media Built- in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
  • Built- in- Memory Approx. 70MB
  • Microphone / Speaker Stereo / Yes
  • Interface mini HDMI, AV Output, USB2.0 High speed
  • Power Li- ion Battery Pack (7.2V, Minimum: 895mAh) (Included)
  • Battery life (approx.) 410 pictures (CIPA Standard)*1
  • Included Software
    • PHOTOfunSTUDIO 6.5 BD Edition
    • SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.1 SE
    • QuickTime
    • Adobe Reader

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Width: 4.89"
  • Height: 3.20"
  • Depth: 3.74"

Approximate Weight:

  • Without Battery and SD Memory Card: 1 lbs
  • With Battery and SD Memory Card: 1.1 lbs

Footnotes:

  1. MEGA O.I.S. may not be available depending on the lens that is mounted
  2. As digital magnification increases, resolution significantly decreases.
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TypePoint And Shoot
Effective Pixels12.1 Megapixels
Records VideoYes
Records HD VideoYes
Height (inches)3.20"
Width (inches)4.89"
Depth (inches)3.74"
Optical Zoom24x
Digital Zoom4x
Built-In FlashYes
Focal Lengthf= 4.5 - 108 mm (25 - 600 mm in 35 mm equiv.) (28-670mm
Focus ModesNormal / AF Macro / MF, Quick AF ON/OFF, Continuous AF On/Off ,
  • FOCUS Button, AF/MF Switchable Button, AF/AE Lock Button One shot AF
  • Image StabilizationYes
    LCD Screen Size (inches)3.0"
    LCD TypeFree-Angle TFT Screen LCD Display
    Red-Eye ReductionYes
    Self TimerYes
    Shutter SpeedStill: 15-1/2000 sec
    Storage MediaSD, SDHC, SDXC
    Power SourceLithium Ion
    White BalanceAuto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / Flash
      

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    Panasonic Lumix 12.1 Megapixel High Sensitivity MOS Digital Camera
     
    4.6

    (based on 8 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (8)
    • Zoom range/performance (8)
    • Easy to use (7)
    • Good image quality (7)
    • Image stabilization (7)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (6)
      • Travel (6)
      • Family photos (5)
      • Sports/action (5)
      • Wildlife (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (6)

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      5.0

      Well worth the money.

      By Paul

      from Port Orchard, WA.

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Good in Low Light
      • Great Zoom
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Video
        • Wildlife photos

        Comments about Panasonic Lumix 12.1 Megapixel High Sensitivity MOS Digital Camera:

        Camera is compact, except when using the lens hood.

        Camera is light weight and is easy to handle.

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        5.0

        Another winning product from Panasonic

        By Noramar

        from Deerfield Beach, FL

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast/accurate auto-focus
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Good in Low Light
        • Great Zoom
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Nice Body Color
        • Short Lag Time

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife photos

          Comments about Panasonic Lumix 12.1 Megapixel High Sensitivity MOS Digital Camera:

          This is an upgrade to my previous Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28, which proved to be an excellent camera. This one has all the pros of the FZ28, plus adds the additional zoom and the flip-out rotating LCD screen. Mostly, I still prefer to use the viewfinder, but the flip-out LCD screen comes in really handy sometimes. The only thing that's "not-so-great" about it is its size. It's almost as big as a DSLR. However, it's not as heavy. This is a great camera!

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great camera.

          By ndbios2000

          from Rochester, MN

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast/accurate auto-focus
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Great Zoom
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Short Lag Time

          Cons

          • None yet

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Travel

          Comments about Panasonic Lumix 12.1 Megapixel High Sensitivity MOS Digital Camera:

          Great camera. Easy to use, fast response time compared to our old camera. I can't wait to take more picutres with it!

          Service and delivery comments:

          Fast delivery (earlier than scheduled) once off of backorder. Arrived in pristine condition.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Very good functionality and photos

          By Pete

          from Larchmont, NY

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast/accurate auto-focus
          • Good Image Quality
          • Great Zoom

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action

            Comments about Panasonic Lumix 12.1 Megapixel High Sensitivity MOS Digital Camera:

            Great zoom focus and high quality images

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            • Yes

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            5.0

            As Incredible as I had Imagined.

            By House3272

            from Stl, MO

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Amazing Flash
            • battery life
            • Easy To Use
            • Fast/accurate auto-focus
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Great Zoom
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Nice Body Color
            • RAW Format
            • Short Lag Time
            • Small / Compact
            • Speed

            Cons

            • Low light
            • Macro
            • Mts
            • Mts is terrible
            • Mts video wrapper
            • Really Dispicable

            Best Uses

            • Anything
            • Family Photos
            • Good lighting
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Video
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife photos

            Comments about Panasonic Lumix 12.1 Megapixel High Sensitivity MOS Digital Camera:

            For being 80$ cheaper than every where, +1 for ABT

            Absolutely the best bridge camera out there as of now.
            Don't be fooled by silly megapixel numbers.
            The higher the mp count, the lower the amount of light gets to one pixel (Sensor size doesn't change usually, so 1/2.3 inches is usually the norm, as opposed to 4/3 inches of DSLR's)
            More mp = less light per pixel = horrid low light + some other small things.

            Having Raw is also a huge plus. Something no bridge camera that I looked at had, including the "PowerShot SX40 HS" and the "Cyber-shot HX100V". So huge +1 to this camera.

            Yea, most other bridge cameras has 35x or 30 or something like that. While a difference of up to 11x zoom sounds like a lot, it isn't.
            At this high range, each single number means less and less. You'd need to logarithmic-ally enlarge the zoom to achieve the same effect say at x3 or x2 zoom.

            And as a final pro, the amount of accessories for this is stunning. http://panasonic.net/avc/lumix/compact/fz150/optional_accessories.html
            Almost makes you feel like a Hollywood camera man hahahahah...not really, but you get the idea.

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            5.0

            Fantastic

            By photoman

            from Humboldt County, CA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast/accurate auto-focus
            • Great image quality
            • Great Image Stabilization
            • Great Zoom
            • Large Clear LCD

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Video
              • Weddings/Events
              • Wildlife photos

              Comments about Panasonic Lumix 12.1 Megapixel High Sensitivity MOS Digital Camera:

              Got it for my wife, she uses it for everything.

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              • Yes

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              4.0

              This is a really good camera.

              By Leigh

              from Sanford, NC

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast/accurate auto-focus
              • Good Image Quality
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • Good in Low Light
              • Great Zoom
              • Large Clear LCD

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Panasonic Lumix 12.1 Megapixel High Sensitivity MOS Digital Camera:

                  We got tired of purchasing and returning digital cameras in the $100-$140 range due to poor picture quality.

                  This one is great and well worth spending the extra money. It has good tech reviews and we hope it proves reliable over time.

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                  4.0

                  Very Nice Camera

                  By ej

                  from Maryland

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                  • Good Image Quality
                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • Good in Low Light
                  • Great Zoom
                  • Large Clear LCD
                  • Short Lag Time

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Travel
                    • Video
                    • Wildlife photos

                    Comments about Panasonic Lumix 12.1 Megapixel High Sensitivity MOS Digital Camera:

                    Haven't had this long enough to use it much... Spring it will start getting a lot of use.

                    Also have the earlier model of this same camera (FZ100) which had very mixed reviews but is certainly not a bad camera... they all have their limitations.

                    I would NOT recommend the FZ100 as a point and shoot or for people who don't have a basic understanding of cameras and digital photography. There are a LOT of settings on both these cameras and the FZ150 is much more capable of a variety of situations using the IA (fully auto) setting than the FZ100, but under certain conditions you will get a much better result setting some things manually... shutter/aperature, ISO etc.

                    Most of the "issues" the earlier model had have been resolved with this one... less "noise" and graininess, especially in low light conditions. An improved stabilization system, although the old one was pretty good.

                    I mainly use this for video, and the FZ100 did very nice videos, but this one can also produce them in MP4 format (also 1080P in AVCHD) which is a nice feature.

                    Overall very nice...

                    I hardly ever give a 5-star perfect rating which is the only reason for 4 stars out of 5

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    Great service, my first purchase from ABT and I will be back again...

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