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Panasonic Dmc-Fz150k 12.1 Mp Digital Camera With Cmos Sensor And 24x Optical Zoom (Black) (Discontin

panasonic dmc fz150k 12 1 mp digital camera with cmos sensor and 24x optical zoom black discontinued by manufacturer

Panasonic DMC-FZ150K 12.1 MP Digital Camera with CMOS Sensor and 24x Optical Zoom (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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  • Leica DC Vario- Elmarit 24x Zoom Lens
  • Shoot 3D images and view on your 3D capable TV
  • 3 inch free-angle 460K dot resolution LCD screen
  • Sensor: 1/2.3 Inch CMOS

Product Description The 12.1-megapixel DMC-FZ150K continues a long line of great hybrid digital cameras from Panasonic by giving you more options not only in how you take pictures, but including the ability for full HD 1920x1080 60p AVCHD movie recording. The camera's 24x Leica DC Vario- Elmarit lens system featuring two aspherical lenses, three aspherical surfaces, three ED elements, and one Nano Surface Coated Lens gives you more options for framing both your photos and movies, and the intelligent auto shooting mode allows you to take great worry free photos and movies. A new High Sensitivity MOS imaging chip, hybrid digital camera technology, and an improved processing engine make sure that you're able to capture photos and movies in the moment by reducing shutter lag and increasing burst shooting potential. Add in a bevy of scene options, movie color modes, and an anti-glare treated 3.0\" LCD view screen and you've got one incredible package in digital camera form! And it shoots 3D still images that can be viewed on your 3D compatible TV.File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW. Movies: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264.Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.2VDC, 895mAh. From the Manufacturer The LUMIX DMC-FZ150 is fully equipped with a 25mm ultra wide-angle LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens and a powerful 24x Optical Zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 25-600mm) available for shooting both stills and videos. Additionally, the LUMIX FZ150 has two of Panasonic's newest features – newly advanced Nano Surface Coating technology which helps minimize light reflection that causes ghost and flare – and the new 3D Photo Mode. As the top-end model of LUMIX's popular FZ series, the FZ150 combines a new 12.1-megapixel MOS sensor and the renowned Venus Engine giving the camera high-performance image recording capability in both higher light sensitivity and speed. And as a step-up from the recently announced LUMIX FZ47's 1920 x 1080 60i video feature, the FZ150 realizes 1920 x 1080 60p Full-HD AVCHD Progressive (MPEG-4 / H.264) format. It is also possible to take still images while recording video simultaneously (3.5-megapixel) and the powerful 24x optical zoom is available in video recording. The FZ150 incorporates a stereo zoom microphone with a Wind Cut function, so that videos come with high-quality stereo sound through Dolby® Digital Stereo Creator. The Light Speed AF of approx. 0.1 sec never misses fleeting photo opportunities. To encourage step-up users to enjoy shooting even more, full manual control is available with the FZ150. Users can enjoy image shooting while expressing their intention not only in photos but also in video, utilizing a host of options including the new Creative Control and Photo Style with a wide variety of preset options. The effective hand-shake correction system POWER O.I.S. now gains Active mode, which helps to record stable video even if shot while walking. The LUMIX's popular iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode powerfully assists in any shooting situations to get the best results. Thanks to the Intelligent Resolution technology, Intelligent Zoom is available with the FZ150 extending the zoom ratio by approx. 1.3x, maintaining the picture quality while combining a digital zoom. This means the 24x optical zoom can virtually extend to a 32x equivalent. Not only drawing near the subject that is far away with its powerful optical zoom, the 25mm ultra wide angle lens captures approx.196% wider angle of view compared with a standard 35mm camera. This is helpful for shooting dynamic landscape or indoor group portrait. The popular iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode is also available in video recording. The POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer), Face Detection, Intelligent Scene Selector and Intelligent D-range Control also support shooting beautiful videos with ease. The Intelligent Scene Selector automatically switches between Normal, Portrait, Macro, Scenery, and Low Light modes according to the situation, to optimize visual quality. The Intelligent D-range Control makes images look more natural by preventing blocked shadows and blown highlights to optimize the exposure for each part of an image. It also ensures a beautiful reproduction of gradation and details. A new 12-Megapixel High Sensibility MOS sensor pursuing Resolution, Sensitivity and Speed has been incorporated along with the renowned Venus Engine enabling the FZ150 to excel in image processing power. The combination of these powerful components results in the S/N ratio improvement by 3.9dB (ISO 100) to 4.7dB (ISO1600) compared with the predecessor – the FZ100. Newly developed Multi-process Noise Reduction applies optimum noise reduction according to the brightness of the part of the picture. Both high frequency noise that occurs in the dark part and low frequency noise in the light part are suppressed even in a picture. As a result, Images recorded in low-lit situations are now dramatically clear. The Venus Engine has a quad-circuit system for processing large amount of progressive Full HD data at high speed. Not only 1920 x 1080 60p smooth Full-HD video recording, but also super fast consecutive shots at 12 fps (without auto focusing) and 5.5 fps (with auto focusing) in full resolution. It is also compatible with recording high-speed video at 220fps in QVGA. At the same time, the multi-task image- processing engine, the Venus Engine, realizes a super-fast response time. The auto focus gains approx. 50% faster speed compared with the FZ100, achieving Light Speed AF of approx. 0.1 second. The speed in AF Tracking also becomes faster, thanks to the improved tracking performance which doubles its sampling frequency. The FZ150 provides the new Creative Control mode with a selection of artistic effect modes; Expressive, Retro, High Key, Sepia, High Dynamic, Miniature Effect, Film Grain and Pin Hole. In addition, Photo Style is newly added to the FZ150 for the expression of finer nuance. It has Standard, Vivid, Natural, Monochrome, Scenery, Portrait presets, while enabling finer adjustment of contrast, sharpness, saturation and noise reduction by each. As a further step-up from the FZ47, the FZ150 is equipped with a hot shoe allowing attachment of various accessories including an optional stereo microphone (DMW-MS1) or an optional external flash (DMW-FL220 / FL360 / FL500). The FZ150 is also compatible with an optional remote shutter (DMW-RSL1) for advanced expression in photography. The newly-added 3D Photo mode takes 20 panning shots and then the camera automatically selects the two most suitable images – one for the right eye and one for the left eye – to synthesize a 3D composite. The 3D image can then be viewed on any VIERA 3D HDTV. The format of 3D images is compatible with MPO which can be played back on other MPO-compatible equipment. Other features of the Panasonic LUMIX FZ150 include:Motion Deblur Mode, which helps to prevent blur. Intelligent Handheld Nightshot Mode, which generates beautiful night scenery with illumination by layering multiple images shot consecutively. PHOTOfunSTUDIO 6.5 BD Edition Software makes it possible to sort and organize photos not only of those newly taken but also of those stored on the PC with quick start-up and fast read-in of images. Recorded videos can be edited with the Short Movie Story function and written into MPEG2 to burn onto a Blu-ray or DVD disc. What Is In The Box:Panasonic DMC-FZ150K Digital Camera, Battery, Battery Charger, Instruction Manual, CD

Buy Now : Panasonic DMC-FZ150K 12.1 MP Digital Camera with CMOS Sensor and 24x Optical Zoom (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

Brand : Panasonic
Category : Electronics,Camera & Photo,Digital Cameras,Point & Shoot Digital Cameras
Rating : 4.1
Review Count : 332
Auto Focus Technology : Single, Live View, Contrast Detection
Photo Sensor Size : 1/2.3-inch
Photo Sensor Technology : CMOS
Effective Still Resolution : 12.1
Video Capture Resolution : 1080p
Video Standard : MPEG-4
Model Name : Panasonic DMC-FZ150K
Model Number : DMC-FZ150K
Best Sellers Rank : #494,154 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics) #3,365 in Digital Point & Shoot Cameras
Color : Black
Included Components : Battery Charger, Battery
Expanded ISO Maximum : 3200
Lens Type : Zoom
Optical Zoom : 24
Compatible Mountings : Micro Four Thirds
Screen Size : 3 Inches
Display Type : LCD
Batteries Required? : Yes
Number of Batteries : 1 Lithium Ion batteries required. (included)
Are Batteries Included : Yes
Rechargeable Battery Included : No
Battery Cell Composition : Lithium Ion
Battery Weight : 1 Grams
Target Gender : Unisex
Connectivity Technology : USB, HDMI
Continuous Shooting Speed : 12
Special Feature : Image Stabilization
Skill Level : Professional
Form Factor : SLR-like (bridge)
Hardware Interface : SDHC, SDXC
Display Resolution Maximum : 460,000
JPEG quality level : Normal
Image Stabilization : Optical
Video Capture Format : MPEG-4, AVCHD, Motion JPEG
Viewfinder Type : Electronic
Display Fixture Type : Fully-articulated
Item Dimensions LxWxH : 4.88 x 3.62 x 3.23 inches
Item Weight : 1.16 Pounds
Zoom Type : Optical, Digital
Focus Type : Autofocus & Manual
Maximum Focal Length : 600 Millimeters
Minimum Focal Length : 25 Millimeters
Expanded ISO Minimum : 100
Metering Description : Multi, Center-weighted, Spot
Shooting Modes : Landscape
Flash Memory Installed Size : 70
Battery Description : Lithium Ion
Flash Memory Type : SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Memory Storage Capacity : 32 GB
Max Shutter Speed : 1/2000 seconds
Min Shutter Speed : 30 seconds
Digital Zoom : 4
Autofocus Points : 23
Battery Life : 410 Photos
Removable Memory : Secure Digital Card
Audio Input : Microphone
Specification Met : No

panasonic dmc fz150k 12 1 mp digital camera with cmos sensor and 24x optical zoom black discontinued by manufacturer
panasonic dmc fz150k 12 1 mp digital camera with cmos sensor and 24x optical zoom black discontinued by manufacturer
panasonic dmc fz150k 12 1 mp digital camera with cmos sensor and 24x optical zoom black discontinued by manufacturer
panasonic dmc fz150k 12 1 mp digital camera with cmos sensor and 24x optical zoom black discontinued by manufacturer
panasonic dmc fz150k 12 1 mp digital camera with cmos sensor and 24x optical zoom black discontinued by manufacturer
panasonic dmc fz150k 12 1 mp digital camera with cmos sensor and 24x optical zoom black discontinued by manufacturer
panasonic dmc fz150k 12 1 mp digital camera with cmos sensor and 24x optical zoom black discontinued by manufacturer
panasonic dmc fz150k 12 1 mp digital camera with cmos sensor and 24x optical zoom black discontinued by manufacturer
panasonic dmc fz150k 12 1 mp digital camera with cmos sensor and 24x optical zoom black discontinued by manufacturer
panasonic dmc fz150k 12 1 mp digital camera with cmos sensor and 24x optical zoom black discontinued by manufacturer
panasonic dmc fz150k 12 1 mp digital camera with cmos sensor and 24x optical zoom black discontinued by manufacturer
panasonic dmc fz150k 12 1 mp digital camera with cmos sensor and 24x optical zoom black discontinued by manufacturer
panasonic dmc fz150k 12 1 mp digital camera with cmos sensor and 24x optical zoom black discontinued by manufacturer

Panasonic DMC-FZ150K 12.1 MP Digital Camera with CMOS Sensor and 24x Optical Zoom (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

  • Let me start off by saying that I use this camera primarily for it\'s manual features and I do not use the flash very often. The reason is that I found the auto bracketing system for exposure and white balance (the picture takes the same image three times, one at low exposure, one at mid, and one at high, and combines them into a single image) could produce brighter images in low light using a faster shutter speed than I could take in low light using a slower shutter speed. These speeds are based on my ability to keep my hand steady and take a picture without a tripod, and of course this camera has its limits before the flash is necessary. I did not get the \"soap bubbles\" effect that another user seemed to experience, though I have gotten that effect on other cameras for outside shots in high humidity and I don\'t think there is a whole lot the camera can do since the camera can\'t make water droplets not reflect the light from its flash.The video quality is very very good. I was debating between buying the Panasonic TM900 with a separate still camera but I\'ve been pretty satisfied with the video on the FZ150 that I\'m just going to stick with this camera. It seems to have very low noise in low light and a big part of that is due to the fact that, not only can you adjust the ISO sensitivity while shooting video, but, if you set the camera to manual focus, you can slow the shutter speed down to 1/8th of a second. I really like that. The video is obviously a bit blurred but, if using a tripod, it is a great way to brighten the scene without increasing the ISO. With autofocus enabled, you can slow the shutter down to 1/30th of a second. The autofocus is pretty quick.And that brings me to the one problem that annoys me. When shooting video in manual mode, the camera does a good job showing you how dark the image will look as you adjust the settings in real time. However, once you are recording, depending on the lighting conditions, the LCD screen will adjust in brightness to compensate for the scene. While this can be great, this freaked me out at first because I thought that it was also changing the exposure of the video being taken, but it does not. Sometimes. The brightness does change when you zoom in and out depending on the light, and I\'m not sure if that\'s just the light flooding the lens but the increase in brightness happens in subtle but noticeable steps, not gradual. Again, this seems to really happen while zooming, and this is while the camera is in manual video mode. The only way to get around this is to set the video mode to \"Program AE\", which is stupid considering I should be able to lock the exposure completely within the manual mode. In \"Program AE\" mode you cannot change the aperture or shutter and the LCD screen will still change brightness while the video does not. I have not been able to find a way to lock the LCD brightness in this regard. Also, while the LCD screen will darken while you increase the shutter speed in real time, it does nothing when changing the shutter speed while in manual photo mode. You have to press the shutter button half way down to preview the brightness at that setting. While that is not a big deal, it is an example of the kind of inconsistent performance this camera has between scenarios. While the camera is in manual focus, it is possible to blur the image while focusing beyond the infinity mark\'s weird.One reason why I chose this camera over the Canon SX40 HS was due to some reviews that mentioned how useless its starry sky 30 second exposure mode was. Unfortunately, the FZ150\'s starry sky mode is just as useless, being locked at 200 ISO. If you can change it, I haven\'t seen how. The low ISO lock meant that I was able to get far brighter images using the camera\'s regular manual mode (which can shoot a single exposure for up to 15 seconds) with a higher ISO.Despite the odd issues with exposure changes in manual mode, which I can understand might be a deal breaker for a lot of people, I do intend to keep this camera because, for the way that I film and what I film, it shouldn\'t become that much of an issue all things considered. I also really like the 1/8th of a second shutter speed using manual focus. Plus, as someone who loves time lapse photography, the fact that I can plug in an intervalometer is reason enough for me to stick with it without going into a pricier DSLR. The white balance and exposure bracketing works well. For the price, this camera really is a good choice. Just understand how it behaves in relation to your shooting/filming habits. If anybody has suggestions on why my camera might be adjusting exposure in manual mode while zooming, please let me know. If I find a way to overcome that I will post it here.
  • I bought the FZ150 to upgrade and replace my Canon SX10is which has proven to be an excellent camera. I chose the Panasonic because of excellent reviews and it seemed to have the right balance of upgraded features and performance. Before I bought the FZ150, I checked out the Canon SX40hs because it also had excellent reviews. The camera took very nice pictures but the camera did not feel as solidly constructed as the Panasonic. The SX40 had many new features and better image quality than past models, but it is just an upgraded SX30 which I found very disappointing. I thought the 36X zoom was too much unless you use a tripod. The Panasonic in contrast has a very solid feel and seems to have an excellent build quality at least on the surface. The camera starts up very quickly, and has very fast autofocus even with extreme telephoto providing there is sufficient light. The image quality is very good to excellent at 100 ISO and higher and degrades a little as you stepped up to 3200. The 3200 ISO pictures had some noise but were a lot better than I\'ve seen on previous small cameras. The vast majority of images I took with the Panasonic came out properly exposed,looked very sharp for a small sensor camera. Is the Panasonic! I think it is the best super zoom out there. The Canon SX40hs is also a very good camera and would have been a good upgrade for my S2, S3, sX10 so it would be natural to want the SX40hs but the FZ150 has it beat in features, performance and especially speed.The image stabilization with the camera is impressive to awesome. It is possible to get sharp images with the camera hand held with full zoom providing there is sufficient light. I think the reason for this is possible because of the improved image stabilization. The FZ150 is incredibly light and with the EVF (electronic viewfinder), it is possible to hold the camera much steadier. The low light capability is much better than my SX10, so in most situations, it is possible to get an acceptable images at a higher ISO.The FZ150 accepts 52 mm filters which is a standard size and easy and inexpensive to purchase. It\'s important to place a filter on the lens to protect it. This also helps in image capture with UV or Polarizer filters. The raw format is another important feature missing from competitors cameras. The extra mike port and the remote shutter port makes the camera more useful. The best part of the camera is the incredible speed of focus, and speed of picture taking that rivals DSLR\'s. This camera is a natural for anyone that already has a DSLR and wants an all in one big zoom. The macro capability is limited to wide angle for closeup but using the zoom you need to back up to get proper focus. You can get very good macro pictures but DSLR are far better at that. This is a problem with all super zoom cameras but with practice you can get great macro images.I found the camera worked great using the default settings even on P which means even a beginner could use this camera with ease and grow into the more exotic feature set. I even think the pros out there would have a lot of fun with this camera because they wouldn\'t have to keep changing lens and all that it entails. If you are an advanced amateur, you would also have a lot of fun using this camera and you might want to quietly retire your DSLR and save it for the occasional need for extra image quality. When I need super images, I still take out my DSLR but not often. Nothing beats a DSLR for macro work.One problem I encountered was the rear dial which is very stiff and I kept pressing it while trying to turn it. I checked with Panasonic and this is done by design. Turning the rear control more slowly provided better results. The Canon rear dial spun very easily and I preferred that feel. I understand the FZ100 had a dial that turned too easily and this is supposed to be an improvement. This is the only control that I thinks needs improvement in the next model.The video was excellent and continues to surprise me with how great it is. I don\'t think the video from this camera or any DSLR will match what you can get from a good HD camcorder. It\'s very convenient to have excellent HD video in one unit. In reviewing the video for the last month I am stunned that it is as good as it is.The bottom line is that as good as the FZ150 is and it probably is the very best long zoom camera, it can\'t replace a pocket subcompact, or a video cam. When I travel I will take the FZ150 as my main camera, my Canon S95 (this is a great camera) for the pocket camera, and my Canon Vixia HD Camcorder. The weight of these three cameras is less than a DSLR with one zoom lens. It is impossible for one camera to do everything well no matter how good it is. This camera comes very close to perfect.Overall, I really like the Panasonic FZ150 a lot and think it is well worth the price and 5 stars, perhaps 5 star plus. It feels nice in the hand and looks good too. It takes excellent images and video and allows a lot of photo creativity. If you have never used a super zoom, its a great camera that once you use it, you may want to put away your DSLR if you have one. It is a fun camera for a beginner or expert photographer. I have tried the other super zooms out there and most have similar features. I think the Panasonic leads the field but the Canon, Nikon, Fuji and Sony all make similar cameras but not as good as this camera. It can be hard to chose. I recommend this Panasonic model and Amazon as always is a terrific company to buy from.Update:12/27/11The camera continually amazes me with outstanding performance. The more I use the more I like it. I took it on a 11 day cruise to the Caribbean and took some fantastic images. One cruiser was so impressed with the camera that he purchased one (FZ100) at the next port we stopped at. I would not recommend that because of warranty issues. I\'ve used the rainbow imaging wireless remote (Rolla recommended) and it works very well. The vast number of images taken about 3000+ have come out very sharp, well exposed with natural coloring. The image stabilization has been very effective with virtually all of the long range zoom images even up to 36+ ia. Having standard 52 filters has come in handy especially using the circular polarizer. One disappointment which is true for all bridge zooms is that macro focusing requires backing up about 5-6 feet from your target while in zoom unless you macro in wide angle which will focus very closely under 1 foot. I generally use a DSLR for any real macro work since lenses will allow close focusing.Since I purchased this camera I have looked in every camera store and never saw the FZ150 being sold. I bought this camera sight unseen so many of you if in the same situation may need to take a great leap in faith to purchase this camera. The camera seems in short supply now so you may need to be patient if you do decide to buy it. I think this camera along with the other competitors are improving the super zoom cameras by leaps and bounds and if they could enlarge or improve the sensor and continue with improved lense design that at some point in the future they could outsell the DSLR and render them obsolete. The picture quality is so good even now that most of the time I prefer using the FZ150 to my Canon T1i and Canon 18-200is which is no slouch.Update:4/6/2012The more I use the FZ150 the more I enjoy using it. It has performed flawlessly and is one of the first cameras I grab when wanting a quick shot. I do take more shots with my Canon S95 subcompact because it can be carried everywhere and it take superb images for a tiny camera. I am planning to take the FZ150 on a cruise to Alaska soon and will test it against my new Canon 60D DSLR with Canon 18-200 Zoom lens. This doesn\'t seem like a fair test but I am very confident that the FZ150 will hold its own because of it\'s speed, great EVF and versatility. The FZ150 is also much lighter, has wider angle, and more zoom so I expect it may get more use. I will report back in June with my results. The 60D does have better weather seals so if its raining, it may get more use. I was so impressed by the Panasonic FZ150 that I bought the Panasonic TM900 camcorder recently also sight unseen. Its a great camcorder and the video is fantastic but more surprisingly this camcorder takes excellent digital stills too. This was my 4th Panasonic camera product and they all have been excellent with very good quality, good performance and very reliable. One tiny tidbit....I tried out the new Canon G1X compact digital camera with the dslr sized sensor. The FZ150 significantly outperformed the G1x in every way except the G1x may have had a little better image quality but was a pain to use and cost twice the price of FZ150. I think the current $400 plus price for the Fz150 is a real bargain for this great quality camera.Update:2/20/13The FZ150 has performed wonderfully since I first purchased it. I brought this camera on a cruise to Alaska, along with my TM900 camcorder, and several other subcompact cameras including my Canon S95 which is a terrific subcompact camera. The video I took with the FZ150 equaled the video from the camcorder so I used just the FZ150. The camera was so fast at focusing even with full zoom, I was able to catch rare images of Whale sightings over 1 1/2 miles away in the overcast skies, and even captured an eagle in rapid flight some distance away.The conditions were cloudy and light rain practically the entire trip so I used a shower cap to protect the camera in the rain and it managed through the very difficult and cold conditions. I have since upgraded the camera to the new FZ200 with the F2.8 lens and my wife is using the FZ150. Her images matched the FZ200 except in low light where the FZ200 really shined. The FZ150 even today is a great purchase and you can expect top notch images and video. If you want a great low light camera with excellent bokeh, than consider the FZ200, the current successor to the FZ150. The FZ200 is 1/4 heavier has better ergonomics, and higher priceUpdate:2/12/14The camera remains a favorite and still works perfectly. My wife is using it exclusively and loves it. She would give it 5 stars plus. Her images are excellent from the camera from wide angle to full zoom. Macro is always tricky with a super zoom camera and the FZ150 is no exception. It is unusual to continue using a digital camera that is several years old when newer MFT\'s and dSLR\'s are available for use. This camera remains a real winner and is one of our best camera purchases. If I could I would add a plus to the 5 stars because this camera is that great.

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