Superzoom with super-fast focus - is the Panasonic Lumix FZ150 the ultimate 24x superzoom? What Digital Camera puts the Lumix FZ150 on test...
Value & Verdict
Panasonic Lumix FZ150 review – Value
The recommended retail price of £449 makes the Lumix FZ150 an expensive purchase, but there are pre-orders on a number of online stores for as low as £369. If the latter price tag holds then, considering its impending October launch date making it the most up to date superzoom on the market, the FZ150 is competitively priced when considering the likes of the Canon PowerShot SX30 IS (£350) and Sony Cyber-shot HX100V (£385). There are far cheaper options out there however, including the Nikon Coolpix P500 (£300) and Fujifilm FinePix HS20 (£285), though neither of the latter models offer lens-based image stabilisation and the FZ150 has faster focusing than all these listed competitors which undoubtedly adds further value.
Panasonic Lumix FZ150 review – Verdict
The Panasonic Lumix FZ150 is among the best superzoom cameras available on the market. It may not have the very best picture quality, nor is its 24x optical zoom lens the grandest out there. But what the FZ150 does get right you’ll more than know about: the autofocus speed is superb, the burst mode super-fast, Raw shooting is a very big tick in the box and the lens-based Power OIS stabilisation is excellent. If money is no object and you’re after an ‘all rounder’ superzoom camera then there’s little better than the Lumix FZ150.