Panasonic has made a strong foray into the photography world lately. The company’s latest offering is the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150. This camera was made specifically for those photographers who like to have a fair amount of control over zoom. Comparably, the Lumix does present users with more control than other cameras in its class. In addition, the Lumix comes with a nice body that’s both useful and attractive.
At the time of this writing, the Lumix DMC-FZ150 retails for around $400. There are some rebates out there to be had that will lower this price, but the Lumix truly is worth those extra pennies. If you’re in the market for a camera that will pick up all of those little details, the Lumix DMC-FZ150 is one camera you don’t want to pass up.
Better Than Its Predecessor
Before the Lumix DMC-FZ150 hit shelves, the Panasonic FZ100 existed. The FZ100 is a fine camera in its own right, but it’s not a camera that overly impressed reviewers. Seemingly, the FZ100 missed the mark when it came to user control and zoom capabilities. Panasonic seems to have listened to the reviews surrounding the FZ100, and the result was the Lumix.
A rotating LCD screen, autofocus features that are enviable, and a wide-angle lens set the Lumix DMC-FZ150 apart from the FZ100. While all of these things are impressive, that’s not all the Lumix has to offer. This camera is all about the zoom, and it was built for the serious photographer in you. Take a look at the following specs, and then make the time to test out the Lumix in a store near you.
The Lumix starts off with a 12.1-megapixel MOS image sensor, moves to a wide angle 24x zoom lens, and ends with continuous (12fps) autofocus shooting abilities. All of these things add up to a camera that will show the smallest grain of rice in a pile of pilaf.
Clearly, the Lumix has plenty of great things happening under its hood – so great that this camera is, in fact, worth the price. Even then, the price of this camera is modest when compared to other digitals in its class.
Since the world is ever-consumed with the looks and feel of modern cameras, I won’t skip over these juicy details. The Lumix was meant to look like a rugged camera, so don’t expect any chrome plating or titanium parts. It does have a Nano Surface Coating on the lens, nice sturdy buttons, and plenty of appeal. You’ll also find that the Lumix comes with a space for an additional flash, and a stereo microphone port.
As you can see, the Lumix is one camera that’s bound to be a best-seller this holiday season. The good news is that you can get your hands on the Lumix right now without having to wait for any kind of release.
If you want to find the best price on a new Lumix, search the Internet. Plenty of brick and mortar electronics stores carry this Panasonic model, but sites like Amazon have the upper hand where the Lumix is concerned. As mentioned, this camera is available now for around $400.