Further readings for the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ150
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Alongside a successful line of Mirrorless Hybrid cameras Panasonic continue to refresh their lineup of fixed lens Bridge cameras. Launched in July 2012 the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ200 offers a 24x super zoom, 12fps continuous shooting and 1080 60p HD video. Upgraded from its predecessor, the Lumix DMC-FZ150, this latest model also boasts a fixed maximum aperture, higher resolution EVF, greater ISO and shutter speed ranges as well as a new HDR mode.
The reason I prefer the bridge camera over an EVIL or DSLR is that there is no interchangeable lens. Photography is my hobby not my job. Dragging a bag full of lenses is no fun. My current bridge camera has an 18X zoom and plenty of control goodies.
When the fellow with a Nikon D700 tells me that my ape photo taken at the LA Zoo is excellent and shares his P&S photos why would I want to buy the more expensive camera that offers lots of nuisances with little of no improved photo quality?