Panasonic FZ150 PDF User Manual
Did you lose or misplace the instruction manual that came with your Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150? It happens all too easily, but fortunately Panasonic makes a soft copy available that you can browse through online, print out, or download (see the pdf file below). It is certainly good practice to carefully familiarize oneself with the many different functionalities and options that the FZ150 offers, and the official user manual is without doubt an authoritative and comprehensive source of respective information.
That said, the instruction booklet can be a dry read, so that a dedicated camera guide book from a professional photographer that illustrates the camera's core functions in a real life photography context can be a very helpful complement. Yes, getting one of these camera guides (see here at amazon) would involve an additional expense, but if that book helps to exploit the camera's potential to the full, the (small) additional investment may well be worth it.
Also, you might want to check out the video tutorial on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 below.
In any case, the FZ150 is an advanced imaging tool, whose many features merit serious attention. This fixed lens compact camera was revealed to the public on August 26th, 2011, which means that, as of today, the camera is 4111 days old (young?). The camera has meanwhile been discontinued and was succeeded by the Panasonic FZ200 as a replacement in the same line of cameras.
Panasonic's advanced owner manual for the FZ150
The camera's advanced owner manual is 202 pages long. The pdf version is embedded below. As you browse through, you will hopefully find the information you are looking for. You can also print out a hard copy by right clicking on the manual and then choosing the respective menu option. For convenience, a summary of the key specs of the FZ150 is included towards the bottom of this webpage.
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If you prefer to read the user guide in another language, please check the respective availability on Panasonic's support site. That site also provides complementary online resources, such as information on the compatibility of various camera accessories or the availability of firmware updates that are not necessarily comprehensively covered in the instruction manual.
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Video tutorial for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150
Perhaps instead of reading through a manual or operations guide, you might prefer to better familiarize yourself with your FZ150 by watching a video tutorial. It can notably help to quickly get to know the key functions and to set up your camera according to your particular preferences and needs.
Once again, the Panasonic FZ150 is a sophisticated imaging tool and not exploiting its capabilities to the full would be a pity. Hence, taking the time to study online information material or to read through a well-written camera guide book is highly recommended to make the most of your purchase.
Panasonic FZ150 FAQ
Below are some additional questions and answers concerning some particular features of the FZ150.
What is the technology behind the imaging sensor in the FZ150?
The camera has a CMOS (Complementary Metal–Oxide–Semiconductor) sensor at its core.
Which image processing chip is used to convert the raw signal into an image file and perform noise reduction and image sharpening?
Panasonic equipped the FZ150 with the Venus FHD image processor.
What is the ISO sensitivity range of the FZ150?
The camera has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 3200.
Does the camera have a selfie-friendly screen?
Yes, the LCD-screen of the FZ150 is flexible and can be turned to be front-facing for capturing selfies.
How do I find the shutter count on my FZ150?
Panasonic embeds the number of shutter actuations in hidden menus. You can check the number of shots that your FZ150 has taken up to now by carefully following the steps described on the Panasonic FZ150 shutter count page.
Does the Panasonic FZ150 feature an autofocus assist light?
Yes, the camera has a lamp built-in that can illuminate the subject and improve autofocus in low-light settings.
Which battery does the FZ150 use?
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Core camera specifications
Here is a list of the main features and technical characteristics of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150.
|Camera Model||Panasonic FZ150|
|Camera Type||Fixed lens compact camera|
|Camera Lens||25-600mm f/2.8-5.2|
|Launch Date||August 2011|
|Launch Price||USD 499|
|Sensor Format||1/2.3" Sensor|
|Sensor Size||6.17 x 4.55 mm|
|Sensor Area||28 mm2|
|Sensor Diagonal||7.7 mm|
|Sensor Resolution||12 Megapixels|
|Image Resolution||4 000 x 3 000 pixels|
|Pixel Pitch||1.53 μm|
|Pixel Density||42.74 MP/cm2|
|Moiré control||no AA filter|
|Movie Capability||1080/60p Video|
|ISO Setting||100 - 3 200 ISO|
|ISO Boost||100 - 6 400 ISO|
|Image Processor||Venus FHD|
|DXO Sensor Quality (score)||40|
|DXO Color Depth (bits)||19.4|
|DXO Dynamic Range (EV)||10.9|
|DXO Low Light (ISO)||132|
|Viewfinder Type||Electronic viewfinder|
|Viewfinder Field of View||100%|
|Viewfinder Resolution||202k dots|
|Top-Level Screen||no Top Display|
|LCD Framing||Live View|
|LCD Size||3.0 inch|
|LCD Resolution||460k dots|
|LCD Attachment||Swivel screen|
|V-logging Friendliness||Front-flip possible|
|Touch Input||No touchscreen|
|Focus System||Contrast-detect AF|
|Manual Focusing Aid||no Peaking Feature|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/2000s|
|Continuous Shooting||12 shutter flaps/s|
|Silent Shooting||no E-Shutter|
|Time Lapse Photography||no Intervalometer|
|Fill Flash||Built-in Flash|
|Storage Medium||SDXC cards|
|Single or Dual Card Slots||Single card slot|
|UHS card support||no|
|USB Connector||USB 2.0|
|HDMI Port||mini HDMI|
|Wifi Support||no Wifi|
|Battery Type||DMW-BMB9 power pack|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||410 shots per charge|
124 x 82 x 92 mm
(4.9 x 3.2 x 3.6 in)
|Camera Weight||528 g (18.6 oz)|
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