The side lever makes it smoother to zoom when concentrating on the shutter operation with the right hand. Focus can also be changed with this lever, which is convenient in video recording.
A 3.0-inch 3:2 460,000-dot free-angle LCD rotates 180° to the side and tilts 270° up and down. This LCD enables dynamic, artistic framing with high-angle shots and low-angle shots. It's convenient when shooting with a tripod too.
Turn-and-Push Jog Dial
With the DMC-FZ150, you can enjoy creative shooting by expressing yourself not only in photos but also in videos. The turn-and-push jog dial enhances operation for quick setting changes.
EVF (Electronic Viewfinder)
A clear 0.2-inch EVF features a 100% field of view, 201,600-dot equivalent, and a large, comfortable eyepiece. It is easy to use and provides fast, accurate framing. Using the viewfinder also consumes no battery power.
Dual Speed Zooming
This function allows you to control the zoom operation in 2 speeds, Low and Fast, with the side lever. Slide the lever a small amount for slow zooming, and a larger amount for high-speed zooming.
The focus button helps to achieve finer focusing. During AF operation, it serves to activate the variable AF area, and during MF operation, it changes to a handy One-shot AF to provide initial focusing. During playback, this convenient and important function gives you one-touch zoom playback of subjects in focus.
iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode
*1 The POWER O.I.S., Face Detection AF/AE, and Intelligent D-range Control are automatically turned on in the iA Mode and can be turned on or off in the P/A/S/M Mode or some Scene Modes.
*2 The picture size may be reduced.
*3 The Intelligent ISO Control is automatically turned on in the iA Mode and can be turned on or off in the P/A Mode or some Scene Modes.
*4 Turn the Face Recognition ON and register the person with full-face portrait on the shooting menu in advance.
Recognition performance varies greatly depending on shooting conditions, i.e., according to factors such as angles, facial expression and lighting, so operation under all conditions cannot be guaranteed. Because the camera searches for faces that are similar to registered faces, there are cases where the faces are not correctly recognized when the registered image and the shooting image varies much. When facial characteristics are similar, particularly between parents and their children or brothers and sisters, the camera may not distinguish the faces.
*5 With some subject and shooting conditions, it is just not possible to judge the best shooting details. When this happens, it is recommended that you shoot with the Scene Mode that best suits your purpose.
*6 In the iA Mode, the Night Portrait is not identified when the flash is turned off.
ISO Setting in 1/3 Steps
You can set the ISO sensitivity up to 3200. When the ISO sensitivity step is set to 1/3 EV, the DMC-FZ150 allows you to make fine adjustments and achieve the level of image quality you want.
Finely Detailed White Balance Setting
* White balance adjustment is not possible in some modes.
Frequently used functions can be quickly retrieved and easily switched by using the Q.MENU button.
Your frequent setting patterns can be memorized up to three and it can be instantly applied by simply selecting this function with the camera.
This function is handy when you want to concentrate on shooting without having your view blocked by information displayed on the screen.
Select the flash synchronization you want from 1st Curtain Sync. or 2nd Curtain Sync. This is effective for capturing nightscapes with a natural flow of light. You can adjust the intensity within a range of ±EV 2 in 1/3 EV steps, too.
The DMC-FZ150 offers a wide variety of options to choose from to match your shooting situations and style. These accessories let you further upgrade the system according to your shooting style and preference.
* Requires Lens Adaptor (DMW-LA5) for attachment.
Battery Life: The energy-saving Venus Engine and the efficient, rechargeable lithium-ion battery lets you take approx. 410 shots on a single battery charge*.