The camera uses the company's updated Venus Engine IV image-processing engine--it'll certainly need the boost in the noise-reduction algorithms that will provide--with its concomitant assortment of tweaks and additions to Panasonic's various Intelligent Auto modes, including AF tracking, automatic photo deskewing and Pin Hole and Film Grain scene modes.
Interestingly, the FX150 will offer shutter-priority mode and raw-format support. Other features remain the same or similar. It uses the same 3.6x zoom f2.8-5.6 28-100mm lens as the FX100, bumps the LCD size up a hair to 2.7 inches from 2.5, and speeds up the highest-resolution 1,280x720 movie capture mode from 15fps to 24fps.
The FX150 will come in silver and black, and is slated to ship next month for $399.95.
Ironically, its more basic lower-end sibling seems a bit more attractive. The 10-megapixel ultracompact Lumix DMC-FX37 is basically the same as the