Hi everyone, as promised I've retested the FZ150 with firmware v1.0, and took the chance to do so in-the-field, allowing me to take a sequence of ISO samples with v0.2, followed by v1.0 from exactly the same position a few minutes later.
After seeing some previous comparisons online, I was expecting a bigger difference, but for my particular composition there was essentially nothing to comment on other than a fractionally longer exposure for the v1.0 samples. See for yourself at:
http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Panas ... vs_1.shtml
As I said on that page, I realise this will be a controversial statement, but I'm simply reporting what I captured on the day and have provided each of the original images for download via flickr for you to see for yourself. Maybe the scene in question doesn't have enough really fine detail to really tell them apart.
I'd be very interested to hear what you think.
I also reshot a series of samples for my sample images gallery, so you now have a page with v1.0 samples and the older one with v0.2 samples for comparison.
In other news I tried the FZ150 with a 2.5-3.5mm adapter and successfully recorded audio with a Rode SVM and VMP. I've made a short video comparing them with the built-in mics which I'll publish in the next 24 hours.
In the meantime, I hope you find this latest update useful.