Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 Review

Overall Score

73

Main Features

  • 12 MP 1/2.3 CMOS Sensor
  • 25-600 mm (24x) F2.8 Zoom Lens
  • 100 - 6400 ISO
  • 5-axis Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3" Articulated Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 1440k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 12 fps continuous shooting
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 132 x 92 x 117 mm, 691g.
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  • Replaced: Lumix DMC-FZ200

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 Overview


First introduced in July, 2015, Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is a 12 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized CMOS sensor. Panasonic replaced the older Panasonic FZ200 with Lumix DMC-FZ300. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Panasonic FZ300 with Panasonic FZ200


Panasonic FZ300 comes with a 6.16 x 4.62 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.7 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Sensor resolution of Panasonic FZ300 ~ 3995 x 3003 pixels.

Panasonic FZ300 has Crop Factor: 5.62

The sensor has a surface area of 28.5 mm².

There are approximate 11,996,985 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Panasonic FZ300


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 with competitors in small sensor superzoom cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Articulating Screen
3840 x 2160 (4K) Max Video Resolution
AF Face Detection
1040k dots Screen Resolution
1/16000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Focus
Microphone Port
Timelapse Recording
49 Focus Points
±3 AE Bracketing Range
Focus Bracketing
5-axis Optical Image Stabilization
Touch Screen
External Flash
RAW Support
12.0 fps Continuous Shooting
380 shots Long Battery Life
Manual Exposure Mode
Environmental Sealing
1440k dot Viewfinder Resolution
25 mm Wide Angle Lens
Selfie Friendly Screen
Remote Control with a Smartphone
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Articulating Screen
Type Scores

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has an Overall Score of 73/100 and ranked #13 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #149 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Panasonic FZ300 Scores
Imaging score
34
Features score
96
Value for money score
87
Portability score
71
Overall score
73
Average Scores in Small Sensor Superzoom
Imaging Score
25
Features Score
51
Value For Money Score
61
Portability Score
85
Overall score
45

Physical Dimensions of Panasonic FZ300


Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 weighs 691g and has external dimensions of 132 x 92 x 117mm (5.2 x 3.62 x 4.61"). Considering that the average weight of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras is 392g, Panasonic FZ300 is 299 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category. Panasonic FZ300 is more by 19mm more than the average length in Small Sensor Superzoom.

Weight Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Panasonic FZ300
691g
Average weight
392g
Min weight
136g
Max weight
1415g

Thickness Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Panasonic FZ300
117mm
Average Thickness
65mm
Min Thickness
0mm
Max Thickness
181mm

Here is the front and top view image of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 with the dimensions:

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Lumix DMC-FZ300 Dimensions Lumix DMC-FZ300
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Panasonic FZ1000 831 g 691 g 137 x 99 x 131 mm 132 x 92 x 117 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Panasonic FZ200 588 g 691 g 125 x 87 x 110 mm 132 x 92 x 117 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ80 Panasonic FZ80 616 g 691 g 130 x 94 x 119 mm 132 x 92 x 117 mm
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Canon SX60 HS 650 g 691 g 128 x 93 x 114 mm 132 x 92 x 117 mm
Nikon Coolpix P900 Nikon P900 899 g 691 g 140 x 103 x 137 mm 132 x 92 x 117 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V Sony HX400V 660 g 691 g 130 x 93 x 103 mm 132 x 92 x 117 mm
Nikon Coolpix B700 Nikon B700 565 g 691 g 125 x 85 x 107 mm 132 x 92 x 117 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 Panasonic FZ2500 915 g 691 g 138 x 102 x 135 mm 132 x 92 x 117 mm

Specifications of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300


General
Brand Panasonic
Model Lumix DMC-FZ300
Announced July, 2015
Body Type SLR-like (bridge)
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 1
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Articulated
Screen Resolution 1040k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution 1440
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 49
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/60 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/16000 sec
Continuous Shooting 12.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 8.80
Flash Modes Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, forced on, forced on w/redeye reduction, slow sync, slow sync w/redeye reduction, forced off
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±3 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 6.16 x 4.62 mm
Sensor Area 28.5 mm²
Sensor Resolution 12 MP
Max Image Resolution 4000 x 3000
Max Native ISO 6400
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160
Video Formats MPEG-4, AVCHD
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 380 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 691 g
Physical Dimensions 132 x 92 x 117 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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