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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 Digital Camera

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12.1MP 24x MOS Jan 2016
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33 Reasons For

Six Industry Awards

Experts really like this Panasonic camera and have given it six awards.

This camera received an "Editor's Choice" from both Photoreview.com.au and Reviewed.com, both of which said that this Panasonic digital camera was brilliant.

The editor of Pricerunner.se recommend this digital camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

The experts at three additional expert review sites all said that this Panasonic digital camera was good. Digital Versus and 01net.com both gave this camera a "5 Star" award and 3dGameMan.com gave it a "100% Kickass" award.

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Good Expert Reviews

Based on thirteen expert reviews from sites including Digital Versus, Chip.de, photoreview.com.au and 01net.com the average expert rating of this Panasonic digital camera is 88 out of 100. That puts this camera in the top 1% of all the bridge cameras that have been available for the last year.

Excellent User Reviews

Based on 16 user reviews this Panasonic digital camera has an exceptional average user rating. That puts this digital camera in the top 13% of all the cameras that were released in the last 12 months.

Good Quality Lens

Three customers who reviewed the product considered that it had a good lens. 3dgameman.com mentioned on expert website 3dGameMan.com “The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 Digital Camera is weather resistant, comes with an excellent F2.8 25-600mm Leica lens, shoots amazing 4K video” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300. Dpreview.com wrote on DP Review “The main reason was its lens, with a consistent F2.8 aperture” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300. Expert review site Reviewed.com said in their review of this digital camera “The FZ300 is a feature-filled camera that does what it sets out to do, besting your typical superzoom camera thanks to its superior lens.”.

One person who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 concluded that it had a good image stabiliser. Expert review site Photoreview.com.au wrote “Also delivers higher resolution, better stabilisation and 4K movie recording in a more robust, weather” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 review.

One customer said in their reviews that it had a good zoom. Digitalversus.com said on Digital Versus “The FZ300 won't disappoint the Panasonic fans who were hoping for an all-round bridge camera with a bright lens and great zoom” in their review and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

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Panasonic Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Panasonic bridge cameras have good ratings on average and across all digital cameras Panasonic is one of the superior brands.

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Good Quality Pictures

Several customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was able to produce good images.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 reviewer who bought it mentioned that it had a good picture resolution. Expert review site Photoreview.com.au gave it a rating of 4 stars and wrote “The FZ300 improves upon that performance and also delivers higher resolution, better stabilisation”.

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Good Size

Two Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 owners who bought it wrote that it was compact. Expert website Photoreview.com.au wrote “The FZ300 should please travellers who want for a single camera that is relatively compact and light to carry” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Brisbanetimes.com.au wrote in their review of this digital camera last year “This camera embodies the virtues of Panasonic's standard-setting compact LX7 and adds the phenomenal 4K video recording” .

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 owner wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was a good body shape. 3dgameman.com mentioned on 3dGameMan.com “The camera body is huge, presumably to offer an aesthetic balance to the big lens” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300.

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Good Video Capture

Several people who purchased the product wrote that it was good for video recording.

Good Product Quality

A few people who bought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 reckoned that it was good quality. 3dgameman.com said in their review of this digital camera on 3dGameMan.com “Image quality is very good, helped by the modest pixel count”. Expert website Dpreview.com wrote “Image quality was very good” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 review. Brisbanetimes.com.au wrote “When we showed the video to serious photographer friends they were all amazed that such image quality was available at such a (relativ”.

Nice Design

One person who purchased the product considered that it was good looking. Reviewed.com said “The superzoom race has been pretty straightforward” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 review.

Easy to Use

A number of customers who reviewed it wrote that it was easy to use. 3dgameman.com said on expert review site 3dGameMan.com “Outstanding stills and even has remote control WiFi functionality”. Dpreview.com mentioned in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 in October last year “The flip-out LCD handy”.

One person who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold. 3dgameman.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera on 3dGameMan.com “Highres viewfinder is bright and comfortable”.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

One person said in their reviews that it had a good viewfinder.

Good Connectivity

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 reviewer concluded that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 was wifi compatible.

Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The Lumix DMC-FZ300 supports video recording, which is unusual. Most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-FZ300 do not support video recording.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Lumix DMC-FZ300 has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-FZ300 do not have a built-in flash.

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 supports WiFi connectivity, which is unusual. Most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FZ300 do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Lumix DMC-FZ300 supports Full HD video. Most of the other digital cameras that have been around for the last year do not support Full HD video.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Lumix DMC-FZ300 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other latest bridge cameras also have an image stabiliser.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on bridge cameras that came out in the last year. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The Lumix DMC-FZ300 has a greater number of supported image formats than most comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it. The most commonly supported image format is JPEG XR, but this image format is not supported by this camera. The image formats JPG and RAW are also supported by this Panasonic camera.

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Has Two Image Editing Modes

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has a greater number of image editing modes than most comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as it. The most commonly found image editing mode is Trimming, but this image editing mode is not found on this camera. The image editing modes Crop and Resizing are also found on this Panasonic digital camera.

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Very Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The maximum camera shutter speeds of bridge cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-FZ300 range from 2s to 60s, and the average maximum camera shutter speed is 18s. With a maximum camera shutter speed of 60 seconds, the Lumix DMC-FZ300 has a very long maximum camera shutter speed compared to most of the other bridge cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-FZ300.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Lumix DMC-FZ300 is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over nine times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-FZ300. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this Panasonic camera. In addition, this camera support a video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels and 1920 x 1080 pixels. A video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels is equivalent to 4K Ultra HD video. This has four times the detail of Full HD video.

This digital camera's video resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FZ300.

The worst supported video resolution amongst similar types of digital camera is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Has Six White Balance Modes

The Lumix DMC-FZ300 has a greater number of white balance modes than most bridge cameras that were launched in the last 12 months. This Panasonic camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on bridge cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FZ300. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this digital camera.

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Has Three Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Lumix DMC-FZ300 is more than most new cameras. This camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FZ300. The photo effects "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this Panasonic camera.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Lumix DMC-FZ300 has a maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the video resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution.

A 3840 x 2160 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best video resolution amongst all bridge cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FZ300.

Amongst similar types of digital camera the worst video resolution is 1280 x 720 pixels.

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Very Big Extra / Smart Zoom

The smallest extra / smart zoom of similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FZ300 is 2x and the biggest is 48x. At 48 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-FZ300 has a very big extra / smart zoom compared to most of the other recently released digital cameras.

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380 Shots Per Battery Charge

The Lumix DMC-FZ300 is a digital camera that takes 380 shots shots per battery charge.

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Supports Eight ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for the last year. This camera supports 3 and 200 ISO speeds, which is the most frequently supported ISO speed supported by similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-FZ300. The ISO speeds "100", "200", "400", "800", "1600", "6400" and "Auto" are also supported by this Panasonic digital camera.

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± 3EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than most bridge cameras that are a similar age to it. Most cameras that have been available for a similar time to it have a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction.

A ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction is actually the best light exposure correction amongst all bridge cameras that have been available for the last year.

The worst light exposure correction across similar types of camera is ± 2EV (1/3EV step).

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Dust Resistant Protection Feature

The protection feature of this camera is Dust resistant|Splash proof, which is the most commonly found protection feature on comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for the last year.

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Very Small Minimum Aperture

The Lumix DMC-FZ300 has one of the smaller minimum apertures (only 2.8) amongst bridge cameras of this age. New digital cameras have minimum apertures of between 2.7 and 3.4, and the average minimum aperture is 3.1.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is the most frequently found focus on comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to it.

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8 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released in the last 12 months, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is not 3D compatible.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other bridge cameras that were released in the last year, the Lumix DMC-FZ300 is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-FZ300, the Lumix DMC-FZ300 does not have a GPS.

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Very Low Megapixel Count

The lowest megapixel count of comparable spec digital cameras that were launched in the last 12 months is 12MP and the highest is 25MP. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has a fairly low megapixel count (only 12.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other newly released comparable spec digital cameras.

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Very Few Total Megapixel Count

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has a fairly few total megapixel count (only 12.8 megapixels) compared to most of the other recently released bridge cameras. Newly released comparable spec digital cameras have total megapixel counts of between 12MP and 20MP.

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Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Lumix DMC-FZ300 has a higher image resolution than most recently released cameras. This camera has a 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most new cameras have a 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution. The worst image resolution of all digital cameras that were released in the last year is 2560 х 1280 pixels and the best is 8688 x 5792 pixels.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length

Across all the bridge cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-FZ300 the minimum focal lengths range from 21mm to 28mm. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has one of the longer minimum focal lengths (25 millimeters) amongst cameras of this age.

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Very Thick

When compared to other bridge cameras that were launched in the last year that we have checked, the Lumix DMC-FZ300's depth of 117.1 millimeters is one of the thickest. Latest comparable spec digital cameras have depths of between 63mm and 120mm, and the average depth is 92mm.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Released Eleven Months Ago

It was eleven months ago when Panasonic released the Lumix DMC-FZ300.

Average Screen Size

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has a fairly standard screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for the last year.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 640 grams, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for the last year.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 24 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-FZ300 has a relatively average optical zoom compared to most of the other new cameras.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-FZ300 has a relatively typical digital zoom compared to most of the other recently released bridge cameras.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a MOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on comparable spec cameras that came out in the last 12 months.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Protection Feature
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Extra / Smart Zoom
Lens Structure
Aspheric Element
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Lens Magnification Ratio
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Ecurity Algorithm
Camera
GPS
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Voltage
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Included Cable
Networking
Near Field Communication
Wireless LAN Type
Data Network
Other Features
Technical Details
Viewfinder
Speaker

6 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(23)
24 December 2015

3dGameMan.com

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 Digital Camera is weather resistant, comes with an excellent F2.8 25-600mm Leica lens, shoots amazing 4K video and outstanding stills and even has remote control WiFi... Read more…

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Image quality is very good, helped by the modest pixel count
And 4K video is stellar
The camera body is huge, presumably to offer an aesthetic balance to the big lens
We could have done without the extreme zoom range in exchange for a smaller overall unit
No headphone port
No customizable lens ring
No focal length markers on lens barrel
30 September 2015

It's not great, but it's good enough Overall, the FZ300 is a feature-filled camera that does what it sets out to do, besting your typical superzoom camera thanks to its superior lens. But at...

Reviewed.com

15 September 2015

This camera embodies the virtues of Panasonic's standard-setting compact LX7 and adds the phenomenal 4K video recording. When we showed the video to serious photographer friends they were all... Read more…

14 September 2015

Three years ago, when the FZ200 was released, it was one of the fastest cameras in the super-zoom category. The FZ300 improves upon that performance and also delivers higher resolution, better...

Photoreview.com.au

25 August 2015

The FZ300 won't disappoint the Panasonic fans who were hoping for an all-round bridge camera with a bright lens and great zoom. It's fast, easy to handle, films in 4K, is dust- and...

Digital Versus

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 31 October 2015 by Kris
Kris would recommend the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 (Verified Purchase)

I consider myself an amateur photographer, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ 300's capability makes me look like a professional with a DSLR. It is that good! The extensive list of features far... Read more…

Reviewed 7 October 2015 by StillFramePictures
StillFramePictures would recommend the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 (Verified Purchase)

I professionally shoot video for weddings and events, and have been needing a decent 4k camera to upgrade some of my older 1080p cameras. I have loved using a Panasonic GH4, and this camera packs... Read more…

Reviewed 7 October 2015 by Tmuss
Tmuss would recommend the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 (Verified Purchase)

The FZ300 kept all the good features of the FZ200 and added some nice improvements. Weather sealing, focus wheel on lens barrel, great stabilization, improved EVF, fast and accurate auto focus,... Read more…

Reviewed 19 October 2015 by DKnight
DKnight would recommend the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

If it wasn't for dropping my FZ200, I would never had known what I was missing. This is really a nice camera. It is a bit bigger than the FZ200, but the features ... I won't repeat what others... Read more…

Reviewed 9 October 2015 by Geoman
Geoman would recommend the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 (Verified Purchase)

This is the third Panasonic Lumix camera I have owned, and undoubtedly the best of the group. Having previously owned the FZ28 and FZ200, I am sold on the optics and image quality and range of... Read more…

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