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5 Best Sports Photography Cameras in the US - September 2021

Matthew
Updated 15 August 2021
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5 best sports photography cameras 2021

What Sports Photography Camera to Buy in September 2021?

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Nikon D80 Canon EOS 5D Mark III Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 Olympus OM-D EM1X
Nikon D80 Canon EOS 5D Mark III Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 Olympus OM-D EM1X
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10.2MP
3872 X 2592
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
3.5
MINIMUM
1,600
MAXIMUM ISO
1s
CAMERA
22.3MP
5760 X 3840
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
FULL HD VIDEO
RESOLUTION
25,600
MAXIMUM ISO
SPEED
1s
CAMERA
2.8
MINIMUM
20.1MP
5152 X 3864
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
35x
OPTICAL ZOOM
1280 X 720
PIXELS VIDEO
RESOLUTION
3
MINIMUM
3,200
MAXIMUM ISO
16MP
4592 X 3448
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
FULL HD VIDEO
RESOLUTION
1s
CAMERA
3.5
MINIMUM
12,800
MAXIMUM ISO
SPEED
16.3MP
4608 X 3456
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
FULL HD VIDEO
RESOLUTION
2.8
MINIMUM
25,600
MAXIMUM ISO
SPEED
1s
CAMERA
96
Reviews
6 Reviews
81
Features
Fully-Featured
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good
85
Brand Rating
Excellent Brand
84
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Value for Money
Very Good
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent
93
Reviews
115 Reviews
85
Features
Fully-Featured
84
Value for Money
Very Good
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent
81
Brand Rating
Excellent Brand
83
Features
Fully-Featured
76
Value for Money
Very Good
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good
73
Brand Rating
Very Good Brand
79
Features
Good Features
62
Value for Money
Good
72
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Our review analysis indicates that this camera has a good lens and it's able to produce good images. It's the highest review score sports photography camera available. It has a built-in flash and an optical zoom of, does not have an image stabiliser and supports Wi-Fi. A fully featured and megapixels 950g camera, with a fair price. It supports Wi-Fi and Full HD video, does not have an image stabiliser and features multi burst mode. An optical zoom and classic 495g camera, with a fair price and a very good spec. It has a built-in flash and a digital zoom of 280x, features smile detection and supports Full HD video. Multiple reviews mentioned that it has a good zoom, it's able to produce good images and very easy to use. A fully featured and bargain price 318g camera. It has an image stabiliser and a touchscreen, is 3D and supports Full HD video. A good spec but only ok value for money 443g camera. It has an image stabiliser and a touchscreen, is 3D and supports Wi-Fi.
Nikon D80 size in context Canon EOS 5D Mark III size in context Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 size in context Olympus OM-D EM1X size in context
5 Reasons For
6% Larger Viewfinder Screen Size
Wi-Fi
Built-in Flash
Newer by 13 Months
Much Better User Reviews
13 Reasons For
12.1MP Higher Megapixels
Dustproof
Full HD Video
Higher Video Resolution
Larger Display Diagonal
A Lot Wider Field of View
0.2" Larger Viewfinder Screen Size
HDMI
Multi Burst Mode
Vastly Faster Start-Up Time
640 More Battery Life
Wi-Fi
Better Brand
7 Reasons For
5152 X 3864 Still Image Resolution
50% Bigger Digital Zoom
Smile Detection
Full HD Video
Built-in Flash
Better Kagoo Score
Cheaper by $237
11 Reasons For
Lighter
Full HD Video
Higher Video Resolution
1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Pixels Video Resolution
64% Wider Field of View
Touchscreen
HDMI
3D
A Lot Higher Maximum Playback Zoom
Multi Burst Mode
Built-in Flash
9 Reasons For
Bigger Image Sensor Size
Full HD Video
1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Pixels Video Resolution
Touchscreen
HDMI
3D
Marginally Bigger Eye Relief
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
13 Reasons Against
A Lot Heavier
55% Lower Megapixels
Half As High Still Image Resolution
Lower Maximum ISO Sensitivity
22% Smaller Display Diagonal
Narrower Field of View
810,000 Pixels Lower Display Resolution
Does Not Have an HDMI
Does Not Have a GPS
1.5mm Smaller Eye Relief
Worse Kagoo Score
Not Currently Available
Worse Brand
10 Reasons Against
40% Heavier
Only 3840 X 2560 Still Image Resolution
Not Waterproof
Significantly Smaller Digital Zoom
Does Not Have a GPS
6x Lower Maximum Playback Zoom
Does Not Have a Built-in Flash
Worse Kagoo Score
$251 More Expensive
Over Three Years Older
15 Reasons Against
177g Heavier
Lower Megapixels
Only 1/2 to 1/2.5" (1/2 to 1/2.5)" Image Sensor Size
Lower Maximum ISO Sensitivity
Half As High Video Resolution
Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Pixels Video Resolution
7% Smaller Display Diagonal
579,200 Pixels Lower Display Resolution
Does Not Have an HDMI
Only 350 Battery Life
Does Not Support Wi-Fi
Older by Over Two Years
User Review Rating is Considerably Worse
Overall Review Rating is Considerably Worse
Worse Brand
14 Reasons Against
A Lot Lower Megapixels
Lower Still Image Resolution
276x Smaller Digital Zoom
Vastly Lower Maximum ISO Sensitivity
0.2" Smaller Display Diagonal
Lower Display Resolution
Does Not Have a GPS
640 Less Battery Life
Does Not Support Wi-Fi
Does Not Feature Bluetooth
Worse Kagoo Score
$237 More Expensive
Over Two Years Older
Worse Brand
13 Reasons Against
23% Heavier
Lower Megapixels
Only 4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution
Not Waterproof
7% Smaller Display Diagonal
Vastly Lower Display Resolution
Smaller Viewfinder Screen Size
Does Not Have a GPS
Only 330 Battery Life
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $1,801
Older by Over One Year
Worse Brand
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Nikon D80

Nikon D80

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Nikon D80
10.2MP
3872 X 2592
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
3.5
MINIMUM
1,600
MAXIMUM ISO
1s
CAMERA
585g
2.5"
SCREEN

The Nikon D80 has a Kagoo Score of 77. With a price tag of $0.00 this digital camera is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Nikon D80 or read our article on whether you should buy a Nikon digital camera.

Features We Love:
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Optical image stabilisation may be available with some lenses
Wide range of minimum aperture numbers depending on lens used
Supports Wi-Fi
Built-in flash

Our review analysis indicates that this camera has a good lens and it's able to produce good images. It's the highest review score sports photography camera available. It has a built-in flash and an optical zoom of, does not have an image stabiliser and supports Wi-Fi.

96
Reviews
6 Reviews
81
Features
Fully-Featured
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Purchasers report that Nikon D80 has superb user reviews with an average user rating of 93%.

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5 Reasons For for Choosing the Nikon D80

6% Larger Viewfinder Screen Size

The Nikon D80 is a 3.2" viewfinder screen size digital camera, and so does the Canon EOS 5D Mark III. That's 0.2" larger than the Olympus OM-D EM1X (3"). More ...

Denotes the size of the viewfinder on the digital camera.

The larger the viewfinder screen on your camera, the easier it will be to use.

Wi-Fi

The Nikon D80 supports Wi-Fi (as do the Canon EOS 5D Mark III and the Olympus OM-D EM1X), but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 do not support this feature. More ...

WiFi connectivity allows you upload photos to your computer and the internet without connecting the camera to the computer with a cable.

WiFi connectivity makes it easier to upload your photos as you will not need a cable. Most cameras will also allow you to print photos via Wifi.

Built-in Flash

The Nikon D80 has a built-in flash, and so do the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300, however the Canon EOS 5D Mark III and the Olympus OM-D EM1X do not. More ...

Cameras with a built in flash illuminate the subject in low light conditions. A flash can also be used to place more emphasis on the foreground or lighten dark shadows.

Cameras with a built in flash can take pictures in low light conditions. Since no external flash is required, cameras with a built in flash are smaller and easier to carry.

Newer by 13 Months

The Nikon D80 was released six years ago, but the Canon EOS 5D Mark III was released 10 years ago, the Olympus OM-D EM1X was released seven years ago, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 was released eight years ago and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 was released eight years ago

Much Better User Reviews

Based on 6 reviews, the Nikon D80 has an average user review score of 93%, but the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 has an average rating of 78% (based on 115 reviews).

13 Reasons Against for Choosing the Nikon D80

A Lot Heavier

The Nikon D80 has a weight of 585g, whereas the Canon EOS 5D Mark III is a 950g digital camera (365g heavier), the Olympus OM-D EM1X is a 443g digital camera (142g lighter), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 is a 318g digital camera (267g lighter) and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 is a 495g digital camera (90g lighter). More ...

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

55% Lower Megapixels

The Nikon D80 is a 10.2MP digital camera. That's 12.1MP lower than the Canon EOS 5D Mark III (22.3MP), 5.8MP lower than the Olympus OM-D EM1X and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 (16MP) and 9.9MP lower than the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 (20.1MP). More ...

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Half As High Still Image Resolution

The Nikon D80 supports a still image resolution of 3872 x 2592, however the Olympus OM-D EM1X supports a still image resolution of 4608 x 3456, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 supports a still image resolution of 4576 x 3056 and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 supports a still image resolution of 5152 x 3864. More ...

Image resolution refers to the amount of pixels that make up an photo taken on a digital camera. It is measured as the width x the height of the image - so a 1280 x 720 resolution camera can take a photo that is 1280 pixels wide and 720 pixels tall.

Higher image resolutions mean that the photos are comprised of more pixels, which translate to more detailed and higher quality photos. Also, because they are larger photos, they can be displayed on larger screens or printed out at vastly increased sizes without losing detail.

Lower Maximum ISO Sensitivity

Nikon D80 is only 1 maximum ISO speed. That's 24,000 lower than the Canon EOS 5D Mark III and the Olympus OM-D EM1X (25,600), 11,200 lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 (12,800) and 1,600 lower than the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 (3,200). More ...

ISO sensitivity denotes the sensitivity of your camera to available light. Modifying the sensitivity causes the camera to gather more or less light when forming an image. Higher sensitivity gathers more light, which means can lead to a sharper image in low-light conditions. However it may also lead to increased 'noise', meaning the ISO level must be carefully modified to get the best shot.

A higher maximum ISO sensitivity will allow you to take photos in lower light levels without using flash.

22% Smaller Display Diagonal

The Nikon D80 has a display diagonal of 2.5". That's 0.5" smaller than the Canon EOS 5D Mark III, the Olympus OM-D EM1X, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 (3"). More ...

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Narrower Field of View

The Nikon D80 is a 36% field of view digital camera. That's 64% narrower than the Canon EOS 5D Mark III and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 (100%). More ...

'Field of View' denotes the angles at which the display on a digital camera can be effectively viewed, and all the information clearly read.

Wider field of views mean that you can use the display at a greater variety of angles. Conversely a very small field of view means that you have to hold the device almost directly in front of you in order to view the display.

810,000 Pixels Lower Display Resolution

The Nikon D80 is a 230 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 810,000 pixels lower than the Canon EOS 5D Mark III (1,040,000 Pixels), 807,000 pixels lower than the Olympus OM-D EM1X (1,037,000 Pixels), 230,000 pixels lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 (460,000 Pixels) and 230,800 pixels lower than the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 (460,800 Pixels). More ...

The display resolution on a display camera denotes how high detail the display is.

High resolutions on the display of your camera means that the photos you take will be shown in higher detail, allowing you to see them more clearly.

Does Not Have an HDMI

The Nikon D80 does not have an HDMI (As does the the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300), however the Canon EOS 5D Mark III, the Olympus OM-D EM1X and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 do. More ...

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

Does Not Have a GPS

The Nikon D80 does not have a GPS (As do the the Canon EOS 5D Mark III, the Olympus OM-D EM1X and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1), but the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 has this feature. More ...

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

1.5mm Smaller Eye Relief

Nikon D80 is only 19.5mm Eye relief, but the Olympus OM-D EM1X is a 21mm Eye relief digital camera (1.5mm bigger). More ...

Eye relief (also known as eye point) refers to how far away from the eye piece your eye can be and you can still see the full frame of the image that will be taken.

A larger eye relief distance is useful for people who wear glasses, meaning that they can't put their eye directly on the eye piece.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Nikon D80 has received a Kagoo Score of 77, but the Canon EOS 5D Mark III scored 81, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 scored 79 and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 scored 83.

Not Currently Available

We couldn't find any retailers that are currently selling the product. More ...

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Worse Brand

Nikon digital cameras have an average rating of only 90.7%, however Canon has an average rating of 95%.

The Nikon D80 is 132mm wide, 77mm tall, 103mm deep and weighs 585g.

Nikon D80 front view

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

$449.00
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Canon EOS 5D Mark III

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Canon EOS 5D Mark III
22.3MP
5760 X 3840
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
FULL HD VIDEO
RESOLUTION
25,600
MAXIMUM ISO
SPEED
1s
CAMERA
2.8
MINIMUM
950g
5x
DIGITAL ZOOM
3.2"
SCREEN

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III has a Kagoo Score of 81. With a price tag of $449.00 this digital camera is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Canon EOS 5D Mark III or read our article on whether you should buy a Canon digital camera.

Features We Love:
High megapixels (22.3MP)
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution (1920x1080 pixels)
High maximum ISO sensitivity (25,600)
Wide range of minimum aperture numbers depending on lens used

A fully featured and megapixels 950g camera, with a fair price. It supports Wi-Fi and Full HD video, does not have an image stabiliser and features multi burst mode.

84
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Value for Money
Very Good
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent

13 Reasons For for Choosing the Canon EOS 5D Mark III

12.1MP Higher Megapixels

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III has a megapixels of 22.3MP, but the Nikon D80 is only a 10.2MP digital camera (12.1MP lower), the Olympus OM-D EM1X and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 are both only 16MP digital cameras (6.3MP lower) and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 is only a 20.1MP digital camera (2.2MP lower). More ...

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Dustproof

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III is dustproof, however the Nikon D80, the Olympus OM-D EM1X, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 are not. More ...

A dustproof digital camera is one that is resistant to dust, and is sealed so that dust and sand can't get into the lens or the mechanics.

A dustproof camera is excellent for shooting in very dry climates or dusty areas, and will prevent accidental damage that would stop a normal camera from working properly.

Full HD Video

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III supports Full HD video, and so do the Olympus OM-D EM1X, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300, however the Nikon D80 does not. More ...

Cameras with full HD video recording can capture video with a resolution of at least 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD video usually appears sharper as more pixels re being recorded.

Higher Video Resolution

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels pixels, and so are the Olympus OM-D EM1X and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1, which is twice as high video resolution as the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 (1280 x 720 pixels). We do not know what type of maximum video resolution the Nikon D80 have. More ...

'Maximum video resolution' measures the largest possible video that the digital camera is able to record.

A larger video resolution means the camera can shoot videos that will be sharper, more detailed and have more clarity.

Larger Display Diagonal

Canon EOS 5D Mark III is 3.2" screen, but the Nikon D80 is only a 2.5" screen digital camera (0.7" smaller) and the Olympus OM-D EM1X, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 are all only 3" screen digital cameras (0.2" smaller). More ...

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

A Lot Wider Field of View

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III has a field of view of 100% (as does the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1), however the Nikon D80 is only a 36% field of view digital camera (64% narrower). More ...

'Field of View' denotes the angles at which the display on a digital camera can be effectively viewed, and all the information clearly read.

Wider field of views mean that you can use the display at a greater variety of angles. Conversely a very small field of view means that you have to hold the device almost directly in front of you in order to view the display.

0.2" Larger Viewfinder Screen Size

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III has a viewfinder screen size of 3.2" (as does the Nikon D80), however the Olympus OM-D EM1X is only a 3" viewfinder screen size digital camera (0.2" smaller). More ...

Denotes the size of the viewfinder on the digital camera.

The larger the viewfinder screen on your camera, the easier it will be to use.

HDMI

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III has an HDMI, and so do the Olympus OM-D EM1X and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1, however the Nikon D80 and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 do not. More ...

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

Multi Burst Mode

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III features multi burst mode, and so does the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1, however the Nikon D80, the Olympus OM-D EM1X and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 do not. More ...

'Multi burst mode' is a special setting on a digital camera to allow it to take multiple photos in very quick succession at a single button press.

Burst mode is very helpful for sports photography, or any time where you are trying to capture a fast-moving subject.

Vastly Faster Start-Up Time

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III is a 1ms start-up time digital camera. That's 999ms faster than the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 (1,000ms). More ...

'Start-up time' measures how long it takes the camera to start working when you press the power button.

Faster start-up times mean the camera will be ready to use faster, which means there is less chance of losing a good shot because your camera was still getting itself ready.

640 More Battery Life

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III takes 950 battery life, however the Olympus OM-D EM1X only takes 330 battery life, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 only takes 310 battery life and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 only takes 350 battery life. More ...

We do not know the number of battery life taken by the Nikon D80. It is possible that it does not take any battery life.

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Wi-Fi

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III supports Wi-Fi, and so do the Nikon D80 and the Olympus OM-D EM1X, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 do not. More ...

WiFi connectivity allows you upload photos to your computer and the internet without connecting the camera to the computer with a cable.

WiFi connectivity makes it easier to upload your photos as you will not need a cable. Most cameras will also allow you to print photos via Wifi.

Better Brand

Canon digital cameras have an average rating of 95%, but Nikon only has an average rating of 90.7%, Olympus only has an average rating of 80.5%, Panasonic only has an average rating of 88.1% and Sony only has an average rating of 88.7%.

10 Reasons Against for Choosing the Canon EOS 5D Mark III

40% Heavier

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III is a 950g digital camera. That's 365g heavier than the Nikon D80 (585g), 507g heavier than the Olympus OM-D EM1X (443g), 632g heavier than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 (318g) and 455g heavier than the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 (495g). More ...

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Only 3840 X 2560 Still Image Resolution

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III supports a still image resolution of 3840 x 2560, which is half as high still image resolution as the Olympus OM-D EM1X (4608 x 3456) and half as high still image resolution as the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 (5152 x 3864). More ...

Image resolution refers to the amount of pixels that make up an photo taken on a digital camera. It is measured as the width x the height of the image - so a 1280 x 720 resolution camera can take a photo that is 1280 pixels wide and 720 pixels tall.

Higher image resolutions mean that the photos are comprised of more pixels, which translate to more detailed and higher quality photos. Also, because they are larger photos, they can be displayed on larger screens or printed out at vastly increased sizes without losing detail.

Not Waterproof

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III is not waterproof (As does the the Olympus OM-D EM1X), however the Nikon D80, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 are. More ...

Waterproof compacts or tough / rugged compacts allow you to take shots in all sorts of weather conditions and even take your camera snorkelling with you. Make sure to check the depth the camera can be used to if you intend to use it underwater at greater depths of for extended periods of time.

Waterproof compacts or tough / rugged compacts allow you to take shots in all sorts of weather conditions and even take your camera snorkelling with you.

Significantly Smaller Digital Zoom

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III has a digital zoom of 5x, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 is a 4x digital zoom digital camera (1x smaller) and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 is a 280x digital zoom digital camera (275x bigger). More ...

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

Does Not Have a GPS

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III does not have a GPS (As do the the Nikon D80, the Olympus OM-D EM1X and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1), whereas the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 does. More ...

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

6x Lower Maximum Playback Zoom

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III has a maximum playback zoom of 10x, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 is a 16x maximum playback zoom digital camera (6x higher). More ...

The 'playback zoom' attribute denotes how much you can enlarge photos and videos when viewing them on the cameras digital screen.

A larger playback zoom allows you to zoom in closer on details of your shots, allowing you to better analyse them and pick out any faults or issues before you transfer them to a computer.

Does Not Have a Built-in Flash

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III does not have a built-in flash, whereas the Nikon D80, the Olympus OM-D EM1X, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 do. More ...

Cameras with a built in flash illuminate the subject in low light conditions. A flash can also be used to place more emphasis on the foreground or lighten dark shadows.

Cameras with a built in flash can take pictures in low light conditions. Since no external flash is required, cameras with a built in flash are smaller and easier to carry.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III has received a Kagoo Score of 81, whereas the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 scored 83.

$251 More Expensive

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III is more expensive than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 by $14 and more expensive than the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 by $251.

Over Three Years Older

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III is older than the Nikon D80 by four years, older than the Olympus OM-D EM1X by three years, older than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 by 15 months and older than the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 by 18 months.

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III is 152mm wide, 76.4mm tall, 116.4mm deep and weighs 950g.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III front view

The cheapest price that we could find for the EOS 5D Mark III in the US is $449.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300

$198.00
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300
20.1MP
5152 X 3864
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
35x
OPTICAL ZOOM
1280 X 720
PIXELS VIDEO
RESOLUTION
3
MINIMUM
3,200
MAXIMUM ISO
1s
CAMERA
495g
280x
DIGITAL ZOOM
3"
SCREEN

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 has a Kagoo Score of 83. With a price tag of $198.00 this digital camera is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 or read our article on whether you should buy a Sony digital camera.

Features We Love:
High megapixels (20.1MP)
Huge optical zoom (35x)
ok minimum aperture number (3)
5152 x 3864 pixels image resolution
Features smile detection

An optical zoom and classic 495g camera, with a fair price and a very good spec. It has a built-in flash and a digital zoom of 280x, features smile detection and supports Full HD video. Multiple reviews mentioned that it has a good zoom, it's able to produce good images and very easy to use.

93
Reviews
115 Reviews
85
Features
Fully-Featured
84
Value for Money
Very Good
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 has good user reviews with an average user rating of 78%, based on 115 reviews.

Sony DSCH300/B  20mp Digital Camera with 35x Optical Zoom Preview
Sony DSCH300/B 20mp Digital Camera with 35x Optical Zoom Preview

7 Reasons For for Choosing the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-H300

5152 X 3864 Still Image Resolution

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 supports a still image resolution of 5152 x 3864, however the Canon EOS 5D Mark III supports a still image resolution of 3840 x 2560, the Nikon D80 supports a still image resolution of 3872 x 2592, the Olympus OM-D EM1X supports a still image resolution of 4608 x 3456 and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 supports a still image resolution of 4576 x 3056. More ...

Image resolution refers to the amount of pixels that make up an photo taken on a digital camera. It is measured as the width x the height of the image - so a 1280 x 720 resolution camera can take a photo that is 1280 pixels wide and 720 pixels tall.

Higher image resolutions mean that the photos are comprised of more pixels, which translate to more detailed and higher quality photos. Also, because they are larger photos, they can be displayed on larger screens or printed out at vastly increased sizes without losing detail.

50% Bigger Digital Zoom

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 is a 280x digital zoom digital camera. That's 275x bigger than the Canon EOS 5D Mark III (5x) and 276x bigger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 (4x). More ...

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

Smile Detection

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 features smile detection, but the Canon EOS 5D Mark III, the Nikon D80, the Olympus OM-D EM1X and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 do not. More ...

'Smile detection' is a special mode for a digital camera that can detect when the subject is smiling, and take the photo automatically when it detects a smile.

Automatic smile detection makes it easy to capture the perfect moment in a photo, and means you won't miss a brief smile due to poor reflexes.

Full HD Video

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 supports Full HD video (as do the Canon EOS 5D Mark III, the Olympus OM-D EM1X and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1), whereas the Nikon D80 does not support this feature. More ...

Cameras with full HD video recording can capture video with a resolution of at least 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD video usually appears sharper as more pixels re being recorded.

Built-in Flash

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 has a built-in flash, and so do the Nikon D80 and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1, however the Canon EOS 5D Mark III and the Olympus OM-D EM1X do not. More ...

Cameras with a built in flash illuminate the subject in low light conditions. A flash can also be used to place more emphasis on the foreground or lighten dark shadows.

Cameras with a built in flash can take pictures in low light conditions. Since no external flash is required, cameras with a built in flash are smaller and easier to carry.

Better Kagoo Score

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 has received a Kagoo Score of 83, but the Canon EOS 5D Mark III scored 81, the Nikon D80 scored 77, the Olympus OM-D EM1X scored only 72 and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 scored 79.

Cheaper by $237

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 costs $198.00, whereas the Canon EOS 5D Mark III is $449.00, the Olympus OM-D EM1X is $1,999.00 and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 is $434.99.

15 Reasons Against for Choosing the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-H300

177g Heavier

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 has a weight of 495g, whereas the Canon EOS 5D Mark III is a 950g digital camera (455g heavier), the Nikon D80 is a 585g digital camera (90g heavier), the Olympus OM-D EM1X is a 443g digital camera (52g lighter) and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 is a 318g digital camera (177g lighter). More ...

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Lower Megapixels

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 is a 20.1MP digital camera. That's 2.2MP lower than the Canon EOS 5D Mark III (22.3MP), 9.9MP higher than the Nikon D80 (10.2MP) and 4.1MP higher than the Olympus OM-D EM1X and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 (16MP). More ...

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Only 1/2 to 1/2.5" (1/2 to 1/2.5)" Image Sensor Size

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 has a 1/2 to 1/2.5" (1/2 to 1/2.5)" image sensor size, but the Olympus OM-D EM1X has a 4/3" image sensor size. We do not know what type of image sensor size the Canon EOS 5D Mark III, the Nikon D80 and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 have. More ...

Optical sensor size is one of the most important factors affecting the image quality produced by a digital camera. Compact digital cameras have smaller optical sensors due to the reduced space available in the camera body. Digital SLRs and Mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras (MILCs) have large optical sensors to achieve maximum image quality.

A larger optical sensor produces better quality photographs. A 4/3" sensor size has a 2x crop factor compared to 35mm film, while a 1/4" sensor size is significantly smaller and will result in lower quality images.

Lower Maximum ISO Sensitivity

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 is only 3 maximum ISO speed. That's 22,400 lower than the Canon EOS 5D Mark III and the Olympus OM-D EM1X (25,600), 1,600 higher than the Nikon D80 (1,600) and 9,600 lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 (12,800). More ...

ISO sensitivity denotes the sensitivity of your camera to available light. Modifying the sensitivity causes the camera to gather more or less light when forming an image. Higher sensitivity gathers more light, which means can lead to a sharper image in low-light conditions. However it may also lead to increased 'noise', meaning the ISO level must be carefully modified to get the best shot.

A higher maximum ISO sensitivity will allow you to take photos in lower light levels without using flash.

Half As High Video Resolution

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 has a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels pixels, however the Canon EOS 5D Mark III, the Olympus OM-D EM1X and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 have a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels. We do not know what type of maximum video resolution the Nikon D80 have. More ...

'Maximum video resolution' measures the largest possible video that the digital camera is able to record.

A larger video resolution means the camera can shoot videos that will be sharper, more detailed and have more clarity.

Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Pixels Video Resolution

The best video resolution supported by the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 is 1280 x 720 pixels pixels. Whereas the best video resolution supported by the Canon EOS 5D Mark III, the Olympus OM-D EM1X and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 is 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels (twice as high video resolution). We do not know what types of video resolution the Nikon D80 support. More ...

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 also supports a 640 x 480 pixels video resolution.

The video resolution is the size of the image that the camera can record in video mode. It is measured in pixels where the first value is the number of horizontal pixels and the second value is the number of vertical pixels.

A higher video resolution will be noticeable when playing back videos on HD televisions. The video will appear sharper and more life like. Recording video at a higher resolution will fill your memory card more quickly though.

7% Smaller Display Diagonal

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 has a display diagonal of 3", and so do the Olympus OM-D EM1X and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1. That's 0.2" smaller than the Canon EOS 5D Mark III (3.2") and 0.5" larger than the Nikon D80 (2.5"). More ...

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

579,200 Pixels Lower Display Resolution

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 is a 460 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 579,200 pixels lower than the Canon EOS 5D Mark III (1,040,000 Pixels), 230,800 pixels higher than the Nikon D80 (230,000 Pixels), 576,200 pixels lower than the Olympus OM-D EM1X (1,037,000 Pixels) and 800 pixels higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 (460,000 Pixels). More ...

The display resolution on a display camera denotes how high detail the display is.

High resolutions on the display of your camera means that the photos you take will be shown in higher detail, allowing you to see them more clearly.

Does Not Have an HDMI

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 does not have an HDMI (As does the the Nikon D80), however the Canon EOS 5D Mark III, the Olympus OM-D EM1X and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 do. More ...

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

Only 350 Battery Life

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 is a digital camera that takes 350 battery life, whereas the Canon EOS 5D Mark III only takes 950 battery life. More ...

We do not know the number of battery life taken by the Nikon D80. It is possible that it does not take any battery life.

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 does not support Wi-Fi (As does the the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1), whereas the Canon EOS 5D Mark III, the Nikon D80 and the Olympus OM-D EM1X do. More ...

WiFi connectivity allows you upload photos to your computer and the internet without connecting the camera to the computer with a cable.

WiFi connectivity makes it easier to upload your photos as you will not need a cable. Most cameras will also allow you to print photos via Wifi.

Older by Over Two Years

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 is two years older than the Nikon D80 and 16 months older than the Olympus OM-D EM1X.

User Review Rating is Considerably Worse

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 only has an average user score of 78%, but the Nikon D80 has an average user rating of 93% (based on 6 reviews).

Overall Review Rating is Considerably Worse

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 only has an average overall score of 78%, but the Nikon D80 has an average overall rating of 93% (based on 6 reviews).

Worse Brand

Sony digital cameras have an average rating of only 88.7%, however Canon has an average rating of 95% and Nikon has an average rating of 90.7%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the Cyber-shot DSC-H300 in the US is $198.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

$434.99
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1
16MP
4592 X 3448
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
FULL HD VIDEO
RESOLUTION
1s
CAMERA
3.5
MINIMUM
12,800
MAXIMUM ISO
SPEED
318g
3"
SCREEN
4x
DIGITAL ZOOM

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 has a Kagoo Score of 79. With a price tag of $434.99 this digital camera is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 or read our article on whether you should buy a Panasonic digital camera.

Features We Love:
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution (1920x1080 pixels)
Image stabiliser
High maximum ISO sensitivity (12,800)
ok minimum aperture number (3.5)
Very short camera shutter speed (1/4000s)

A fully featured and bargain price 318g camera. It has an image stabiliser and a touchscreen, is 3D and supports Full HD video.

83
Features
Fully-Featured
76
Value for Money
Very Good
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good

11 Reasons For for Choosing the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Lighter

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 is a 318g digital camera. That's 632g lighter than the Canon EOS 5D Mark III (950g), 267g lighter than the Nikon D80 (585g), 125g lighter than the Olympus OM-D EM1X (443g) and 177g lighter than the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 (495g). More ...

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Full HD Video

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 supports Full HD video, and so do the Canon EOS 5D Mark III, the Olympus OM-D EM1X and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300, but the Nikon D80 does not. More ...

Cameras with full HD video recording can capture video with a resolution of at least 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD video usually appears sharper as more pixels re being recorded.

Higher Video Resolution

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels pixels, and so are the Canon EOS 5D Mark III and the Olympus OM-D EM1X, which is twice as high video resolution as the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 (1280 x 720 pixels). We do not know what type of maximum video resolution the Nikon D80 have. More ...

'Maximum video resolution' measures the largest possible video that the digital camera is able to record.

A larger video resolution means the camera can shoot videos that will be sharper, more detailed and have more clarity.

1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Pixels Video Resolution

The best video resolution supported by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 is 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels pixels which is also supported by the Canon EOS 5D Mark III and the Olympus OM-D EM1X. But the best video resolution supported by the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 is 1280 x 720 pixels (half as high video resolution). We do not know what types of video resolution the Nikon D80 support. More ...

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 also supports 1280 x 720 pixels, 720 x 576 pixels and 640 x 480 pixels video resolutions.

The video resolution is the size of the image that the camera can record in video mode. It is measured in pixels where the first value is the number of horizontal pixels and the second value is the number of vertical pixels.

A higher video resolution will be noticeable when playing back videos on HD televisions. The video will appear sharper and more life like. Recording video at a higher resolution will fill your memory card more quickly though.

64% Wider Field of View

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 has a field of view of 100% (as does the Canon EOS 5D Mark III), but the Nikon D80 is only a 36% field of view digital camera (64% narrower). More ...

'Field of View' denotes the angles at which the display on a digital camera can be effectively viewed, and all the information clearly read.

Wider field of views mean that you can use the display at a greater variety of angles. Conversely a very small field of view means that you have to hold the device almost directly in front of you in order to view the display.

Touchscreen

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 has a touchscreen (as does the Olympus OM-D EM1X), however the Canon EOS 5D Mark III, the Nikon D80 and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 do not have this feature. More ...

On a camera, this means that the digital display on the back of the camera is touch-sensitive, rather than relying on buttons.

Touchscreens are easier and more intuitive to control.

HDMI

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 has an HDMI, and so do the Canon EOS 5D Mark III and the Olympus OM-D EM1X, but the Nikon D80 and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 do not. More ...

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

3D

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 is 3D, and so is the Olympus OM-D EM1X, whereas the Canon EOS 5D Mark III, the Nikon D80 and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 are not. More ...

3D compatible cameras can take 3D photos with varying degrees of success. Cameras with 2 lenses will generally be able to capture the best 3D pictures.

3D pictures allow you to capture the feel of a place better than a 2D picture could. However you will need a 3D compatible screen to appreciate the results.

A Lot Higher Maximum Playback Zoom

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 has a maximum playback zoom of 16x, however the Canon EOS 5D Mark III is only a 10x maximum playback zoom digital camera (6x lower). More ...

The 'playback zoom' attribute denotes how much you can enlarge photos and videos when viewing them on the cameras digital screen.

A larger playback zoom allows you to zoom in closer on details of your shots, allowing you to better analyse them and pick out any faults or issues before you transfer them to a computer.

Multi Burst Mode

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 features multi burst mode, and so does the Canon EOS 5D Mark III, but the Nikon D80, the Olympus OM-D EM1X and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 do not. More ...

'Multi burst mode' is a special setting on a digital camera to allow it to take multiple photos in very quick succession at a single button press.

Burst mode is very helpful for sports photography, or any time where you are trying to capture a fast-moving subject.

Built-in Flash

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 has a built-in flash (as do the Nikon D80 and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300), whereas the Canon EOS 5D Mark III and the Olympus OM-D EM1X do not have this feature. More ...

Cameras with a built in flash illuminate the subject in low light conditions. A flash can also be used to place more emphasis on the foreground or lighten dark shadows.

Cameras with a built in flash can take pictures in low light conditions. Since no external flash is required, cameras with a built in flash are smaller and easier to carry.

14 Reasons Against for Choosing the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

A Lot Lower Megapixels

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 has a megapixels of 16MP, whereas the Canon EOS 5D Mark III is a 22.3MP digital camera (6.3MP higher), the Nikon D80 is a 10.2MP digital camera (5.8MP lower), the Olympus OM-D EM1X is a 16.3MP digital camera (0.3MP higher) and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 is a 20.1MP digital camera (4.1MP higher). More ...

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Lower Still Image Resolution

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 supports a still image resolution of 4576 x 3056, whereas the Olympus OM-D EM1X supports a still image resolution of 4608 x 3456 and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 supports a still image resolution of 5152 x 3864. More ...

Image resolution refers to the amount of pixels that make up an photo taken on a digital camera. It is measured as the width x the height of the image - so a 1280 x 720 resolution camera can take a photo that is 1280 pixels wide and 720 pixels tall.

Higher image resolutions mean that the photos are comprised of more pixels, which translate to more detailed and higher quality photos. Also, because they are larger photos, they can be displayed on larger screens or printed out at vastly increased sizes without losing detail.

276x Smaller Digital Zoom

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 has a digital zoom of 4x, however the Canon EOS 5D Mark III is a 5x digital zoom digital camera (1x bigger) and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 is a 280x digital zoom digital camera (276x bigger). More ...

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

Vastly Lower Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 has a maximum ISO sensitivity of 12, however the Canon EOS 5D Mark III and the Olympus OM-D EM1X are both 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital cameras (12,800 higher), the Nikon D80 is a 1,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera (11,200 lower) and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 is a 3,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (9,600 lower). More ...

ISO sensitivity denotes the sensitivity of your camera to available light. Modifying the sensitivity causes the camera to gather more or less light when forming an image. Higher sensitivity gathers more light, which means can lead to a sharper image in low-light conditions. However it may also lead to increased 'noise', meaning the ISO level must be carefully modified to get the best shot.

A higher maximum ISO sensitivity will allow you to take photos in lower light levels without using flash.

0.2" Smaller Display Diagonal

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 is a 3" screen digital camera (as do the Olympus OM-D EM1X and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300), whereas the Canon EOS 5D Mark III is a 3.2" screen digital camera (0.2" larger) and the Nikon D80 is a 2.5" screen digital camera (0.5" smaller). More ...

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Lower Display Resolution

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 has a display resolution of 460 pixels, but the Canon EOS 5D Mark III is a 1,040,000 Pixels display resolution digital camera (580,000 pixels higher), the Nikon D80 is a 230,000 Pixels display resolution digital camera (230,000 pixels lower), the Olympus OM-D EM1X is a 1,037,000 Pixels display resolution digital camera (577,000 pixels higher) and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 is a 460,800 Pixels display resolution digital camera (800 pixels higher). More ...

The display resolution on a display camera denotes how high detail the display is.

High resolutions on the display of your camera means that the photos you take will be shown in higher detail, allowing you to see them more clearly.

Does Not Have a GPS

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 does not have a GPS (As do the the Canon EOS 5D Mark III, the Nikon D80 and the Olympus OM-D EM1X), however the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 does. More ...

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

640 Less Battery Life

The number of battery life on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 is 310, but the Canon EOS 5D Mark III only takes 950 battery life, the Olympus OM-D EM1X only takes 330 battery life and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 only takes 350 battery life. More ...

We do not know the number of battery life taken by the Nikon D80. It is possible that it does not take any battery life.

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 does not support Wi-Fi (As does the the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300), but the Canon EOS 5D Mark III, the Nikon D80 and the Olympus OM-D EM1X support this feature. More ...

WiFi connectivity allows you upload photos to your computer and the internet without connecting the camera to the computer with a cable.

WiFi connectivity makes it easier to upload your photos as you will not need a cable. Most cameras will also allow you to print photos via Wifi.

Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 does not feature bluetooth, whereas the Canon EOS 5D Mark III, the Nikon D80, the Olympus OM-D EM1X and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 feature this benefit. More ...

Bluetooth is a communication standard used to wirelessly transfer data between devices. In a digital camera, it is used to send photos between the camera and mobile phones and tablets, or to control external peripherals (such as flashes).

Bluetooth is a necessity to use certain modern camera peripherals, so without this tech you will be limited with what extras you can use.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 has received a Kagoo Score of 79, however the Canon EOS 5D Mark III scored 81 and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 scored 83.

$237 More Expensive

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 is more expensive than the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 by $237.

Over Two Years Older

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 is older than the Nikon D80 by three years, older than the Olympus OM-D EM1X by 19 months and older than the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 by three months.

Worse Brand

Panasonic digital cameras have an average rating of only 88.1%, whereas Canon has an average rating of 95%, Nikon has an average rating of 90.7% and Sony has an average rating of 88.7%.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 is 116.3mm wide, 67.8mm tall, 39.4mm deep and weighs 318g.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 front view

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Olympus OM-D EM1X

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Olympus OM-D EM1X

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Olympus OM-D EM1X
16.3MP
4608 X 3456
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
FULL HD VIDEO
RESOLUTION
2.8
MINIMUM
25,600
MAXIMUM ISO
SPEED
1s
CAMERA
443g
3"
SCREEN

The Olympus OM-D EM1X has a Kagoo Score of 72. However with a price tag of $1,999.00 this digital camera is very expensive. For further details check out our full review of the Olympus OM-D EM1X or read our article on whether you should buy a Olympus digital camera.

Features We Love:
High megapixels (16.3MP)
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution (1920x1080 pixels)
High maximum ISO sensitivity (25,600)
ok minimum aperture number (2.8)
Image stabiliser

A good spec but only ok value for money 443g camera. It has an image stabiliser and a touchscreen, is 3D and supports Wi-Fi.

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Features
Good Features
62
Value for Money
Good
72
Kagoo Score
Very Good
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9 Reasons For for Choosing the Olympus OM-D EM1X

Bigger Image Sensor Size

The Olympus OM-D EM1X has a 4/3" (4/3)" image sensor size, whereas the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 only has a 1/2 to 1/2.5" image sensor size. We do not know what type of image sensor size the Canon EOS 5D Mark III, the Nikon D80 and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 have. More ...

Optical sensor size is one of the most important factors affecting the image quality produced by a digital camera. Compact digital cameras have smaller optical sensors due to the reduced space available in the camera body. Digital SLRs and Mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras (MILCs) have large optical sensors to achieve maximum image quality.

A larger optical sensor produces better quality photographs. A 4/3" sensor size has a 2x crop factor compared to 35mm film, while a 1/4" sensor size is significantly smaller and will result in lower quality images.

Full HD Video

The Olympus OM-D EM1X supports Full HD video (as do the Canon EOS 5D Mark III, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300), however the Nikon D80 does not support this feature. More ...

Cameras with full HD video recording can capture video with a resolution of at least 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD video usually appears sharper as more pixels re being recorded.

1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Pixels Video Resolution

The Olympus OM-D EM1X has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels pixels (as are the Canon EOS 5D Mark III and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1), but the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 only has a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. We do not know what type of maximum video resolution the Nikon D80 have. More ...

'Maximum video resolution' measures the largest possible video that the digital camera is able to record.

A larger video resolution means the camera can shoot videos that will be sharper, more detailed and have more clarity.

Touchscreen

The Olympus OM-D EM1X has a touchscreen, and so does the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1, whereas the Canon EOS 5D Mark III, the Nikon D80 and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 do not. More ...

On a camera, this means that the digital display on the back of the camera is touch-sensitive, rather than relying on buttons.

Touchscreens are easier and more intuitive to control.

HDMI

The Olympus OM-D EM1X has an HDMI (as do the Canon EOS 5D Mark III and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1), however the Nikon D80 and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 do not have this feature. More ...

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

3D

The Olympus OM-D EM1X is a 3D digital camera (as is the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1), but the Canon EOS 5D Mark III, the Nikon D80 and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 are not. More ...

3D compatible cameras can take 3D photos with varying degrees of success. Cameras with 2 lenses will generally be able to capture the best 3D pictures.

3D pictures allow you to capture the feel of a place better than a 2D picture could. However you will need a 3D compatible screen to appreciate the results.

Marginally Bigger Eye Relief

The Olympus OM-D EM1X is a 21mm Eye relief digital camera, whereas the Nikon D80 is only a 19.5mm Eye relief digital camera (1.5mm smaller). More ...

Eye relief (also known as eye point) refers to how far away from the eye piece your eye can be and you can still see the full frame of the image that will be taken.

A larger eye relief distance is useful for people who wear glasses, meaning that they can't put their eye directly on the eye piece.

Wi-Fi

The Olympus OM-D EM1X supports Wi-Fi (as do the Canon EOS 5D Mark III and the Nikon D80), whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 do not support this feature. More ...

WiFi connectivity allows you upload photos to your computer and the internet without connecting the camera to the computer with a cable.

WiFi connectivity makes it easier to upload your photos as you will not need a cable. Most cameras will also allow you to print photos via Wifi.

Bluetooth

The Olympus OM-D EM1X features bluetooth, however the Canon EOS 5D Mark III, the Nikon D80, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 do not feature this benefit. More ...

Bluetooth is a communication standard used to wirelessly transfer data between devices. In a digital camera, it is used to send photos between the camera and mobile phones and tablets, or to control external peripherals (such as flashes).

Bluetooth is a necessity to use certain modern camera peripherals, so without this tech you will be limited with what extras you can use.

13 Reasons Against for Choosing the Olympus OM-D EM1X

23% Heavier

The Olympus OM-D EM1X has a weight of 443g, however the Canon EOS 5D Mark III is a 950g digital camera (507g heavier), the Nikon D80 is a 585g digital camera (142g heavier), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 is a 318g digital camera (125g lighter) and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 is a 495g digital camera (52g heavier). More ...

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Lower Megapixels

The Olympus OM-D EM1X is a 16.3MP digital camera. That's 6MP lower than the Canon EOS 5D Mark III (22.3MP), 6.1MP higher than the Nikon D80 (10.2MP), 0.3MP higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 (16MP) and 3.8MP lower than the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 (20.1MP). More ...

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Only 4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Olympus OM-D EM1X supports a still image resolution of 4608 x 3456, but the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 supports a still image resolution of 5152 x 3864. More ...

Image resolution refers to the amount of pixels that make up an photo taken on a digital camera. It is measured as the width x the height of the image - so a 1280 x 720 resolution camera can take a photo that is 1280 pixels wide and 720 pixels tall.

Higher image resolutions mean that the photos are comprised of more pixels, which translate to more detailed and higher quality photos. Also, because they are larger photos, they can be displayed on larger screens or printed out at vastly increased sizes without losing detail.

Not Waterproof

The Olympus OM-D EM1X is not waterproof (As does the the Canon EOS 5D Mark III), however the Nikon D80, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 are. More ...

Waterproof compacts or tough / rugged compacts allow you to take shots in all sorts of weather conditions and even take your camera snorkelling with you. Make sure to check the depth the camera can be used to if you intend to use it underwater at greater depths of for extended periods of time.

Waterproof compacts or tough / rugged compacts allow you to take shots in all sorts of weather conditions and even take your camera snorkelling with you.

7% Smaller Display Diagonal

Olympus OM-D EM1X is only 3" screen, and so do the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300. That's 0.2" smaller than the Canon EOS 5D Mark III (3.2") and 0.5" larger than the Nikon D80 (2.5"). More ...

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Vastly Lower Display Resolution

The Olympus OM-D EM1X is a 1 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 3,000 pixels lower than the Canon EOS 5D Mark III (1,040,000 Pixels), 807,000 pixels higher than the Nikon D80 (230,000 Pixels), 577,000 pixels higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 (460,000 Pixels) and 576,200 pixels higher than the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 (460,800 Pixels). More ...

The display resolution on a display camera denotes how high detail the display is.

High resolutions on the display of your camera means that the photos you take will be shown in higher detail, allowing you to see them more clearly.

Smaller Viewfinder Screen Size

The Olympus OM-D EM1X is a 3" viewfinder screen size digital camera. That's 0.2" smaller than the Canon EOS 5D Mark III and the Nikon D80 (3.2"). More ...

Denotes the size of the viewfinder on the digital camera.

The larger the viewfinder screen on your camera, the easier it will be to use.

Does Not Have a GPS

The Olympus OM-D EM1X does not have a GPS (As do the the Canon EOS 5D Mark III, the Nikon D80 and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1), whereas the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 has this feature. More ...

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

Only 330 Battery Life

The Olympus OM-D EM1X takes 330 battery life, however the Canon EOS 5D Mark III only takes 950 battery life and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 only takes 350 battery life. More ...

We do not know the number of battery life taken by the Nikon D80. It is possible that it does not take any battery life.

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Olympus OM-D EM1X has only received a Kagoo Score of 72, whereas the Canon EOS 5D Mark III scored 81, the Nikon D80 scored 77, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 scored 79 and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 scored 83.

More Expensive by $1,801

The Olympus OM-D EM1X is $1,550 more expensive than the Canon EOS 5D Mark III, $1,564 more expensive than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 and $1,801 more expensive than the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300.

Older by Over One Year

The Olympus OM-D EM1X is 13 months older than the Nikon D80.

Worse Brand

Olympus digital cameras have an average rating of only 80.5%, but Canon has an average rating of 95%, Nikon has an average rating of 90.7%, Panasonic has an average rating of 88.1% and Sony has an average rating of 88.7%.

The Olympus OM-D EM1X is 130.4mm wide, 93.5mm tall, 63.1mm deep and weighs 443g.

Olympus OM-D EM1X front view

The cheapest price that we could find for the OM-D EM1X in the US is $1,999.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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