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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 Review

With excellent reviews but representing good value for money, we have ranked the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 number 374 across all digital cameras.
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Why Has it Scored 61?

It has great expert reviews and brilliant user reviews with 95% of buyers recommending this camera to others.
At over a year old this camera is slightly out of date, and newer digital cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report it is fairly priced, good screen / viewfinder and excellent design. However they also report it is not an acceptable size and unacceptable noise level.
This digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1" image sensor size
Fairly big optical zoom
Only 4000 x 3000 pixels image resolution
Quite low megapixel

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for sports photography, ranking number 9999999 in sports photography cameras. However good for portrait photography, ranking number 9999999 in portrait photography cameras as well being good for everyday photography, ranking number 9999999 in everyday photography cameras.
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Nine Industry Awards

This camera received a "Recommended" award from websites Pricerunner.se, Pcauthority.com.au and Digitallife.se all of whom concluded that this digital camera was very good.

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

The writer at website 3dGameMan.com concluded that this camera was great and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

The editors of three other expert review sites all thought that this Panasonic camera was very good. 01net.com and Digital Versus both gave this digital camera a "5 Star" award and Ua.gecid.com gave it a "High Functionality" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

The average expert rating of this camera is 87% based on 22 expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Digital Versus, digitallife.se and webnews.it. Experts think this Panasonic digital camera is one of the very best cameras.

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User Reviews Are Excellent

This camera has a marvellous average user rating based on 92 user reviews. Over 90% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 95% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report it is Not an Acceptable Size

Two customers who bought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 thought it was heavy and bulky.

Customers Report Unacceptable Noise Level

Three owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was noisy.

Panasonic Has Very Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

We checked 11,202 expert and owner reviews (including 2,725 verified purchases) for Panasonic digital cameras and found that on average Panasonic has very good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Panasonic has very good ratings specifically within its cameras range. 95% of those that bought a Panasonic camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

Five owners who reviewed the product thought it was good value for money.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Four owners who purchased it reckoned that it had a good screen and two owners who bought this digital camera thought it had a good viewfinder.

Users Report Excellent Design

Two people concluded that the product was ergonomic.

Users Report Good Battery Life

Three people concluded that it had a good battery life.

Users Report Superior Technical Features

Six people considered that the product had good features.

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

Six owners mentioned in their reviews that it had a good zoom, four owners considered that it had a good autofocus and three people who purchased it reckoned that it had a good image stabiliser. three owners said in their reviews that the product had a good lens.

Customers Report Good Video Capture

Five people said that it was good for video recording.

Customers Report it is Robust

Four customers wrote in their reviews that it was well made.

Customers Report a Good Flash

Two owners mentioned in their reviews that it had a good flash.

Users Report Great Product Quality

Eight customers wrote that it was good quality.

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

Four people who reviewed it considered that it was easy to use and two people who reviewed this digital camera mentioned that it was easy to use the menus.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

20 customers who purchased the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 mentioned that it was able to produce good images and two owners considered that it had a good image sensor.


Value For Money

Average Priced

We checked 417 digital cameras and they range in price from $29 to $6,895. We think that this Panasonic camera has an average price compared to other digital cameras.

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Features

Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has a higher image resolution than most cameras. This camera has a 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most cameras have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. The image resolution of all cameras ranges from 2592 x 1944 pixels to 7680 x 5120 pixels.

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Quite Low Megapixel

The lowest megapixel of digital cameras is 0.3MP, the highest is 80MP, and the average megapixel is 16MP. With a megapixel of only 12.1 megapixels, the Lumix DMC-FZ300 has one of the lower megapixels amongst cameras of this age.

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Heavy

Digital cameras have weights of between 1g and 1.5kg. With a weight of 640 grams, the Lumix DMC-FZ300 is quite heavy compared to most of the other cameras.

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1" Image Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1|1/2.3" image sensor size, which is the most commonly found image sensor size on cameras.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 24 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-FZ300 has a quite big optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras. The optical zooms of cameras range from 0.34x to 83x.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Lumix DMC-FZ300 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras.

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Five Aspherical Lenses

The Lumix DMC-FZ300 is a five aspherical lens digital camera. Most of the other cameras have between 1 and 14 aspherical lenses.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has a vari-angle LCD display. Most of the other cameras also have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Lumix DMC-FZ300 has a touchscreen, which is unusual. Most of the other cameras do not have a touchscreen.

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Dustproof

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is dustproof, as are most of the other cameras.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Lumix DMC-FZ300 supports video capability, as do most of the other cameras.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Lumix DMC-FZ300 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other cameras.

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Supports Direct Printing

The Lumix DMC-FZ300 supports direct printing. Most of the other cameras also support direct printing.

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380 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

Most digital cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life (CIPA standard), including the Lumix DMC-FZ300 which takes 380 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Lumix DMC-FZ300 features saturation adjustment. Most of the other cameras also feature saturation adjustment.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Lumix DMC-FZ300 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other cameras.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the digital cameras the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 2.3mm to 2,000mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 300mm. With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 720 millimeters, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has one of the longer maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) amongst cameras of this age.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has a self-timer, as do most of the other cameras.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Lumix DMC-FZ300 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Lumix DMC-FZ300 features contrast adjustment, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The Lumix DMC-FZ300 supports a maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over nine times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by cameras. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this camera. In addition, this digital camera support a video resolutions of 1920 x 1080 pixels and 640 x 480 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. The best video resolution of all cameras is 4096 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 320 x 120 pixels.

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Has a Microphone in

The Lumix DMC-FZ300 has a microphone in, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 features brightness adjustment. Most of the other digital cameras also feature brightness adjustment.

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Supports Live View

The Lumix DMC-FZ300 supports live view, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

At only 2.8, the Lumix DMC-FZ300 has a fairly small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras. The minimum aperture numbers of cameras range from -2 to 22.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-FZ300 has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras.

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Quite High Magnification

At 3.88 times zoom factor, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has a fairly high magnification compared to most of the other cameras. The average magnification of digital cameras is 2.6x, and the magnifications range from 0.15x to 100x.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Lumix DMC-FZ300 is 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. Cameras maximum video resolutions range from 640 pixels (worst) to 4096 x 2160 pixels (best).

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 features multi burst mode, as do most of the other cameras.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most cameras. In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s) of 4000 x 2248, 2992 x 2992, 3840 x 2160, 3264 x 2448, 2448 x 2448, 1920 x 1920, 2048 x 1536 and 2048 x 1360 and 1920 x 1080. Across all digital cameras the worst still image resolution is S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664 and the best is 6016 x 4000.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of 1,040,000 pixel, the Lumix DMC-FZ300 has one of the higher display resolutions (numeric) amongst digital cameras of this age. The average display resolution (numeric) of digital cameras is 600,000 pixels, and the display resolutions (numeric) range from 3 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels.

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Age

Released 18 Months Ago

It was January 2016 when Panasonic released the Lumix DMC-FZ300.


Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00841434105059, 00841434105066, 05025232830657, 05025232830671

Frequently Asked Questions About the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

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