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Fujifilm SL300 vs Panasonic LZ20

Portability
67
Imaging
38
Features
39
Overall
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Fujifilm FinePix SL300 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20 front
Portability
71
Imaging
40
Features
34
Overall
37

Fujifilm SL300 vs Panasonic LZ20 Key Specs

Fujifilm SL300
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 1600 (Bump to 6400)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-720mm (F3.1-5.9) lens
  • 510g - 122 x 93 x 100mm
  • Revealed January 2012
Panasonic LZ20
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600 (Push to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 25-525mm (F3.1-5.8) lens
  • 499g - 120 x 76 x 80mm
  • Released July 2012
  • Renewed by Panasonic LZ30
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Fujifilm SL300 vs Panasonic LZ20 Overview

Following is a detailed comparison of the Fujifilm SL300 vs Panasonic LZ20, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras by rivals FujiFilm and Panasonic. The sensor resolution of the Fujifilm SL300 (14MP) and the LZ20 (16MP) is fairly similar and both cameras offer the same sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The Fujifilm SL300 was manufactured 6 months before the LZ20 so they are of a similar age. Each of the cameras have the same body design (SLR-like (bridge)).

Before delving into a in-depth comparison, here is a short highlight of how the Fujifilm SL300 scores against the LZ20 in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm SL300 over the Panasonic LZ20

 Fujifilm SL300 LZ20 

Reasons to pick Panasonic LZ20 over the Fujifilm SL300

 LZ20 Fujifilm SL300 

Common features in the Fujifilm SL300 and Panasonic LZ20

 Fujifilm SL300 LZ20 
ReleasedJanuary 2012July 2012Similar age
Manual focus Lack of manual focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display dimensions3"3"Equal display dimensions
Display resolution460k460kExact same display resolution
Selfie screen Absent selfie screen
Touch display Absent Touch display

Fujifilm SL300 vs Panasonic LZ20 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is intending to carry around your camera often, you will need to take into account its weight and proportions. The Fujifilm SL300 provides external measurements of 122mm x 93mm x 100mm (4.8" x 3.7" x 3.9") along with a weight of 510 grams (1.12 lbs) and the Panasonic LZ20 has measurements of 120mm x 76mm x 80mm (4.7" x 3.0" x 3.1") having a weight of 499 grams (1.10 lbs).

Take a look at the Fujifilm SL300 vs Panasonic LZ20 in our brand new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Bear in mind, the weight of an ILC will vary dependant on the lens you are working with at that time. Following is a front view measurements comparison of the Fujifilm SL300 and the LZ20.

Fujifilm SL300 vs Panasonic LZ20 size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability score of the Fujifilm SL300 and LZ20 is 67 and 71 respectively.

Fujifilm SL300 vs Panasonic LZ20 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm SL300 vs Panasonic LZ20 Sensor Comparison

Usually, it can be tough to picture the contrast between sensor sizes simply by reviewing technical specs. The pic here will offer you a clearer sense of the sensor measurements in the Fujifilm SL300 and LZ20.

As you can tell, both of these cameras have the same sensor dimensions but different megapixels. You can anticipate the Panasonic LZ20 to offer extra detail due to its extra 2 Megapixels. Greater resolution will enable you to crop images a bit more aggressively.

Fujifilm SL300 vs Panasonic LZ20 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm SL300 vs Panasonic LZ20 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm SL300 vs Panasonic LZ20 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Fujifilm SL300
Portrait photography with Panasonic LZ20
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megapixel count decent (14MP)
features face detect focusing
manual focus not available
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
37
good resolution (16MP)
has face detection focus
manual focus not available
external flash not possible
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW support
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Fujifilm SL300
Street photography with Panasonic LZ20
43
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed screen
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
heavier than others in class (510g)
45
has image stabilization (Optical)
screen is fixed
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW support
more heavy than competition in class (499g)
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm SL300 Sports photography advice
Panasonic LZ20 Sports photography advice
47
great zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
megapixel count decent (14MP)
features tracking focus
painfully slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames/s)
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no phase detect AF
47
incredible zoom range (25-525mm 21.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (16 megapixels)
has tracking autofocus
good battery pack (380 per charge)
continuous shooting slow (1.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm SL300 Travel photography information
Panasonic LZ20 Travel photography information
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megapixel count decent (14MP)
has built in flash
really wide (24mm)
great reach (720mm)
no Time Lapse recording
heavier than others in class (510 grams)
screen is not selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f3.1)
58
good battery pack (380 CIPA)
good resolution (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
quite wide (25mm)
long zoom (525mm)
doesn't have Timelapse recording
more heavy than competition in class (499g)
does not have selfie friendly display
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm SL300 Landscape photography features
Panasonic LZ20 Landscape photography features
41
really wide (24mm)
screen size is decent (3")
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
megapixel count decent (14MP)
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.1)
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
no Time Lapse recording
45
quite wide (25mm)
nice screen size (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (16 megapixels)
good battery pack (380 per charge)
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW support
doesn't have Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Fujifilm SL300
Vlogging with Panasonic LZ20
24
really wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
features face detect focusing
sluggish max aperture (f3.1)
screen is not selfie friendly
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pxls)
no mic support
heavier than others in class (510 grams)
25
quite wide (25mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
has face detection focus
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
does not have selfie friendly display
low quality video (1280 x 720 resolution)
doesn't have external microphone jack
more heavy than competition in class (499 grams)
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Fujifilm SL300 vs Panasonic LZ20 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm SL300 and Panasonic LZ20
 Fujifilm FinePix SL300Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20
General Information
Make FujiFilm Panasonic
Model Fujifilm FinePix SL300 Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Revealed 2012-01-05 2012-07-18
Body design SLR-like (bridge) SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 14 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 4288 x 3216 4608 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 1600 1600
Maximum enhanced ISO 6400 6400
Min native ISO 64 100
RAW format
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Number of focus points - 9
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-720mm (30.0x) 25-525mm (21.0x)
Maximal aperture f/3.1-5.9 f/3.1-5.8
Macro focus distance 2cm 2cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.9
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3" 3"
Resolution of display 460 thousand dot 460 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Display tech TFT color LCD monitor TFT Screen LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic None
Viewfinder coverage 97% -
Features
Min shutter speed 8 seconds 15 seconds
Max shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shutter speed 1.0fps 1.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 7.00 m (Wide: 40 cm–7.0 m / Tele: 2.5m–3.6 m) 6.80 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1280 x 720p ( 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video format H.264, Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 510 gr (1.12 pounds) 499 gr (1.10 pounds)
Physical dimensions 122 x 93 x 100mm (4.8" x 3.7" x 3.9") 120 x 76 x 80mm (4.7" x 3.0" x 3.1")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 300 photographs 380 photographs
Battery format Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model NP-85 -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage slots Single Single
Retail cost $280 $250