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Panasonic FZ200 vs Panasonic FZ300

Portability
65
Imaging
37
Features
64
Overall
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 front
Portability
59
Imaging
38
Features
73
Overall
52

Panasonic FZ200 vs Panasonic FZ300 Key Specs

Panasonic FZ200
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200 (Increase to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-600mm (F2.8) lens
  • 588g - 125 x 87 x 110mm
  • Launched July 2012
  • Replaced the Panasonic FZ100
  • Renewed by Panasonic FZ300
Panasonic FZ300
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1/16000s Maximum Shutter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 25-600mm (F2.8) lens
  • 691g - 132 x 92 x 117mm
  • Launched July 2015
  • Previous Model is Panasonic FZ200
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Panasonic FZ200 vs Panasonic FZ300 Overview

The following is a thorough overview of the Panasonic FZ200 vs Panasonic FZ300, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras and both are offered by Panasonic. The resolution of the FZ200 (12MP) and the FZ300 (12MP) is fairly similar and they possess the exact same sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The FZ200 was manufactured 4 years prior to the FZ300 which is quite a serious difference as far as tech is concerned. Each of the cameras come with the identical body type (SLR-like (bridge)).

Before going in to a step-by-step comparison, below is a short introduction of how the FZ200 scores versus the FZ300 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic FZ200 over the Panasonic FZ300

 FZ200 FZ300 

Reasons to pick Panasonic FZ300 over the Panasonic FZ200

 FZ300 FZ200 
LaunchedJuly 2015July 2012Newer by 36 months
Display resolution1040k460kClearer display (+580k dot)
Touch display Easily navigate

Common features in the Panasonic FZ200 and Panasonic FZ300

 FZ200 FZ300 
Manually focus Very accurate focusing
Display typeFully ArticulatedFully ArticulatedFully Articulated display
Display dimension3"3"Identical display sizing
Selfie screen Both good for selfies

Panasonic FZ200 vs Panasonic FZ300 Physical Comparison

If you're aiming to travel with your camera regularly, you need to think about its weight and measurements. The Panasonic FZ200 comes with outer dimensions of 125mm x 87mm x 110mm (4.9" x 3.4" x 4.3") and a weight of 588 grams (1.30 lbs) while the Panasonic FZ300 has proportions of 132mm x 92mm x 117mm (5.2" x 3.6" x 4.6") accompanied by a weight of 691 grams (1.52 lbs).

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Always remember, the weight of an ILC will vary dependant on the lens you have attached at the time. Below is the front view physical size comparison of the FZ200 versus the FZ300.

Panasonic FZ200 vs Panasonic FZ300 size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability score of the FZ200 and FZ300 is 65 and 59 respectively.

Panasonic FZ200 vs Panasonic FZ300 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic FZ200 vs Panasonic FZ300 Sensor Comparison

Generally, its tough to see the difference between sensor dimensions just by reviewing specifications. The pic here should offer you a better sense of the sensor sizes in the FZ200 and FZ300.

To sum up, both of these cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements and the same exact resolution and you can expect similar quality of pictures however you will need to take the launch date of the products into consideration. The more aged FZ200 is going to be disadvantaged in sensor innovation.

Panasonic FZ200 vs Panasonic FZ300 sensor size comparison

Panasonic FZ200 vs Panasonic FZ300 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic FZ200 vs Panasonic FZ300 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Panasonic FZ200
Portrait photography with Panasonic FZ300
48
manual focus
flash sync is higher than normal (1/4,000s)
provides face detection focusing
supports RAW files
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
46
has manual focus
supports face detect autofocus
supports RAW formats
MP count low (12 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
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Street Comparison

Panasonic FZ200 Street photography highlights
Panasonic FZ300 Street photography highlights
57
screen can move to multiple angles
image stabilization (Optical)
supports RAW files
sensor is small (1/2.3")
heavier than competition in class (588g)
59
screen articulates fully
has image stabilization (Optical)
supports RAW formats
has focus by touch
weather proof
very small sensor (1/2.3")
more heavy than competitors (691g)
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic FZ200 Sports photography features
Panasonic FZ300 Sports photography features
47
long zoom range (25-600mm 24.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
provides tracking autofocus
great battery pack (540 per charge)
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect AF
52
excellent zoom range (25-600mm 24.0 x zoom)
maximum shutter speed is high (1/16,000 seconds)
has image stabilization (Optical)
supports tracking focus
weather proof
better than average battery pack (380 per charge)
MP count low (12 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic FZ200 Travel photography information
Panasonic FZ300 Travel photography information
55
great battery pack (540 CIPA)
built-in flash
display is selfie friendly
really wide (25mm)
very long zoom (600mm)
lack of Time Lapse recording
heavier than competition in class (588g)
low megapixels (12MP)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
59
better than average battery pack (380 CIPA)
weather proof
has focus by touch
built-in flash
display is selfie friendly
reasonably wide (25mm)
very long reach (600mm)
more heavy than competitors (691 grams)
MP count low (12MP)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic FZ200 Landscape photography factors
Panasonic FZ300 Landscape photography factors
48
manual focus
really wide (25mm)
screen is a decent size (3 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
supports RAW files
great battery pack (540 CIPA)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lack of Time Lapse recording
52
has manual focus
reasonably wide (25mm)
nice screen size (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
supports RAW formats
weather proof
better than average battery pack (380 shots)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
MP count low (12MP)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100

Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic FZ200 Vlogging information
Panasonic FZ300 Vlogging information
63
really wide (25mm)
display is selfie friendly
image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detection focusing
video res high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
has external mic socket
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
heavier than competition in class (588g)
62
reasonably wide (25mm)
display is selfie friendly
touchscreen capability
has image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detect autofocus
video resolution high (3840 x 2160 pxls)
has microphone support
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
more heavy than competitors (691 grams)
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Panasonic FZ200 vs Panasonic FZ300 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic FZ200 and Panasonic FZ300
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300
General Information
Company Panasonic Panasonic
Model type Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Launched 2012-07-18 2015-07-16
Physical type SLR-like (bridge) SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Processor Venus Engine VII FHD Venus Engine
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12MP 12MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution 4000 x 3000 4000 x 3000
Max native ISO 3200 6400
Max enhanced ISO 6400 -
Min native ISO 100 100
RAW images
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Total focus points 23 49
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 25-600mm (24.0x) 25-600mm (24.0x)
Highest aperture f/2.8 f/2.8
Macro focusing distance 1cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fully Articulated Fully Articulated
Screen size 3 inch 3 inch
Resolution of screen 460 thousand dots 1,040 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Screen tech Free-Angle TFT Screen LCD Display -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 1,312 thousand dots 1,440 thousand dots
Viewfinder coverage 100% 100%
Features
Min shutter speed 60 secs 60 secs
Max shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/16000 secs
Continuous shutter rate 12.0fps 12.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 13.50 m 8.80 m (at Auto ISO)
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, forced on, forced on w/redeye reduction, slow sync, slow sync w/redeye reduction, forced off
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Max flash synchronize 1/4000 secs -
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25 fps), 1280 x 720p (60, 50, 30, 25 fps), 640 x 480 (240, 120, 30, 25 fps) 3840 x 2160 (30p, 24p), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 30p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 3840x2160
Video format MPEG-4, AVCHD MPEG-4, AVCHD
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 588 gr (1.30 lbs) 691 gr (1.52 lbs)
Dimensions 125 x 87 x 110mm (4.9" x 3.4" x 4.3") 132 x 92 x 117mm (5.2" x 3.6" x 4.6")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating 37 not tested
DXO Color Depth rating 19.1 not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating 10.8 not tested
DXO Low light rating 114 not tested
Other
Battery life 540 photos 380 photos
Battery style Battery Pack Battery Pack
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs) Yes
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Card slots One One
Pricing at release $499 $598