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Panasonic FZ300 vs Panasonic TS10

Portability
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Imaging
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Features
73
Overall
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS10 front
Portability
93
Imaging
37
Features
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Overall
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Panasonic FZ300 vs Panasonic TS10 Key Specs

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
  • Introduced July 2015
  • Superseded the Panasonic FZ200
Panasonic TS10
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 35-140mm (F3.5-5.6) lens
  • 188g - 99 x 63 x 24mm
  • Revealed January 2010
  • Additionally Known as Lumix DMC-FT10
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Panasonic FZ300 vs Panasonic TS10 Overview

Its time to take a deeper look at the Panasonic FZ300 vs Panasonic TS10, one being a Small Sensor Superzoom and the latter is a Waterproof and they are both created by Panasonic. The resolution of the FZ300 (12MP) and the TS10 (14MP) is relatively well matched and they feature the exact same sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The FZ300 was brought out 5 years later than the TS10 and that is quite a serious gap as far as tech is concerned. Both the cameras come with different body type with the Panasonic FZ300 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera and the Panasonic TS10 being a Compact camera.

Before diving through a in depth comparison, below is a concise summation of how the FZ300 scores versus the TS10 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic FZ300 over the Panasonic TS10

 FZ300 TS10 
RevealedJuly 2015January 2010More recent by 67 months
Manual focus Dial exact focusing
Screen typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating screen
Screen dimension3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution1040k230kCrisper screen (+810k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Reasons to pick Panasonic TS10 over the Panasonic FZ300

 TS10 FZ300 

Common features in the Panasonic FZ300 and Panasonic TS10

 FZ300 TS10 

Panasonic FZ300 vs Panasonic TS10 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is intending to lug around your camera, you're going to have to factor its weight and dimensions. The Panasonic FZ300 enjoys outer measurements of 132mm x 92mm x 117mm (5.2" x 3.6" x 4.6") accompanied by a weight of 691 grams (1.52 lbs) whilst the Panasonic TS10 has dimensions of 99mm x 63mm x 24mm (3.9" x 2.5" x 0.9") accompanied by a weight of 188 grams (0.41 lbs).

Look at the Panasonic FZ300 vs Panasonic TS10 in the all new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Always remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change depending on the lens you have attached during that time. Underneath is the front view dimension comparison of the FZ300 compared to the TS10.

Panasonic FZ300 vs Panasonic TS10 size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability rating of the FZ300 and TS10 is 59 and 93 respectively.

Panasonic FZ300 vs Panasonic TS10 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic FZ300 vs Panasonic TS10 Sensor Comparison

Generally, it can be difficult to picture the gap between sensor measurements merely by reading through specifications. The graphic below should provide you a stronger sense of the sensor measurements in the FZ300 and TS10.

To sum up, each of the cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements albeit different resolution. You should count on the Panasonic TS10 to give extra detail having its extra 2 Megapixels. Higher resolution can also enable you to crop pictures somewhat more aggressively. The more recent FZ300 should have an edge with regard to sensor technology.

Panasonic FZ300 vs Panasonic TS10 sensor size comparison

Panasonic FZ300 vs Panasonic TS10 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic FZ300 vs Panasonic TS10 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic FZ300 as a Portrait photography camera
Panasonic TS10 as a Portrait photography camera
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you can focus manually
comes with face detect focusing
delivers RAW formats
MP count low (12 megapixels)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
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good resolution (14MP)
no manual focus
no manual control
cannot use external flash
small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Panasonic FZ300
Street photography with Panasonic TS10
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screen can move to multiple angles
has image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW formats
offers focus via touch
environment proof
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
heavier than competition in class (691 grams)
62
built in image stabilization (Optical)
weather sealing
no moving screen
small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic FZ300 Sports photography details
Panasonic TS10 Sports photography details
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amazing zoom range (25-600mm 24.0 x zoom)
great max shutter speed (1/16,000s)
has image stabilization (Optical)
comes with tracking focus
environment proof
great battery life (380 shots)
MP count low (12 megapixels)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect AF
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built in image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (14MP)
weather sealing
max fps low (2.0 frames per second)
lack of shutter priority mode
small sensor (1/2.3")
no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic FZ300 as a Travel photography camera
Panasonic TS10 as a Travel photography camera
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great battery life (380 CIPA)
environment proof
offers focus via touch
has built in flash
selfie friendly screen
really wide (25mm)
very long reach (600mm)
heavier than competition in class (691 grams)
MP count low (12 megapixels)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
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weather sealing
good resolution (14MP)
has built in flash
lack of Time Lapse recording
does not offer selfie friendly display
wide angle not the best (35mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic FZ300 Landscape photography advice
Panasonic TS10 Landscape photography advice
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you can focus manually
really wide (25mm)
nice screen size (3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW formats
environment proof
great battery life (380 CIPA)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
MP count low (12MP)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
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built in image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (14MP)
weather sealing
no manual focus
can't change lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (35mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inch)
no manual control
small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW files
lack of Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic FZ300 as a Vlogging camera
Panasonic TS10 as a Vlogging camera
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really wide (25mm)
selfie friendly screen
screen is touchscreen
has image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detect focusing
high res video (3840 x 2160 resolution)
includes mic support
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
heavier than competition in class (691 grams)
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built in image stabilization (Optical)
wide angle not the best (35mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
does not offer selfie friendly display
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pxls)
lack of external mic socket
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Panasonic FZ300 vs Panasonic TS10 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic FZ300 and Panasonic TS10
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS10
General Information
Make Panasonic Panasonic
Model type Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS10
Also Known as - Lumix DMC-FT10
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Waterproof
Introduced 2015-07-16 2010-01-21
Physical type SLR-like (bridge) Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by Venus Engine Venus Engine IV
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixel 14 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution 4000 x 3000 4320 x 3240
Highest native ISO 6400 6400
Lowest native ISO 100 80
RAW data
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Total focus points 49 9
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 25-600mm (24.0x) 35-140mm (4.0x)
Maximum aperture f/2.8 f/3.5-5.6
Macro focusing distance 1cm 10cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.9
Screen
Type of display Fully Articulated Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3" 2.7"
Display resolution 1,040k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 1,440k dots -
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent -
Features
Min shutter speed 60s 60s
Max shutter speed 1/16000s 1/1600s
Continuous shutter rate 12.0 frames/s 2.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes -
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 8.80 m (at Auto ISO) 4.90 m
Flash settings Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, forced on, forced on w/redeye reduction, slow sync, slow sync w/redeye reduction, forced off Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 3840 x 2160 (30p, 24p), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 30p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 3840x2160 1280x720
Video data format MPEG-4, AVCHD Motion JPEG
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
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 691 gr (1.52 lbs) 188 gr (0.41 lbs)
Dimensions 132 x 92 x 117mm (5.2" x 3.6" x 4.6") 99 x 63 x 24mm (3.9" x 2.5" x 0.9")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 380 photos -
Battery type Battery Pack -
Self timer Yes Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC card SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Card slots One One
Retail price $598 $249