Panasonic FZ300 overview
Panasonic FZ300 is Panasonic's Small Sensor Superzoom camera first launched on July of 2015. The camera comes with a 12MP, CMOS 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a maximum resolution of 4000 x 3000.
The FZ300 is rated #14 out of 243 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras & all around #371 out of 1422 for cameras in our list. Remember to try out our Advanced camera filter to get camera ratings based on your personal requirements.
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Panasonic FZ300 family
The Panasonic FZ300 has a history of related cameras. Here, you can find all past and current models as well as important features.
Panasonic FZ300 Gallery
You can see the FZ300 from different angles in the gallery below.
Panasonic FZ300 Pros and Cons
Below is a selection of positives and negatives of the Panasonic FZ300 based on factors which are generally viewed as necessary in a camera.
Panasonic FZ300 Sensor specifications
The Panasonic FZ300 houses the Venus Engine processor. The sensor specification on the Panasonic FZ300 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can resolve 4000 x 3000 pixels at aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera has Image Stabilization (Optical). Sensor stabilization is better than digital stabilization since the latter can lead to cropping.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The CMOS sensor has 12MP and gives a native ISO range of 100 to 6400. RAW photos are saved therefore the user has wider room to maneuver in post.
The graphic underneath displays the FZ300's sensor dimensions in comparison to other common sizes. The FZ300 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is displayed in green.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
To get an idea of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Panasonic FZ300 dimensions
Panasonic FZ300 is 1.52 lbs (691 gr or 24.37 oz) & the over all size of the camera is 132mm x 92mm x 117mm (5.2" x 3.6" x 4.6"). The weight of normal Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387 gr and the Panasonic FZ300 is more heavy compared with various competitors.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
Down below is a picture of the Panasonic FZ300 with a soda to help you to get a sense of its scale.
The top view underneath will show you the button arrangement on the FZ300.
Panasonic FZ300 Lens specifications
The FZ300 includes an inbuilt lens and a focal range of 25-600mm making it a 24.0 x zoom which is ideal and would let you zoom all the way in.
At the widest 25mm, it has an aperture of f2.8 and that is fairly slow and not great for low light circumstances and you will probably find it difficult to get a shallow depth of field. You would also have to raise the ISO setting which causes noisy files.is terrific zoom and
Panasonic FZ300 Connectivity
The FZ300 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that incorporate NFC or Bluetooth connectivity can easily be controlled wirelessly through smartphones. You can easily send photos and oftentimes alter camera settings without connecting directly to the camera.
Many applications even allow a Liveview and click the shutter if you aren't near the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI port, it could be connected to an external monitor. Nearly all cameras enable you to recharge the battery through the USB socket.
Panasonic FZ300 Video specifications
The maximum video quality on the Panasonic FZ300 is 3840 x 2160 and you can capture in MPEG-4 and AVCHD format. 2160p offers a great quality for video recording. You can crop to Full HD to get cleaner results. Be mindful of the huge file sizes and make sure you get good SD cards that have fast write speed. Although the camera has a mic jack, it is unfortunately lacking a headphone jack which means you won't have the option to keep an eye on your audio levels.
Panasonic FZ300 Weather Sealing
Panasonic FZ300 provides environment sealing which makes it a excellent pick for use during tricky climates. This can be especially valuable whenever you are not sure about the conditions you might face during outdoor photography.
Panasonic FZ300 Display and Viewfinder
The Panasonic FZ300 comes with a 3" fully articulated screen boasting a resolution of 1,040k dots.
The display is selfie friendly to take self portraits and group photos if needed. Moreover the screen is touch friendly which means you can set focus points and adjust settings using your fingertips.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The ViewFinder details for Panasonic FZ300 are below:
- ViewFinder Electronic
- Resolution 1,440k dots
- Coverage 100 percent
For sunny outdoor conditions which make the camera screens washed out and hard to see, viewfinders are rather helpful.
Panasonic FZ300 Shutter specifications
Panasonic FZ300 continuous shooting rate is 12.0 fps. The highest shutter speed is 1/16000 sec.
Panasonic FZ300 Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Panasonic FZ300 has both in-built flash as well as external flash ability.
Panasonic FZ300 Autofocus specifications
Panasonic FZ300 has just Contrast Detect Autofocus & does not have Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more faster and accurate compared with Contrast Detect focusing. The camera comes with Face detect making it useful for portraits.
It comes with 49 focus points to choose from. Panasonic FZ300 has tap to focus. You can use your fingers to shift where you focus. It also comes with Tracking Autofocus for objects on the move. Panasonic FZ300 includes manual focus in case it is required during low light occasions or you require more precise control on focus.
Panasonic FZ300 Battery life
The battery on the Panasonic FZ300 is built to last for 380 clicks based on the CIPA measurements which is higher than standard in comparison to its class. The general Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR has got the highest possible (600) battery life within this category of cameras.
Underneath is a number of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras with the highest battery life:
Panasonic FZ300 for different categories of photography
The following chart displays a summation of the Panasonic FZ300 for different categories of photography. To read more, have a look at the specific section underneath.
Portrait photography with Panasonic FZ300
The Panasonic FZ300 has a points total of 47 which is average, and means the camera is fairly adequate for portraits. Photographing portraits leans greatly towards sensor specs, support for RAW photos & potential to use external flash.
Panasonic FZ300 Street photography factors
Having a reasonable points total of 59, the Panasonic FZ300 is somewhat appropriate to buy for street photography. A good street photography camera provides a good balance of image quality and portability.
Panasonic FZ300 as a Sports photography camera
A modest sports photography points tally of 52 means the Panasonic FZ300 is reasonably adequate for taking pictures of sports. A camera needs great focusing plus continuous shooting for sports photography.
Panasonic FZ300 Travel photography factors
Size is extremely important when buying a camera for travel. Overall, the Panasonic FZ300 gets a moderate 59 as a travelling camera which is somewhat adequate for your vacations.
Panasonic FZ300 as a Landscape photography camera
For those who are looking to pick a camera for landscape photographs, the most vital aspect is going to be image quality. The Panasonic FZ300 and it's moderate grade of 53 as a landscape camera is fairly acceptable within the current market.
Panasonic FZ300 Vlogging features
A camera for vlogging preferably should come with a articulating screen, microphone port and ideally IBIS. Considering all the details, the Panasonic FZ300 is a good option as a vlog camera as it comes to a very good score of 62.
Panasonic FZ300 Alternatives
If you want replacements to the FZ300, here is a list of the highest scored cameras which fall under the family of Small Sensor Superzoom.
The diagram underneath shows you an overview of the FZ300 compared to it's top scored rivals listed previously.
Here are a handful of other cameras you might regard as alternative options. To check out a extensive comparison, go to the "compare" link.