Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300
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Reasons For

9 Reasons For
Smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is a 2.8 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.7 smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 (3.5).
89% longer maximum focal length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is a 720mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 636mm longer than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 (84mm).
Shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has a minimum focal length of 25mm, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is a 28mm minimum focal length digital camera (3mm longer).
60 smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has a minimum ISO speed of 100, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is a 160 minimum ISO speed digital camera (60 bigger).
Hugely higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has a lens magnification ratio of 3.88x, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is only a 1.4x lens magnification ratio digital camera (2.48x lower). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

175mAh bigger battery capacity Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is a 1,200mAh battery digital camera, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is only a 1,025mAh battery digital camera (175mAh smaller).
Fifty more shots per battery charge Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is a digital camera that takes 380.00 shots per battery charge, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 only takes 330.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Expert reviews are a bit better
Based on 23 expert reviews, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has an average review score of 88%, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has an average rating of 85% (based on 65 reviews).
User reviews are better
Based on 16 user reviews, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has an average review score of 94%, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has an average rating of 88% (based on 5 reviews).
9 Reasons For
25% higher megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has a megapixel count of 16MP, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is only a 12.1MP digital camera (3.9MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

3.88MP more total megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has a total megapixel count of 16.68MP, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is only a 12.8MP digital camera (3.88MP less).
19,200 higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has a maximum ISO speed of 25,600, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is only a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera (19,200 lower).
99% lighter Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is a 323g digital camera. That's 317g lighter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 (323g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

A lot shorter Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is a 64.8mm tall digital camera, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is a 91.5mm tall digital camera (26.7mm taller).
Thinner Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has a depth of 38.4mm, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is a 117.1mm deep digital camera (78.7mm thicker).
19% narrower Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has a width of 111.2mm, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is a 131.6mm wide digital camera (20.4mm wider).
£153 cheaper
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 costs £303.00, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is £456.00.
Four more awards
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has 10 awards, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has 6 awards.

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
3.9MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has a megapixel count of 12.1MP, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is a 16MP digital camera (3.9MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

3.88MP less total megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has a total megapixel count of 12.8MP, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is a 16.68MP digital camera (3.88MP more).
Hugely lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has a maximum ISO speed of 6,400, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera (19,200 higher).
50% heavier Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is a 640g digital camera. That's 317g heavier than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 (323g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

A lot taller Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is a 91.5mm tall digital camera, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is a 64.8mm tall digital camera (26.7mm shorter).
Vastly thicker Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has a depth of 117.1mm, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is a 38.4mm deep digital camera (78.7mm thinner).
16% wider Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has a width of 131.6mm, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is a 111.2mm wide digital camera (20.4mm narrower).
£153 more expensive
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is more expensive than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 by £153.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has received 6 awards, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has received 10 awards.
10 Reasons Against
Larger minimum aperture Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.7 larger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 (3.5).
Eight times shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is an 84mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 636mm shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 (84mm).
Longer minimum focal length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has a minimum focal length of 28mm, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is a 25mm minimum focal length digital camera (3mm shorter).
60 bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has a minimum ISO speed of 160, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (60 smaller).
Lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has a lens magnification ratio of 1.4x, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is a 3.88x lens magnification ratio digital camera (2.48x higher). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

175mAh smaller battery capacity Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is a 1,025mAh battery digital camera, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is a 1,200mAh battery digital camera (175mAh bigger).
Fifty less shots per battery charge Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is a digital camera that takes 330.00 shots per battery charge, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 only takes 380.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Over one year older
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is older than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 by 16 months.
Moderately Lower expert review Score
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has an average expert rating of 85%, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has an average expert rating of 88% (based on 23 reviews).
Lower user review Score
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has an average user rating of 88%, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has an average user rating of 94% (based on 16 reviews).

Awards

6 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
3dGameMan.com: 100% Kickass
Digital Versus: 5 Star
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
pricerunner.se: Recommended
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
10 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
Ephotozine: Editor's Choice
Expert Reviews: Best Buy
ljudochbild.se: Especially Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
Pocket Lint: Recommended
Techradar: Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

17 months Ago 33 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
BEST
Megapixel Count
12.1MP 16MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 Live MOS
 Live MOS
BEST
Still Image Resolution
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2672
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 3840 x 2160
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 2448 x 2448
 1920 x 1920
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1360
 1920 x 1080
 4592 x 3448
 4592 x 2584
 3424 x 3424
 3232 x 2424
 3232 x 2160
 3232 x 1824
 2416 x 2416
 2272 x 1704
 2272 x 1520
 1712 x 1712
 1824 x 1368
 1824 x 1216
 1824 x 1024
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2672
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 3840 x 2160
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 2448 x 2448
 1920 x 1920
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1360
 1920 x 1080
 4592 x 3448
 4592 x 2584
 3424 x 3424
 3232 x 2424
 3232 x 2160
 3232 x 1824
 2416 x 2416
 2272 x 1704
 2272 x 1520
 1712 x 1712
 1824 x 1368
 1824 x 1216
 1824 x 1024
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 4592 x 3448
 4592 x 3448
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 17.3 x 13
Total Megapixel Count
12.8MP 16.68MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
BEST
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Dust-Resistant
 Dust-resistant
Unknown - Click to provide data
Splash Proof
 Splash proof
Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
24x Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 22
Minimum Aperture
2.8
BEST
3.5
Maximum Focal Length
720mm
BEST
84mm
Minimum Focal Length
25mm
BEST
28mm
Focal Length Range
4.5 - 108 14 - 42
Extra / Smart Zoom
48x Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure
14/11 9/8
Aspheric Element
5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diaphragm Blades
Unknown - Click to provide data 7
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 46mm

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 spot
 flexible spot
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Face detection
 single
 continuous
 spot
 flexible spot
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Face detection
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
 Auto focus lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Normal Focusing Range
0.3 - ∞ / 2.0 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
Maximum ISO Speed
6,400 25,600
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
100
BEST
160
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
 Auto exposure lock
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
60s 60s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Flash on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Flash on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Forced on
 Forced off
Tele Flash Range
1 - 8.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range
0.3 - 8.8 Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
BEST
 3840 x 2160
JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Video Format
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
BEST
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Field of View
100% 100%
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
1,040,000 pixels 1,040,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.39" Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Magnification Ratio
3.88x
BEST
1.4x

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
AV Output
 AV output
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
Microphone in Socket
 Microphone in socket
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
Ecurity Algorithm
 WPA
 WPA2
 WPA
 WPA2

Camera

GPS
 GPS
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Antique
 Art
 Neutral
 Skin tones
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Antique
 Art
 Neutral
 Skin tones
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Crop
 Resizing
 Crop
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Multi Burst Mode
 Multi burst mode
 Multi burst mode
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Saturation Adjustment
 Saturation adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Contrast Adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Children
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Food
 Children
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Food
On Screen Display Language
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 ESP
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 FIN
 POL
 POR
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 ESP
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 FIN
 POL
 POR
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
640g 323g
BEST
Height
91.5mm 64.8mm
BEST
Depth
117.1mm 38.4mm
BEST
Width
131.6mm 111.2mm
BEST
Lens Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 110g
Lens Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 49mm
Lens Diameter
Unknown - Click to provide data 56mm
Weight Including Battery
691g Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Size
Unknown - Click to provide data H-PS14042
Battery Capacity
1,200mAh
BEST
1,025mAh
Shot Per Battery Charge
380 shots
BEST
330 shots
Battery Voltage
7.2V 7.2V
Battery Level Indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery level indicator

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 32 - 104
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 10 - 80
Operating Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.7PE,SILKYPIX Developer Studio 4.3SE,Adobe Reader,LoiLoScope (trial) PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.2 AE
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Cable
 USB
BEST
 USB
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
 Included battery charger

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
Near Field Communication
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near field communication

Other Features

Video Recording
 Video recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash

Technical Details

Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder
1,440,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
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