Olympus Stylus 1S vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

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Olympus Stylus 1S
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
Higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Olympus Stylus 1S is a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 6,400 higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 (6,400).
238g lighter Edit
The Olympus Stylus 1S has a weight of 402g, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is a 640g digital camera (238g heavier). 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.

6% shorter Edit
The Olympus Stylus 1S has a height of 87mm. That's 4.5mm shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 (91.5mm).
Hugely thinner Edit
Olympus Stylus 1S is 56.5mm deep. That's 60.6mm thinner than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 (117.1mm).
Narrower Edit
Olympus Stylus 1S is 116.2mm wide. That's 15.4mm narrower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 (131.6mm).
Cheaper by £106
The Olympus Stylus 1S is £106 cheaper than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300.
2 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
A bit better user reviews
The average user review score of the Olympus Stylus 1S is 96%, whereas the average rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is 94% (based on 16 reviews).
7 Reasons For
0.1MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has a megapixel count of 12.1MP, but the Olympus Stylus 1S is only a 12MP digital camera (0.1MP 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.

0.040000000000001MP more total megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has a total megapixel count of 12.8MP, however the Olympus Stylus 1S is only a 12.76MP digital camera (0.040000000000001MP less).
13.3x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has an optical zoom of 24x, but the Olympus Stylus 1S is only a 10.7x optical zoom digital camera (13.3x smaller). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

59% longer maximum focal length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is a 720mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 420mm longer than the Olympus Stylus 1S (720mm).
3mm shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has a minimum focal length of 25mm, whereas the Olympus Stylus 1S is a 28mm minimum focal length digital camera (3mm longer).
Five more awards
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has 6 awards, but the Olympus Stylus 1S has 1 award.
Expert reviews are moderately better
Based on 23 expert reviews, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has an average review score of 88%, whereas the Olympus Stylus 1S has an average rating of 85% (based on 7 reviews).

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Olympus Stylus 1S is a 12MP digital camera. That's 0.1MP lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 (12.1MP). 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.

Less total megapixel count Edit
The Olympus Stylus 1S is a 12.76MP digital camera. That's 0.040000000000001MP less than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 (12.8MP).
Hugely smaller optical zoom Edit
The Olympus Stylus 1S is a 10.7x optical zoom digital camera. That's 13.3x smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 (24x). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

2x shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Olympus Stylus 1S has a maximum focal length of 300mm, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is a 720mm maximum focal length digital camera (420mm longer).
3mm longer minimum focal length Edit
The Olympus Stylus 1S is a 28mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 3mm longer than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 (25mm).
Older by nine months
The Olympus Stylus 1S is nine months older than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300.
Five less awards
The Olympus Stylus 1S has only received 1 award, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has received 6 awards.
Expert review Rating is a bit Worse
The average expert rating of the Olympus Stylus 1S is 85%, whereas the average expert rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is 88% (based on 23 reviews).
8 Reasons Against
6,400 lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has a maximum ISO speed of 6,400, whereas the Olympus Stylus 1S is a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera (6,400 higher).
38% heavier Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is a 640g digital camera. That's 238g heavier than the Olympus Stylus 1S (640g). 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 bit taller Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has a height of 91.5mm, however the Olympus Stylus 1S is an 87mm tall digital camera (4.5mm shorter).
Hugely thicker Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is 117.1mm deep, but the Olympus Stylus 1S is a 56.5mm deep digital camera (60.6mm thinner).
Wider Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is 131.6mm wide, but the Olympus Stylus 1S is a 116.2mm wide digital camera (15.4mm narrower).
£106 more expensive
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is more expensive than the Olympus Stylus 1S by £106.
Fewer sellers
Only 2 stores sells the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300, but 4 shops sell the Olympus Stylus 1S. Read more
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this digital camera, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Moderately Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is 94%, whereas the average user rating of the Olympus Stylus 1S is 96% (based on 22 reviews).

Awards

1 Award
dkamera.de: Recommended
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

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Average User Rating

Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
BEST
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
12MP 12.1MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
BEST
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 2560 x 1920
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 3840 x 2160
 3264 x 2448
 2448 x 2448
 1920 x 1920
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1360
 1920 x 1080
 2560 x 1920
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 3840 x 2160
 3264 x 2448
 2448 x 2448
 1920 x 1920
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1360
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 3000
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
Full-Frame Sensor Size
7.3 x 5.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Total Megapixel Count
12.76MP 12.8MP
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
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Protection Feature
 Dust resistant
 Splash proof
 Dust resistant
 Splash proof
Splash Proof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Splash proof
Dust Resistant Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dust resistant case

Lens System

Optical Zoom
10.7x 24x
BEST
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 4x
Maximum Aperture
2.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.8
Maximum Focal Length
300mm 720mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length
28mm 25mm
BEST
Focal Length Range
6 - 64.3 4.5 - 108
Extra / Smart Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 48x
Lens Structure
12/10 14/11
Aspheric Element
Unknown - Click to provide data 5

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 spot
 flexible spot
 Spot Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 single
 continuous
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 spot
 flexible spot
 Spot Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Face tracking
Auto Focus Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto focus lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto focus assist beam
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3 - ∞ / 2.0 - ∞
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
 80
 100
 800
 12800
 Auto
 64
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 1600
 3200
 6400
 80
 100
 800
 12800
 Auto
 64
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 1600
 3200
 6400
Maximum ISO Speed
12,800
BEST
6,400
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Auto Exposure Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 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
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
External Flash Connector
 External flash connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tele Flash Range
0.8 - 10.3 1 - 8.8
Flash Range
0.1 - 10.3 0.3 - 8.8
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shoe Mounting Point
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
BEST
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Format
 AVI
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 AVI
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
BEST
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
BEST
 1920x1080@30fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Wind Filter
 Wind filter
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Format
 PCM
BEST
 PCM
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo
Noise Reduction
 Noise reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

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

Viewfinder

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

Ports & Interfaces

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

Camera

GPS
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Sunny
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Sunny
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Art
 Sepia
 Black&White
 Vivid
 Art
 Sepia
 Black&White
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,12 2,10
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Maximum Playback Zoom
14x 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
BEST
Live View
 Live view
 Live view
Multi Burst Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Multi burst mode
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Saturation Adjustment
 Saturation adjustment
 Saturation adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Contrast adjustment
Direct Printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Direct printing
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Children
 Food
 Beach
 Snow
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Children
 Food
Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 SER
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 SER
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
On Screen Display Language
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 ESP
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 ESP
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
402g
BEST
640g
Height
87mm
BEST
91.5mm
Depth
56.5mm
BEST
117.1mm
Width
116.2mm
BEST
131.6mm
Weight Including Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 691g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Size
BLS‑50 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,200mAh
Shot Per Battery Charge
Unknown - Click to provide data 380 shots
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.2V
Battery Level Indicator
 Battery level indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Storage Range
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Relative Humidity Operating Range
30 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature Range
-20 - 60 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.7PE,SILKYPIX Developer Studio 4.3SE,Adobe Reader,LoiLoScope (trial)
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 USB
 USB
BEST
Battery Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
 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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video recording
Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash

Technical Details

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