Nikon Coolpix P530 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

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Nikon Coolpix P530
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

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Reasons For

9 Reasons For
25% higher megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P530 is a 16.1MP digital camera. That's 4MP higher 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.

3.99MP more total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P530 is a 16.79MP digital camera. That's 3.99MP more than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 (12.8MP).
Bigger optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P530 is a 42x optical zoom digital camera. That's 18x bigger 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.

280mm longer maximum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P530 has a maximum focal length of 1,000mm, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is only a 720mm maximum focal length digital camera (280mm shorter).
Shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P530 is a 24mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 1mm shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 (25mm).
9% shorter Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P530 is an 84.1mm tall digital camera. That's 7.4mm shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 (91.5mm).
20% thinner Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P530 has a depth of 98.2mm. That's 18.9mm thinner than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 (117.1mm).
Narrower Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P530 has a width of 122.8mm. That's 8.8mm narrower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 (131.6mm).
Cheaper by £292
The Nikon Coolpix P530 costs £163.99, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is £456.00.
8 Reasons For
Marginally smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has a minimum aperture of 2.8, however the Nikon Coolpix P530 is a 3 minimum aperture digital camera (0.2 larger).
75% longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is 60s maximum shutter speed. That's 45s longer than the Nikon Coolpix P530 (60s). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Higher display resolution Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is a 1,040,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 119,000 pixels higher than the Nikon Coolpix P530 (1,040,000 pixels).
Larger viewfinder screen size Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is a 0.39" viewfinder screen size digital camera. That's 0.19" larger than the Nikon Coolpix P530 (0.39").
380.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is 380.00, but the Nikon Coolpix P530 only takes 240.00 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.

Two more awards
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has 6 awards from expert review sites, whereas the Nikon Coolpix P530 has 4 awards.
Better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is 88%, however the average rating of the Nikon Coolpix P530 is 79% (based on 12 reviews).
A bit better user reviews
The average user review score of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is 94%, however the average rating of the Nikon Coolpix P530 is 91% (based on 34 reviews).

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
A bit larger minimum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P530 has a minimum aperture of 3, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is a 2.8 minimum aperture digital camera (0.2 smaller).
Three times shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P530 is a 15s maximum shutter speed digital camera. That's 45s shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 (60s). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

119,000 pixels lower display resolution Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P530 is a 921,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 119,000 pixels lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 (1,040,000 pixels).
Smaller viewfinder screen size Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P530 is a 0.2" viewfinder screen size digital camera. That's 0.19" smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 (0.39").
Only 240.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P530 is a digital camera that takes 240.00 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.

Older by over one year
The Nikon Coolpix P530 is 19 months older than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300.
Two less awards
The Nikon Coolpix P530 has only received 4 awards, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has received 6 awards.
Expert review Rating is Worse
The Nikon Coolpix P530 only has an average expert score of 79%, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has an average expert rating of 88% (based on 23 reviews).
User review Rating is slightly Worse
The Nikon Coolpix P530 has an average user score of 91%, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has an average user rating of 94% (based on 16 reviews).
9 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is a 12.1MP digital camera. That's 4MP lower than the Nikon Coolpix P530 (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 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is a 12.8MP digital camera. That's 3.99MP less than the Nikon Coolpix P530 (12.8MP).
Smaller optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is a 24x optical zoom digital camera. That's 18x smaller than the Nikon Coolpix P530 (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.

280mm shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has a maximum focal length of 720mm, but the Nikon Coolpix P530 is a 1,000mm maximum focal length digital camera (280mm longer).
Longer minimum focal length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is a 25mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 1mm longer than the Nikon Coolpix P530 (25mm).
9% taller Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is 91.5mm tall. That's 7.4mm taller than the Nikon Coolpix P530 (91.5mm).
18.9mm thicker Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is a 117.1mm deep digital camera. That's 18.9mm thicker than the Nikon Coolpix P530 (117.1mm).
Wider Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is a 131.6mm wide digital camera. That's 8.8mm wider than the Nikon Coolpix P530 (131.6mm).
More expensive by £292
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is £292.01 more expensive than the Nikon Coolpix P530.

Awards

4 Awards
Camera Labs: Recommended
Ephotozine: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended
vido.com.ua: 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

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

30 months Ago 11 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 bridge camera
 bridge camera
Megapixel Count
16.1MP
BEST
12.1MP
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
BEST
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1920 x 1080
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 3840 x 2160
 2448 x 2448
 1920 x 1920
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1360
BEST
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1920 x 1080
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 3840 x 2160
 2448 x 2448
 1920 x 1920
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1360
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
BEST
 4608 x 3456
Image Format
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
BEST
Total Megapixel Count
16.79MP
BEST
12.8MP
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 3:2
 1:1
 4:3
 16:9
 3:2
 1:1
 4:3
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
42x
BEST
24x
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture
5.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
3 2.8
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
1,000mm
BEST
720mm
Minimum Focal Length
24mm
BEST
25mm
Focal Length Range
4.3 - 180 4.5 - 108
Extra / Smart Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 48x
Lens Structure
14/10 14/11
Aspheric Element
Unknown - Click to provide data 5

Focusing

Auto Focus
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Face tracking
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 spot
 flexible spot
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Face tracking
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 spot
 flexible spot
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto focus lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto focus assist beam
Closest Focusing Distance
0.01m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3 - ∞ / 2.0 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range
0.5 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Auto Mode Focusing Range
2 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data

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

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
15s 60s
BEST
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Auto
 Flash on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Tele Flash Range
1.5 - 4.5 1 - 8.8
Flash Range
0.5 - 8 0.3 - 8.8
Pre-Flash
 Pre-flash
Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
BEST
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Format
 MOV
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MOV
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 3840 x 2160
BEST
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@25fps
BEST
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@25fps
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
Audio Format
 WAV
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
 WAV
 LPCM
 PCM

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
56MB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
Touch Sensitive Screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touch sensitive screen
Display Resolution
921,000 pixels 1,040,000 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.2" 0.39"
BEST
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
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
Ecurity Algorithm
 WPA
 WPA2
 WPA
 WPA2

Camera

GPS
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Scene
 Manual
 Auto
 Scene
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Crop
 Resizing
 Crop
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 RAW
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 RAW
Live View
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Live view
Tripod Mount
 Tripod mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Saturation adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Contrast adjustment
Direct Printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Direct printing
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Scene Mode
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 Moon
 Children
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 Moon
 Children
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi
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
Unknown - Click to provide data 640g
Height
84.1mm
BEST
91.5mm
Depth
98.2mm
BEST
117.1mm
Width
122.8mm
BEST
131.6mm
Weight Including Battery
494g
BEST
691g

Battery

Power Source
 AC
 Battery
 AC
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Size
EN-EL5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,200mAh
Shot Per Battery Charge
240 shots 380 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.2V
Battery Recharge Time
4.17h Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

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
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 USB
 USB
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included battery charger
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 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
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