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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
14x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has an optical zoom of 24x, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is only a 10x optical zoom digital camera (14x 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.

Smaller minimum aperture number Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is 2.8 minimum aperture. That's 0.7 smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 (3.5).
89% longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) 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).
Five aspheric elements Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is a five aspheric element digital camera, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 only has four aspheric elements.
Hugely higher magnification Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is 3.88x lens magnification ratio, 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.

Thirty more battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is a digital camera that takes 380.00 battery life (CIPA standard), whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 only takes 350.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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 better
Based on 34 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 83% (based on 99 reviews).
User reviews are a bit better
Based on 74 user reviews, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has an average review score of 91%, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has an average rating of 88% (based on 5 reviews).
4 Reasons For
25% higher megapixel Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has a megapixel of 16.05MP, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is only a 12.1MP digital camera (3.95MP 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.

89% lighter Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is a 340g digital camera. That's 300g lighter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 (340g). 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.

Near Field Communication (NFC) Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 does not support Near Field Communication (NFC).
Nine more awards
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has 17 awards, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has 8 awards.

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
3.95MP lower megapixel Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has a megapixel of 12.1MP, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is a 16.05MP digital camera (3.95MP 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.

47% heavier Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is a 640g digital camera. That's 300g heavier than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 (340g). 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.

Fewer awards
Whilst the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has received 8 awards, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has received 17 awards.
8 Reasons Against
Smaller optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has an optical zoom of 10x, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is a 24x optical zoom digital camera (14x bigger). 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.

Larger minimum aperture number Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is 3.5 minimum aperture. That's 0.7 larger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 (3.5).
Eight times shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) 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).
Lower magnification Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is only 1.4x lens magnification ratio, 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.

Thirty less battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is a digital camera that takes 350.00 battery life (CIPA standard), whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 only takes 380.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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 two years older
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is older than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 by two years.
Lower expert review Score
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has an average expert rating of 83%, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has an average expert rating of 88% (based on 34 reviews).
Moderately 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 91% (based on 74 reviews).

Awards

8 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
3dGameMan.com: 100% Kickass
Digital Versus: 5 Star
pcauthority.com.au: Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
pricerunner.se: Recommended
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
ua.gecid.com: High Functionality
17 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
Digital Versus: 5 Star
Ephotozine: Editor's Choice
Expert Reviews: Best Buy
hardwarezone.com.ph: Recommended
hi-tech.mail.ru/: Recommended
Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
ljudochbild.se: Especially Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
Pocket Lint: Recommended
technopat.net: Editor's Choice
Techradar: Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
vido.com.ua: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

16 months Ago 41 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 bridge camera
 bridge camera
Megapixel
12.1MP 16.05MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 Live MOS
 Live MOS
BEST
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2176
 3264 x 1840
 1712 x 1712
 1824 x 1368
 1824 x 1216
 1824 x 1024
 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
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2176
 3264 x 1840
 1712 x 1712
 1824 x 1368
 1824 x 1216
 1824 x 1024
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 4632 x 3456
 4632 x 3456
BEST
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 JPEG XR
 MPO
 RAW
 JPG
 JPEG XR
 MPO
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 17.3 x 13
Total Megapixels
12.8MP 18.31MP
BEST
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 4/3
 4/3
BEST

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Dustproof
 Dustproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Splashproof
 Splashproof
Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
24x
BEST
10x
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 22
Minimum Aperture Number
2.8
BEST
3.5
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
720mm
BEST
84mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
25mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.5 - 108 14 - 42
Lens Type
 Standard
 Standard
Extra/Smart Zoom
48x Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
14/11 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount Interface
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
Aspheric Element
5
BEST
4
Diaphragm Blade
Unknown - Click to provide data 7
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 58mm

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 spot
 flexible spot
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Face detection
 multi point
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Tracking 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
 multi point
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Normal Focusing Range
0.3 - ∞ / 2.0 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.30
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Unknown - Click to provide data 23
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.50
Focus
 TTL
 TTL
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
0.3m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
2m Unknown - Click to provide data

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 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 Sensitivity
 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
ISO Sensitivity (max)
6,400 25,600
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
60s 60s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Shutter Speed Settings
 B
 B
Camera Shutter Type
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Flash on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Auto
 Flash on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Forced on
 Forced off
Flash Guide Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 11m
Flash Sync-Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01s
Flash Range (tele)
1 - 8.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (wide)
0.3 - 8.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Shoe Mounting Point
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shoe mounting point

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
BEST
 3840 x 2160
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 60fps
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 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
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1280x720@50fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1280x720@50fps
BEST
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
Wind Filter
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wind filter
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording
Noise Reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Noise reduction

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slots
1 1

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% 100%
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
1,040,000 pixels 1,040,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.39" Unknown - Click to provide data
Magnification
3.88x
BEST
1.4x
Viewfinder Type
 electrical
 Electronic
 electrical
 Electronic
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
AV Output
 AV output
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Microphone in
 Microphone in
 Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
BEST
 2.0
Security Algorithms
 WPA
 WPA2
 WPA
 WPA2

Camera

3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D
GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Manual
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Manual
 Custom modes
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Lens priority
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Lens priority
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Neutral
 Skin tones
 Solarisation
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Neutral
 Skin tones
 Solarisation
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Calendar
Sharpness Levels
 Vivid
 Vivid
Multi-Shot Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Multi-shot function
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 4x
Dioptre Correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dioptre correction
Anti-Dust Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Anti-dust function
Image Quality Adjustment
 Brightness
 Contrast
 Saturation
 Brightness
 Contrast
 Saturation
Image Editing
 Resizing
 Crop
 Rotating
 Resizing
 Crop
 Rotating
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Live View
 Live view
 Live view
Tripod Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mountable
Multi Burst Mode
 Multi burst mode
 Multi burst mode
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Saturation Adjustment
 Saturation adjustment
 Saturation adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
 Direct printing
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
Unknown - Click to provide data -4 - 4
Eye Relief
Unknown - Click to provide data 17.5mm
Scene Modes
 Children
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Food
 Backlight
 Night landscape
 Sports
 Pet
 Flower
 Children
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Food
 Backlight
 Night landscape
 Sports
 Pet
 Flower
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 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 340g
BEST
Height
91.5mm 84.6mm
Depth
117.1mm 71.4mm
Width
131.6mm 122.45mm
Weight (including Battery)
691g Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Capacity
1,200mAh 1,200mAh
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
380 shots
BEST
350 shots
Battery Voltage
7.2V 7.2V
Battery Level Indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery level indicator

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.7PE,SILKYPIX Developer Studio 4.3SE,Adobe Reader,LoiLoScope (trial) Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
 Battery charger included
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap
Wrist Strap Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wrist strap included

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
BEST
Data Network
 Not supported
 Not supported

Other Features

Video Capability
 Video capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB 2.0 port
HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI port

Technical Details

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder
1,440,000 pixels 1,440,000 pixels
Neck Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Neck strap
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