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Nikon Coolpix P530 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

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

5 Reasons For
25% higher megapixel 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.

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 (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P530 is a 1,000mm maximum focal length digital camera, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is only a 720mm maximum focal length digital camera (280mm shorter).
Shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Nikon Coolpix P530 is 24mm minimum focal length. That's 1mm shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 (25mm).
146g lighter Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P530 has a weight of 494g, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is a 640g digital camera (146g 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 Reasons For
Marginally smaller minimum aperture number Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has a minimum aperture number of 2.8, however the Nikon Coolpix P530 is a 3 minimum aperture digital camera (0.2 larger).
Higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is 1,040,000 pixels display resolution. 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 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard) on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is 380.00, but the Nikon Coolpix P530 only takes 240.00 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.

Four more awards
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has 8 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).

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
A bit larger minimum aperture number Edit
Nikon Coolpix P530 is 3 minimum aperture, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is a 2.8 minimum aperture digital camera (0.2 smaller).
119,000 pixels lower display resolution (numeric) 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 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P530 is a digital camera that takes 240.00 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.

Four less awards
The Nikon Coolpix P530 has only received 4 awards, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has received 8 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 34 reviews).
6 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel 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.

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 (35mm film equiv) Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is only 720mm maximum focal length, but the Nikon Coolpix P530 is a 1,000mm maximum focal length digital camera (280mm longer).
Longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 25mm. That's 1mm longer than the Nikon Coolpix P530 (25mm).
Heavier Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has a weight of 640g, but the Nikon Coolpix P530 is a 494g digital camera (146g lighter). 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.

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Awards

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 bridge camera
 bridge camera
Megapixel
16.1MP
BEST
12.1MP
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
BEST
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
BEST
Total Megapixels
16.79MP
BEST
12.8MP
Supported Aspect Ratios
 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
Dustproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dustproof
Splashproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Splashproof

Lens System

Optical Zoom
42x
BEST
24x
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture Number
5.9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture Number
3 2.8
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
1,000mm
BEST
720mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
24mm
BEST
25mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.3 - 180 4.5 - 108
Extra/Smart Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 48x
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
14/10 14/11
Aspheric Element
Unknown - Click to provide data 5

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 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 (AF) Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Focus (AF) 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 (wide)
0.5 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
2 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3m
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2m

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
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 1600
 3200
 6400
 80
 800
 Auto
 64
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 1600
 3200
 6400
 80
 800
ISO Sensitivity (max)
6,400 6,400
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 100
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Light Metering
 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

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
15s 60s
BEST
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Flash on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Range (tele)
1.5 - 4.5 1 - 8.8
Flash Range (wide)
0.5 - 8 0.3 - 8.8
Pre-Flash
 Pre-flash
Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
BEST
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MOV
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 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 At 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 Formats Supported
 WAV
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
 WAV
 LPCM
 PCM

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
56MB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slots
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Display

Display Diagonal
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%
Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
921,000 pixels 1,040,000 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.2" 0.39"
BEST
Magnification
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.88x
Viewfinder Type
 electrical
BEST
 electrical

Ports & Interfaces

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

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Shade
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Shade
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Scene
 Manual
 Auto
 Scene
 Manual
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Image Editing
 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 Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Multi Burst Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Multi burst mode
Camera Playback
 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 Modes
 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
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 ESP
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 ESP
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
494g
BEST
640g
Height
84.1mm 91.5mm
Depth
98.2mm 117.1mm
Width
122.8mm 131.6mm
Weight (including Battery)
494g
BEST
691g

Battery

Power Source Type
 AC
 Battery
 AC
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type
EN-EL5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,200mAh
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
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 (T-T)
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
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery charger included
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Data Network
 Not supported
 Not supported

Other Features

Video Capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video capability
Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash

Technical Details

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