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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

£497.99
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 Review

With excellent reviews and at under 2 years old, we have ranked the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 number 316 across all digital cameras.
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112 Reviews + 8 Awards
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Average Features
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18 Months Old
Overall Score
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Average

Why Has it Scored 53?

It has great expert reviews and superb user reviews with 95% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others. This digital camera has received eight awards including an "Editor's Choice" award from Reviewed.com plus one other site and a "Recommended" award from Pcauthority.com.au plus one other site. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this camera is slightly out of date, and newer digital cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report it is fairly priced, good screen / viewfinder and excellent design. However they also report unacceptable noise level.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Very big optical zoom
3840 x 2160 pixels video resolution
Only 4000 x 3000 pixels image resolution
Quite low megapixels sensor
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Good
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Very Good

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Eight Industry Awards

The editors of websites Reviewed.com and Photoreview.com.au both said that this camera was terrific and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

The authors at review sites Pcauthority.com.au and Digitallife.se both endorse this digital camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

This Panasonic digital camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from website 3dGameMan.com who thought that this camera was very good.

This Panasonic digital camera received a "5 Star" award from both 01net.com and Digital Versus and it received a "High Functionality" award from Ua.gecid.com.

Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on 21 expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Digital Versus, CNET.co.uk and zoom.nl the average expert rating of this digital camera is 88%. Experts think this camera is one of the very best digital cameras.

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Excellent User Reviews

Lumix DMC-FZ300 owners on average rated this camera as outstanding. Over 90% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 95% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report Unacceptable Noise Level

Three people mentioned in their reviews that it was noisy.

Panasonic Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

Based on 11,275 user and expert reviews (including 2,753 verified purchases), Panasonic has very good ratings for its cameras. Panasonic also has very good ratings specifically for its digital cameras. 95% of those that bought a Panasonic camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Five people mentioned in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 was good value for money.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Four owners agreed that the product had a good screen and two owners reckoned that this digital camera had a good viewfinder.

Users Report Excellent Design

Two people who reviewed the product wrote that it was ergonomic.

Users Report Great Battery Life

Three owners agreed that the product had a good battery life.

Users Report Great Technical Features

Six owners who bought this digital camera thought it had good features.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Seven people thought the product had a good zoom, four owners said in their reviews that it had a good autofocus and three people who purchased it concluded that it had a good image stabiliser. three people who reviewed the product agreed that it had a good lens.

Customers Report Good Video Capture

Five people who reviewed the product agreed that it was good for video recording.

Customers Report it is Robust

Three people who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 wrote that it was well made.

Users Report a Good Flash

Two customers who reviewed it concluded that it had a good flash.

Users Report Good Product Quality

Eight customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was good quality.

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

Four owners considered that it was easy to use and two people thought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 was easy to use the menus.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

20 owners who bought the product thought it was able to produce good images and two owners who reviewed the product said that it had a good image sensor.


Features

Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

The Lumix DMC-FZ300 has a maximum image resolution of 4000 x 3000 pixels. That's 25% lower image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels camera, which is the most common resolution. The worst resolution of all digital cameras is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Quite Low Megapixels Sensor

The lowest megapixels of digital cameras is 0.3MP, the highest is 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The megapixels of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 of only 12.1MP is in the lowest 16% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Very Big Optical Zoom

The Lumix DMC-FZ300's optical zoom of 24x is very big compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 3% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The Lumix DMC-FZ300 has a maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The worst resolution of all cameras is 160 x 120 pixels and the best is 4096 x 2160 pixels. A video resolution of 3840 x 2160 is known as "UHD-1".

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The Lumix DMC-FZ300's minimum aperture number of 2.8 is pretty standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has an image stabilizer. 77% of digital cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Heavy

The average weight of all digital cameras is 300g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 1.5kg. The weight of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 of 640g is in the heaviest 8% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Lumix DMC-FZ300 has a built-in flash. 66% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Has a Microphone in

The Lumix DMC-FZ300 has a microphone in, unlike 88% of digital cameras which do not have a microphone in.

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Quite High Display Resolution

The display resolution of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 of 1,040,000 pixels is in the highest 10% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. Cameras have display resolutions of between 3 pixels and 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 590,000 pixels.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 720mm is fairly long compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the longest 16% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Lumix DMC-FZ300 has a touchscreen, which is unusual. 84% of digital cameras do not have a touchscreen.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Lumix DMC-FZ300's display diagonal of 3" is relatively average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 features multi burst mode. 87% of cameras do not feature multi burst mode.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels camera, which is the most common resolution supported by digital cameras. 1920 x 1080 pixels is also supported by this Panasonic camera. In addition, this camera supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and 640 x 480 pixels. Across all digital cameras the worst resolution is 160 x 120 pixels and the best is 4096 x 2160 pixels. A video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels is equivalent to 4K Ultra HD video. This has four times the detail of Full HD video.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Lumix DMC-FZ300's digital zoom of 4x is pretty average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Direct Printing

The Lumix DMC-FZ300 supports direct printing, unlike 89% of cameras which do not support direct printing.

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4000 X 3000 Pixels Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Lumix DMC-FZ300 is 4000 x 3000 pixels. That's 25% lower still image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by digital cameras. This camera also supports still image resolutions of 4000 x 2248 pixels, 2992 x 2992 pixels, 3840 x 2160 pixels plus 6 more values. The resolution of all digital cameras ranges from 384 x 480 pixels (worst) to 6016 x 4016 pixels (best).

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Average Image Sensor Size

The Lumix DMC-FZ300's image sensor size of 0.435" is fairly standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Dustproof

The Lumix DMC-FZ300 is dustproof. 93% of digital cameras are not dustproof.

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380 Battery Life

Most digital cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life, including the Lumix DMC-FZ300 which takes 380 battery life.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Lumix DMC-FZ300 has a vari-angle LCD display, unlike 84% of digital cameras which do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most other cameras, the Lumix DMC-FZ300 does not have a GPS (satellite). 90% of digital cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Supports Live View

The Lumix DMC-FZ300 supports live view, which is unusual. 84% of digital cameras do not support live view.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has a built-in speaker(s), which is unusual. 92% of cameras do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Lumix DMC-FZ300 supports video capability. 67% of cameras do not support video capability.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Lumix DMC-FZ300 supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. 72% of digital cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Lumix DMC-FZ300 features brightness adjustment, unlike 79% of digital cameras which do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 features contrast adjustment, which is unusual. 83% of digital cameras do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 features saturation adjustment. 88% of digital cameras do not feature saturation adjustment.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Lumix DMC-FZ300 has a self-timer. 82% of digital cameras do not have a self-timer.

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Only Five Aspherical Lenses

The Lumix DMC-FZ300 is a five aspherical lens digital camera. Most of the other digital cameras only have one aspherical lens.

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Age

Released 18 Months Ago

This camera has been on the market since January 2016.


Value for Money

Price Has Gone Down by £129 (26%)

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 and the United Kingdom price of £369.00 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $544.95 (£709.42).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic dmcfz300k
Barcodes 00009608235591, 00841434105059, 00841434105066, 05025232830657, 05025232830671

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