Product Comparison: Panasonic Lumix FZ200 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300


General Specifications
Brand
Panasonic
Panasonic
Model
Lumix DMC-FZ200
Lumix DMC-FZ300
Origin
Japan
Japan
About the Product
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 features a high-quality LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT 24x (25-600mm) ultra-wide angle super-zoom lens achieves full range F/2.8 aperture available throughout the entire zoom range, making it possible to capture moving subjects clearly with fast shutter speed, even from a distance. The POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) provides improved correction accuracy to minimize blur, even when zoomed, and Active Mode effectively suppresses handshake vibration in both still picture and video recording.
Capture special moments with incredible detail. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 digital camera uses a 12MP Digital Live MOS sensor and captures photos and video in 4K. It features a 24x zoom with constant f/2.8 aperture that gets you closer to the action, and a 3" 1040K free angle LCD touchscreen that makes it easy to take pictures from any angle.
Key Specs
Sensor Resolution
12.1 MP
12.1 MP
Sensor Type
MOS
MOS
Optical Zoom
24 x
24 x
Image Stabilization
Optical
Optical

Panasonic Lumix FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Panasonic Lumix FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Size & Weight
Height
3.41 in.
3.6 in.
Width
4.93 in.
5.2 in.
Depth
4.34 in.
4.6 in.
Weight
1.29 lbs.
1.52 lbs.

Panasonic Lumix FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Panasonic Lumix FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Panasonic Lumix FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Panasonic Lumix FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Panasonic Lumix FZ200 Bridge Camera
  • This little beauty weighs 0.9 kilos. It fits into a medium size handbag.
  • For the price this camera does everything, portability of a smaller camera, features of a bigger camera, perfect size and the quality of the photos/videos is astonishing!
  • This camera gives you performance, control with smaller size, lower weight, huge zoom range without changing lenses, better movie capabilities and more convenience.
  • The body has increased slightly in size and weight, but not too much here, and I find it fits comfortably in my hands with the main controls falling easily to hand.
  • The camera is nicely balanced,not heavy,the hand grip is just the right size and the battery life is excellent.
Imaging
Min. Focal Length
4.5 mm.
4.5 mm.
Max. Focal Length
108 mm.
108 mm.
ISO Settings
100-3200, Extended: 100-6400, High Sensitivity Mode: 1600-6400
100 - 6400
Aperture
F2.8 (W) - 8 (T)
F2.8 (W) - 8 (T)
Digital Zoom
4 x
4 x
Burst Mode
Yes
Yes
Low Light/High Sensitivity
Yes
Yes
Face Detection
No
Image File Format(s)
JPEG, RAW, MPO
JPEG, RAW

Panasonic Lumix FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Panasonic Lumix FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Panasonic Lumix FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

What customers say about "Imaging"
Panasonic Lumix FZ200 Bridge Camera
  • This Panasonic gives me a wide focal range with a fast lens even at the highest zoom setting.
  • I am particularly pleased with the lens element and the ability to have f2.8 at all focal lengths. This helped when I was taking photographs of whales on a long focal length!
  • The FZ200 lens's minimum focal length is equivalent to 25mm on a 35mm camera. This gives a field of view, which is wide enough for most requirements.
  • Another plus point for me was the aperture. It's f/2.8 and can be fixed at that over the entire zoom range, which allows a lot of light to enter when at full telescopic zoom.
  • The FZ200 is now an old design (just over 5 years) and the old technology and small sensor size means that noise is a bit of a problem unless you stick to really low ISOs.
Display
Display Type
TFT LCD
TFT LCD
Touch Screen
No
Yes
Screen Size
3 in.
3 in.
Screen Resolution
460000 dots
1040000 dots
Viewfinder
0.21 electronic viewfinder (Approx. 1,312K dots)
Electronic
Vari-angle Display
Yes
Yes

Panasonic Lumix FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Panasonic Lumix FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

What customers say about "Display"
Panasonic Lumix FZ200 Bridge Camera
  • The photos are sharp, the tonal balance is good and the fantastic tele lens gets the pictures that you might otherwise miss with a standard camera.
  • Bought this for my partner and it's a nice built camera with a decent viewfinder and LCD display. The results are pleasing and the zoom range adequate.
  • The high resolution viewfinder, multi-angle screen and sheer design excellence of the new camera are bonuses.
  • The new high resolution Electronic ViewFinder (EVF) is excellent most of the time - very clear and detailed, and I think only Sony superzooms can currently match/beat it.
  • There is no eye proximity sensor which automatically switches off the 3" display when composing photos through the EVF.
Features
Water Resistant
No
No
Shock Resistant
No
No
Panorama Mode
Yes
Yes
Shooting Modes
Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Sports, Panning, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Handheld Night Shot, HDR, Food, Pet, Sunset, Glass Through, 3D Photo
AUTO, Program Auto, Aperture Priority, P, M, SCN, A, S, Clear Portrait, Silky Skin, Cool Night Sky, Shutter Priority, Whitebalance, ISO, Exposure, Flash Exposure, Monochrome, Clear Sports Shot
White Balance Modes
Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Flash, Incandescent, White Set1, White Set2, Color Temperature
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, White Set 1, 2, 3, 4, Color Temperature
Shutter Speeds
60" - 1/4000
60" - 1/4000
What customers say about "Features"
Panasonic Lumix FZ200 Bridge Camera
  • It has and transformed my walking hobby to allow me to get shots from 28mm-600mm as well as panoramas using the built in scene function.
  • There's also a nifty panorama mode that produces a large image as you sweep the camera along, rather like taking an old school photo.
  • This allows a faster shutter speed than previous bridge cameras. The Creative controls allow in-camera effects, which for me, add a lot if interesting ideas to play with.
  • Autofocus is very fast, as is shot-to-shot speed. Shutter lag is minimal. Burst rates are very respectable - continuous 2fps and 5.5fps are available with autofocus for each shot.
  • There a lots of functions on this camera and unfortunately the user manual is pretty useless.
Connectivity
PictBridge Enabled
Yes
No
NFC Enabled
No
Yes
Integrated GPS
No
No
Output(s)
AV Output (PAL/NTSC), Microphone (3.5 mm stereo minijack), Mini HDMI
Mini HDMI, AV Output (NTSC), USB (AV/USB Multi)
Number Of Memory Card Slots
1
1
What customers say about "Connectivity"
Panasonic Lumix FZ200 Bridge Camera
  • This is one of the best bridge cameras with Full HD video recording (1080p/50) and the option to connect an external microphone for much improved sound recording.
  • Panasonic has always been about customer brand loyalty and the first thing I noticed was the 2.5mm microphone input. It works great.
  • It has an jack point for an external microphone, as well as a built in stereo mic!
  • The main disappointment is the lack of a headphone output for monitoring audio, which is a neglected part of making videos.
  • It lacks two essential features in my opinion. The most important of these is Live Recording output from the HDMI, which Panasonic provides on other cameras in its range.
Power
AC Adapter Compatible
Yes
No
Battery Model
Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1200mAh, 8.7Wh)
Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.2 VDC, 1200 mAh
Number of Batteries
1
1
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE, FCC
CE, FCC
Other Information
Manufacturer


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