Product Comparison: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300


General Specifications
Brand
Panasonic
Panasonic
Model
Lumix DMC-FZ1000
Lumix DMC-FZ300
Origin
Japan
Japan
About the Product
The Panasonic LUMIX FZ1000 captures amazing imagery. Experience the world of 4K video capture. Enjoy true-to-life, ultra high-resolution images in smooth motion.
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
20.1 MP
12.1 MP
Sensor Type
MOS
MOS
Optical Zoom
16 x
24 x
Image Stabilization
Optical
Optical

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Size & Weight
Height
3.88 in.
3.6 in.
Width
5.39 in.
5.2 in.
Depth
5.15 in.
4.6 in.
Weight
1.83 lbs.
1.52 lbs.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 4K Point and Shoot Camera
  • Size is nice, very chunky and feels good in the hand, but NOT pocketable.
  • This is not a pocket sized camera, but is also not big.
  • Since it's going traveling, that light weight could be a really good thing.
  • The camera this way the weight of the camera is't an issue,and if you wear glasses you will find yourself using this mode as default.
  • There is very little to fault here other than size, though that seems tiny to me as I own over a dozen professional cameras and this is the baby.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300
  • Sturdy substantial quality, while still being light enough in weight. Happy with this purchase.
  • Really nice weight and feel. It sure looks like a big improvement over the prior generation Lumix FZ200.
  • It has a good size and weight without being cumbersome.
  • The camera has an excellent grip, it feels good in the hands. Easy to use.
  • Very good camera build, feels more solid than the excellent FZ200
Imaging
Min. Focal Length
9.1 mm.
4.5 mm.
Max. Focal Length
146 mm.
108 mm.
ISO Settings
125 - 12800, Extended: 80 - 25600
100 - 6400
Aperture
F2.8 (W) - 4.0 (T)
F2.8 (W) - 8 (T)
Digital Zoom
4 x
4 x
Burst Mode
Yes
Yes
Low Light/High Sensitivity
Yes
Yes
Face Detection
Yes
Image File Format(s)
JPEG, RAW, DPOF, AVCHD, MP4
JPEG, RAW

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What customers say about "Imaging"
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 4K Point and Shoot Camera
  • The camera itself is quite nice, with surprisingly decent image quality, dynamic range, and sharpness at all focal lengths.
  • The zoom on the shutter button is very fast.
  • That long zoom and super fast burst mode is perfect for shooting a lot of kids running around everywhere and, if you have kids, you know what I'm talking about.
  • Another menu-less feature I'm enjoying is the drive mode dial, to select between burst, timer, and bracketing.
  • The zoom on the camera lens is not as fast and the shutter button zoom lever is much better.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300
  • The ability to shoot shutter priority, aperture priority, full manual, or full auto (with consistently good results in auto)
  • Image quality is excellent in good light, shows good dynamic range and lots of detail.
  • Good quality macro images possible.
  • Photo qualities overall are excellent in daylight/no flash photos, low-light photos without flash is just fair, & flash photography indoors or outdoors with this camera is really quite good.
  • 4K photo qualities in daylight with this camera is rather good. Video qualities overall with all of the video options is very good with this camera and there is a tripod mounting bracket if it's needed.
  • I was dissatisfied with the quality of the images I was able to capture, regardless of the amount of light present. I understand that this may be an issue related to the sensor size and/or my lack of skill re recording images
Display
Display Type
TFT LCD
TFT LCD
Touch Screen
No
Yes
Screen Size
3 in.
3 in.
Screen Resolution
921000 dots
1040000 dots
Viewfinder
0.39" OLED LVF (Live View Finder) (2359K dots)
Electronic
Vari-angle Display
Yes
Yes

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What customers say about "Display"
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 4K Point and Shoot Camera
  • And the images in daylight were great, with plenty of resolution and lack of noise to permit important crops when necessary.
  • 4K resolution is simply stunning outdoors and in bright interiors.
  • The images through the viewfinder are virtually never truly sharp, no matter how much I fiddle with the focusing ring on the side of the viewfinder.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300
  • Tilt and swivel touch-screen monitor is very nice feature.
  • The best features were the beautiful bright sharp EVF, the fast accurate focus and the touch screen was a WOW.
  • The touch focus on the LCD screen is also a great feature.
  • Outstanding. I love the articulating touch screen and zoom.
  • The touch screen on the FZ-300 is a nice touch in theory, but in practice it was really unnecessary.
Features
Water Resistant
No
No
Shock Resistant
No
No
Panorama Mode
No
Yes
Shooting Modes
Intelligent Auto, P, A, S, M, Creative Video, C1 (Custom), C2 (Custom), Scene Guide, Creative Control
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, Incandescent, Flash, White Set1, White Set2, White Set3, White Set4, Color Temperature
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, White Set 1, 2, 3, 4, Color Temperature
Shutter Speeds
60" - 1/16000
60" - 1/4000
What customers say about "Features"
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 4K Point and Shoot Camera
  • The pictures it shoots are breathtakingly gorgeous, the camera is easy to use and I'm having great fun learning all of the advanced features.
  • I just shoot family stuff like sports, events, and outdoor scenery when we go hiking or something.
  • This camera is a bit of a power hog. If you want to shoot a lot of footage Take several spare batteries with you . I think it gets worse when image stabilization is switched on.
  • And the auto white balance is a little cool for my taste. And I don't think a rank amateur will be able to take advantage of all it's features, even though they will get great photos on the automatic settings and preset scene settings.
  • The automatic white balance tends toward warm and green, which is not always great for skin tones, and often makes landscapes look filmy once they're edited (even when shooting raws). The grain is pretty noticeable, I'd say. If that's the look you're going for, though, it's great.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300
  • Camera has weather sealing and can be used in inclement weather. Not waterproof!
  • Great zoom range. From 25 to 600.
  • EVF is larger and improved over FZ200 and can view scenes and info better.
  • Can set the focus point while viewing through EVF, focus area, extra functions buttons.
  • Can easily add filters, including Polarizers, ND filters and super closeup filters.
  • Will only film for 30 min straight.
  • SD card is mounted with the battery so with a tripod the plate has to come off to change one or the other.
Connectivity
PictBridge Enabled
Yes
No
NFC Enabled
Yes
Yes
Integrated GPS
Yes
No
Output(s)
Micro HDMI, AV Output (NTSC), USB (AV/USB Multi)
Mini HDMI, AV Output (NTSC), USB (AV/USB Multi)
Number Of Memory Card Slots
1
1
What customers say about "Connectivity"
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 4K Point and Shoot Camera
  • A particularly nice feature is using NFC to control the camera with my smartphone. All in all, a very nice package.
  • Geotagging is accomplished via the Panasonic app and the phone's location services; alas, there is no GPS built in to the camera.
  • When using the HDMI output, it won't record to the SD card. Serious flaw in design. Otherwise, great camera, many filters and settings.
  • I wouldn't recommend this for professionals. It's not possible to get real time video output over the HDMI.
  • The HDMI output is disabled while recording video.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300
  • Wifi allows easy transfer of images. And camera control through app.
  • I liked a lot the Wifi functionality and the zoom, also the 4K video is great!
  • I also connected my iPhone to this camera via Wifi. It is easy to do and frankly using the remote control is an AMAZING experience.
  • One of the many cool features is it emits a wifi signal that you can connect with your phone and take pictures using your phone.
  • I wish the camera had GPS, but it can connect to your phone to get the GPS.
Power
AC Adapter Compatible
No
No
Battery Model
Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1200mAh, 8.7 Wh)
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
FCC, CE
CE, FCC
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
599.99 $

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