LCD and Viewfinder
Panasonic FZ300 has a Fully Articulated 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 1,040k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
LCD is Touch screen type, so you can change the settings and set the focus point with your fingertips. For those of you who loves shooting self portraits or group photos, Panasonic FZ300 will make your life easier with its selfie friendly screen.
FZ300 has a built-in Electronic viewfinder.
The viewfinder has a resolution of 1,440kdots and coverage of 100%.
Panasonic FZ300 can shoot continuously at max speed of 12.0 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/16000 sec . FZ300 has a built-in flash, and you can also mount your external flashes too.
Panasonic FZ300 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 49 points to choose from.
Panasonic FZ300 has a special Post Focus mode which uses its 4K video and focus bracketing features together to shoot and stack a burst of images into a single image which you can change the focus point on the LCD screen after it is taken. Although the resulting image has only 8 MP resolution, the flexibility this feature gives to the shooter is unmatched.
4K Photo Mode
With Panasonic FZ300, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 3840 x 2160 at 30p,24p fps and save in MPEG-4 and AVCHD formats. This means that Panasonic FZ300 provides 4K (Ultra-HD) video, highest resolution that is available in the market today. When viewed on a 4K screen, you will be amazed by the level of details and the crispness.FZ300 has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker. Panasonic FZ300 also has a port for an external microphone so you can record high quality sound with the help of an external microphone.
Utilizing its 4K Video recording abilities in a creative way, Panasonic FZ300 sports a 4K Photo Mode where you can capture 8 MP photos from 4K videos.
Using a software such as Adobe Lightroom on your PC or in-camera function, you can review the 4K video frame by frame and extract the image that you like the most.
Connectivity and Storage
Panasonic FZ300 features a built-in wireless connectivity ( 802.11b/g/n) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection.
One other feature that we like is the ability to use our smartphone as a remote to control our FZ300. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
You can connect your camera to other devices through HDMI port or via USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Panasonic FZ300 is powered by a proprietary battery which provides a shooting life of 380 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of DSLR-Like type cameras is 358 shots, its battery life is about average in its class but it would still be wise to invest in some spare batteries for long photo trips.
Battery Life Comparison in Superzoom Cameras
Fujifilm HS35EXR with its 600shots is the model with longest battery life among Superzoom cameras. Check the comparison of Panasonic FZ300 vs Fujifilm HS35EXR or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Current Lowest price for Panasonic FZ300 is $497.99