In this review, we will be comparing 1s and FZ300, two Small Sensor Superzoom cameras from Olympus and Panasonic. Olympus 1s was introduced to market in April 2015 and Panasonic FZ300 was launched in July 2015. There is only 3 months difference between 1s and FZ300 so we are expecting this to be a fair comparison regarding age and technology level.
Both cameras have 12.0MP sensors but Olympus 1s's sensor is 1/1.7" sized whereas Panasonic FZ300 has a 1/2.3" sensor. We can expect this to be a close match up because both models are ranked amongst the best in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras. Out of 243 cameras in this class, Olympus 1s is ranked #4
with an overall score of 64 and Panasonic FZ300 is ranked #1
with an overall score of 73.
Let's have a brief look at the main features of Olympus 1s and Panasonic FZ300 before getting into our more detailed comparison.
Let's read on the following sections in order to better understand in detail how Olympus 1s and Panasonic FZ300 compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.