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
FZ300 has a built-in Electronic viewfinder. The viewfinder has a resolution of 1,440kdots and coverage of 100%. 100% coverage ensures that what you see in the viewfinder while shooting matches exactly what you will get later in your image, helping accurate framing your shots and minimizes the need for cropping images later.
Max Shutter speed
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 it also has a flash shoe to mount your external flashes too.
Panasonic FZ300 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 49 points to choose from.
Panasonic FZ300 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
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.
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.It is also a big step up from its predecessor FZ200 which has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 only. If you are thinking of upgrading your FZ200 and shoot a lot of video, this is a big factor to consider in favor of FZ300.
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.
4K Photo Mode
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 built-in wireless (Wi-Fi) 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 FZ300 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or 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 356 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 Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras
Fujifilm HS35EXR with its 600shots is the model with longest battery life among Small Sensor Superzoom cameras. Check the comparison of Panasonic FZ300 vs Fujifilm HS35EXR or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Panasonic FZ300 Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Panasonic FZ300 is $397.99