• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 23.00mm - 810.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 600.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon P500 advantages over Panasonic FZ300

  • More telephoto lens reach
    810 mm vs 600 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Lighter weight
    499g vs 724g
    Lighter weight

Panasonic FZ300 advantages over Nikon P500

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.8 vs f/3.4
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 380 vs 220 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    2 years vs 7 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 8 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    12.3 fps vs 8.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 5 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/1500 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Good image quality for its class; Improved ergonomics; Impressive new EVF and rear display; Versatile 24-600mm equivalent f/2.8 lens; Faster autofocus performance; 4K video and 4K Photo features.

  • Bulky camera body; Excessive default noise reduction applied at lower ISOs; Continuous autofocus performance is inconsistent.

The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm S4000

Nikon P500
Fujifilm S4000
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More dots on screen
  • $205
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
Panasonic FZ300
Fujifilm S4000
  • $498
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $205
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Fujifilm SL300

Nikon P500
Fujifilm SL300
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More dots on screen
  • $339
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
Panasonic FZ300
Fujifilm SL300
  • $498
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $339
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Panasonic FZ200

Nikon P500
Panasonic FZ200
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Fast startup
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $410
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • In-camera panoramas
Panasonic FZ300
Panasonic FZ200
  • $498
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $410
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Higher effective ISO

Compared to Olympus SP-820UZ

Nikon P500
Olympus SP-820UZ
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More pixels
Panasonic FZ300
Olympus SP-820UZ
  • $498
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Leica V-LUX 4

Nikon P500
Leica V-LUX 4
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • More dots on screen
  • $899
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger lens aperture
Panasonic FZ300
Leica V-LUX 4
  • $498
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $899
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Headphone jack
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