• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 600.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 480.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Panasonic FZ300 advantages over Panasonic FZ2500

  • Less expensive
    $448 vs $998
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Slower slow-motion
    240 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • Fast startup
    ~1.20 vs 2.3 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • More telephoto lens reach
    600 mm vs 480 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Lighter weight
    724g vs 966g
    Lighter weight
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 100 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    12.4 fps vs 10.6 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode

Panasonic FZ2500 advantages over Panasonic FZ300

  • Larger sensor
    1 inch vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 2.41 vs 1.54 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Newer
    13 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More pixels
    20.1 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    35 vs 25 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Both provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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
  • Shoot 4K video
    Both provide
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • 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

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.

  • Rugged camera body with many physical controls; Generally excellent image quality & high ISO performance for its class; Versatile zoom lens; Fast and accurate autofocus; Unlimited 4K video recording; Fast full-res burst mode with generous buffers.

  • Continuous autofocus performance struggles at telephoto end; Slow buffer clearing (no UHS-II support); Lens produces soft corners at most focal lengths.

The Competition

Compared to Panasonic FZ200

Panasonic FZ300
Panasonic FZ200
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $410
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Higher effective ISO
Panasonic FZ2500
Panasonic FZ200
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $410
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Leica V-LUX 4

Panasonic FZ300
Leica V-LUX 4
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $899
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Headphone jack
Panasonic FZ2500
Leica V-LUX 4
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $899
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Fujifilm HS35EXR

Panasonic FZ300
Fujifilm HS35EXR
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $540
  • 1/2 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • More telephoto lens reach
Panasonic FZ2500
Fujifilm HS35EXR
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $540
  • 1/2 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Panasonic FZ1000

Panasonic FZ300
Panasonic FZ1000
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $755
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Panasonic FZ2500
Panasonic FZ1000
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $755
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup

Compared to Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)

Panasonic FZ300
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1195
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Panasonic FZ2500
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1195
  • 1 inch
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