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

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Differences

Panasonic FZ300 advantages over Sony RX10 IV

  • Less expensive
    $598 vs $1698
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Lighter weight
    724g vs 1095g
    Lighter weight
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Sony RX10 IV advantages over Panasonic FZ300

  • Slower slow-motion
    1000 fps vs 240 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • 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)
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.4 vs f/2.8
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Newer
    Brand new vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Higher-res screen
    480k vs 346k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • 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
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    24.0 fps vs 12.3 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    24.0 fps vs 12.4 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/16000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • 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
  • 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

  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter

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 Panasonic FZ200

Panasonic FZ300
Panasonic FZ200
  • $598
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $320
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Higher effective ISO
Sony RX10 IV
Panasonic FZ200
  • $1698
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Focus peaking
  • $320
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Leica V-LUX 4

Panasonic FZ300
Leica V-LUX 4
  • $598
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $899
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Headphone jack
Sony RX10 IV
Leica V-LUX 4
  • $1698
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Larger sensor
  • $899
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Fujifilm HS35EXR

Panasonic FZ300
Fujifilm HS35EXR
  • $598
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $540
  • 1/2 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • More telephoto lens reach
Sony RX10 IV
Fujifilm HS35EXR
  • $1698
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Focus peaking
  • $540
  • 1/2 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Sony RX10 III

Panasonic FZ300
Sony RX10 III
  • $598
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1398
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Larger sensor
Sony RX10 IV
Sony RX10 III
  • $1698
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $1398
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive

Compared to Panasonic FZ2500

Panasonic FZ300
Panasonic FZ2500
  • $598
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $1172
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Sony RX10 IV
Panasonic FZ2500
  • $1698
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $1172
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
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