• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 875.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 600.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Samsung WB1100F advantages over Panasonic FZ300

  • Less expensive
    $353 vs $498
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • More telephoto lens reach
    875 mm vs 600 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Lighter weight
    462g vs 724g
    Lighter weight
  • More pixels
    16.2 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos

Panasonic FZ300 advantages over Samsung WB1100F

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.54 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 720p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    2 years vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More dots on screen
    1037k vs 461k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 0 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • 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
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • 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.

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 Panasonic FZ200

Samsung WB1100F
Panasonic FZ200
  • $353
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $360
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Bigger pixels
Panasonic FZ300
Panasonic FZ200
  • $498
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $360
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Higher effective ISO

Compared to Leica V-LUX 4

Samsung WB1100F
Leica V-LUX 4
  • $353
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $899
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Bigger pixels
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

Compared to Nikon P520

Samsung WB1100F
Nikon P520
  • $353
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in GPS
Panasonic FZ300
Nikon P520
  • $498
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Built-in GPS

Compared to Nikon L820

Samsung WB1100F
Nikon L820
  • $353
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $294
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More dots on screen
Panasonic FZ300
Nikon L820
  • $498
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $294
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Nikon P530

Samsung WB1100F
Nikon P530
  • $353
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $497
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • Shoots 24p video
Panasonic FZ300
Nikon P530
  • $498
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $497
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
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