• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.1 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

Sony H300 advantages over Panasonic FZ300

  • Less expensive
    $178 vs $498
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • More telephoto lens reach
    875 mm vs 600 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Thinner
    87 mm vs 117 mm
    Thinner
  • More pixels
    20.1 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos

Panasonic FZ300 advantages over Sony H300

  • 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
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.54 vs 1.20 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
  • 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
  • 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 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 30 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 0.8 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 100 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • 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

  • 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
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

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
  • 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

Sony H300
Panasonic FZ200
  • $178
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $360
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
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

Sony H300
Leica V-LUX 4
  • $178
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $899
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
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 Sony H200

Sony H300
Sony H200
  • $178
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Wider angle lens
Panasonic FZ300
Sony H200
  • $498
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner

Compared to Panasonic LZ30

Sony H300
Panasonic LZ30
  • $178
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More pixels
  • $160
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Faster JPEG shooting
Panasonic FZ300
Panasonic LZ30
  • $498
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $160
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • More pixels

Compared to Nikon L840

Sony H300
Nikon L840
  • $178
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More pixels
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Panasonic FZ300
Nikon L840
  • $498
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
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