• 1/2.5 inch 24.7mm2
  • 8.0 megapixels
  • 36.00mm - 360.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 600.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon SX100 IS advantages over Panasonic FZ300

  • Thinner
    46 mm vs 117 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    323g vs 724g
    Lighter weight

Panasonic FZ300 advantages over Canon SX100 IS

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    1/2.3 inch vs 1/2.5 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs No
    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
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Fast startup
    ~1.20 vs 1.9 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • More telephoto lens reach
    600 mm vs 360 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/4000 vs 1/500 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Newer
    3 years vs 11 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More dots on screen
    1037k vs 172k 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
  • Less shutter lag
    0.11 vs 0.53 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More pixels
    12.1 vs 8.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Wider angle lens
    25 mm vs 36 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 15 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 1.1 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/2500 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 1600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • 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

  • 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 Canon SX40 HS

Canon SX100 IS
Canon SX40 HS
  • $300
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
  • $342
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Panasonic FZ300
Canon SX40 HS
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $342
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Panasonic FZ200

Canon SX100 IS
Panasonic FZ200
  • $300
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Thinner
  • Lighter weight
  • $320
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Panasonic FZ300
Panasonic FZ200
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $320
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Higher effective ISO

Compared to Fujifilm S8200

Canon SX100 IS
Fujifilm S8200
  • $300
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Thinner
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Panasonic FZ300
Fujifilm S8200
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Fujifilm S1

Canon SX100 IS
Fujifilm S1
  • $300
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Thinner
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Panasonic FZ300
Fujifilm S1
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Fujifilm S9800

Canon SX100 IS
Fujifilm S9800
  • $300
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Thinner
  • $504
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Panasonic FZ300
Fujifilm S9800
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Bigger pixels
  • $504
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • More telephoto lens reach
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