• 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.2 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 200.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 600.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon P7700 advantages over Panasonic FZ300

  • Larger sensor
    1/1.7 inch vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.90 vs 1.54 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.0 vs f/2.8
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Higher effective ISO
    191 vs 97 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Thinner
    50 mm vs 117 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    397g vs 724g
    Lighter weight

Panasonic FZ300 advantages over Nikon P7700

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Slower slow-motion
    240 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Fast startup
    ~1.20 vs 1.8 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 200 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Newer
    3 years vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Less shutter lag
    0.11 vs 0.42 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Wider angle lens
    25 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    12.3 fps vs 8.9 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 6 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    12.4 fps vs 8.8 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    25 vs 6 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Both provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • 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 HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • 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
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Much improved, sleeker camera design doesn't mimic the competition; Sharp 3-inch vari-angle LCD screen swivels to the side, letting you compose shots from difficult angles; Brighter lens performs better in low light; Fast burst mode; Full HD movies.

  • Some photographers will miss having an optical viewfinder; Slower autofocus and single-shot cycle times when capturing RAW images; Shallow buffer; No one-touch video button.

  • 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

Nikon P7700
Panasonic FZ200
  • $429
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $320
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
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 Canon G15

Nikon P7700
Canon G15
  • $429
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $649
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Longer stills battery life
Panasonic FZ300
Canon G15
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $649
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Pentax MX-1

Nikon P7700
Pentax MX-1
  • $429
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $400
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less shutter lag
  • Bulb shutter
Panasonic FZ300
Pentax MX-1
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $400
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Fujifilm S8200

Nikon P7700
Fujifilm S8200
  • $429
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Panasonic FZ300
Fujifilm S8200
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Nikon P7800

Nikon P7700
Nikon P7800
  • $429
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Higher-res screen
  • $500
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Panasonic FZ300
Nikon P7800
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $500
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
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