• 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 26.00mm - 676.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 600.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Olympus SP-590 UltraZoom
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300
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Predecessor:   Panasonic FZ200
FZ200 vs FZ300
Successor:    
General
Model Number: SP-590UZ FZ300
Alternate Model Number(s):   FZ330
Camera Format: EVF EVF
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $449.99 $599.99
Street Price:   $397.99
Date Available: 2009-03-15 2015-10-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 13.2 oz (373 g) 25.5 oz (724 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.3 x 3.5 x 3.9 in.
(110 x 89 x 98 mm)
5.2 x 3.6 x 4.6 in.
(132 x 92 x 117 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:   Panasonic
Effective Megapixels: 12.0 12.1
Sensor Format: 1/2.33 inch 1/2.3 inch
Sensor size: 28.198mm2 (6.13mm x 4.6mm) 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.54 microns 1.54 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9 4:3
Color Filter Type:   RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter:   None
Self-Cleaning: No No
Sensor shift image stabilization: Yes No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score:   38
DxO Color Depth Score (bits):   19.3
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs):   11.0
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso):   97
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3968 x 2976 (11.8 MP, 4:3),
3968 x 2232 (8.9 MP, 16:9),
2560 x 1920 (4.9 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
1280 x 960 (1.2 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
4000 x 3000 (12.0 MP, 4:3),
3264 x 2448 (8.0 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
4000 x 2672 (10.7 MP, 3:2),
3264 x 2176 (7.1 MP, 3:2),
2048 x 1360 (2.8 MP, Other),
4000 x 2248 (9.0 MP, 16:9),
3840 x 2160 (8.3 MP, 16:9),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
2992 x 2992 (9.0 MP, 1:1),
2448 x 2448 (6.0 MP, 1:1),
1920 x 1920 (3.7 MP, 1:1)
Image File Format: JPEG JPEG (EXIF 2.3), RAW, RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: n/a 12.3
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 640x480 (30/​15)
320x240 (30/​15)
3840x2160 (30p/​24p)
1920x1080 (60p/​60i/​30p/​24p)
1280x720 (30p)
640x480 (30p)
1280x720 (120p)
640x480 (240p)
Movie File Format: AVI Motion JPEG AVCHD or MP4 with stereo sound
Composite Video Out: Yes Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes No
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: No Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a n/a
Lens: Olympus ED lens; 14 Lenses in 11 Groups, 4 Aspherical Lenses, 3 ED Lenses LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT; 14 elements in 11 groups, 5 Aspherical Lenses, 9 Aspherical surfaces, 3 ED Lenses , 1 Nano Surface Coating Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 26 - 676mm 25 - 600mm
Focal Length (actual): 4.6 - 119.6mm 4.5 - 108mm
Zoom Ratio: 26.00x 24.00x
Aperture Range: f/2.8 (wide) / f/5.0 (tele) - f/8.0 f/2.8 (wide/tele) - f/8.0; Multistage Iris Diaphragm
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 10 cm to Infinity
3.9 in to Infinity
30 cm to Infinity
11.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 1 cm to Infinity
0.4 in to Infinity
1 cm to Infinity
0.4 in to Infinity
Filter Thread: n/a 52.0mm
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom Values: 5x Up to 4x
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: CCD contrast detection Contrast Detect: Face/Eye Detection, Tracking, 49-area, 1-area, Pinpoint, Touch AF, Eye Sensor AF
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: EVF / LCD EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type: EVF type 0.39-inch 1,440K-dot OLED, Field of View: approx. 100%, Mag: 0.7x (35mm-eq.), +/- 4 diopter adjustment, eye sensor
Focus Peaking: No Yes
EVF Resolution:   1,440,000 dots
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):   0.70x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):   0.70x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 2.7 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 230,000 dots 1,036,800 dots (345,600 px)
Touchscreen: No Yes
Articulating Screen: No Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No Yes
Selfie Screen: No Yes
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x 16.0x
Top Deck Display: No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):   6400
Minimum ISO (native):   100
ISO Settings: Auto, High Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 Auto, iISO, 100 - 6400 in 1 or 1/3 EV steps
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Overcast, Tungsten, Fluorescent 1, Fluorescent 2, Fluorescent 3, One-Touch Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Flash, Incandescent, Color Temperature (2-axis adjustable), White Set 1-4
Shutter Speed Range: 1/2000 - 15 sec 1/16000 - 60 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Digital ESP, Spot, Center-Weighted, Face Detection (w/ Face Detection AF) Intelligent Multiple, Center-Weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Landscape, Landscape, Sport, Night Scene, Night+Portrait, Indoor, Candle, Sunset, Fireworks, Multi-fireworks, Multiple Exposure, Cuisine, Documents, Smile Shot, Beach & Snow, Bird Watching, Pre-capture Movie, Quick Shutter, Soft Background Shot Scene: Clear Portrait, Silky Skin, Backlit Softness, Clear in Backlight, Relaxing Tone, Sweet Child's Face, Distinct Scenery, Bright Blue Sky, Romantic Sunset Glow, Vivid Sunset Glow, Glistening Water, Clear Nightscape, Cool Night Sky, Warm Glowing Nightscape, Artistic Nightscape, Glittering Illuminations, Handheld Night Shot, Clear Night Portrait, Soft Image of a Flower, Appetizing Food, Cute Dessert, Freeze Animal Motion, Clear Sports Shot, Monochrome; Creative Control:Expressive, Retro, Old Days, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Monochrome, Dynamic Monochrome, Rough Monochrome, Silky Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, Cross Process, Toy Effect, Toy Pop, Bleach Bypass, Miniature Effect, Soft Focus, Fantasy, Star Filter, One Point Color, Sunshine (22 filters); Panorama Shot
Self Timer: 12 seconds seconds 2, 10, 3 shots in 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):   Yes
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Red-Eye Reduction, Fill-in, Fill-in + Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Synchro1, Slow1 + Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Synchro 2, Off, Wireless Auto, Auto/Red- eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red- eye Reduction, Slow Sync./Red- eye Reduction, Forced Off; Flash Synchro; 1st / 2nd
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a n/a
Flash Range Description: TBD Auto ISO: 0.3 - 8.8m (Wide), 1.0 - 8.8m (Tele)
Max Flash Sync:   1/4000
Flash Exposure Compensation:   +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: n/a Hot Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:   No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: xD SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:   UHS-I
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: No Yes
Uncompressed Format:   RAW, RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: AVI Motion JPEG AVCHD or MP4 with stereo sound
Included Memory: 0.0 MB No memory included
Included Memory Type: built-in memory  
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No Yes
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No Yes
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: No Yes
DPOF Compliant: No Yes
Remote Control: No Yes
Remote Control Type:   Wi-Fi or optional wired
Connections (extended): DC Input Micro HDMI (Type D) with Viera Link, 2.5mm Wired Remote Jack, 3.5mm Stereo Microphone Jack
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution):   0.55
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):    
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):   0.52
Camera penalizes early shutter press? Yes
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution):   12.3
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution):   Unlimited
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   12.4
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):   25
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   12.4
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):   16
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid):   0.11 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):   0.15 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus):   0.127 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):   0.48 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused):   0.028 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time:   1.2 seconds
Play -> Record Time:   0.9 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power:   3.7 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View):   380 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):   360 shots
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: 4 x AA Proprietary
Usable Battery Types: Alkaline disposables, NiMH rechargeables 7.2v 1200mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 4 x AA Alkaline disposables 1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): No Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No
Software
Included Software: OLYMPUS Master 2 Software CD-ROM PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.7 PE, SILKYPIX Developer Studio 4.3 SE, LoiLoScope (trial version), Adobe Reader
OS Compatibility: Windows 2000/XP/Vista; Mac OS X v10.3+  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: 12.1-megapixel 1/2.3" CMOS sensor, updated Venus image processor, Depth From Defocus AF, 12fps full-res bursts, 4K 30p/24p video recording, 4K burst shooting, 4K burst S/S (Start/Stop), 4K pre-burst, 3-inch free-angle touchscreen monitor, built-in Wi-Fi, new splash and dustproof design.