• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 600.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 30.4 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 32,000

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Differences

Panasonic FZ300 advantages over Canon 5D Mark IV

  • Less expensive
    $398* vs $3249
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Slower slow-motion
    240 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/4000 vs 1/200 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    12.3 fps vs 7.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    12.4 fps vs 7.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/8000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Canon 5D Mark IV advantages over Panasonic FZ300

  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.36 vs 1.54 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Fast startup
    ~0.50 vs 1.2 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Better color depth
    24.8 vs 19.3 bits
    Capture richer, more accurate colors
  • Higher effective ISO
    2,995 vs 97 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • More dynamic range
    13.6 vs 11.0 evs
    Retain detail in highlight and shadows
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 900 vs 380 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Thinner
    75 mm vs 117 mm
    Thinner
  • Higher-res screen
    540k vs 346k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • More pixels
    30.4 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Higher extended ISO
    102400 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Shoot 4K video
    Both provide
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 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
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter

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.

  • Superb image quality from RAW files; Improved dynamic range; Excellent high ISO performance; Fast 7fps burst rate with unlimited JPEG buffer; High-quality cinema 4K video; Built-in Wi-Fi; Dual Pixel CMOS AF is very good.

  • JPEG files look soft at default settings; 1/200s flash sync; 4K video codec is cumbersome; 29:59 continuous video recording limit.

The Competition

Compared to Canon 5D Mark III

Panasonic FZ300
Canon 5D Mark III
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $2799
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Canon 5D Mark IV
Canon 5D Mark III
  • $2499
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $2799
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Nikon D810

Panasonic FZ300
Nikon D810
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Canon 5D Mark IV
Nikon D810
  • $2499
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Canon SX40 HS

Panasonic FZ300
Canon SX40 HS
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $342
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
Canon 5D Mark IV
Canon SX40 HS
  • $2499
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $342
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Panasonic FZ200

Panasonic FZ300
Panasonic FZ200
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $355
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Higher effective ISO
Canon 5D Mark IV
Panasonic FZ200
  • $2499
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $355
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Fujifilm S8200

Panasonic FZ300
Fujifilm S8200
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $450
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • More telephoto lens reach
Canon 5D Mark IV
Fujifilm S8200
  • $2499
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $450
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
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