• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 600.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 3000.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Panasonic FZ300 advantages over Nikon P1000

  • Less expensive
    $398 vs $997
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Slower slow-motion
    240 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.54 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Fast startup
    ~1.20 vs 2.0 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 380 vs 250 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Thinner
    117 mm vs 181 mm
    Thinner
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Lighter weight
    724g vs 1415g
    Lighter weight
  • Higher-res screen
    346k vs 230k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    12.3 fps vs 7.1 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 7 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    12.4 fps vs 7.1 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    25 vs 7 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Nikon P1000 advantages over Panasonic FZ300

  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • More telephoto lens reach
    3,000 mm vs 600 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Newer
    15 months vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More pixels
    16.1 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Both provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Shoot 4K video
    Both provide
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • 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
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 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
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • 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.

  • Record-breaking 24-3000mm optical zoom lens with surprisingly good optical performance; Good image quality at low ISOs; VR works well; Fast AF in good lighting; RAW image capture.

  • Tiny sensor struggles with low-light/high ISO image quality; Lens dims quickly as you zoom; Sluggish low-light AF; Underwhelming C-AF performance; Shallow buffer depth; Poor battery life.

The Competition

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
Nikon P1000
Canon SX40 HS
  • $997
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $342
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Panasonic FZ200

Panasonic FZ300
Panasonic FZ200
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $320
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Higher effective ISO
Nikon P1000
Panasonic FZ200
  • $997
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $320
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion

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
Nikon P1000
Fujifilm S8200
  • $997
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $450
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Fujifilm S9900W

Panasonic FZ300
Fujifilm S9900W
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Bigger pixels
  • $719
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • More telephoto lens reach
Nikon P1000
Fujifilm S9900W
  • $997
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $719
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Nikon P900

Panasonic FZ300
Nikon P900
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $497
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • NFC
  • More telephoto lens reach
Nikon P1000
Nikon P900
  • $997
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • RAW file ability
  • $497
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
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