Panasonic FZ300 Review: High-zoom camera includes many improvements and new features


posted Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 6:05 PM EST

The Panasonic FZ200, a 2013 "Dave's Pick" award winner, now has a successor. Released last October, the high-zoom Panasonic FZ300 utilizes the same 12.1-megapixel 1/2.3" sensor and 24-600mm f/2.8 equivalent lens but includes a number of upgrades that make this a much-improved camera.

The body is redesigned and the Lumix FZ300 now features a higher resolution EVF and tilting LCD display. Ergonomics have also seen improvement, with the camera gaining a little bit of bulk but becoming more comfortable to use. In addition, the Panasonic FZ300 also gains some weather sealing, allowing you to put the 25x optical zoom camera to use even in adverse conditions.

600mm equivalent (108mm), f/2.8, 1/200s, ISO 100 This image has been modified.

We have just finished our full Panasonic FZ300 review, including our full series of Optics, Exposure and Performance test results and, of course, our final verdict. The Panasonic FZ300 may use the same lens and sensor as its predecessor, but its performance has seen improvements in imaging, autofocus, and video. The FZ300 now boasts full 4K video and 4K Photo features, as well.

The camera excels in many areas and provides a lot of zooming performance and image quality for the price. It is jam-packed with interesting features and if you're looking for a versatile all-in-one camera, it may be just what you're looking for. To find out, read our full Panasonic FZ300 review!

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89mm equivalent (16.1mm), f/5.6, 1/4s, ISO 100

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