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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 Digital Camera

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 Digital Camera
Key Features
  • 12.1MP 1/2.3" MOS Sensor
  • Venus Engine Image Processor
  • Leica DC Vario-Elmarit f/2.8 Lens
  • 25-600mm (35mm Equivalent)
Blending an all-in-one zoom, 4K video recording, and versatile still shooting capabilities, the Lumix DMC-FZ300 from Panasonic is a multi-faceted point-and-shoot optimized for the multimedia image maker. Featuring a 12.1MP High-Sensitivity MOS sensor and Venus Engine image processor, the FZ300 is capable of recording up to 60 fps with an electronic shutter, 12 fps with a mechanical shutter, or 30 fps using the unique 4K Photo Modes. Working in low-light is benefitted by a top sensitivity of ISO 6400 along with 5-axis HYBRID O.I.S.+ image stabilization to minimize camera shake during HD video recording. The 24x Leica DC Vario-Elmarit lens covers a 25-600mm equivalent focal length range and has a constant f/2.8 maximum aperture for consistent performance from wide-angle to super telephoto. For composing imagery, configuring shooting settings, and reviewing your photos and movies, a large 3.0" 1.04m-dot free-angle touchscreen LCD is available, as well as a 1.44m-dot OLED Live View Finder for eye-level monitoring. Able to handle nearly any image-related task, the FZ300 is a versatile camera well-suited to advanced photo and movie recording applications.
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Panasonic DMC-FZ300 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 212.1MP High-Sensitivity MOS Sensor and Venus Engine
  • 34K UHD Video Recording
  • 44K Photo Modes
  • 5Leica DC Vario-Elmarit 24x Zoom Lens
  • 65-Axis HYBRID Optical Image Stabilization+ and Level Shot
  • 7Body Design and Built-In Wi-Fi
  • 8Depth-from-Defocus AF Technology
  • 9Other Camera Features

Blending an all-in-one zoom, 4K video recording, and versatile still shooting capabilities, the Lumix DMC-FZ300 from Panasonic is a multi-faceted point-and-shoot optimized for the multimedia image maker. Featuring a 12.1MP High-Sensitivity MOS sensor and Venus Engine image processor, the FZ300 is capable of recording up to 60 fps with an electronic shutter, 12 fps with a mechanical shutter, or 30 fps using the unique 4K Photo Modes. Working in low-light is benefitted by a top sensitivity of ISO 6400 along with 5-axis HYBRID O.I.S.+ image stabilization to minimize camera shake during HD video recording. The 24x Leica DC Vario-Elmarit lens covers a 25-600mm equivalent focal length range and has a constant f/2.8 maximum aperture for consistent performance from wide-angle to super telephoto. For composing imagery, configuring shooting settings, and reviewing your photos and movies, a large 3.0" 1.04m-dot free-angle touchscreen LCD is available, as well as a 1.44m-dot OLED Live View Finder for eye-level monitoring. Able to handle nearly any image-related task, the FZ300 is a versatile camera well-suited to advanced photo and movie recording applications.

The body design features an ergonomic right-hand grip for added support when working with longer focal lengths, as well as dust and splashproof construction to suit working in inclement conditions. Benefitting both stills and movies, Panasonic's DFD (Depth-From-Defocus) AF system helps to quicken focusing speeds while a Starlight AF feature maintains focusing accuracy in low-light conditions. And benefitting both sharing and shooting control, Wi-Fi connectivity allows for wireless image sharing and remote camera control from smartphones and tablets.

12.1MP High-Sensitivity MOS Sensor and Venus Engine
A 12.1MP 1/2.3" High-Sensitivity MOS sensor pairs with the Venus Engine image processor to deliver fast overall performance and notable image quality to suit working in a wide variety of conditions. The sensor and processor combination help to compensate for diffraction to realize sharper, clearer imagery at smaller apertures as well as a top sensitivity of ISO 6400 to suit working in difficult lighting conditions. This processing engine also contributes to a fast 12-fps shooting rate at full-resolution with the mechanical shutter, 60 fps shooting with an electronic shutter, and 30-fps shooting at 8MP using the 4K Photo modes.
4K UHD Video Recording
In addition to the versatile still shooting modes, the FZ300 also supports recording 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) video with either 30p or 24p frames rates at 100 Mbps in the MP4 format. Full HD 1080p/60 is also supported, as well as slow-motion 720p/120 and 480p/240 recording settings.

A built-in stereo microphone can be used during recordings or an optional external microphone can be utilized via the 3.5mm jack for even clearer sound.
4K Photo Modes
Utilizing the 4K video recording capabilities, a trio of still shooting modes are available for recording continuous 8MP stills at a 30-fps shooting rate:
  • 4K Burst: Just as with video recording, this mode will allow you to continuously record 8MP images at 30 fps for up to 29 minutes and 59 seconds, making it ideal for instances where you need a fast frame rate in order to capture the best moment.
  • 4K Pre-Burst: This mode is suitable for times when you're unsure of the critical moment to press the shutter button and will record 8MP images at 30 fps one second prior to and one second after pressing the shutter button in order to give you 60 frames to choose from.
  • 4K Burst (S/S): This mode most closely follows the 4K video recording process, and allows you to playback your video, pause at the chosen moment, and use the shutter button to mark a chosen frame from the video and save it as a single 8MP frame.

 

Leica DC Vario-Elmarit 24x Zoom Lens
The built-in Leica DC Vario-Elmarit lens offers a truly expansive 24x, wide-angle to super telephoto range of perspectives with a 25-600mm equivalent focal length. A constant f/2.8 maximum aperture offers consistent performance throughout the zoom range to benefit working in difficult lighting conditions, especially at the longer focal lengths. Five aspherical elements, with a total of nine aspherical surfaces, as well as three extra-low dispersion elements help to control chromatic aberrations and produce sharp, clear imagery while a Nano Surface Coating helps to reduce lens flare and ghosting for increased contrast.

The lens' already impressive optical zoom range can be effectively doubled through the use of Intelligent Zoom, to achieve a total magnification of 48x. Extra Optical Zoom (EZ) settings are also available, which crop into the image to generate a narrower field of view, in order to produce 29.4x and 46.9x zoom magnifications at 8MP and 3MP resolutions, respectively. Standard digital zoom can be applied as well to, again, increase the effective zoom range by 4x.
5-Axis HYBRID Optical Image Stabilization+ and Level Shot
Helping to compensate for camera shake when recording HD movies, 5-axis HYBRID O.I.S.+ is an advanced image stabilization system that minimizes the appearance of blur when shooting one-handed video. It corrects for five types of camera shake that commonly affect more dynamic movement types that occur while moving when recording.

Also benefitting from the image stabilization system, a Level Shot Function detects the horizon line within scenes and helps to keep it level even if the camera is tilted.
Body Design and Built-In Wi-Fi
  • A 0.39" OLED Live View Finder features has an impressive 1.44m-dot resolution, 0.7x magnification, and 10,000:1 contrast ratio. An eye sensor is also incorporated into its design to activate the EVF, and deactivate the rear LCD, during use.
  • A larger means for image composition and playback, the 3.0" 1.04m-dot rear OLED monitor has a free angle, tilt and swivel design to support viewing from a variety of angles. It is also a touchscreen, which permits intuitive menu navigation and settings control.
  • The FZ300 features a durable design that incorporates extensive sealing at each joint, dial, and button to render it both splash- and dust-proof.
  • The ergonomic body design features a large right-hand grip, rear and side dials for shutter speed and aperture settings control, and four assignable function buttons for quick access to your most frequently used settings. Additionally, the lens features a two-speed zoom design and a left-handed lever for balanced overall handling.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi allows you to pair the FZ300 with smartphones or tablets running the Panasonic Image App for wireless image transferring and remote camera control.
Depth-from-Defocus AF Technology
For accelerated autofocus performance, DFD (Depth-From-Defocus) technology is employed to quickly calculate the distance to subjects and adjust the focusing position to benefit continuous shooting and movie recording modes. This contrast-detection type focus method also benefits subject tracking performance for maintaining sharp focus on moving subjects. Additionally, supporting working in low-light conditions, a Starlight AF feature enables accurate AF performance in dim environments.

Benefitting manual focus operation, focus peaking is available that highlights bright edges of contrast with a colored outline for quickly recognizing your focus point, as well as Touch MF Assist for touch-to-focus operation.
Other Camera Features
  • A dedicated macro mode allows you to focus on subjects as close as 0.4" / 1cm away.
  • Raw image files can be processed in-camera for a more streamlined post-production workflow.
  • A mechanical shutter enables a maximum shutter speed of 1/4000 sec. and an electronic shutter function avails a top shutter speed of 1/16,000 sec. to better enable working in bright conditions and with wider aperture settings.
  • Creative Panorama mode allows you to create seamless panoramic imagery by simply panning about the scene to capture wide-field views.
  • A built-in pop-up flash can be used to provide additional illumination to scenes.
  • The included lithium-ion battery provides approximately 380 shots per charge when using the rear LCD monitor, or 360 shots per charge with the electronic viewfinder.
  • Create Control modes: 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, and Sunshine.
  • Still image Scene Guide modes: 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, and Monochrome.
  • Photo Style settings: Standard, Vivid, Natural, Monochrome, Scenery, Portrait, Custom, Cinelike D, and Cinelike V.
  • Picture Adjustment settings: Contrast, Sharpness, Noise Reduction, Saturation, Color Tone, and Filter Effect.
UPC: 885170254374

Panasonic DMC-FZ300 Specs

Key Specs
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 12.8 Megapixel
Effective: 12.1 Megapixel (4000 x 3000)
Image Sensor
1/2.3"-Type MOS
Image Stabilization
Optical in Integrated Lens, 5-Axis
Focal Length
4.5 to 108mm (35mm Equivalent: 25 to 600mm)
Optical Zoom
24x
Maximum Aperture
f/2.8
ISO Sensitivity Range
100 to 6400 in Auto Mode
Internal Recording Modes
AVCHD/MP4
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/29.97 fps
1920 x 1080p at 29.97/59.94 fps
1280 x 720 at 29.97 fps
640 x 480 at 29.97/240 fps
Media/Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC
Wireless
Wi-Fi
Display Size
3.0"
Display Type
Articulating Touchscreen LCD
Built-In Flash/Light
Yes, Flash Only
Battery Type
1x Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 1200 mAh (Approx. 300 Shots)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
5.2 x 3.6 x 4.6" / 131.6 x 91.5 x 117.1 mm
Weight
1.52 lb / 691 g (With Battery, Recording Media)
Imaging
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 12.8 Megapixel
Effective: 12.1 Megapixel (4000 x 3000)
Image Sensor
1/2.3"-Type MOS
Image Stabilization
Optical in Integrated Lens, 5-Axis
Lens
Focal Length
4.5 to 108mm (35mm Equivalent: 25 to 600mm)
Optical Zoom
24x
Digital Zoom
4x Maximum (96x Combined Zoom)
2x Optimized (48x Combined Zoom)
Maximum Aperture
f/2.8
Minimum Aperture
f/8
Focus Range
11.81" to Infinity / 30 cm to Infinity (Wide)
6.56' to Infinity / 2 m to Infinity (Telephoto)
Macro
0.39" to Infinity / 1 cm to Infinity (Wide)
3.28' to Infinity / 1 m to Infinity (Telephoto)
Optical Design
14 Elements in 11 Groups
Filter Size
52 mm (Front)
Exposure Control
Shutter Speed
Mechanical Shutter
1/4000 to 60 Seconds
Electronic Shutter
1/16000 to 1 Second
Up to 60 Seconds in Bulb Mode
Bulb/Time Mode
Bulb Mode
ISO Sensitivity Range
100 to 6400 in Auto Mode
Metering Method
Center-Weighted Average, Multi, Spot
Exposure Modes
Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation
-3 to +3 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
White Balance
Presets: Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Daylight, Flash, Incandescent, Shade, White Set 1, White Set 2, White Set 3, White Set 4
Continuous Shooting
Up to 60 fps at 12.1 MP
Up to 30 fps at 8 MP for up to 53 Frames
Self-Timer
2/10-Second Delay
Still Image Capture
Aspect Ratio
1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Image File Format
JPEG, Raw
Video Capture
Internal Recording Modes
AVCHD/MP4
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/29.97 fps
1920 x 1080p at 29.97/59.94 fps
1280 x 720 at 29.97 fps
640 x 480 at 29.97/240 fps
Recording Limit
Up to 30 Minutes
Broadcast Output
NTSC
IP Streaming
No
Built-In Microphone Type
Stereo
Audio Recording
AAC Audio
Interface
Media/Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC
Video I/O
1x Micro-HDMI Output
Audio I/O
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Input
Other I/O
1x Micro-USB (USB 2.0) Data Output
1x 2.5 mm Sub-Mini Control Input
Wireless
Wi-Fi
Mobile App Compatible
Yes
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)
No
Monitor
Display Size
3.0"
Resolution
1,040,000 Dot
Display Type
Articulating Touchscreen LCD
Viewfinder
Type
Built-In Electronic
Coverage
100%
Diopter Adjustment
Yes
Flash
Built-In Flash/Light
Yes, Flash Only
Flash Modes
Auto, Auto/Red-Eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-Eye Reduction, Off, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction
Effective Flash Range
ISO Auto
1 to 28.9' / 0.3 to 8.8 m (Wide)
3.3 to 28.9' / 1 to 8.8 m (Telephoto)
External Flash Connection
Shoe Mount
General
Battery Type
1x Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 1200 mAh (Approx. 300 Shots)
Shoe Mount
1x Hot Shoe
Dimensions (W x H x D)
5.2 x 3.6 x 4.6" / 131.6 x 91.5 x 117.1 mm
Weight
1.52 lb / 691 g (With Battery, Recording Media)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.715 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
7.6 x 6.2 x 5.1"

Panasonic DMC-FZ300 Reviews

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does this have manual focus?

does this have manual focus?
Asked by: Paul
Yes, it does have manual focus. -M
Answered by: Panasonic Team
Date published: 2021-09-23

question

What is the data rate (bitrate) in video mode ?
Asked by: Kevin L.
I've shot 4k videos with this camera at an average of 96Mbps
Answered by: JAMES B.
Date published: 2018-08-26

How do I transfer photos to my Mac from FZ300 ? ...

How do I transfer photos to my Mac from FZ300 ? They won’t transfer by inserting the card in my Mac or with usb cable.
Asked by: Lori
I think I was able to access them through the card. There are several sub-menus to go through before you get to the images. Maybe you have it write-protected? Maybe that makes a difference? Maybe try a card reader?
Answered by: Robert
Date published: 2021-03-16

question

this camera and the g7 , which one is better?
Asked by: MCPro E.
Depends on your use. I purchased this to shoot weddings. I can set it up on a pole in the back and control it through wifi on my iPad, while I operate a second camera off to the side. This has a fixed lens, that I can fully control zoom, focus, and aperture from wirelessly. The lens has an incredible zoom range, all while staying at f2.8. It is a really good all purpose camera. If you feel like you need a larger sensor (shallower depth of field), and the ability to change lenses though, the g7 would be better. This camera does not have shallow depth of field.
Answered by: Jonathan P.
Date published: 2019-02-16

What is the magnification and size of the EVF?

What is the magnification and size of the EVF?
Asked by: Les
Hi Les, thank you for your question! The magnification of the EVF will be 3.88x/0.7 x (35mm equiv.) and the size will be 0.39". -A
Answered by: Panasonic Team
Date published: 2021-11-25

This camera have a clean hdmi output for Facebook ...

This camera have a clean hdmi output for Facebook streaming?
Asked by: Odn
Yes it does.
Answered by: Rene
Date published: 2020-07-24

HDMI Out specification?, Does it Output 4K thru ...

HDMI Out specification?, Does it Output 4K thru the HDMI port? If so what frame rate?. Thanks
Asked by: Lemuel
It can HDMI output 4K/100M/30p or 4K/100M/24P
Answered by: Dennis A
Date published: 2019-12-11

Can I transfer photos from FZ300 to Mac?

Can I transfer photos from FZ300 to Mac?
Asked by: Lori
I would check to make sure it will read FZ-300 raw files from this camera. I use PCs and have no problem.
Answered by: William
Date published: 2021-03-17
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