The LUMIX DMC-FZ300 is so compact that you’ll easily be able to slip it in with your travel gear. Think of all the shots you’ll capture with a zoom that can focus in as close as 30 times. You’ll be taking shots of many different scenarios, from landscapes to street scenes and people photography. You’ll only need one camera for video and stills, as this camera has the ability to switch over to 4K video mode easily. Use this camera as a complete multimedia device to capture everything you’ll want to.
The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ300 combines a 12.1 megapixel high sensitivity MOS sensor with a Venus Engine image processor, achieving high image quality even in low light conditions. The Venus Engine is the same powerful processor that is used in LUMIX's high-end cameras, which captures professional-level quality. You’ll be able to take stunning images even in dimly lit environments.
Equipped with a 24mm LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lens that can zoom up to 30 times, you can get close to the action. Even from far away, you’ll be able to capture all the finer details from a distance. Taking stellar landscapes with the kind of superior clarity and detail that other lenses can’t quite grasp, you’ll be impressed by the ability of this Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ300 camera. Whether you’re travelling or taking in everyday surroundings, you’ll find yourself taking your photography to new levels.
Without missing a moment, the LUMIX DMC-FZ300 captures scenes at 30 frames per second. Offering resolution up to four times the quality of full HD, your videos will be sharp, crisp and detailed, with vivid colour and cinema-life quality. Capture all the excitement and emotion in your video recordings, for quality memories to last a lifetime.
Who would have thought you could focus in on a section of your image after taking the shot? The Post Focus function on this LUMIX camera allows you to do just that. Take your shot, then pinpoint the part of the frame that you want to focus in on. This technology gives you the ability to edit your photos in post-production to make them even better than you initially imagined.
Shooting out in bright sunlight can make it hard to see your shots on your screen. You’ll want to see all the details of your shots without glare getting in your way. Thankfully, the 1.44m-dot OLED live viewfinder on the LUMIX DMC-FZ300 makes it easy to view your images even in direct light. With detection technology, the viewfinder turns on automatically when you lift the camera to your eye. The addition of the 3-inch 1.04m-dot LCD screen enables you to view your images in detail in a larger view. Being a touchscreen, you can easily navigate the settings and swipe through your images quickly.
For stable images that don’t have blur from handheld shooting, this camera is kitted out with 5-axis image stabilisation correction. The O.I.S.+ (Optical Image Stabiliser Plus) in the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ300 detects all types of camera movement to remove blurriness caused by even the most subtle hand movement. All types of movement – horizontal, vertical, axis of rotation, vertical rotation and horizontal rotation – are corrected for perfect images and videos.
|Camera Series||Panasonic Compact|
|Image Sensor Type / Format||1/2.3", MOS|
|Maximum Resolution||12 MP: 4000 x 3000|
|File Formats||Still Images: JPEG, RAW
Movies: AVCHD Ver. 2.0, MP4
|Lens||Leica DC Vario-Elmarit, 14 elements in 11 groups
5 Aspherical, 3 ED
EFL: 4.5-108mm (35 mm equivalent: 25-600mm)
Aperture: f/2.8 to f/8
Intelligent Zoom: 2x
Extra Optical Zoom (EZ): 1.23x
Extra Optical Zoom (EZ): 1.95x
|Focus Range||Wide: 11.81" (30 cm) - Infinity
Telephoto: 6.56' (2 m) - Infinity
Wide Macro: 0.39" (1 cm) - Infinity
Tele Macro: 3.28' (1 m) - Infinity
|ISO Sensitivity||Auto, 100-6400|
Speed: 60 - 1/4000 second
Speed: 1 - 1/16000 second
60 - 0 second in Bulb Mode
1/2 - 1/16000 second in Movie Mode
|Exposure Metering||Center-weighted, Multi, Spot|
|Exposure Modes||Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual, Programmed Auto, Shutter Priority
Compensation: -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
|White Balance Modes||Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Daylight, Flash, Incandescent, Shade, White Set 1, White Set 2, White Set 3, White Set 4|
|Burst Rate||Up to 60 fps at 12.1 MP
Up to 12 fps at 12.1 MP
Up to 6 fps at 12.1 MP
Up to 2 fps at 12.1 MP
Up to 30 fps at 8 MP for up to 53,970 frames
|Self Timer||10 Sec, 2 Sec|
|Effective Flash Range||Wide: 0.98 - 28.87' (0.3 - 8.8 m)
Telephoto: 3.28 - 28.87' (1.0 - 8.8 m)
|External Flash Connection||Hot Shoe|
|Memory Card Type||SD SDHC SDXC|
|Still Images per GB||NOT SPECIFIED BY MANUFACTURER|
|Video Clip Length||Up to 29 Sec 59 Sec|
|Audio Recording||Built-in Mic: With Video, Stereo
Optional External Mic: With Video
|Screen||3.0" LCD Rear Touch Screen Swivel (1,040,000 pixels)|
|Connectivity||AV Output, HDMI D (Micro), USB 2.0, WiFi|
|Battery||1x Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.2 VDC, 1200 mAh|
|Dimensions||5.2 x 3.6 x 4.6" / 131.6 x 91.5 x 117.1 mm|
Yes! The 25-600mm F/2.8 lens coupled with the burst shooting mode means that this camera is a great option if you’re wanting a smaller camera that’s suitable for bird photography.
Yes, just download the Panasonic Image App to wirelessly send photos to your mobile for sharing on the go.
While this camera comes with one battery, we always recommend keeping a spare in your back pocket for days when you’re going to be shooting for a long time. It’s also important to have a spare battery for times when you’re travelling and don’t have access to power to charge your battery overnight.
If you want to capture long exposures, we suggest using a small tripod such as the Joby Gorillapod. It can also be hand for helping make sure your video content is beautifully smooth.
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