Leica C-Lux vs Panasonic DMC FZ300 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

C-Lux vs DMC FZ300 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Leica C-Lux vs Panasonic DMC FZ300 Specs

C-Lux

  • Introduced in June 2018
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: 1"
  • 20 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 80 - 25600 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 24-360mm (15x), f3.3-6.4
  • WiFi built-in
  • 111.2 x 66.4 x 45.2mm³ (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.8")
  • 340g (11.0 oz.)

All specs: Main page for C-Lux

DMC FZ300

  • Introduced in July 2015
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 12 megapixel
  • 12 frames/second
  • 100 - 6400 ISO
  • 4096 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 25-600mm (24x), f2.8-2.8
  • WiFi built-in
  • 131.6 x 91.5 x 117.1mm³ (5.2" x 3.6" x 4.6")
  • 691g (22.3 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DMC FZ300

C-Lux vs DMC FZ300: The sensors

C-Lux features a 1" sized sensor, while the DMC FZ300 uses a Compact sensor.

Boasting an area of 116mm² (0.19 sq.in.) the sensor of the C-Lux is a lot larger than the DMC FZ300's chip at 28mm² (0.04 sq.in.). In most cases a larger sensor will yield better results in low light, a considerable advantage in many situations (think: interior images, dusk or dawn etc.), a clear disadvantage of the Compact format.

Better choice: Leica C-Lux

C-Lux vs DMC FZ300: Viewfinder

C-Lux has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 2.33 megapixel with magnification of 0.53x.

The DMC FZ300 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 1.44 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.70x.

Viewfinder magnifications of compared cameras. The black area shows a magnification of 1x, relative to native size; in red is a magnification of 0.85x.

C-Lux (0.53x)

DMC FZ300 (0.70x)

Simulated viewfinder of the C-LuxSimulated viewfinder of the DMC FZ300

Advantage: Panasonic DMC FZ300

Leica C-Lux VS Panasonic DMC FZ300 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Leica C-Lux a better choice

C-Lux

DMC FZ300

Larger sensor (5)1"Compact
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.1012.00
Better sensibility (4)80 - 25600 ISO100 - 6400 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)2.331.44
Weighs less (2)340g
(11.0 oz.)
691g
(22.3 oz.)
More portable (2)334cm³
(21 cu.in.)
1410cm³
(89 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the C-Lux are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and the larger sensitivity. We also like the better viewfinder, the lower weight than the DMC FZ300 and the more compact size.

The C-Lux scores 22 points.

Otherwise why to choose Panasonic DMC FZ300

C-Lux

DMC FZ300

Higher speed (4, frames/second)1012
Articulated monitor (2)
Better Video (2)3840 x 21604096 x 2160
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)370380
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC FZ300 are that the camera is faster, the articulated display and the superior video recording. A recommendation of the DMC FZ300 is made easy by the connector for an external microphone, that the battery has more stamina.

Yields 13 points for the DMC FZ300.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

C-Lux

DMC FZ300

Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Sensor resolution (MP)1.041.04
Touch screen
WiFi
Leica C-Lux VS Panasonic DMC FZ300 Dimensions

Look at front view of the C-Lux and DMC FZ300

C-Lux und DMC FZ300, front viewC-Lux und DMC FZ300, front view

Top view of cameras

C-Lux und DMC FZ300, view from aboveC-Lux und DMC FZ300, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Leica C-Lux

Panasonic DMC FZ300

22
13

We recommend Leica C-Lux as better choice.

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