Nikon Coolpix P900 vs Panasonic DMC FZ300 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

Coolpix P900 vs DMC FZ300 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Nikon Coolpix P900 vs Panasonic DMC FZ300 Specs

Coolpix P900

  • Introduced in March 2015
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 16 megapixel
  • 7 frames/second
  • 100 - 6400 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-2000mm (83x), f2.8-6.5
  • WiFi built-in
  • 137.4 x 103.2 x 139.5mm³ (5.4" x 4.1" x 5.5")
  • 900g (29.0 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Coolpix P900

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

Coolpix P900 vs DMC FZ300: The sensors

Both cameras use the same sensor format, Compact.

Compact sensor built into both cameras has a total area of about 28mm² (0.04 sq.in.).

Coolpix P900 vs DMC FZ300: Viewfinder

Coolpix P900 has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 0.92 megapixel with magnification of 0.50x.

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.

Coolpix P900 (0.50x)

DMC FZ300 (0.70x)

Simulated viewfinder of the Coolpix P900Simulated viewfinder of the DMC FZ300

Better choice: Panasonic DMC FZ300

Nikon Coolpix P900 VS Panasonic DMC FZ300 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Nikon Coolpix P900 a better choice

Coolpix P900

DMC FZ300

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)16.0012.00
Auto Focus points (4)9949
GPS (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Coolpix P900 are the higher resolution, the faster and more accurate auto focus and the built-in GPS.

The Coolpix P900 scores 11 points.

Otherwise why to choose Panasonic DMC FZ300

Coolpix P900

DMC FZ300

Higher speed (4, frames/second)712
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)0.921.44
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)0.921.04
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)1920 x 10804096 x 2160
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)360380
Weighs less (2)900g
(29.0 oz.)
691g
(22.3 oz.)
More portable (2)1978cm³
(125 cu.in.)
1410cm³
(89 cu.in.)
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC FZ300 are that the camera is faster, the better viewfinder and that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is the rather comfortable touch screen, the superior video recording and the connector for an external microphone. Another advantage over the Coolpix P900: that the battery has more stamina, the lower weight than the Coolpix P900 and the more compact size.

Yields 23 points for the DMC FZ300.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

Coolpix P900

DMC FZ300

Sensor formatCompactCompact
Sensitivity100 - 6400 ISO100 - 6400 ISO
Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Articulated screen
WiFi
Nikon Coolpix P900 VS Panasonic DMC FZ300 Dimensions

Look at front view of the Coolpix P900 and DMC FZ300

Coolpix P900 und DMC FZ300, front viewCoolpix P900 und DMC FZ300, front view

Top view of cameras

Coolpix P900 und DMC FZ300, view from aboveCoolpix P900 und DMC FZ300, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Nikon Coolpix P900

Panasonic DMC FZ300

11
23

We recommend Panasonic DMC FZ300 as better choice.

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