Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II vs Panasonic DMC FZ300 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

DMC FZ1000 II vs DMC FZ300 - Side by side

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Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II vs Panasonic DMC FZ300 Specs

DMC FZ1000 II

  • Introduced in February 2019
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: 1"
  • 20 megapixel
  • 12 frames/second
  • 125 - 12800 ISO
  • 4096 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-400mm (17x), f2.8-4.0
  • WiFi built-in
  • 136 x 97.2 x 131.5mm³ (5.4" x 3.8" x 5.2")
  • 810g (26.1 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DMC FZ1000 II

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

DMC FZ1000 II vs DMC FZ300: The sensors

DMC FZ1000 II 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 DMC FZ1000 II 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: Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II

DMC FZ1000 II vs DMC FZ300: Viewfinder

DMC FZ1000 II has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 2.36 megapixel with magnification of 0.74x.

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.

DMC FZ1000 II (0.74x)

DMC FZ300 (0.70x)

Simulated viewfinder of the DMC FZ1000 IISimulated viewfinder of the DMC FZ300

Advantage: Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II

Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II VS Panasonic DMC FZ300 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II a better choice

DMC FZ1000 II

DMC FZ300

Larger sensor (5)1"Compact
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.1012.00
Better sensibility (4)125 - 12800 ISO100 - 6400 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)2.361.44
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.241.04
Longer battery life (3, photos)440380

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC FZ1000 II are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and the larger sensitivity. We also like the better viewfinder, that the display has a higher resolution and that the battery has more stamina.

The DMC FZ1000 II scores 23 points.

Otherwise why to choose Panasonic DMC FZ300

DMC FZ1000 II

DMC FZ300

Weighs less (2)810g
(26.1 oz.)
691g
(22.3 oz.)
More portable (2)1738cm³
(110 cu.in.)
1410cm³
(89 cu.in.)
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC FZ300 are the lower weight than the DMC FZ1000 II, the more compact size.

Yields 4 points for the DMC FZ300.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

DMC FZ1000 II

DMC FZ300

Speed (frames/second)1212
Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Articulated screen
Touch screen
Video resolution4096 x 21604096 x 2160
External microphone
WiFi
Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II VS Panasonic DMC FZ300 Dimensions

Look at front view of the DMC FZ1000 II and DMC FZ300

DMC FZ1000 II und DMC FZ300, front viewDMC FZ1000 II und DMC FZ300, front view

Top view of cameras

DMC FZ1000 II und DMC FZ300, view from aboveDMC FZ1000 II und DMC FZ300, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II

Panasonic DMC FZ300

23
4

We recommend Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II as better choice.

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