LUMIX FZ300 Long Zoom Digital Camera Features 12.1 Megapixel, 1/2.3-Inch Sensor, 4K Video, WiFi, Splash & Dustproof Camera Body, LEICA DC 24X F2.8 Zoom Lens – DMC-FZ300K – (Black) USA

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  • 4K video & 4K photo: Panasonic’s exclusive 4K photo technology uses 30 frames per second in high resolution 4K ultra HD video to extract them as photos; You’ll never miss that moment again
  • Leica DC Vario Elmarit lens: 24x zoom (25 600 millimeter with Full zoom range F2; 8 aperture for enhanced low light shooting meeting the stringent quality standards established by Leica
  • High image Quality: The 12.1 Megapixel high sensitivity MOS sensor with the venus engine excels in diffraction compensation, yielding images that are crisp & Free from artifacts associated with small aperture settings
  • Rugged Camera Design: Splash Proof/dustproof rugged camera design with tight seals on every Joint, dial and button, so it stands up to harsh weather conditions and challenging
  • 5 Axis Hybrid Optical Image Stabilizer Plus: Reduces blur from 1 handed video shooting by compensating for 5 types of movement; Level shot function detects horizon line & maintains it, even if the camera is tilted
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  1. The Critical Critic

    A Great Lens Surrounded by a Ton of Features

    If you’re looking for a reasonably priced camera with lots of features and great glass, this is the one for you. I know several of the reviews talk about “too many features”. It’s true … this is not a “pick up and go” camera. You need to read the manual and practice. Find where the features are that you need and how to get there quick. Figure out what dial does what. Once you get past a bit of a learning curve, you will love this thing.To get a 600 mm (equivalent)…nay, a 600 mm 2.8f…nay, a 600mm, 2.8f LEICA lens in a camera at this cost is phenomenal. Some of the bells and whistles are really cool features that make taking some artistic shots a bit easier. Of course, with the ability to shoot in RAW (or RAW+JPEG), you have lots of flexibility.There’s no time to go over every feature. The touch screen that rotates for convenience and the smartphone-enabled controls are some of my favorites thus far. If you’re looking to not pay DSLR prices, but don’t want the limitations of a smartphone/pocket camera lack-o’-zoom, then this is for you.

    8 people found this helpful

    The Critical Critic

  2. The Critical Critic

    A Great Lens Surrounded by a Ton of Features

    If you’re looking for a reasonably priced camera with lots of features and great glass, this is the one for you. I know several of the reviews talk about “too many features”. It’s true … this is not a “pick up and go” camera. You need to read the manual and practice. Find where the features are that you need and how to get there quick. Figure out what dial does what. Once you get past a bit of a learning curve, you will love this thing.To get a 600 mm (equivalent)…nay, a 600 mm 2.8f…nay, a 600mm, 2.8f LEICA lens in a camera at this cost is phenomenal. Some of the bells and whistles are really cool features that make taking some artistic shots a bit easier. Of course, with the ability to shoot in RAW (or RAW+JPEG), you have lots of flexibility.There’s no time to go over every feature. The touch screen that rotates for convenience and the smartphone-enabled controls are some of my favorites thus far. If you’re looking to not pay DSLR prices, but don’t want the limitations of a smartphone/pocket camera lack-o’-zoom, then this is for you.

    8 people found this helpful

    The Critical Critic

  3. The Critical Critic

    A Great Lens Surrounded by a Ton of Features

    If you’re looking for a reasonably priced camera with lots of features and great glass, this is the one for you. I know several of the reviews talk about “too many features”. It’s true … this is not a “pick up and go” camera. You need to read the manual and practice. Find where the features are that you need and how to get there quick. Figure out what dial does what. Once you get past a bit of a learning curve, you will love this thing.To get a 600 mm (equivalent)…nay, a 600 mm 2.8f…nay, a 600mm, 2.8f LEICA lens in a camera at this cost is phenomenal. Some of the bells and whistles are really cool features that make taking some artistic shots a bit easier. Of course, with the ability to shoot in RAW (or RAW+JPEG), you have lots of flexibility.There’s no time to go over every feature. The touch screen that rotates for convenience and the smartphone-enabled controls are some of my favorites thus far. If you’re looking to not pay DSLR prices, but don’t want the limitations of a smartphone/pocket camera lack-o’-zoom, then this is for you.

    8 people found this helpful

    The Critical Critic

  4. Just Jim

    Grow into photography with this splendid camera

    If you want a camera that is reasonably compact and light that takes wonderful photos, here it is. No camera can be all things. Physical laws demand certain tradeoffs. However, this camera takes a strong position in the middle ground. It does everything well and does it with style. It fits the hand well, the controls are responsive, and the results are very satisfying. If you don’t intend to print and enlarge your photos to great sizes to hang in a gallery, then consider this a worthy camera. The question is this, friends: “Do you love photography or do you love cameras?” If you love photography, you want a camera with you as much as possible. If you love cameras, you have several of them sitting around collecting dust. It may be the latest, greatest, most impressive, and most expensive but it is useless junk if it just sits around. There’s an old saw about how the “best” camera in the world is useless if you don’t have it with you. Well, if you want a long zoom camera that won’t break your back or you wallet then here you are. The FZ300 lets beginners shoot in auto mode. For advanced type you can shoot in RAW mode or tweak dozens of settings and really get your geek on.(On a side note, if you want a similarly capable long zoom camera that fits in your pocket, then get a Sony HX90V. I recommend it as an alternative.)

    31 people found this helpful

    Just Jim

  5. Just Jim

    Grow into photography with this splendid camera

    If you want a camera that is reasonably compact and light that takes wonderful photos, here it is. No camera can be all things. Physical laws demand certain tradeoffs. However, this camera takes a strong position in the middle ground. It does everything well and does it with style. It fits the hand well, the controls are responsive, and the results are very satisfying. If you don’t intend to print and enlarge your photos to great sizes to hang in a gallery, then consider this a worthy camera. The question is this, friends: “Do you love photography or do you love cameras?” If you love photography, you want a camera with you as much as possible. If you love cameras, you have several of them sitting around collecting dust. It may be the latest, greatest, most impressive, and most expensive but it is useless junk if it just sits around. There’s an old saw about how the “best” camera in the world is useless if you don’t have it with you. Well, if you want a long zoom camera that won’t break your back or you wallet then here you are. The FZ300 lets beginners shoot in auto mode. For advanced type you can shoot in RAW mode or tweak dozens of settings and really get your geek on.(On a side note, if you want a similarly capable long zoom camera that fits in your pocket, then get a Sony HX90V. I recommend it as an alternative.)

    31 people found this helpful

    Just Jim

  6. Stefan

    good camera

    Overall this is an excellent camera. It feels great in the hands and the zoom and image stabilizationis phenomenal. a few problems i have is that if youre shooting professionally, or even semi professionally, do not get it. The camera does have quite a few filter features which are each individually able to be customized as well. the only reason why i am giving the camera a 4 star rating is because i am a sucker for detail, and when cropping the images you do get a decent amout of grain, even with the ISO set for 100. When you use the function for shooting in raw,there is alot of grain and discoleration when aking light and color adjustments, furthermore, you get alot of chromatic light abberations in your shots when using the zoom feature in sunlight. other than that it is a great camera. this camera is excellent if you just want to take memorable shots on a trip or vacation and it is very versatile as far as the functions it has. it is highly customizable which ia also a plus but at the same time does take some time to get used to. One really good feature this camera has is continuous 4k burst mode, but i highly recommend getting a high speed memory card due to the fact that if you dont, the camera will stop recording 5-10 shot inso the process. The vidio quality and sound quality is excellent on this camera, and if you enjoy taking video as well as shots, this is the camera to get. also, the screen swivels 180 degrees so it makes it easy to get shots above your head, or close to the groung in a crouched position. The camera also comes with a lense hood for blocking sunlight that might cause haze or light leaks in your shots. So to summerize, proffesionally, not a great camera to have, but if you just want something versatile and quick and easy to use that takes good quality shots and video for traveling etc, this is the camera to buy. I provided some example pictures above so you can see what it is capable of.

    3 people found this helpful

    Stefan

  7. J. Milligan

    Outstanding for 4K video and time lapses

    One of my hobbies is time lapse photography, and I’ve used many cameras (and many smartphone apps) towards that end. This camera produces not only some fantastic results, but it’s super easy to use for that purpose. Exposure between frames in a time lapse is nice and steady, there’s hardly any exposure flicker at all, even when doing a night-to-day time lapse. On auto-ISO, exposure can adjust itself in one-unit increments, so you don’t get a sudden jump in exposure when it moves from ISO 100 to ISO 200 for example, it’ll go 100, 101, 102, as needed. The time lapse interval is continuously adjustable in seconds, so you don’t have to choose between 2 sec and 5 sec intervals when you actually want 3 sec, like you do with, say, a popular action camera. It has the ability to pause and resume a time lapse, and you can change settings, reframe, and even zoom in the middle. Color and contrast are pretty true to life, and adjustable in-camera.4K video is excellent, especially in good light. The exposure metering does a really good job, and the Creative Video mode lets you set part or all of the exposure triangle manually, effectively giving you aperture-priority and shutter-priority modes for video. Point and shoots and phones usually use way too fast a shutter speed for video–this camera can do 1/25 exposures at 24 fps, giving that nice smooth motion that makes a video look like it was shot on a real camera.The lens is fairly fast at f/2.8, and it maintains that throughout its zoom range. The body is weather-sealed and I’ve used it in the rain many times without any fogging up. The battery, when new, lasts for a few hours of photos or about 1.5 hours of video, and you can easily get a DC adapter to hook it up to external power if you need more than that.There are a few shortcomings, but they’re not dealbreakers for me: video is limited to 30 minutes (which is annoying and unnecessary), and time lapses to 9,999 photos (at a 1 second interval that’s about 2h45m). The manual focus wheel only starts moving after you’ve turned it about 1/16 turn, and requires some fiddling at times. And of course with its small sensor, it starts to get pretty grainy at high ISOs, limiting its use in very low light.Overall, an amazing camera for the price and perfect for time lapse photographers and daytime amateur videographers.

    5 people found this helpful

    J. Milligan

  8. My Own AMZN

    I Have a Love/Hate Relationship With This Camera

    I bought is camera in 2019 as at that time, my only other good camera (a point and shoot RX100 III) has a maximum optical zoom of 75 mm. I wanted a camera with a bigger zoom and also like the feel of a bigger camera in my hands. I’ve owned a SLR camera in the past, back in the days before digital. With the SLR, the changing of different size lenses got old. So, the thought of having a camera with feel of a SLR and with just one lens to cover a wide range of focal lengths was a big appeal.After going through many reviews of different cameras I decided on the Panasonic Lumix FZ300. This seems like a camera with many modern features yet at the same time budget friendly.After having used the camera a few times over the past couple of years, I have mixed feelings. In a nutshell, there are things I really like and things I really dislike about the camera. As a point and shoot letting the camera do all the thinking, this camera is great. But to me, trying to go through the various menus and use the camera manually, I find cumbersome and frustrating. I’m not a fan of the touch screen and wish there is a disable setting as I find myself accidentally touching the screen which gets me a bit lost.LIKES:- fast auto focus- 25 – 600 wide angle to zoom range- ergonomics feels great (the best camera I’ve felt as far as grip and feel)- weather protected- budget priced compared to other bridge cameras- viewfinder built-in- articulating screen can be repositioned to various positions- shoots in RAWDISKLIKES- menu and touch screen not intuitive, feels cluttered- no manual focus ring but a tiny wheel for manual focusingI give the Panasonic Lumix FZ300 three stars. Excellent as a point and shoot with a generous zoom but find the settings and manual focusing difficult to use.

    2 people found this helpful

    My Own AMZN

  9. My Own AMZN

    I Have a Love/Hate Relationship With This Camera

    I bought is camera in 2019 as at that time, my only other good camera (a point and shoot RX100 III) has a maximum optical zoom of 75 mm. I wanted a camera with a bigger zoom and also like the feel of a bigger camera in my hands. I’ve owned a SLR camera in the past, back in the days before digital. With the SLR, the changing of different size lenses got old. So, the thought of having a camera with feel of a SLR and with just one lens to cover a wide range of focal lengths was a big appeal.After going through many reviews of different cameras I decided on the Panasonic Lumix FZ300. This seems like a camera with many modern features yet at the same time budget friendly.After having used the camera a few times over the past couple of years, I have mixed feelings. In a nutshell, there are things I really like and things I really dislike about the camera. As a point and shoot letting the camera do all the thinking, this camera is great. But to me, trying to go through the various menus and use the camera manually, I find cumbersome and frustrating. I’m not a fan of the touch screen and wish there is a disable setting as I find myself accidentally touching the screen which gets me a bit lost.LIKES:- fast auto focus- 25 – 600 wide angle to zoom range- ergonomics feels great (the best camera I’ve felt as far as grip and feel)- weather protected- budget priced compared to other bridge cameras- viewfinder built-in- articulating screen can be repositioned to various positions- shoots in RAWDISKLIKES- menu and touch screen not intuitive, feels cluttered- no manual focus ring but a tiny wheel for manual focusingI give the Panasonic Lumix FZ300 three stars. Excellent as a point and shoot with a generous zoom but find the settings and manual focusing difficult to use.

    2 people found this helpful

    My Own AMZN