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Panasonic FZ300 vs Sony RX10 II

Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-FZ300-vs.-Sony-Cyber-shot-DSC-RX10-II-1The FZ300 is recently announced by Panasonic, the camera features advance core specification but the only problem is the small sensor inside it, on the other hand Sony RX10 II features large 1″ sensor…. Take a look at the specification comparison review between the Sony RX10 II and FZ300 camera,

Major Difference

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 vs. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II Specification Comparison Table.

Features / Models Panasonic FZ300 Sony RX10 II
Megapixel 12 megapixels 20 megapixels
Sensor size / type 1/2.3″ (6.17 x 4.55 mm) 1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm)
Low –Pass filter Yes Yes
Optical zoom 24x 8.3x
Aperture Range F2.8 F2.8
Macro 1cm 3cm
Image stabilization 5-axis hybrid IS Optical
AF System Contrast Detect (sensor) Contrast Detect (sensor)
ISO 100-6400 64-25600
Shutter Min/Max 60 sec 1/16000 sec 30 sec 1/32000 sec
Top Continuous Shooting Speed 12fps 14fps
Video 3840 x 2160 (30p, 24p) 3840 x 2160 (30p, 25p, 24p)
Display 3.0″ LCD Rear Touch Screen Swivel (1,040,000 pixels) 3.0″ LCD Rear Screen Tilt (1,229,000 pixels)
Viewfinder EVF EVF
Hot-shoe Yes Yes
Battery Life (CIPA) 380 shots 400 shots
Environmentally sealed Yes Yes
Wireless connectivity Built-In Built-In with NFC
Dimensions 132 x 92 x 117 mm 129 x 88 x 102 mm
Weight 691g 813g


Sensors: Sony DSC RX10 II has 20.2 MP 1″ Exmor RS BSI CMOS Sensor which is based on backside-illuminated technology. While the FZ300 supports 12MP 1/2.3″ high-Sensitivity MOS sensor added with the Venus Engine image processor.

sensor sizeHence the sensor of RX10 II is larger and superior to FZ300.  The large sensor inside the RX10 II definitely improves the clarity and image as well its performance in low-light condition. Sony RX10 II has two stop more ISO compare to  FZ300 , which makes it more sensitive to low-light environment and hence it captures correctly exposed image even at low-light condition when compared to FZ300.

Sony RX10 II has the integrated DRAM chip into the sensor and its combination with the BINOZ X processor supports 4K recording upto 30 mins and can  capture 20MP files @14fps on the other side FZ300 has the capacity to capture 12MP files @12fps., the Sony RX10 II is really have uncomparable speed.

Sony RX10II sensor will give you better image quality compared to FZ300.

Optical Zoom: FZ300 uses the Leica DC Vario-Elmarit 24x Zoom Lens which supports the equivalent focal length of 25-600mm and also supports maximum and fixed aperture of f/2.8.  While Sony RX10 II has uses the Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 8.3x Optical Zoom Lens with fixed F2.8 aperture range, the biggest reason behind the coverage of more optical zoom by Panasonic is its small sensor size. However if you want a zoom camera you may go with Nikon P900 that features 83X optical zoom.

Yes the Panasonic FZ300 more zoom compared to RX10 II.

Image Stabilization: Panasonic FZ300 used the advanced 5-Axis HYBRID Optical Image Stabilization on the other hand the camera Sony RX10 features 3 way image stabilization. The Optical image stabilization used in FZ300 reduces the production of blur due to your shaky hands and also it corrects five types of camera shake during handheld shooting. It also compensates in real time vibration while recording the still  or the action videos while walking. Whereas RX10 II has the Optical SteadyShot image stabilization and reduce the camera shake works dim-light conditions. Its Active 3-Way stabilization maintains the balance between both clockwise and counter-clockwise movements while recording videos.

FZ300 has used the advanced Image stabilization compare to RX10 II.

Shutter Speed: Both Sony and Panasonic camera features built in electronic as well as mechanical shutter, however the RX10 II electronic shutter limit goes upto 1/32000, which is far better than FZ300 on the other hand the FZ300 long exposure mode is better compared to RX10 II.


Video: The FZ300 supports recording 4K UHD at the resolution of 3840 x 2160pixels video with either 30p or 24p frames rates at 100 Mbps in the MP4 format. Also RX10 II supports 4K UHD video recording and also offers shooting up to 100 Mbps. The biggest advantage of RX10 II is super slow motion recording,it can record super slow-motion full HD video up to 960 fps.

Display: In Sony RX10 II  3.0″ 1228K-dot LCD monitor is integrated into the camera body and features a tilting design to promote easier use from high and low angles, on the other hand the Panasonic FZ300 have bit low resolution vari-angle touch display unit.

Price Difference:  A big price difference present, The Panasonic FZ300 will cost your approx $700 less compared to the RX10 II.

Verdict: We highly recommend you to buy Sony RX10 II if Price doesn’t matter.

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