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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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Panasonic Light-Field Technology Coming in GX8 and FZ300 Camera


Panasonic shoot-first focus later camera rumor was actually a new ‘Post Focus’ technology for LUMIX cameras,  the technology is ready to be implemented in the Panasonic recently announced Panasonic GX8 and FZ300 camera via a firmware update, however the exact date of firmware announcement is not known, it may arrive on Q4 of 2015 or Q1 of 2016.

The lens of the camera will quickly focus on the 50 different AF points of the scene and will compose it in single shot, the camera will use 4K mode to compose single image by conserving 50 different AF area of the scene, This is particularly effective for landscapes and macro photography.

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Panasonic develops new ‘Post Focus’ technology for LUMIX Cameras

New ‘Post Focus’ Technology enables areas of a photograph to be in-focus AFTER shooting 

Panasonic is developing new ‘Post Focus’ technology for LUMIX cameras to expand creativity by enabling users to easily select their preferred in-focus area from their images, and create a number of different pictures from a single shot.

The new ‘Post Focus’ mode will work in conjunction with the capabilities of Panasonic’s high-speed, high-precision DFD (Depth From Defocus) autofocus technology, and 4K Photo mode, which allows 4K Burst shooting for up to 30 frames per second continuously for up to 30 minutes.

When ‘Post Focus’ mode is set, the camera quickly shifts the lens to set focus on approximately 50 areas. After taking the shot, users can then select one or more frames from the 4K Burst series where the different points of focus make interesting images. This is particularly effective for landscapes and macro photography.

Panasonic will introduce this Post Focus function for the first time via a firmware update for the LUMIX DMC-GX8, DMC-FZ300 and other selected models in late 2015 to early 2016, and will look at plans to integrate it in future LUMIX cameras.

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Panasonic FZ300 Announced, Features 4K Recording and Fast Zoom Lens


After facing lots of rumors now Panasonic has finally announced the Lumix DMC-FZ300, which is a 24X superzoom cameara which delivers 4K video. Since Panasonic took long period of three years to replace its predecessor Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200, the one time favorite.
But Panasonic regarded its old member and kept its memory by using the Lumix DMC-FZ200 camera’s 25-600mm equivalent F2.8 zoom lens and 12MP Live MOS sensor to its latest member Lumix DMC-FZ300 and also added the latest version of its Venus Engine image processor.


The autofocus system of the camera is upgraded with Panasonic’s DFD (Depth from Defocus) technology which results in the reduction of its focus times to just 0.09 secs, and also it increase the ability of its tracking focus .It has the fast shooting  continuous speed  up to 12 fps and 6 fps in C-AF mode.

The camera also supports a Hybrid O.I.S. system and it provides 2-axis stabilization for stills shooting and 5-axis image stabilization in video recording but no in 4K video mode. Its supports the video recording at 4K/UHD with the resolution of 3840 x 2160pixels at 30 or 24pixels and its has also capacity of shooting Raw and offers a microphone input.

The users can get FZ300 in October, 2015 at the cost of $599.99.

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Panasonic FZ300 Records 4K Video, Full Spec and Images Leaked


The to be announced upcoming Panasonic FZ300 full specification and images leaked just few hours prior to its announcement, take a look at the detailed specification below..

Panasonic FZ300 Major features

– 12.1MP MOS sensor
– New Venus Engine
– Lens 25-600mm F2.8.24 times zoom with 35mm equivalent
– 1cm macro
– 4K photo. 4K video (30p). Full HD 60p
– Highest sensitivity ISO6400
– EVF organic EL. 1.44 million dots. Magnification 0.7 times
– 3 inches 1.04 million dot LCD monitor. Bali angle. Touch panel
– Camera RAW development
– Adopt a new type of linear motor in AF motor
– 3.5 times the AF speed FZ200. Ultra high-speed AF
– DFD correspondence
– 5-axis Hybrid OIS +
– Wi-Fi built-in. Possible connection to the smartphone-tablet. QR code connection
– The size of 131.6 x 91.5 x 117.1mm
– Weight 691 g


The camera can record 4K videos and also features in camera RAW image development, the announcement is just few hours away, Stay with us to get the latest updates, STAY WITH ON FACEBOOK | TWITTER | GOOGLE+ to get live news + rumors 24X7+

Panasonic FZ300 Coming with 4/3 Sensor and 16X Optical Zoom

Panasonic-FZ300-imageAccording to latest wired rumors coming above the surface, the to be announced Panasonic FZ300 is rumored to feature a 4/3 sensor inside a 16X optical Zoom lens, take a look at the rumored specification

Take a look at the rumored specification of the Panasonic FZ300 camera

Sony 4/3 sensor.
F1.8 up to 30mm, and at 200mm F 2.8.
F1.8 – F4
24-400 leica lens
FZ 1000 MKII (or FZ300) will be released in September.
Capacitive touchscreen, articulating LCD
2.36m EVF.
price will be $1499 USD.

The rumored specification also says the camera will have F1.8 aperture up to 30mm, and at 200mm F 2.8, that also clearly indicated that upto 8X optical zoom you have F2.8 aperture, that really a unbelievable specification.

If the rumor is true than the Panasonic FZ300 will sure take down the sales graph of big sensor compacts and APS-C or 4/3 mirrorless  camera… since when you have a big 4/3 sensor compact camera with a ultra bright compact lens why you will look for a second option, The camera wide aperture range clearly indicates that it ill become a prefect tool for portrait shooters too.

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Confirmed: Panasonic G7, GX8, FZ300 Coming


Good News: The Wi-Fi ALLIANCE has leaked out the name of upcoming Panasonic cameras, so finally we came to know that not only Panasonic GX7….. but GX8 and Panasonic FZ300 is also coming in 2015.

We have published few days ago that the upcoming Panasonic G7 will share same sensor as of GX7, take a look here, but the upcoming GX8 camera will get a new sensor or not it is still unclear.

As we know the Panasonic FZ200 was the world first compact camera to feature 24X optical zoom lens with constant F2.8 aperture, now we don’t know at this moment that the upcoming FZ300 camera will have a major upgrade or just a incremental upgrade over the FZ200.

The Panasonic G7 is rumored to arrive at May 19, 2015 and the Panasonic FZ300 and GX8 is expected to arrive at September 2015.

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