Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 hands-on preview
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 hands-on preview

4K video is a huge part of the FZ300 experience. You can record 4K/UHD (3840 x 2160) video at 30p or 24p with full-time AF, manual controls, zebra stripes, 'cinelike' gamma, and much more - all at a bit rate of 100Mbps. If that's a bit too much, 1080/60p and lower resolution modes are also available. If you want to produce slow motion clips, there's a mode which records at 120 fps (1280 x 720). As mentioned earlier, the FZ300 combines optical and digital image stabilization to produce a 5-axis hybrid IS system, though as we've already noted that only kicks in when shooting HD (and lower resolution) video.

Panasonic has been making a big deal about its 4K Photo mode, and it definitely impressed us on their other models. There are three 4K photo burst modes in the FZ300 (which are differentiated by what is captured around the time you press the shutter release) and you can also just pull 8MP frames from a 4K video.