Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 vs. Panasonic FZ1000 vs. Panasonic FZ2500

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May 26, 2017
Jul 16, 2015
Jun 12, 2014
Sep 19, 2016
 
$599
$899 / £749
$1199
 
SLR-like (bridge)
SLR-like (bridge)
SLR-like (bridge)
 
Metal, composite
Metal, composite
 
4000 x 3000
5472 x 3648
5472 x 3648
4:3 (3264 x 2448, 2048 x 1536), 3:2 (4000 x 2672, 3264 x 2176, 2048 x 1360), 16:9 (4000 x 2248, 3840 x 2160, 1920 x 1080), 1:1 (2992 x 2992, 2448 x 2448, 1920 x 1920)
 
3:2 (3888 x 2592, 2736 x 1824), 16:9 (5472 x 3080, 3840 x 2160, 1920 x 1080), 4:3 (4864 x 3648, 3456 x 2592, 2432 x 1824), 1:1 (3648 x 3648, 2592 x 2592, 1824 x 1824)
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
12 megapixels
20 megapixels
20 megapixels
13 megapixels
21 megapixels
21 megapixels
1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm)
1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm)
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
Venus Engine
Venus Engine
Venus Engine
sRGB
sRGB
sRGB, Adobe RGB
Primary color filter
Primary color filter
Primary color filter
 
Auto, 100-6400
Auto, 125-12800 (expands to 80-25600)
Auto, 125-12800 (expands to 80-25600)
 
80
80
 
25600
25600
5
5
5
Yes
Yes (4 slots)
Yes (4 slots)
Optical
Optical
Optical
5-axis hybrid IS in movie mode
5-axis
Hybrid 5-axis available in movie mode
RAW
RAW
RAW
Fine, standard
Fine, standard
Fine, standard
  • JPEG (Exif v2.3)
  • Raw (Panasonic RW2)
  • MPO
  • JPEG (DCF, Exif v2.3)
  • RAW (ARW)
  • JPEG (Exif v2.3)
  • Raw (Panasonic CR2)
 
25–600 mm
25–400 mm
24–480 mm
24×
16×
20×
F2.8
F2.8–4
F2.8–4.5
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes (4X)
Yes (4x)
Yes (2x)
Yes
Yes
Yes
30 cm (11.81)
30 cm (11.81)
30 cm (11.81)
1 cm (0.39)
3 cm (1.18)
3 cm (1.18)
 
49
49
 
Fully articulated
Fully articulated
Fully articulated
3
3
3
1,040,000
921,000
1,040,000
Yes
No
Yes
TFT LCD
TFT-LCD
TFT LCD
Yes
Yes
Yes
Electronic
Electronic
Electronic
100%
100%
100%
0.7×
0.7×
0.74×
1,440,000
2,359,000
2,360,000
 
60 sec
60 sec
60 sec
1/16000 sec
1/4000 sec
1/4000 sec
 
1/16000 sec
1/16000 sec
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
  • Program
  • Aperture priority
  • Shutter priority
  • Manual
  • Program
  • Shutter priority
  • Aperture priority
  • Manual
  • Program
  • Aperture priority
  • Shutter priority
  • Manual
  • Clear Portrait
  • Silky Skin
  • Backlit Softness
  • Clear in Backlight
  • Relaxing Tone
  • Sweet Child's Face
  • Distinct Scenery
  • Bright Blue Sky
  • Romantic Sunset Glow
  • Vivid Sunset Glow
  • Glistening Water
  • Clear Nightscape
  • Cool Night Sky
  • Warm Glowing Nightscape
  • Artistic Nightscape
  • Glittering Illuminations
  • Handheld Night Shot
  • Clear Night Portrait
  • Soft Image of a Flower
  • Appetizing Food
  • Cute Dessert
  • Freeze Animal Motion
  • Clear Sports Shot
  • Monochrome
  • Clear Portrait, Silky Skin, Backlit Softness, Clear in Backlight, Relaxing Tone, Sweet Child's Face, Distinct Scenery, Bright Blue Sky, Romantic Sunset Glow, Vivid Sunset Glow, Glistening Water, Clear Nightscape, Cool Night Sky, Warm Glowing Nightscape, Artistic Nightscape, Glittering Illuminations, Handheld Night Shot, Clear Night Portrait, Soft Image of a Flower, Appetizing Food, Cute Dessert, Freeze Animal Motion, Clear Sports Shot, Monochrome, Panorama
  • Clear Portrait
  • Silky Skin
  • Backlit Softness
  • Clear in Backlight
  • Relaxing Tone
  • Sweet Child's Face
  • Distinct Scenery
  • Bright Blue Sky
  • Romantic Sunset Glow
  • Vivid Sunset Glow
  • Glistening Water
  • Clear Nightscape
  • Cool Night Sky
  • Warm Glowing Nightscape
  • Artistic Nightscape
  • Glittering Illuminations
  • Handheld Night Shot
  • Clear Night Portrait
  • Soft Image of a Flower
  • Appetizing Food
  • Cute Dessert
  • Freeze Animal Motion
  • Clear Sports Shot
  • Monochrome
Yes
Yes
Yes
8.80 m (at Auto ISO)
13.50 m (at Auto ISO)
13.20 m (at Auto ISO)
Yes (via hot shoe)
Yes (via hotshoe)
Yes (via hot shoe)
Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, forced on, forced on w/redeye reduction, slow sync, slow sync w/redeye reduction, forced off
Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
  • Single
  • Continuous (Super high, high, medium, low)
  • Self-timer
  • Single-shot
  • Continuous
  • AE bracket
  • Self-timer
  • Interval
 
12.0 fps
12.0 fps
12.0 fps
Yes
Yes
Yes (2 or 10 secs, 3 shots @ 10 sec)
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±3 (3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
±3 (3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps)
±3 (3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
No
No
 
 
3840 x 2160 (30p, 24p), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 30p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
3840x2160 (30p), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 30p, 24p) 1280x720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
 
MPEG-4, AVCHD
MPEG-4, AVCHD
MPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264
 
4K video uses MP4 (100Mbps), 1080p/720p use AVCHD (10-28Mbps)
 
 
 
  • 4096 x 2160 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 4096 x 2160 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 200 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 50 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Mono
Mono
Mono
 
SD/SDHC/SDXC card
 
SD/SDHC/SDXC card
 
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Yes (mini-HDMI)
Yes (microHDMI)
Yes (micro-HDMI)
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Built-In
Built-In
Built-In
802.11b/g/n
802.11b/g/n with NFC
802.11b/g/n
Yes (wired or smartphone)
Yes (wired)
Yes (wired or via smartphone)
 
Yes (Water and dust resistent)
No
No
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Lithium-ion battery & charger
DMW-BLC12PP lithium-ion battery and charger
DMW-BLC12 lithium-ion battery & charger
380
360
350
691 g (1.52 lb / 24.37 oz)
831 g (1.83 lb / 29.31 oz)
915 g (2.02 lb / 32.28 oz)
132 x 92 x 117 mm (5.2 x 3.62 x 4.61)
137 x 99 x 131 mm (5.39 x 3.9 x 5.16)
138 x 102 x 135 mm (5.42 x 4.01 x 5.3)
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
 
None
None
None