Panasonic All Round Bridge Camera - DMCFZ300K

DMCFZ300K

$649

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25-600mm Zoom with Full-Range F2.8

The 25-600mm LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens boasts full-range F2.8. Regardless of how distant your subject is, or how fast it is moving, this lens won"t let it get away. And the constant F2.8 capability enhances low light shooting throughout the entire zoom range. Also, Panasonic"s black box technology Nano Surface Coating boasts extremely low reflectance ratio and it is applied to the LUMIX FZ300 for exceptional optical performance with stunning clarity by minimising flaring and ghosting. " 35mm camera equivalent: 25-600mm.

High Image Quality Even in Low Light Conditions

The 12.1-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS Sensor in combination with the Venus Engine provides both: high quality image capture and high speed signal processing. The superior noise reduction system enables crisp images even in low light conditions up to ISO 6400. The Venus Engine also excels in diffraction compensation to make images crisp and clear even when shooting with a small aperture.

5-axis Correction / Tilt Correction

5-Axis HYBRID O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer Plus) gives you blur-less one-handed video shooting. It detects and compensates for the camera's 5 types of movement "" horizontal, vertical, axis of rotation, vertical rotation and horizontal rotation. The Level Shot Function detects the image's horizontal line and maintains it even if the camera is tilted. It takes stable video even in high-angle, blind recording. 5-Axis HYBRID O.I.S. works in video recording except for 4K video recording.

4K Video and 4K Photo - Capture the Perfect Moment

Special moments you want to remember can occur at any time and should be captured in the best resolution possible. Now Panasonic's 4K technology is available for everyone. With the introduction of the new LUMIX FZ300, you will be able to record video in 4K (up to QFHD: 3840 x 2160 pixels, 30 fps, 100Mbit/s). Furthermore, with the 4K Photo feature, you can extract the perfect photo out of a 4K video sequence easily on the camera and save it as an 8-megapixel equivalent still image. The LUMIX FZ300 is especially useful for both video and photo shooting.

4K Photo Modes - Free Your Creativity

The 4K Photo function can be used in three different modes, all allowing you to capture that perfect moment at a high burst rate of 30 frames / photos per second:

4K Burst

This is a function that you can use more like using photo burst shooting mode. The camera keeps on shooting 8-megapixel equivalent images at ultra high burst rate as long as the shutter button is pressed.

4K Burst S/S (Start/Stop)

This function is the standard 4K Photo function where you are able to record a 4K video to extract any frame / photo as an 8-megapixel equivalent image later. You can relax and wait for the moment to come.

4K Pre-Burst

The specialty of the '4K Pre-Burst' mode is that the camera starts recording a 4K video sequence one second before after you press the shutter button. This allows you to capture an unpredictable moment which happens much faster than you are able to react. You can get extra 60 photos to choose the best from.

4K Video - More Details Than Full HD

Whether you are watching movies or editing videos, 4K delivers a far more intense viewing experience than you have seen before. Its native resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels is four times larger than Full HD, resulting in a much higher level of detail. Even if you export your footage filmed in 4K to a Full HD TV, the video files will have even better definition and crisper details than those filmed in Full HD. When recording videos in 4K, use a card rated as UHS Speed Class 3.

Post Focus - Select the in-focus area even after shooting

Have you ever imagined that you can set sharp focus on the target subject after you shot the images Now you can easily do it with the Post Focus function. The function has been developed based on Panasonic's 4K and high-speed, high-precision DFD (Depth From Defocus) auto focus technology. Shoot the image on the spot and save it as you like later - it's a whole new photographic experience for creative freedom. Learn more>>

Splash/Dustproof Rugged Design

To be tough enough to withstand even heavy field use, the LUMIX FZ300 adopts splash / dustproof rugged design. It comes with sealings onto every joint, dial, and button to pass the stringent test quality standard of flagship DSLM (Digital Single Lens Mirrorless) cameras. You can take the LUMIX FZ300 for outdoor photography under harsh weather conditions from marshy jungle to windy desert.

1,440k-dot, 0.7x Large OLED LVF

The LUMIX FZ300 comes with a high-resolution (1,440k-dot) OLED Live View Finder which allows high visibility thanks to a 10,000:1 contrast and perfect framing even under direct sunlight conditions. High 0.7x magnification (35mm camera equivalent) makes it easy to see image details. Also with all your settings displayed right in front of your eye, your pictures will always come out exactly how you want them to.

3.0-inch Free-angle, Touch Panel Rear Monitor

The rear monitor with a high resolution of approximately 1,040k-dot features higher visibility even for sunny outdoor shooting. And, the tilt/swivel capability gives you the freedom to find unusual perspectives while maintaining easy operation and full image control. Plus, touch control immediately lets you to set focus to the subject by just touching it on the screen and you can even release the shutter.

Everything in the Right Place

Not only does the LUMIX FZ300 feature a sophisticated body and a snug, hand-fitting grip, it also provides an intuitive level of operation. The rear/side dials control the main aperture and shutter speed settings, while easily switching to handle temporary WB and ISO adjustments. Settings can also be assigned to four function buttons. In addition, the side lever on the left side of lens barrel makes it smoother to zoom when concentrating on the shutter operation with the right hand. Four buttons on the body and five buttons on the menu.

Expandability for Flexible Usage

To offer more flexible usage, the LUMIX FZ300 can be combined with the DMW-FL580L External Flash, the DMW-MS2 Stereo/Shotgun Microphone, the DMW-LT55 Tele Conversion Lens, DMW-LC55 Close-up Lens and many other accessories. The expansive flexibility of LUMIX FZ300 goes far beyond the limit of conventional bridge camera.

High Speed Auto-Focusing with DFD Technology

Capture even the fastest moving action thanks to Panasonic's Depth From Defocus (DFD) Auto Focus (AF) technology. The LUMIX FZ300 features this brand new technology instantly calculating the distance between the items inside the frame and drives the focus of the lens in one fast, continuous movement. This new system results in AF speeds up to 0.09 seconds and a burst shooting speed with AFC of 6 frames per second. It also increases the stability of continuous focusing when shooting video. CIPA standard. When using Live View Finder.

12 fps Burst Shooting

High speed burst shooting can be shot at 12 frames per second in 12.1-megapixel full resolution. Together with the quick start-up of approximately 0.88 second and short release time lag, the LUMIX FZ300 never lets you miss quick shooting opportunities.

Close-up Macro Shooting

Stunning macro shots can be shot with minimum focusing distance of 1cm with the LUMIX FZ300.

Unwire Your Creativity via Wi-Fi

The connectivity features of LUMIX FZ300 expand the usability of the camera in many ways. The camera can be controlled by using the 'Panasonic Image App' on your smartphone or tablet device enabling you to view the image, set the focus, release the shutter from a distance or review photographs on the large screen of your tablet. Or even share your images on social medias.

Easy Sharing

Share your favourite moments easily by drag-and-drop on social media using on your smartphone or tablet.

Geotagging

The LUMIX FZ300 knows exactly where it is by using the GPS log/tag of your smartphone or tablet. By geotagging your images, you will be able to have the information where the picture was taken automatically attached to the image.

RAW Data Development in Camera

The LUMIX FZ300 can shoot images in RAW-format and even develop them inside the camera, to adjust the following settings: Colour Space Setting (sRGB / AdobeRGB), White Balance, Exposure Compensation, Photo Style, Intelligent D-range Control, Contrast, Highlight / Shadow, Saturation, Noise Reduction, Intelligent Resolution, Sharpness.

Creative Panorama

Via a wide variety of filter effects, Creative Control adds special effects to photos and videos. Creative Panorama function allows you to create dynamic panoramic photos just by panning the camera. Either 'Standard (minimum distortion) ' or 'Wide (maximum angle of view) ' can be selectable.

High Speed Video in HD

You can record high-speed videos at 120 fps in HD quality or 240 fps in VGA quality. You can capture scenes that can't be seen with the naked eye, and play them back in dramatic slow motion. The recording format is 30p.

Metrics
Dimensions (W x H x D)131.6 x 91.5 x 117.1 mm (5.18 x 3.60 x 4.61 inch)
WeightApprox. 691 g with Battery and SD Memory Card (1.52 lb) Approx. 640 g without Battery and SD Memory Card (1.41 lb)
Optics
Pixels - Camera Effective12.1 Megapixels
Sensor - Size / Total Pixels / Filter1/2.3-inch High Sensitivity MOS Sensor / 12.8 Total Megapixels / Primary Colour Filter
Lens - ApertureF2.8 / Multistage Iris Diaphragm (Still Image: F2.8 - 8.0, Motion Picture: F2.8 - 11.0)
Lens - Optical Zoom24x
Lens - Focal Lengthf = 4.5 - 108mm (25 - 600mm in 35mm equiv. in 4:3) (26 - 624mm in 35mm equiv. in 3:2) (27 - 648mm in 35mm equiv. in 16:9) (30 - 720mm in 35mm equiv. in 1:1) (28 - 672mm in 35mm equiv. in 4:3 4K Photo recording) (27 - 648mm in 35mm equiv. in 3:2 4K Photo recording) (27 - 648mm in 35mm equiv. in 16:9 4K Photo recording) (30 - 720mm in 35mm equiv. in 1:1 4K Photo recording) (27 - 648mm in 35mm equiv. in 16:9 video recording / O.I.S. Off / Level Shot function Off) (30 - 720mm in 35mm equiv. in 16:9 video recording / O.I.S. On / Level Shot function Off) (30 - 720mm in 35mm equiv. in 16:9 video recording / O.I.S. On / Level Shot function On) (27 - 648mm in 35mm equiv. in 4K video recording)
Lens - Extra Optical Zoom (EZ)29.4x [4:3 / 8M (M)], 46.9x [4:3 / 3M (S)]
Lens - Intelligent Zoom48x
LensLEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT 14 elements in 11 groups (5 Aspherical Lenses / 9 Aspherical surfaces / 3 ED Lenses / 1 Nano Surface Coating Lens)
Lens - Changing of Zoom Speed2-Speed Zoom
Lens - Optical Image Stabilizer5-Axis HYBRID O.I.S. + 5-Axis compensation works in video recording except for 4K video or high-speed video recording.
Lens - Digital ZoomMax. 4x (When Digital Zoom is used simultaneously with Intelligent Zoom, you can only increase the zoom ratio up to 2x.)
Lens - Conversion CompatibilityYes
Focus - ing AreaNormal: Wide 30 cm - infinity / Tele 200 cm - infinity AF Macro / MF / Intelligent Auto / Motion Picture: Wide 1 cm - infinity / Tele 100 cm - infinity
Focus - AF Assist LampYes (On / Off)
FocusAFS (Single) / AFF (Flexible) / AFC (Continuous) / MF Normal / AF Macro / Macro Zoom, Quick AF, Continuous AF (during motion picture recording), Eye Sensor AF, Touch AF/AE Function, Touch Shutter, Touch Pad AF, MF Assist, Touch MF Assist, AF+MF, Focus Peaking, One Shot AF (Set the Fn button in custom menu to AF-ON), Low Light AF, Starlight AF, AF/AE Lock Button
Focus - AF MeteringFace/Eye Detection / Tracking / 49-area / Custom Multi / 1-area / Pinpoint (Full area touch is available)
Shutter - SpeedStill Image: Approx. 60 - 1/4,000 sec (Mechanical Shutter) Approx. 1 - 1/16,000 sec (Electronic Shutter) Bulb (Approx. 60 sec) Motion Picture: Approx. 1/30 - 1/16,000 sec Approx. 1/25 - 1/16,000 sec (in 24p recording) Approx. 1/2 - 1/16,000 sec (Creative Video M Mode / MF Mode)
Recording
Finder - Viewfinder0.39" OLED LVF (Live View Finder) (1440K-dots), Field of View: Approx. 100%, Magnification: Approx. 3.88x / 0.7x (35mm equiv.), Eye Sensor
File - FormatStill Image: JPEG (DCF/Exif2.3) / RAW, DPOF Motion Picture: AVCHD, MP4
Recording Modes - Mode Dial / Mode ButtonIntelligent Auto, P, A, S, M, Creative Video, C (Custom), Panotama Shot, Scene Guide, Creative Control
Recording Modes - Creative Control modeExpressive, Retro, Old Days, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Monochrome, Dynamic Monochrome, Rough Monochrome, Silky Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, Cross Process, Toy Effect, Toy Pop, Bleach Bypass, Miniature Effect, Soft Focus, Fantasy, Star Filter, One Point Colour, Sunshine (22 filters)
Recording Modes - Still Image Scene GuideClear 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
Recording Modes - Continuous Shooting Mode (Approx.)[AFS] SH: 60 frames/sec , H: 12 frames/sec, M: 6 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View) [AFC] H: 6 frames/sec, M: 6 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View) Electronic shutter only.
Recording Modes - 4K Photo Mode ( 2)4K Burst: 30 frames/sec, max. 29 min 59 sec 4K Burst (S/S): 30 frames/sec, max. 29 min 59 sec 4K Pre-Burst: 30 frames/sec, approx. 2 sec (Depending on memory card size and battery power) Exif Information: Yes Selectable Aspect Ratio: Yes (4:3 / 3:2 / 16:9 / 1:1 are selectable) Exposure Mode: Program AE / Aperture Priority AE / Shutter Priority AE / Manual Marking Function: Yes (in 4K Burst (S/S) mode)
Motion Picture Recording ( 2) - 4K Video3840 x 2160 pixels, 30p (4K: 100Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 30fps) (AAC) 3840 x 2160 pixels, 24p (4K: 100Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 24fps) (AAC)
Motion Picture Recording ( 2) - HD Video1920 x 1080 pixels, 60p (FHD: 28Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor Output is 60fps) (Dolby) 1920 x 1080 pixels, 24p (FHD: 24Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor Output is 24fps) (Dolby) 1920 x 1080 pixels, 60i (FHD: 24Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor Output is 30fps) (Dolby) 1920 x 1080 pixels, 60i (FHD: 17Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor Output is 60fps) (Dolby) 1920 x 1080 pixels, 60p (FHD: 28Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 60fps) (AAC) 1920 x 1080 pixels, 30p (FHD: 20Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 30fps) (AAC) 1280 x 720 pixels, 30p (HD: 10Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 30fps) (AAC)
Motion Picture Recording ( 2) - STD Video640 x 480, 30p (VGA: 4Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 30fps) (AAC)
Motion Picture Recording ( 2) - High Speed Video1280 x 720 pixels, 30p (HD: MP4) (Sensor Output is 120fps) 640 x 480 pixels, 30p (VGA: MP4) (Sensor Output is 240fps)
Continuous recordable time (motion pictures) - AVCHDFHD/60p: Approx. 170 min (rear monitor), 165 min (LVF) FHD/60i: Approx. 175 min (rear monitor), 170 min (LVF)
Continuous recordable time (motion pictures) - MP44K/30p: Approx. 135 min (rear monitor), 130 min (LVF) FHD/60p: Approx. 170 min (rear monitor), 165 min (LVF)
Actual recordable time (motion pictures) - AVCHDFHD/60p: Approx. 85 min (rear monitor), 80 min (LVF) FHD/60i: Approx. 85 min (rear monitor), 85 min (LVF)
Actual recordable time (motion pictures) - MP44K/30p: Approx. 65 min (rear monitor), 65 min (LVF) FHD/60p: Approx. 85 min (rear monitor), 80 min (LVF)
Exposure Parameters - ExposureProgram AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual
Exposure Parameters - Exposure Compensation1/3 EV step, +/-3 EV
Exposure Parameters - Auto (AE) Bracketing3, 5, 7 frames in 1/3, 2/3 or 1 EV Step, Max. +/-3 EV
Exposure Parameters - Light MeteringIntelligent Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot
Exposure Parameters - ISO SensitivityStill Image: Auto / i.ISO / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 Motion Picture: Auto / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200/ 6400 (Changeable to 1/3 EV step)
Picture Quality - Still Picture Recording[4:3] 4000 x 3000 (12M) (L) / 3264 x 2448 (8M) (M) / 2048 x 1536 (3M) (S) [3:2] 4000 x 2672 (10.5M) (L) / 3264 x 2176 (7M) (M) / 2048 x 1360 (2.5M) (S) [16:9] 4000 x 2248 (9M) (L) / 3840 x 2160 (8M) (M) / 1920 x 1080 (2M) (S) [1:1] 2992 x 2992 (9M) (L) / 2448 x 2448 (6M) (M) / 1920 x 1920 (3.5M) (S)
Picture Quality - Image QualityRAW / RAW+Fine / RAW+Standard / Fine / Standard
Picture Quality - White BalanceAuto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / Flash / White Set1 / White Set2 / White Set3 / White Set4 / Colour Temperature (2-axis Adjustable)
Picture Quality - Photo StyleStandard, Vivid, Natural, Monochrome, Scenery, Portrait, Custom, Cinelike D , Cinelike V When Creative Video mode is selected.
Picture Quality - Picture AdjustmentContrast, Sharpness, Noise Reduction, Saturation , Colour Tone , Filter Effect Except for Monochrome mode. For Monochrome mode only.
Picture Quality - Aspect Bracketing-
Other - Digital Red Eye Correction (Red-Eye Removal)Yes (On / Off)
Other - GPS-
Other - Wi-FiIEEE 802.11b/g/n 2412 MHz - 2462 MHz (1-11 ch) WPA / WPA2 Infrastracture Mode / WPS
Other - NFC-
Other - Zoom in Motion PictureYes
Other - Self Timer2 sec / 10 sec / 10 sec (3 images)
Other - Self Shot ModeNo
Playback
Display - Playback ModeAll, Slideshow, Filtering Play (Picture Only, Video Only, 4K PHOTO, Category Selection, Favorite), Calendar
Display - Thumbnails / Zoomed Playback12,30-thumbnails / Yes
Display - Set Favorites / Rotate ImageYes / Yes
Display - Show Histogram/ Show HighlightsYes / Yes
Display - DPOF Print Setting / Set ProtectionYes / Yes
Edit - RetouchNo
Edit - RAW ProcessingYes
Edit - Resize / CroppingYes / Yes
Edit - Copy / Title / Text StampNo / Yes / Yes
Edit - Video DivideYes
Edit - Creating Still Pictures from a Motion PictureYes
Edit - PictBridge SupportSingle / Multi / All / DPOF / Favorites
Setup
OSD languageJapanese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Chinese (Traditional)
OTHERS
Monitor - LCD3.0" (7.5cm) Free-Angle TFT Screen LCD Display (1040K-dots), AR Coating Field of View: Approx. 100%, Wide Viewing-angle
Flash - Built-inAuto , Auto/Red-eye Reduction , Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off For iA, iA+ mode only. Flash Synchro: 1st / 2nd Slow Sync. Synchronization for flash dimming and exposure compensation 0.3 - 8.8 m (Wide / ISO Auto), 1.0 - 8.8 m (Tele / ISO Auto)
Media - RecordingSD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card (Compatible with UHS-I standard)
Media - Built-in Memory-
Audio - Microphone / SpeakerStereo / Mono
Audio - InterfacemicroHDMI ( 3), AV Output (NTSC), USB (AV/USB Multi)
Audio - Remote Input 2.5 mm for Remote
Audio - External Microphone Input 3.5 mm for External Microphone
Audio - PowerLi-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1200mAh, 8.7 Wh) (Included) AC Adaptor (Input: 110 - 240V AC)
Audio - Battery life (approx.)380 pictures (rear monitor) / 360 pictures (LVF) (CIPA Standard) ( 1)
Standard Package - Included SoftwarePHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.7PE SILKYPIX Developer Studio 4.3SE LoiLoScope (trial version) Adobe Reader
Standard Package - Standard AccessoriesBattery Charger, Battery Pack, USB Cable, Lens Hood, Lens Cap, Lens Cap String, Shoulder Strap, DVD

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