Blending an all-in-one zoom, 4K video recording, and versatile still shooting capabilities, the Lumix DMC-FZ300 from Panasonic is a multi-faceted point-and-shoot optimised for the multimedia image maker. Featuring a 12.1MP High-Sensitivity MOS sensor and Venus Engine image processor, the FZ300 is capable of recording up to 60 fps with an electronic shutter, 12 fps with a mechanical shutter, or 30 fps using the unique 4K Photo Modes.

Working in low-light is benefitted by a top sensitivity of ISO 6400 along with 5-axis HYBRID O.I.S.+ image stabilisation to minimise camera shake during HD video recording. The 24x Leica DC Vario-Elmarit lens covers a 25-600mm equivalent focal length range and has a constant f/2.8 maximum aperture for consistent performance from wide-angle to super telephoto. For composing imagery, configuring shooting settings, and reviewing your photos and movies, a large 3.0" 1.04m-dot free-angle touchscreen LCD is available, as well as a 1.44m-dot OLED Live View Finder for eye-level monitoring. Able to handle nearly any image-related task, the FZ300 is a versatile camera well-suited to advanced photo and movie recording applications.

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Product Code: DMC-FZ300GAK
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4K Video and 4K Photo — Capture THAT MOMENT

THAT MOMENT you want to remember can occur at any time, and Panasonic's exclusive 4K PHOTO technology uses 30 frames per second in high-resolution 4K Ultra HD Video to extract them as photos. You'll never miss THAT MOMENT again. 

• •4K Photo feature extracts 8-megapixelPIXELThe shortening of 'picture element', a basic unit of programmable colour forming the dots that make up an image. Pixel size depends on a camera’s resolution, which is measured in megapixels (MP), meaning millions of pixels. The more pixels on a sensor, the smaller they have to be to fit. An image's number (or density) of pixels correlate to the amount of information and image holds. Cameras with more pixels on the sensor have a higher pixel density and thus more resolving power, able to capture smaller details with much more clarity and accuracy. Higher resolution images can be cropped more agressively and also produce better quality large prints. photo out of a 4K video sequence up to QFHD: 3840 x 2160 pixels, 30 fps, 100Mbit/s.


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 - burst shooting 8-megapixel equivalent images extracted from the 4K video as long as the shutter button is pressed.

•4K Burst S/S (Start/Stop) - 4K burst recording as the 4K video then play, pause, and extract any frame/photo as an 8-megapixel equivalent image later.

•4K Pre-Burst - 4K pre-burst starts recording one second before and after you press the shutter button. Perfect for unpredictable moments.


4K Video — More Detail Than Full HD

4K video delivers a far more intense viewing experience that is four times larger* than Full HD, resulting in a much higher level of detail. 

*Native resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels.

**When recording videos in 4K, use a card rated as UHS Speed Class 3.


25-600mm Zoom with Full-Range F2.8 ApertureAPERTUREAperture, shutter speed and ISO form what is known as the exposure triangle in photography. Aperture refers to an opening inside the lens, similar to the iris of your eye, that changes in diameter to control the amount of light that enters a camera. Aperture is expressed in f-stops: the lower the number, the larger the aperture, e.g. f/1.4 is larger than f/8. A larger (or wider) aperture allows more light to pass through the lens to the sensor (film) as a picture is taken, particularly useful in low-light conditions. A larger aperture also produces a shallower depth-of-field, and thus more background blur.

The 25-600mm LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens features full-range F2.8.for enhanced low light shooting throughout the entire zoom range. 

*35mm camera equivalent: 25-600mm


Splashproof / Dustproof Rugged Design

The Lumix FZ300 features a splashproof/dustproof rugged design with tight seals on every joint, dial and button, so it stands up to harsh weather conditions and challenging environments—from a marshy jungle to a windy desert. 


High-Speed Auto Focusing with DFD Technology

Panasonic's Depth-From-Defocus (DFD) Auto Focus (AF) technology instantly calculates the distance between foreground and background and quickly brings the subject into focus in one fast, continuous movement. In addition, continuous focus stability is enhanced when shooting video. 


5-axis Correction / Tilt Correction

5-Axis HYBRID O.I.S.+ (Optical Image Stabilizer Plus)* reduces blur from one-handed video shooting by compensating for 5 types of movement. The Level Shot Function detects the horizon line and maintains it, even if the camera is tilted. 

*5-Axis HYBRID O.I.S. works in video recording except for 4K video recording.


High Image Quality—Even in Low Light Conditions

The 12.1 MP High Sensitivity MOS Sensor in combination with the Venus Engine excels in diffraction compensation, yielding images that are crisp and free from artefacts associated with small aperture settings. 

*Eight buttons on the body and five buttons on the menu.


Everything in the Right Place

The Lumix FZ300 features a snug, hand-fitting grip and an intuitive level of operation. The rear/side dials control the main aperture and shutter speedSHUTTER SPEEDAperture, shutter speed and ISO form what is known as the exposure triangle in photography. Shutter speed is the length of time that a single frame is exposed for, more specifically how fast the shutter opens and closes to permit light entering the lens, to reach the sensor. A slow shutter speed means a longer exposure time useful for motion blur like the silky look of flowing water, whereas a fast shutter speed means a shorter exposure time useful for freezing the appearance of motion in images like a hummingbird in flight. It is measured in seconds starting at 1 second and halving our doubling in time. For example: 1/2s, 1/4s and 1/8s are all fractions of a second with 1/2s being the longest exposure time, 1/4s half of that and 1/8s another half etc. settings. Settings can also be assigned to four function buttons.* In addition, a side lever on the left side of the lens barrel improves lens control. 

*Four buttons on the body and five buttons on the menu.


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

The Lumix FZ300 comes with a high-resolution (1,440k-dot) OLED Live View Finder which affords high visibility thanks to a 10,000:1 contrastCONTRASTThe difference between areas of different brightness levels in a photograph: A high-contrast image has a greater difference between light and dark areas, whereas a low-contrast image has a narrow range of tones. Contrast is used to direct a viewer’s attention to a photographer’s subject either with colour contrast (bold versus duller colours) or tonal contrast (bright versus darker tones). ratio and high 0.7x magnification (35mm camera equivalent). 


3.0-inch Free-angle, Touch Panel Rear

The 1040k-dot rear monitor boasts tilt and swivel capability, making it more comfortable even for vertical composition. Plus, its touch control allows you to quickly set focus just by touching the subject on the screen. 


Unwire Your Creativity via Wi-Fi®

The Lumix FZ300 can be controlled remotely by using the Panasonic Image App on your Wi-Fi enabled smartphone or tablet. View the image, set the focus, or release the shutter from a distance, and then transfer images for sharing on social media. 

*Contrast AF with DFD technology works only with Panasonic Micro Four Thirds lenses. ** In AFS, at wide-end with H-FS14140 or H-HS12035 (CIPA).


In-Camera RAW Data Development

The Lumix FZ300 can shoot images in RAW-format and even develop them inside the camera. 


Close-up MacroMACROProducing photographs that render extreme close-ups of extremely small subjects like insects, hence its popularity among nature photographers. It requires using a macro lens with a large reproduction (magnification) ratio of at least 1:1, which renders a subject larger than life size. Macro lenses are capable of focussing at extremely short distances (some as little as a few centimetres), allowing the photographer to get very close to the subject. Shooting

Capture stunning macro shots with a minimum focusing distance of 1cm. 


12 fps Burst Shooting

The FZ300 features high-speed burst shooting of 12 frames per seconds at full resolution. 


Other Features

Creative Panorama: The Creative Panorama function allows you to create dynamic panoramic photos by simply panning the camera.

High-Speed Video in HD: You can record high-speed videos* at 120 fps in HD quality or 240 fps in VGA quality and play them back in dramatic slow motion. * The recording format is 30p. 


Flexible, Expandability Options

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. 


One of the most talented, award-winning wildlife photographer Bence Máté enjoyed shooting wildlife of Sri Lanka with the new Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ300. Enjoy what he saw in Sri Lanka in stunningly high 4K quality.


Camera Features

  • 12.1MP 1/2.3" MOS Sensor
  • Venus Engine Image Processor
  • Leica DC Vario-Elmarit f/2.8 Lens
  • 25-600mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • 1.44m-Dot 0.7x OLED EVF
  • 3.0" 1.04m-Dot Free-Angle Touchscreen
  • 4K UHD Video Recording at 30 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • ISO ISO Exposure is controlled by three elements: Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO. The ISO speed determines how sensitive a camera's sensor is to incoming light. A higher ISO speed absorbs more light, resulting in a brighter exposure, however, a higher ISO also results in more digital noise in low-light conditions. Cameras with larger sensors (like full-frame cameras) typically have higher ISO speed capability and produce less digital noise at high ISO settings. Digital cameras include a control for adjusting ISO speed, some of which can be set to adjust automatically in combination with certain other exposure settings. ISO is indicated in numbers usually starting at 100 and going upward (200, 400, 800, 1600 etc.) doubling in sensitivity each time. Most cameras also indicate 3rd stop intervals (100, 125, 180, 200 etc.)6400, 12-fps Shooting, 4K Photo Mode
  • 5-Axis HYBRID O.I.S.+, DFD AF System


Leica DC Vario-Elmarit 24x Zoom LensZOOM LENSAllows a camera to, unlike a fixed-focal length or prime lens, change smoothly from a long shot to a close-up or vice versa by varying the focal length. A true zoom lens, also called a parfocal lens, is one that maintains focus when its focal length changes. Due to more moving parts, zoom lenses often produce images of slightly lesser quality than their prime lens counterparts. However due to the inherent flexibility of being able to vary the focal length, they are extremely popular for photography where composition needs to be adapted quickly - such as at weddings, for example.

The built-in Leica DC Vario-Elmarit lens offers a truly expansive 24x, wide-angle to a super telephotoTELEPHOTOA lens with long focal length capable of making distant objects appear nearer thus larger. Essentially, it isolates and magnifies the subject so that it appears as a full image when shooting from a distance. Telephoto lenses are ideal for photographing subjects that are further away, such as wildlife and sports photography. range of perspectives with a 25-600mm equivalent focal lengthFOCAL LENGTHMeasured in mm, it is the distance from the focal point of a lens (its centre or curved mirror where light converges) to the plane of the image sensor (film) when an object is in focus. A shorter focal length lens sees a wider image and a longer focal length brings your subject closer. For example, a 15mm lens sees a very wide image and is perfect for landscape photography. Conversely, a 500mm lens sees a very narrow image, brings the subject much closer and is thus great for subjects that are far away, like a bird in a tree. With zoom lenses, its minimum and maximum focal lengths are indicated, for example, as 24-105mm. A zoom lens allows you to change the lens’ focal length, with shorter (wide-angle) and longer (telephoto) options, whereas a fixed focal length lens requires you to move back and forth to find the correct image composition. . A constant f/2.8 maximum aperture offers consistent performance throughout the zoom range to benefit working in difficult lighting conditions, especially at the longer focal lengths. Five aspherical elements, with a total of nine aspherical surfaces, as well as three extra-low dispersion elements,  help to control chromatic aberrations and produce sharp, clear imagery while a Nano Surface Coating helps to reduce lens flareFLAREOccurs when a point light source such as the sun or an artificial light (that is brighter than the rest of the scene), hits the front element of a lens resulting in a lack of contrast, haze, or unwanted semi-transparent objects being present in the image. You can avoid lens flare with a lenshood or filters, however, the effect is also useful for bringing artistic elements into an image, such as sun rays peaking out from behind a rock formation. and ghosting for increased contrast.

The lens' already impressive optical zoom range can be effectively doubled through the use of Intelligent Zoom, to achieve a total magnification of 48x. Extra Optical Zoom (EZ) settings are also available, which crop into the image to generate a narrower field of view, in order to produce 29.4x and 46.9x zoom magnifications at 8MP and 3MP resolutions, respectively. Standard digital zoom can be applied as well too, again, increase the effective zoom range by 4x.

Camera

Megapixels
Actual: 12.8 Megapixel
Effective: 12.1 Megapixel
Sensor Size Type
MOS
Sensor actual Size
Not specified by manufacturer.
Sensor Type
1/2.3"
Framerate
Up to 60 fps at 12.1 MP
Up to 30 fps at 8 MP for up to 53 Exposures
ISO Range
Auto, 100 to 6400
Memory
1x SD/SDHC/SDXC
Fastest Shutter Speed
Mechanical Shutter
1/4000 sec

Electronic Shutter
1/16000 sec
0 sec in Bulb Mode
Longest Shutter Speed
Mechanical Shutter
60 sec

Electronic Shutter
1 sec
60 sec in Bulb Mode
Processor
Venus Engine
Video
AVCHD/MP4
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 24p/29.97p
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 29.97p/59.94p
HD (1280 x 720) at 29.97p/120p
SD (640 x 480) at 29.97p/240p
File Formats
Stills:
JPEG, RAW

Video:
AVCHD/MP4

Audio:
AAC
Built-in Flash
Yes
Built-in Lens Focal Length
4.5 to 108mm
(35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 25 to 600mm)
Built-in Lens Maximum Aperture
f/2.8
Built-in Lens Minimum Aperture
f/8
Weather Sealing
Splash and dustproof

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Included

  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 Digital Camera
  • Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Battery Charger
  • USB Cable
  • Lens Hood
  • Lens Cap
  • Lens Cap String
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Software DVD-ROM
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty

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