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Panasonic FZ300 vs Samsung NX30

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 (called Panasonic FZ330 in some regions) and the Samsung NX30 are two digital cameras that were officially introduced, respectively, in July 2015 and January 2014. The FZ300 is a fixed lens compact, while the NX30 is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. The cameras are based on a 1/2.3-inch (FZ300) and an APS-C (NX30) sensor. The Panasonic has a resolution of 12 megapixels, whereas the Samsung provides 20 MP.

Below is an overview of the main specs of the two cameras as a starting point for the comparison.

Headline Specifications
Panasonic FZ300
versus
Samsung NX30
Panasonic FZ300 Samsung NX30
Fixed lens compact camera Mirrorless system camera
25-600mm f/2.8 Samsung NX mount lenses
12 MP, 1/2.3" Sensor 20 MP, APS-C Sensor
4K/30p Video 1080/60p Video
ISO 100-6,400 ISO 100-25,600
Electronic viewfinder (1440k dots) Electronic viewfinder (2359k dots)
3.0 LCD, 1040k dots 3.0 LCD, 1036k dots
Swivel touchscreen Swivel touchscreen
12 shutter flaps per second 9 shutter flaps per second
Weathersealed bodynot weather sealed
380 shots per battery charge360 shots per battery charge
132 x 92 x 117 mm, 691 g 127 x 96 x 58 mm, 375 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 and the Samsung NX30? Which one should you buy? Read on to find out how these two cameras compare with respect to their body size, their imaging sensors, their shooting features, their input-output connections, and their reception by expert reviewers.

Body comparison

An illustration of the physical size and weight of the Panasonic FZ300 and the Samsung NX30 is provided in the side-by-side display below. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three consecutive perspectives from the front, the top, and the back are available. All size dimensions are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

Size Panasonic FZ300 vs Samsung NX30
Compare FZ300 versus NX30 top
Comparison FZ300 or NX30 rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Panasonic FZ300 and the Samsung NX30 are of equal size. It is worth mentioning in this context that the FZ300 is splash and dust resistant, while the NX30 does not feature any corresponding weather-sealing.

The above size and weight comparisons are to some extent incomplete and possibly misleading, as the FZ300 has a lens built in, whereas the NX30 is an interchangeable lens camera that requires a separate lens. Attaching the latter will add extra weight and bulk to the setup.

The power pack in the NX30 can be charged via the USB port, which can be very convenient when travelling.

The following table provides a synthesis of the main physical specifications of the two cameras and other similar ones. In case you want to display and compare another camera duo, you can use the CAM-parator app to select your camera combination among a large number of options.

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Body Specifications
    Camera
Model
Camera
Width
Camera
Height
Camera
Depth
Camera
Weight
Battery
Life
Weather
Sealing
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Panasonic FZ300 132 mm 92 mm 117 mm 691 g 380 Y Jul 2015 599 i
2.
 
Samsung NX30 127 mm 96 mm 58 mm 375 g 360 n Jan 2014 999 i
3.
 
Canon M5 116 mm 89 mm 61 mm 427 g 295 n Sep 2016 979 i
4.
 
Canon G3 X 123 mm 77 mm 105 mm 733 g 300 Y Jun 2015 999 i
5.
 
Canon M3 111 mm 68 mm 44 mm 366 g 250 n Feb 2015 679 i
6.
 
Canon SX60 128 mm 93 mm 114 mm 650 g 340 n Sep 2014 549 i
7.
 
Canon SX1 128 mm 88 mm 88 mm 615 g .. n Sep 2008 599 i
8.
 
Fujifilm X30 119 mm 72 mm 60 mm 423 g 470 n Aug 2014 599 i
9.
 
Kodak AZ901 139 mm 104 mm 119 mm 777 g 400 n Jan 2016 499 i
10.
 
Nikon D5500 124 mm 97 mm 70 mm 420 g 820 n Jan 2015 899 i
11.
 
Nikon D3300 124 mm 98 mm 76 mm 430 g 700 n Jan 2014 499 i
12.
 
Panasonic FZ200 125 mm 87 mm 110 mm 588 g 540 n Jul 2012 599 i
13.
 
Panasonic FZ150 124 mm 82 mm 92 mm 528 g 410 n Aug 2011 499 i
14.
 
Panasonic FZ100 124 mm 82 mm 92 mm 540 g 410 n Jul 2010 499 i
15.
 
Panasonic LX5 110 mm 65 mm 43 mm 271 g 400 n Jul 2010 499 i
16.
 
Sony RX100 IV 102 mm 58 mm 41 mm 298 g 280 n Jun 2015 999 i
17.
 
Sony HX400V 130 mm 93 mm 103 mm 660 g 300 n Feb 2014 499 i
Notes: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as add-on or interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

Any camera decision will obviously take relative prices into account. The listed launch prices provide an indication of the market segment that the manufacturer of the cameras have been targeting. The FZ300 was launched at a lower price than the NX30, despite having a lens built in. Usually, retail prices stay at first close to the launch price, but after several months, discounts become available. Later in the product cycle and, in particular, when the replacement model is about to appear, further discounting and stock clearance sales often push the camera price considerably down. Then, after the new model is out, very good deals can frequently be found on the pre-owned market.

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Sensor comparison

The size of the imaging sensor is a crucial determinant of image quality. All other things equal, a large sensor will have larger individual pixel-units that offer better low-light sensitivity, wider dynamic range, and richer color-depth than smaller pixels in a sensor of the same technological generation. Moreover, a large sensor camera will give the photographer more control over depth-of-field in the image and, thus, the ability to better isolate a subject from the background. On the downside, larger sensors tend to be associated with larger, more expensive camera bodies and lenses.

Of the two cameras under consideration, the Panasonic FZ300 features a 1/2.3-inch sensor and the Samsung NX30 an APS-C sensor. The sensor area in the NX30 is 1218 percent bigger. As a result of these sensor size differences, the cameras have a format factor of, respectively, 5.6 and 1.5. The sensor in the FZ300 has a native 4:3 aspect ratio, while the one in the NX30 offers a 3:2 aspect.

Panasonic FZ300 and Samsung NX30 sensor measures

With 20MP, the NX30 offers a higher resolution than the FZ300 (12MP), but the NX30 nevertheless has larger individual pixels (pixel pitch of 4.30μm versus 1.53μm for the FZ300) due to its larger sensor. However, the FZ300 is a somewhat more recent model (by 1 year and 6 months) than the NX30, and its sensor might have benefitted from technological advances during this time that enhance the light gathering capacity of its pixel-units. Coming back to sensor resolution, it should be mentioned that neither of the two cameras has an anti-alias filter installed, so they are able to capture all the detail the sensor resolves.

The resolution advantage of the Samsung NX30 implies greater flexibility for cropping images or the possibility to print larger pictures. The maximum print size of the NX30 for good quality output (200 dots per inch) amounts to 27.4 x 18.2 inches or 69.5 x 46.3 cm, for very good quality (250 dpi) 21.9 x 14.6 inches or 55.6 x 37.1 cm, and for excellent quality (300 dpi) 18.2 x 12.2 inches or 46.3 x 30.9 cm. The corresponding values for the Panasonic FZ300 are 20 x 15 inches or 50.8 x 38.1 cm for good quality, 16 x 12 inches or 40.6 x 30.5 cm for very good quality, and 13.3 x 10 inches or 33.9 x 25.4 cm for excellent quality prints.

The NX30 has on-sensor phase detect pixels, which results in fast and reliable autofocus acquisition even during live view operation.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 6400. The corresponding ISO settings for the Samsung NX30 are ISO 100 to ISO 25600 (no boost).

FZ300 versus NX30 MP

For many cameras, data on sensor performance has been reported by DXO Mark. This service determines an overall sensor rating, as well as sub-scores for low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports"), dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), and color depth ("DXO Portrait"). Of the two cameras under consideration, the NX30 offers substantially better image quality than the FZ300 (overall score 38 points higher). The advantage is based on 4.2 bits higher color depth, 1.4 EV in additional dynamic range, and 3.4 stops in additional low light sensitivity. The table below summarizes the physical sensor characteristics and sensor quality findings and compares them across a set of similar cameras.

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Sensor Characteristics
    Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
1.
 
Panasonic FZ300 1/2.3 12.0 4000 30004K/30p19.311.097 38
2.
 
Samsung NX30 APS-C 20.0 5472 36481080/60p23.512.41014 76
3.
 
Canon M5 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p23.412.41262 77
4.
 
Canon G3 X 1-inch 20.0 5472 36481080/60p21.412.3521 63
5.
 
Canon M3 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/30p22.811.81169 72
6.
 
Canon SX60 1/2.3 14.2 4608 30721080/60p19.210.8127 39
7.
 
Canon SX1 1/2.3 10.0 3648 27361080/30p...... ..
8.
 
Fujifilm X30 2/3 12.0 4000 30001080/60p...... ..
9.
 
Kodak AZ901 1/2.3 20.2 5184 38881080/30p...... ..
10.
 
Nikon D5500 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p24.114.01438 84
11.
 
Nikon D3300 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p24.312.81385 82
12.
 
Panasonic FZ200 1/2.3 12.0 4000 30001080/60p19.110.8114 37
13.
 
Panasonic FZ150 1/2.3 12.0 4000 30001080/60p19.410.9132 40
14.
 
Panasonic FZ100 1/2.3 14.0 4320 32401080/60i...... ..
15.
 
Panasonic LX5 1/1.7 10.0 3648 2736720/60p19.610.8132 41
16.
 
Sony RX100 IV 1-inch 20.0 5472 36484K/30p22.812.6591 70
17.
 
Sony HX400V 1/2.3 20.2 5184 38881080/60p...... ..

Many modern cameras are not only capable of taking still images, but can also record movies. Both cameras under consideration are equipped with sensors that have a sufficiently high read-out speed for moving images, but the FZ300 provides a higher video resolution than the NX30. It can shoot video footage at 4K/30p, while the Samsung is limited to 1080/60p.

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Feature comparison

Apart from body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a range of features. The two cameras under review are similar with respect to both having an electronic viewfinder. However, the one in the NX30 offers a substantially higher resolution than the one in the FZ300 (2359k vs 1440k dots). The adjacent table lists some of the other core features of the Panasonic FZ300 and Samsung NX30 along with similar information for a selection of comparators.

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Core Features
    Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Size
(inch)
LCD
Resolution
(000 dots)
LCD
Attach-
ment
Touch
Screen
(yes/no)
Mech
Shutter
Speed
Shutter
Flaps
(1/sec)
Built-in
Flash
(yes/no)
Built-in
Image
Stab
1.
 
Panasonic FZ3001440 n 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/4000s 12.0 Y Y
2.
 
Samsung NX302359 n 3.0 1036 swivel Y 1/8000s 9.0 Y n
3.
 
Canon M52360 n 3.2 1620 tilting Y 1/4000s 9.0 Y n
4.
 
Canon G3 Xoptional n 3.2 1620 tilting Y 1/2000s 5.9 Y Y
5.
 
Canon M3optional n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/4000s 4.2 Y n
6.
 
Canon SX60922 n 3.0 922 swivel n 1/2000s 6.4 Y Y
7.
 
Canon SX1202 n 2.8 230 swivel n 1/3200s 4.0 Y Y
8.
 
Fujifilm X302360 n 3.0 920 tilting n 1/4000s 12.0 Y Y
9.
 
Kodak AZ901202 n 3.0 920 swivel n 1/2000s 5.0 Y Y
10.
 
Nikon D5500optical n 3.2 1037 swivel Y 1/4000s 5.0 Y n
11.
 
Nikon D3300optical n 3.0 921 fixed n 1/4000s 5.0 Y n
12.
 
Panasonic FZ2001312 n 3.0 460 swivel n 1/4000s 12.0 Y Y
13.
 
Panasonic FZ150202 n 3.0 460 swivel n 1/2000s 12.0 Y Y
14.
 
Panasonic FZ100202 n 3.0 460 swivel n 1/2000s 11.0 Y Y
15.
 
Panasonic LX5optional n 3.0 460 fixed n 1/4000s 2.5 Y Y
16.
 
Sony RX100 IV2359 n 3.0 1228 tilting n 1/2000s 16.0 Y Y
17.
 
Sony HX400V210 n 3.0 921 tilting n 1/4000s 10.0 Y Y
Both cameras have an articulated rear screen that can be turned to be front-facing. This feature will be particularly appreciated by vloggers and photographers who are interested in taking selfies.

The reported shutter speed information refers to the use of the mechanical shutter. Yet, some cameras only have an electronic shutter, while others have an electronic shutter in addition to a mechanical one. In fact, the FZ300 is one of those camera that have an additional electronic shutter, which makes completely silent shooting possible. However, this mode is less suitable for photographing moving objects (risk of rolling shutter) or shooting under artificial light sources (risk of flickering).

The Panasonic FZ300 and the Samsung NX30 both have an intervalometer built-in. This enables the photographer to capture time lapse sequences, such as flower blooming, a sunset or moon rise, without purchasing an external camera trigger and related software.

Concerning the storage of imaging data, both the FZ300 and the NX30 write their files to SDXC cards. Both cameras can use UHS-I cards, which provide for Ultra High Speed data transfer of up to 104 MB/s.

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Connectivity comparison

For some imaging applications, the extent to which a camera can communicate with its environment can be an important aspect in the camera decision process. The table below provides an overview of the connectivity of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 and Samsung NX30 and, in particular, the interfaces the cameras (and selected comparators) provide for accessory control and data transfer.

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Input-Output Connections
    Camera
Model
Hotshoe
Port
Internal
Microphone
Internal
Speaker
Microphone
Port
Headphone
Port
HDMI
Port
USB
Port
WiFi
Support
NFC
Support
Bluetooth
Support
1.
 
Panasonic FZ300YstereomonoY-mini2.0Y--
2.
 
Samsung NX30Ystereomono--micro2.0YY-
3.
 
Canon M5YstereomonoY-mini2.0YYY
4.
 
Canon G3 XYstereomonoYYmini2.0YY-
5.
 
Canon M3YstereomonoY-mini2.0YY-
6.
 
Canon SX60YstereomonoY-mini2.0YY-
7.
 
Canon SX1Ystereomono--YES2.0---
8.
 
Fujifilm X30Ystereomono--micro2.0Y--
9.
 
Kodak AZ901-stereomono--micro2.0Y--
10.
 
Nikon D5500YstereomonoY-mini2.0Y--
11.
 
Nikon D3300YmonomonoY-mini2.0---
12.
 
Panasonic FZ200YstereomonoY-mini2.0---
13.
 
Panasonic FZ150Ystereo---mini2.0---
14.
 
Panasonic FZ100Ystereomono--mini2.0---
15.
 
Panasonic LX5Ymonomono--mini2.0---
16.
 
Sony RX100 IV-stereomono--micro2.0YY-
17.
 
Sony HX400VYstereomono--micro2.0YY-

It is notable that the FZ300 has a microphone port, which is missing on the NX30. Such an external microphone input can help to substantially improve the quality of audio recordings when a good external microphone is used.

The FZ300 is a recent model that features in the current product line-up of Panasonic. In contrast, the NX30 has been discontinued (but can be found pre-owned on eBay). There has not been a direct replacement model for the NX30 from Samsung. Further information on the two cameras (e.g. user guides, manuals), as well as related accessories, can be found on the official Panasonic and Samsung websites.

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Review summary

So what is the bottom line? Is the Panasonic FZ300 better than the Samsung NX30 or vice versa? Below is a summary of the relative strengths of each of the two contestants.

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Arguments in favor of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300:

  • Better video: Provides higher definition movie capture (4K/30p vs 1080/60p).
  • Better sound: Can connect to an external microphone for higher quality sound recording.
  • Larger viewfinder image: Features a viewfinder with a higher magnification (0.70x vs 0.64x).
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (12 vs 9 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • Less disturbing: Has an electronic shutter option for completely silent shooting.
  • Ready to shoot: Has a lens built-in, whereas the NX30 requires a separate lens.
  • Better sealing: Is weather sealed to enable shooting in dusty or wet environments.
  • Sharper images: Has hand-shake reducing image stabilization built-in.
  • More affordable: Was introduced at a lower price, despite coming with a built-in lens.
  • More modern: Is somewhat more recent (announced 1 year and 6 months after the NX30).

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Advantages of the Samsung NX30:

  • More detail: Has more megapixels (20 vs 12MP), which boosts linear resolution by 32%.
  • Better image quality: Scores substantially higher (38 points) in the DXO overall evaluation.
  • Richer colors: Generates noticeably more natural colors (4.2 bits more color depth).
  • More dynamic range: Captures a broader range of light and dark details (1.4 EV of extra DR).
  • Better low-light sensitivity: Can shoot in dim conditions (3.4 stops ISO advantage).
  • Better live-view autofocus: Features on-sensor phase-detection for more confident autofocus.
  • More detailed viewfinder: Has higher resolution electronic viewfinder (2359k vs 1440k dots).
  • Faster shutter: Has higher mechanical shutter speed (1/8000s vs 1/4000s) to freeze action.
  • More flexible: Takes interchangeable lenses and can thus be used with specialty optics.
  • Easier travel charging: Can be conveniently charged via its USB port.
  • Easier device pairing: Supports NFC for fast wireless image transfer over short distances.
  • More heavily discounted: Has been on the market for longer (launched in January 2014).

If the number of relative strengths (bullet points above) is taken as a guide, the NX30 emerges as the winner of the match-up (12 : 10 points). However, the relative importance of the various individual camera aspects will vary according to personal preferences and needs, so that you might like to apply corresponding weights to the particular features before making a decision on a new camera. A professional wildlife photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a family photog, and a person interested in architecture has distinct needs from a sports shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

FZ300 10:12 NX30

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Panasonic FZ300 and the Samsung NX30 place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best Superzoom Camera and Best Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera listings whether the two cameras rank among the cream of the crop.

In any case, while the specs-based evaluation of cameras can be instructive in revealing their potential as photographic tools, it remains partial and cannot reveal, for example, the shooting experience and imaging performance when actually working with the FZ300 or the NX30. User reviews, such as those found at amazon, can sometimes inform about these issues, but such feedback is often incomplete, inconsistent, and biased.

Expert reviews

This is why hands-on reviews by experts are important. The table below provides a synthesis of the camera assessments of some of the best known photo-gear review sites (amateurphotographer [AP], cameralabs [CL], dpreview [DPR], ephotozine [EPZ], photographyblog [PB]). As can be seen, the professional reviewers agree in many cases on the quality of different cameras, but sometimes their assessments diverge, reinforcing the earlier point that a camera decision is often a very personal choice.

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Expert Camera Reviews
     Camera 
 Model 
 AP 
 score 
 CL 
 score 
 DPR 
 score 
 EPZ 
 score 
 PB 
 score 
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Panasonic FZ300..+ +..4.5/54.5/5 Jul 2015 599 i
2.
 
Samsung NX303/5..77/1004.5/54.5/5 Jan 2014 999 i
3.
 
Canon M54/5+82/1004/54/5 Sep 2016 979 i
4.
 
Canon G3 X3.5/5+..4.5/54/5 Jun 2015 999 i
5.
 
Canon M34/5o75/1004.5/54/5 Feb 2015 679 i
6.
 
Canon SX603/5+ +75/1004/54.5/5 Sep 2014 549 i
7.
 
Canon SX1..+ ++..3.5/5 Sep 2008 599 i
8.
 
Fujifilm X304/5..76/1004.5/54.5/5 Aug 2014 599 i
9.
 
Kodak AZ901......3.5/53/5 Jan 2016 499 i
10.
 
Nikon D55005/5+79/1004.5/54.5/5 Jan 2015 899 i
11.
 
Nikon D33003/5+77/1004.5/54.5/5 Jan 2014 499 i
12.
 
Panasonic FZ2003/5+ +80/1004.5/54.5/5 Jul 2012 599 i
13.
 
Panasonic FZ1503/5+ +76/1004/54.5/5 Aug 2011 499 i
14.
 
Panasonic FZ100..+..4.5/54.5/5 Jul 2010 499 i
15.
 
Panasonic LX54/5+73/1004.5/54.5/5 Jul 2010 499 i
16.
 
Sony RX100 IV4.5/5+ +85/1004/54.5/5 Jun 2015 999 i
17.
 
Sony HX400V4/5+ +..4/54/5 Feb 2014 499 i
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

The review scores listed above should be treated with care, though. The assessments were made in relation to similar cameras of the same technological generation. Thus, a score needs to be put into the context of the launch date and the launch price of the camera, and comparisons of ratings among very different cameras or across long time periods have little meaning. Also, kindly note that some of the listed sites have over time developped their review approaches and their reporting style.

Panasonic FZ300:
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Samsung NX30:
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Other camera comparisons

Did this review help to inform your camera decision process? If you would like to see a different side-by-side camera review, just make a corresponding selection in the search boxes below. As an alternative, you can also directly jump to any one of the listed comparisons that were previously generated by the CAM-parator tool.

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    Specifications: Panasonic FZ300 vs Samsung NX30

    Below is a side-by-side comparison of the specs of the two cameras to facilitate a quick review of their differences and common features.

    Camera Specifications
    Camera Model Panasonic FZ300 Samsung NX30
    Camera Type Fixed lens compact camera Mirrorless system camera
    Camera Lens 25-600mm f/2.8 Samsung NX mount lenses
    Launch Date July 2015 January 2014
    Launch Price USD 599 USD 999
    Sensor Specs Panasonic FZ300 Samsung NX30
    Sensor Technology BSI-CMOS CMOS
    Sensor Format 1/2.3" Sensor APS-C Sensor
    Sensor Size 6.17 x 4.55 mm 23.5 x 15.7 mm
    Sensor Area 28.0735 mm2 368.95 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 7.7 mm 28.3 mm
    Crop Factor 5.6x 1.5x
    Sensor Resolution 12 Megapixels 20 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 4000 x 3000 pixels 5472 x 3648 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 1.53 μm 4.30 μm
    Pixel Density 42.74 MP/cm2 5.41 MP/cm2
    Moiré control no AA filter no AA filter
    Movie Capability 4K/30p Video 1080/60p Video
    ISO Setting 100 - 6,400 ISO 100 - 25,600 ISO
    Image Processor Venus DRIMe IV
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) 38 76
    DXO Color Depth (bits) 19.3 23.5
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) 11.0 12.4
    DXO Low Light (ISO) 97 1014
    Screen Specs Panasonic FZ300 Samsung NX30
    Viewfinder Type Electronic viewfinder Electronic viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 100% 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.70x 0.64x
    Viewfinder Resolution 1440k dots 2359k dots
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.0inch 3.0inch
    LCD Resolution 1040k dots 1036k dots
    LCD Attachment Swivel screen Swivel screen
    Touch Input Touchscreen Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs Panasonic FZ300 Samsung NX30
    Focus System Contrast-detect AF On-Sensor Phase-detect
    Manual Focusing AidFocus PeakingFocus Peaking
    Max Shutter Speed (mechanical) 1/4000s 1/8000s
    Continuous Shooting 12 shutter flaps/s 9 shutter flaps/s
    Electronic Shutterup to 1/16000sno E-Shutter
    Time-Lapse PhotographyIntervalometer built-inIntervalometer built-in
    Fill Flash Built-in Flash Built-in Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Single card slot Single card slot
    UHS card support UHS-I UHS-I
    Connectivity Specs Panasonic FZ300 Samsung NX30
    External Flash Hotshoe Hotshoe
    USB Connector USB 2.0 USB 2.0
    HDMI Port mini HDMI micro HDMI
    Microphone Port External MIC port no MIC socket
    Wifi Support Wifi built-in Wifi built-in
    Near-Field Communication no NFC NFC built-in
    Body Specs Panasonic FZ300 Samsung NX30
    Environmental SealingWeathersealed bodynot weather sealed
    Battery Type DMW-BLC12 BP1410
    Battery Life (CIPA)380 shots per charge360 shots per charge
    In-Camera Charging no USB charging USB charging
    Body Dimensions 132 x 92 x 117 mm
    (5.2 x 3.6 x 4.6 in)
    127 x 96 x 58 mm
    (5.0 x 3.8 x 2.3 in)
    Camera Weight 691 g (24.4 oz) 375 g (13.2 oz)

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