Snapshot: The Panasonic DMC-FZ 300 compact camera has a touchscreen, has a manual focus option, is water resistant, can shoot Full-HD video and has a huge zoom. But how’s the image quality?
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Where else can you get a lens that delivers f2.8 over the full range from 24mm to 600mm for under $1000?
Excellent battery life.
Reasonable file sizes (how many make prints larger than A3 size to justify larger image files?) with very good image quality.
Allows photographer to take control and improve image quality (good manual focus, RAW images, aperture and shutter speed selection)
Good incremental improvements over older FZ200 (better low light sensitivity, manual focus, improved dust and shower protection, viewfinder)
Good quality video including 4K
Small sensor means that low light photography is more difficult than with a large sensor camera - although the f 2.8 lens goes a long way to compensate.
One probably needs to read and re-read the large manual (supplied as PDF file) to get the best out of the camera, although many would be happy with what is achieved with the auto settings.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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