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LUMIX FZ300 4K 24X F2.8 Long Zoom Digital Camera

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DMC-FZ300K
Features
  • Capture moments with superb 4K imaging performance in both video and exclusive 4K PHOTO
  • 24X (25-600mm) full-range F2.8 aperture Leica Lens
  • Worry-free splashproof / dustproof body
  • 5 Axis Hybrid Optical Image Stabilization assures steady photos and videos
  • 12.1-megapixel high sensitivity MOS sensor achieves superb low light image quality
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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-megapixel photo out of a 4K video sequence up to QFHD: 3840 x 2160 pixels, 30 fps, 100Mbit/s.


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

4K Burst S/S (Start/Stop) - 4K burst recording as 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 Aperture

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-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS Sensor in combination with the Venus Engine excels in diffraction compensation, yielding images that are crisp and free from artifacts 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 speed 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 contrast 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 Macro 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.

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Reviews

DMC-FZ300K is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 17.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from DMC FZ300 No 3D or Burst Button I have owned the FZ series since the first model. I was disappointed when I realized Panasonic remove the 3D mode and the Burst Button on the FZ300. You have to switch the mode button to select burst then press the shutter button. Of course it has a fantastic lens system. The touch screen is great addition to the camera. But I sure do miss the 3D mode and Burst Button.
Date published: 2017-03-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A lot of camera in a small package I have had my FZ300 for a few weeks now. I am impressed with all the built in features of the camera like... Focus Peaking, HDR in camera, 7 step bracketing, programmable buttons, RAW photo recording and the 12 fps burst rate. I shoot primarily birds, wildlife and landscapes, and the FZ300 lens is useful in all those situations. I imagine it will take me close to a year to figure out ALL the features of this camera, especially the video aspects. Best of all, I only need to carry a tripod and extra batteries instead of 20 lbs. of lenses and a heavier tripod to support a 7lbs. 500mm lens. My intention is to replace my Canon 70D and 3 LARGE lenses with the FZ300. I think it will be up to the task. I thought about the GX and G lines, but I want to make my photography more "immersive" and less technical.
Date published: 2016-12-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from overall happy with camera very good quality, a little of a handful and rather large for anyone used to just the one-click cameras.
Date published: 2016-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Camera I found this camera relatively easy to use and take great photos, though I do wish there were more tips and tricks for people who aren't comfortable with all the usual photographer settings - would help me get 100% out of the camera. Occasional issues with the lens cover popping off, but overall I'm extremely happy with this camera. I have had no issues with this at all - no need for repair or anything else, battery life is good, and really cannot complain at all.
Date published: 2016-02-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome cameras! These are great starter cameras for someone wanting to get into photography for a hobby but doesn't want to lay out 2 -3 thousand dollars for a slr system of cameras and lenses. The camera is user friendly. I don't photograph weddings anymore but someone experienced and with some extra lighting would be able to use one of these and provide the customer with an awesome completed album without hauling around a bunch of lenses. It makes a great travel camera without having to lug around a heavy body and extra lenses. While it's focusing isn't as fast as some of the higher priced slrs, it's more than adequate for the beginner or casual user. My biggest disappointment is that it doesn't have the 60x zoom like the older FZ70 which isn't available anymore.
Date published: 2016-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from FZ300K Camera Took this camera on our vacation to Europe. It has many, many features but is still easy to use. I never had to use the flash but still all pictures came out well developed and clear even when filming at night. I purchased this camera specifically for the long zoom and my wife wanted "point & shoot". We like the view finder to frame the pictures. The zoom focuses quickly at all distances. All controls are located where they are easy to find and use. The only difficulty so far is using the editing software supplied with the camera. We took all pictures in raw format. We are still trying to figure out how to edit the pictures and arrange them in a viewable, story telling fashion.
Date published: 2015-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A quality and versatile camera I'm an old SLR guy and wasn't sure I would like a "point and shoot." This camera can do almost everything I need. The pictures come out great too -- though the attached flash isn't powerful.
Date published: 2015-12-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Camera for Personal Use_Travel Companion Rating after a few test shoots. I may update after longer use, but only on still photography use. The video on one test fire is clean, but not totally stable handheld. Photo quality (not including 4K photo grab...haven't tested) isn't going to win any awards, but it's fine for social media postings. Keep in mind, it is a small sensor so this is expected. The range of the lens is great, and the camera is light. Battery life was fine, didn't switch out to my spare, as after shooting just under 2,000 photos my first battery was still above 50 percent. Shot mostly using the LCD for these shots. The shutter was very responsive, fired when I wanted the shot, no lag. Used the pinpoint focus and multi-area focus, both were pretty good, with only a few times where I had to refocus on a subject. It was sprinkling for a football game, and when I got home there were water drops in the battery compartment. On a nature shoot, after 1 hour, and 42 degrees, the internal elements of the lens fogged up...that was irritating as it halted my shooting. Therefore it is not "WEATHERPROOF." Don't compare this to an SLR...its not an SLR. It does fine for what it is though. A good travel companion for personal use.
Date published: 2015-12-03
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  • How do I install firmware in my camera using an SD card?
    Digital Still Camera Firmware Update Guide.

    1) Preparation before attempting the update.

    A. Make sure the camera's battery is completely charged. If the battery is not completely charged the firmware update will not begin. Format the SD memory card in the camera, then take a couple of pictures.
    B. Turn off the camera.

    2) Copying the Firmware to your memory card.
    A. Download the latest firmware update for your model by clicking on the "Download Ver. X.X " link to a location on your computer (we recommend the "Desktop").
    B. If your computer has a media reader, please insert your formatted SD Card from your camera.
    C. Open the zipped firmware file that you downloaded to the desktop.

    D. For"PC" users, locate your SD Card by clicking on, or opening the"My Computer" or"Computer" on your desktop or your"Start" menu. For"Mac" users, can use"Finder" if the drive does not mount to your desktop.

    E."Drag" to Copy and Paste" the .bin file from the opened folder to the drive with the SD Card showing in your"My Computer" window for"PC" users and"Finder" or"Drive" in Macs. This will copy the file to the card.

    F. If you choose to leave the SD Card in your camera, connect the camera to the PC with the USB cable. Turn the camera on and set it to"Playback" mode. Then select"PC" on the LCD screen. Drag the .bin file from the opened folder to the device that either says Panasonic or mass storage to complete the transfer.

    G."SDXC cards, 32GB or larger, require special card readers. Depending on your PC, and the age of its operating system, you may not be able to directly write to such large cards. If your PC asks you to format the card, DO NOT, this is one indication that your system is not compatible with the newer larger memory cards. In this case a smaller card, 16GB or smaller should be used.

    3) Updating the camera's firmware.

    A. Turn the Camera off, insert the SD Card if you copied the firmware to the card while inserted into the computer.

    B. Turn the Camera power on and press the"Playback" button. The camera's LCD screen should now be showing a screen asking if you desire to"Update" the firmware. Highlight"Yes" and press the"Menu/Set" button.

    C. When the Camera has completed the firmware update it will turn itself off and then back on.

    D. This completes the update process.

    4) Confirming the update.

    A. Turn the camera's power back on.

    B. Set to"Playback" Mode.

    C. Choose the"Setup" menu.

    D. Select Version Disp.
    Digital Still Camera Firmware Update Guide.

    1) Preparation before attempting the update.

    A. Make sure the camera's battery is completely charged. If the battery is not completely charged the firmware update will not begin. Format the SD memory card in the camera, then take a couple of pictures.
    B. Turn off the camera.

    2) Copying the Firmware to your memory card.
    A. Download the latest firmware update for your model by clicking on the "Download Ver. X.X " link to a location on your computer (we recommend the "Desktop").
    B. If your computer has a media reader, please insert your formatted SD Card from your camera.
    C. Open the zipped firmware file that you downloaded to the desktop.

    D. For"PC" users, locate your SD Card by clicking on, or opening the"My Computer" or"Computer" on your desktop or your"Start" menu. For"Mac" users, can use"Finder" if the drive does not mount to your desktop.

    E."Drag" to Copy and Paste" the .bin file from the opened folder to the drive with the SD Card showing in your"My Computer" window for"PC" users and"Finder" or"Drive" in Macs. This will copy the file to the card.

    F. If you choose to leave the SD Card in your camera, connect the camera to the PC with the USB cable. Turn the camera on and set it to"Playback" mode. Then select"PC" on the LCD screen. Drag the .bin file from the opened folder to the device that either says Panasonic or mass storage to complete the transfer.

    G."SDXC cards, 32GB or larger, require special card readers. Depending on your PC, and the age of its operating system, you may not be able to directly write to such large cards. If your PC asks you to format the card, DO NOT, this is one indication that your system is not compatible with the newer larger memory cards. In this case a smaller card, 16GB or smaller should be used.

    3) Updating the camera's firmware.

    A. Turn the Camera off, insert the SD Card if you copied the firmware to the card while inserted into the computer.

    B. Turn the Camera power on and press the"Playback" button. The camera's LCD screen should now be showing a screen asking if you desire to"Update" the firmware. Highlight"Yes" and press the"Menu/Set" button.

    C. When the Camera has completed the firmware update it will turn itself off and then back on.

    D. This completes the update process.

    4) Confirming the update.

    A. Turn the camera's power back on.

    B. Set to"Playback" Mode.

    C. Choose the"Setup" menu.

    D. Select Version Disp.


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  • What size SD Card can I use in my camera?
    Cameras with a manufacturing date of 2006 or before can only use Standard SD Cards (2GB Max).  Models manufactured from 2007 to 2009 can only use Standard SD Cards and SDHC Cards (32GB Max).  Cameras manufactured 2010 and later are also compatible to the SDXC memory card format. While your camera?s owner?s manual may state a maximum size, that size was the largest that was available when your camera was manufactured. Any currently available SDXC card, which will eventually increase to maximum of 2 TB is compatible. As the maximum size increases, to 2 TB, we do not anticipate any need for firmware updates. 

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  • Why is the Flash option grayed out and the flash will not operate?
    When the electronic shutter is enabled or when the camera is placed in the "silent mode" the flash option is disabled (grayed out). You will need to turn off the "Silent" mode, depending on the camera model, select either "Camera Setup" or "Custom" in the menu.

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