Panasonic Lumix FZ300 – new superzoom with 4K video
Turn now to the category of superzoom cameras welcome a new member. The new Panasonic Lumix FZ300 equibalente comes with a 25-600 mm zoom that offers a constant aperture of f / 2.8 throughout the focal range. It also includes the now almost obligatory video recording at 4K, but with the added possibility of 4K images taken from the videos. The FZ300 is also resistant to dust and splashes, which together with its long zoom and stabilization system five axes makes it a very suitable camera to take her to take photos outdoors. It also has folding screen, electronic viewfinder and WiFi connectivity.
The new Lumix FZ300 provides little new chapter in design, offering a serious and functional look with the typical black finish. The front features an ergonomic grip to handle the camera with precision, zoom buttons and a control wheel next to the lens. On the back we find the hinged three-inch LCD screen with touch technology and 1,040,000 dot resolution, accompanied by an always practical OLED electronic viewfinder 1,440,000 points and increased 0.7x.
The Panasonic Lumix FZ300 is equipped with a MOS sensor with a twelve megapixel resolution, which in turn is assisted by the same Venus Engine quad core processor also equips the new GX8 and the G7. The system approach DFD (Depth From Defocus) joined the Light Speed AF and stabilization system Optical Hybrid OIS + five-axis will help us focus on any scene quickly, even if there is a clear protagonist in the new FZ300 is certainly the superzoom lens. And also its broad focal range equivalent to 25-600 mm in 35 mm standard step, LEICA DC lens which equips this Lumix offers the particularity of being able to maintain a constant aperture of f / 2.8 throughout the range. This will help us get sharper pictures and even order at maximum focal, because we can always fix the maximum aperture.
On the other hand, Panasonic has not neglected section of video recording, which now allows us to film in 4K resolution (four times the Full HD) and also includes 4K Photo mode you can take pictures from eight megapixel 4K recordings with precision and from the camera menu. The FZ300 can work in RAW and JPEG format, and thanks to the WiFi can share images and video with a smartphone or tablet as soon as we have made. We can also control the camera remotely from your phone thanks to the free app Panasonic available in Google Play and App Store shops, an ideal choice to take away or from complicated angles.
Panasonic will release its new Lumix FZ300 next September, and its suggested retail price will be 600 euros.