Panasonic has announced the Lumix DMC-FZ300, the latest in its FZ Series of high speed compact cameras, will be available in September at an RRP of $899.
The FZ300 replaces the FZ200 and offers 4K video and 4K Photo burst shooting, a five-axis stabilisation system, a high-resolution viewfinder and a free-angle touchscreen. It keeps the FZ200’s 12-megapixel sensor and 25-600mm equivalent f/2.8 zoom lens.
The AF system has been enhanced, integrating Light Speed AF with DFD technology. Panasonic says the Low Light AF mode can focus in moonlight.
A new 1.44 million dot OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) eletronic viewfinder provides 0.7x magnification and 10,000:1 contrast ratio. The 3-inch free-angle 1.04 million dot touch monitor allows setting focus or enlarging the target point by touch.
In addition to 4K video and photo shooting, 4K Pre-burst, uses buffering to capture one second before and after the shutter is pressed, at 30 frames per second. The user can then select from 60 frames to find the moment they are looking for.