Panasonic has unveiled the Lumix DMC-FZ300, the latest in its FZ Series of high speed compact cameras.


The new Lumix DMC-FZ300 camera. (Source: Panasonic.)

Replacing the DMC-FZ200, the new model comes with the latest technologies, including 4K video and 4K Photo burst shooting a powerful five-axis stabilisation system, a high-resolution viewfinder and a free-angle touchscreen. It retains the 12-megapixel sensor and 25-600mm equivalent f/2.8 zoom lens of the FX200 but introduces a new Venus Engine processor. The AF system has been enhanced, integrating Light Speed AF with DFD technology and the Low Light AF mode can focus in moonlight.

A new 1,440K-dot OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) LVF (Live View Finder) provides 0.7x magnification and 10,000:1 high contrast for superior colour reproduction. The 3-inch free-angle 1,040K-dot touch monitor allows the user to easily set focus or enlarge the target point with their fingertips. 4K video and 4K Photo burst shooting are new features in the FZ300. In 4K Pre-burst, the camera 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.

The DMC-FZ300 will be available in Australia in September from photographic specialists and consumer electronics retailers at an RRP of AU$899. For more information, visit