Do you want to know what's better Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 or Nikon D3300? SpecsPRO has compared Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 vs Nikon D3300: weight, battery, sensor, resolution, ISO, dynamic range and other important specifications.

Nikon D3300 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

  • Main

  • Model

  • Price

  • Advantages

  • launch

  • Announced

  • Body type

  • Camera subcategory

  • Sensor

  • Effective pixels

  • Max resolution

  • Sensor size

  • Sensor type

  • Processor

  • Image ratio w:h

  • Other resolutions

  • Sensor photo detectors

  • Image

  • ISO

  • Boosted ISO (maximum)

  • White balance presets

  • Custom white balance

  • Image stabilization

  • Uncompressed format

  • JPEG quality levels

  • Boosted ISO (minimum)

  • Image stabilization notes

  • Photography features

  • Minimum shutter speed

  • Maximum shutter speed

  • Aperture priority

  • Shutter priority

  • Manual exposure mode

  • Subject / scene modes

  • Built-in flash

  • Flash range

  • External flash

  • Flash modes

  • Continuous drive

  • Self-timer

  • Metering modes

  • Exposure compensation

  • WB Bracketing

  • Maximum shutter speed (electronic)

  • AE Bracketing

  • Screen / viewfinder

  • Articulated LCD

  • Screen size

  • Screen dots

  • Touch screen

  • Screen type

  • Live view

  • Viewfinder type

  • Viewfinder coverage

  • Viewfinder magnification

  • Viewfinder resolution

  • Videography features

  • Resolutions

  • File Format

  • Microphone

  • Speaker

  • Videography notes

  • Optics & Focus

  • Autofocus

  • Digital zoom

  • Manual focus

  • Number of focus points

  • Lens mount

  • Focal length multiplier

  • Focal length (equiv.)

  • Optical zoom

  • Maximum aperture

  • Normal focus range

  • Macro focus range

  • Physical

  • Weight (inc. batteries)

  • Dimensions

  • Environmentally sealed

  • Battery

  • Battery details

  • Battery Life (CIPA)

  • Storage

  • Storage types

  • Storage included

  • Connectivity

  • USB

  • HDMI

  • Wireless

  • Wireless notes

  • Remote control

  • Microphone port

  • Headphone port

  • Other features

  • Orientation sensor

  • Timelapse recording

  • GPS

  • GPS notes

  • Samples

  • Videos

  • Main

  • Model

    Nikon D3300

  • Price

    $446.95

  • Advantages

  • SENSOR Effective pixels: 24 megapixels

    SENSOR Max resolution: 6000 x 4000

    SENSOR Sensor size: APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)

    SENSOR Sensor photo detectors: 25 megapixels

    IMAGE ISO: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600 (with boost)

    IMAGE White balance presets: 12

    PHOTOGRAPHY FEATURES External flash: Yes (via hot shoe or wireless)

    SCREEN / VIEWFINDER Viewfinder type: Optical (pentamirror)

    PHYSICAL Weight (inc. batteries): 430 g (0.95 lb / 15.17 oz)

    PHYSICAL Battery Life (CIPA): 700

    OTHER FEATURES GPS: Optional

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
  • Main

  • Model

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

  • Price

    $697.99

  • Advantages

  • PHOTOGRAPHY FEATURES Minimum shutter speed: 60 sec

    PHOTOGRAPHY FEATURES Flash range: 13.50 m (at Auto ISO)

    PHOTOGRAPHY FEATURES Continuous drive: 12.0 fps

    SCREEN / VIEWFINDER Articulated LCD: Fully articulated

    VIDEOGRAPHY FEATURES Resolutions: 3840x2160 (30p), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 30p, 24p) 1280x720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)

    VIDEOGRAPHY FEATURES Microphone: Stereo

    OPTICS & FOCUS Digital zoom: Yes (4x)

    OPTICS & FOCUS Number of focus points: 49

    CONNECTIVITY Wireless: Built-In

    OTHER FEATURES Timelapse recording: Yes

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  • launch

  • Announced

    Jan 7, 2014

  • Body type

  • Camera subcategory

    Compact SLR

  • Sensor

  • Effective pixels

    24 megapixels

  • Max resolution

    6000 x 4000

  • Sensor size

    APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)

  • Sensor type

    CMOS

  • Processor

    Expeed 4

  • Image ratio w:h

    3:2

  • Other resolutions

    4512 x 3000, 3008 x 2000

  • Sensor photo detectors

    25 megapixels

  • Image

  • ISO

    Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600 (with boost)

  • Boosted ISO (maximum)

    25600

  • White balance presets

    12

  • Custom white balance

    Yes

  • Image stabilization

    No

  • Uncompressed format

    RAW

  • JPEG quality levels

    Fine, Normal, Basic

  • Boosted ISO (minimum)

  • Image stabilization notes

  • Photography features

  • Minimum shutter speed

    30 sec

  • Maximum shutter speed

    1/4000 sec

  • Aperture priority

    Yes

  • Shutter priority

    Yes

  • Manual exposure mode

    Yes

  • Subject / scene modes

    Yes

  • Built-in flash

    Yes (Pop-up)

  • Flash range

    12.00 m (at ISO 100)

  • External flash

    Yes (via hot shoe or wireless)

  • Flash modes

    Auto, Auto slow sync, Auto slow sync with red-eye reduction, Auto with red-eye reduction, Fill-flash, Off, Rear-curtain sync, Rear-curtain with slow sync, Red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction with slow sync, Slow sync

  • Continuous drive

    5.0 fps

  • Self-timer

    Yes (2, 5, 10, 20 secs (1-9 exposures))

  • Metering modes

    • Multi
    • Center-weighted
    • Spot AF-area

  • Exposure compensation

    ±5 (at 1/3 EV steps)

  • WB Bracketing

    No

  • Maximum shutter speed (electronic)

  • AE Bracketing

  • Screen / viewfinder

  • Articulated LCD

    Fixed

  • Screen size

    3

  • Screen dots

    921,000

  • Touch screen

    No

  • Screen type

    TFT LCD (160 degree viewing angle)

  • Live view

    Yes

  • Viewfinder type

    Optical (pentamirror)

  • Viewfinder coverage

    95%

  • Viewfinder magnification

    0.85×

  • Viewfinder resolution

  • Videography features

  • Resolutions

    1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 424 (30, 25 fps)

  • File Format

    MPEG-4, H.264

  • Microphone

    Mono

  • Speaker

    Mono

  • Videography notes

  • Optics & Focus

  • Autofocus

    • Contrast Detect (sensor)
    • Phase Detect
    • Multi-area
    • Selective single-point
    • Tracking
    • Single
    • Continuous
    • Face Detection
    • Live View

  • Digital zoom

    No

  • Manual focus

    Yes

  • Number of focus points

    11

  • Lens mount

    Nikon F

  • Focal length multiplier

    1.5×

  • Focal length (equiv.)

  • Optical zoom

  • Maximum aperture

  • Normal focus range

  • Macro focus range

  • Physical

  • Weight (inc. batteries)

    430 g (0.95 lb / 15.17 oz)

  • Dimensions

    124 x 98 x 76 mm (4.88 x 3.86 x 2.99)

  • Environmentally sealed

    No

  • Battery

    Battery Pack

  • Battery details

    EN-EL14a lithium-ion battery and charger

  • Battery Life (CIPA)

    700

  • Storage

  • Storage types

    SD/SDHC/SDXC

  • Storage included

    None

  • Connectivity

  • USB

    USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)

  • HDMI

    Yes (mini HDMI)

  • Wireless

    Optional

  • Wireless notes

    WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter

  • Remote control

    Yes (Optional)

  • Microphone port

  • Headphone port

  • Other features

  • Orientation sensor

    Yes

  • Timelapse recording

    No

  • GPS

    Optional

  • GPS notes

    GP-1

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  • launch

  • Announced

    Jun 12, 2014

  • Body type

  • Camera subcategory

    SLR-like (bridge)

  • Sensor

  • Effective pixels

    20 megapixels

  • Max resolution

    5472 x 3648

  • Sensor size

    1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm)

  • Sensor type

    CMOS

  • Processor

    Venus Engine

  • Image ratio w:h

    1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9

  • Other resolutions

    4864x3648, 5472x3080, 3648x3648, 3888x2592, 3456x2592, 3840x2160, 2592x2592, 2736x1824, 2736x1824, 2432x1824, 1824x1824, 1920x1080

  • Sensor photo detectors

    21 megapixels

  • Image

  • ISO

    Auto, 125-12800 (expands to 80-25600)

  • Boosted ISO (maximum)

    25600

  • White balance presets

    5

  • Custom white balance

    Yes (4 slots)

  • Image stabilization

    Optical

  • Uncompressed format

    RAW

  • JPEG quality levels

    Fine, standard

  • Boosted ISO (minimum)

    80

  • Image stabilization notes

    5-axis

  • Photography features

  • Minimum shutter speed

    60 sec

  • Maximum shutter speed

    1/4000 sec

  • Aperture priority

    Yes

  • Shutter priority

    Yes

  • Manual exposure mode

    Yes

  • Subject / scene modes

    Yes

  • Built-in flash

    Yes

  • Flash range

    13.50 m (at Auto ISO)

  • External flash

    Yes (via hotshoe)

  • Flash modes

    Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off

  • Continuous drive

    12.0 fps

  • Self-timer

    Yes

  • Metering modes

    • Multi
    • Center-weighted
    • Spot

  • Exposure compensation

    ±5 (at 1/3 EV steps)

  • WB Bracketing

    No

  • Maximum shutter speed (electronic)

    1/16000 sec

  • AE Bracketing

    ±3 (3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps)

  • Screen / viewfinder

  • Articulated LCD

    Fully articulated

  • Screen size

    3

  • Screen dots

    921,000

  • Touch screen

    No

  • Screen type

    TFT-LCD

  • Live view

    Yes

  • Viewfinder type

    Electronic

  • Viewfinder coverage

    100%

  • Viewfinder magnification

    0.7×

  • Viewfinder resolution

    2,359,000

  • Videography features

  • Resolutions

    3840x2160 (30p), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 30p, 24p) 1280x720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)

  • File Format

    MPEG-4, AVCHD

  • Microphone

    Stereo

  • Speaker

    Mono

  • Videography notes

    4K video uses MP4 (100Mbps), 1080p/720p use AVCHD (10-28Mbps)

  • Optics & Focus

  • Autofocus

    • Contrast Detect (sensor)
    • Multi-area
    • Center
    • Selective single-point
    • Tracking
    • Single
    • Continuous
    • Face Detection
    • Live View

  • Digital zoom

    Yes (4x)

  • Manual focus

    Yes

  • Number of focus points

    49

  • Lens mount

  • Focal length multiplier

  • Focal length (equiv.)

    25–400 mm

  • Optical zoom

    16×

  • Maximum aperture

    F2.8–4

  • Normal focus range

    30 cm (11.81)

  • Macro focus range

    3 cm (1.18)

  • Physical

  • Weight (inc. batteries)

    831 g (1.83 lb / 29.31 oz)

  • Dimensions

    137 x 99 x 131 mm (5.39 x 3.9 x 5.16)

  • Environmentally sealed

    No

  • Battery

    Battery Pack

  • Battery details

    DMW-BLC12PP lithium-ion battery and charger

  • Battery Life (CIPA)

    360

  • Storage

  • Storage types

  • Storage included

  • Connectivity

  • USB

    USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)

  • HDMI

    Yes (microHDMI)

  • Wireless

    Built-In

  • Wireless notes

    802.11b/g/n with NFC

  • Remote control

    Yes (wired)

  • Microphone port

    Yes

  • Headphone port

    No

  • Other features

  • Orientation sensor

    Yes

  • Timelapse recording

    Yes

  • GPS

    None

  • GPS notes

  • Watch sample photos

  • Watch video reviews

  • Summary

    The Nikon D3300 maximum resolution of 6000 x 4000 pixels (24 megapixels) is better in comparison with the Lumix DMC-FZ1000 highest resolution of 5472 x 3648 pixels (20 megapixels). The Nikon D3300 has larger sensor than the Lumix DMC-FZ1000: APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm) versus 1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm). It is very important difference between these cameras because big sensor lets you to shoot photos of the better quality. The Nikon D3300 offers a wider ISO range of 100-25600 than 125-12800 ISO range of the Lumix DMC-FZ1000. This ISO numbers allow the camera owner to shoot good quality photos in dim light conditions. The Nikon D3300 has more number of white balance presets - 12. This option gives you more control over colour. The Lumix DMC-FZ1000 offers more powerful 4x digital zoom. The Lumix DMC-FZ1000 has more focus points than the Nikon D3300: 49 vs 11. More number of focus points means more convenience when attempting to focus on subjects that are not centred.

    The Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is equipped with swiveling LCD that will allow you to take images from any odd angle. The Lumix DMC-FZ1000 has better slowest (60 seconds) and highest (1/4000 second) shutter speeds.

    The Nikon D3300 supports external flash. An external flash provides superior control over the exposure and lighting of the subject in dim light and in bright light conditions when the camera owner needs to fill-flash. The Lumix DMC-FZ1000 has built-in Wi-Fi that will help the camera owner to transfer photos wirelessly from a digital camera to a notebook. The Nikon D3300 battery life is better than the Lumix DMC-FZ1000 battery life. According to CIPA standards you will be able to take 700 photos with the D3300 and only 360 with the Lumix DMC-FZ1000. The Nikon D3300 weighs 430g that is 401g less in comparison with the weight of the Lumix DMC-FZ1000. The Nikon D3300 can utilize optional accessory GPS devices. Recording GPS data can be convenient if you like to travel, to be able to check the picture metadata and see exactly where a photo was taken.

    Taking into account the above-mentioned differences the D3300 is the best buy. Get the list of the best offers on Amazon.