Updated (February 2011): Compare the Nikon Coolpix P300 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 vs Nikon Coolpix P300

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5
Nikon Coolpix P300

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Great battery life
Battery life
400 shots
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
Long exposures
Longest exposure
60 seconds
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P300

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
120 fps
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix P300.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5.

competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$549

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Battery life Shorter battery life
Fujifilm XQ1

Fujifilm XQ1

Pro digicam

$391

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$440

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Battery life Much shorter battery life

Nikon Coolpix P300 Competitors

Nikon Coolpix S9900

Nikon Coolpix S9900

Travel zoom

$241

GPS Has a GPS
Zoom More zoom
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Samsung HZ10W

Samsung HZ10W

Travel zoom

Longest exposure Longer exposures
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900

Super zoom

$479 - $697

Zoom Much more zoom
GPS Has a GPS
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

discussion

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5
Lumix DMC-LX5
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Nikon Coolpix P300
Coolpix P300
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TheGreat (1:30 PM, April 16, 2011)
The P300 is 'box' type, remind me of a ThinkPad. The dedicated record button reminds me of the thinkpad trackpoint. The LX5 looks rounded and thicker and rugged. Personally I will get the P300 due to its full HD capability and easy dial controls.
 
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (1:43 PM, February 22, 2011)
The Coolpix P300 is $329 and the Lumix DMC-LX5 is $380.00
 
sha (5:32 PM, February 20, 2011)
HOw much would Nikon Coolpix P300 cost compared to Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX?