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

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.8
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-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Boutique

$565 - $798

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Pro digicam

$341

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Slightly smaller
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$438

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Sensor size Slightly smaller sensor

Nikon Coolpix P300 Competitors

Nikon Coolpix A900

Nikon Coolpix A900

Travel zoom

$299 - $397

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Zoom More zoom
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Nikon Coolpix L330

Nikon Coolpix L330

Super zoom

$187

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Zoom More zoom
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

Super zoom

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Battery life Longer battery life
Screen size Much smaller screen

discussion

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5
Lumix DMC-LX5
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Nikon 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?