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
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
 

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
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard

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

Olympus PEN E-PL8

Olympus PEN E-PL8

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$549 body only

$649 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Leica D-LUX 5

Leica D-LUX 5

Pro digicam

$1,100

Size Slightly smaller
Thickness Thinner
Lowest price Significantly more expensive
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Boutique

$528 - $798

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

Nikon Coolpix P300 Competitors

Ricoh GR Digital IV

Ricoh GR Digital IV

Pro digicam

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS

Travel zoom

$189

GPS Has a GPS
Zoom Slightly more zoom
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

Compact

$98

Size Slightly smaller
Weight Slightly lighter
Aperture Much narrower aperture

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?