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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 vs Nikon Coolpix P300

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Great battery life
Battery life
400 shots
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Long exposures
Longest exposure
60 seconds
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P300

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
120 fps
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
  2. Sensor shift

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

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Pro digicam

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Slightly smaller
Continuous shooting Shoots slower
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Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$448 - $650

Sensor size Significantly larger sensor
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
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Nikon 1 J5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$497 with 10-30mm lens

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Battery life Much shorter battery life

Nikon Coolpix P300 Competitors

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$466 body only

$639 with 14-42mm lens

Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
Touch screen Has a touch screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
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Nikon Coolpix S9300

Travel zoom

GPS Has a GPS
Zoom Slightly more zoom
Aperture Much narrower aperture
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Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$448 - $650

Sensor size Significantly larger sensor
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

discussion

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Lumix DMC-LX5
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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?