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
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

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

$548 - $698

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$575

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Aperture Wider aperture
Sensor size Slightly smaller sensor
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15)

Pro digicam

Sensor size Significantly larger sensor
Aperture Wider aperture
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

Nikon Coolpix P300 Competitors

Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$360 with 10-30mm lens

High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Nikon Coolpix P310

Nikon Coolpix P310

Pro digicam

$499

High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340

Pro digicam

$380

High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
Sensor size Larger sensor
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

discussion

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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?