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

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
120 fps
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-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$575

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Aperture Wider aperture
Sensor size Slightly smaller sensor
Placeholder

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15)

Pro digicam

Sensor size Significantly larger sensor
Aperture Wider aperture
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Pro digicam

$341

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Slightly smaller
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

Nikon Coolpix P300 Competitors

Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340

Pro digicam

$390

High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
Sensor size Larger sensor
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95

Pro digicam

$279

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Sensor size Larger sensor
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500

Travel zoom

$348 - $366

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Zoom More zoom
Aperture Much narrower aperture

discussion

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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?