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
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P300

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.8
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
120 fps
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm

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

Fujifilm X-A2

Fujifilm X-A2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$473 body only

$569 with 16-50mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Longest exposure Significantly shorter max exposures
Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$2,166

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Super zoom

$178 - $244

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Lowest price Cheaper
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

Nikon Coolpix P300 Competitors

Olympus XZ-1

Olympus XZ-1

Pro digicam

$206

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Sensor size Larger sensor
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Fujifilm FinePix F305EXR

Fujifilm FinePix F305EXR

Travel zoom

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Zoom Slightly more zoom
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Nikon Coolpix P310

Nikon Coolpix P310

Pro digicam

$459

High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

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?