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

Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
310 ms shutter lag
Great battery life
Battery life
400 shots
Great macro
Macro focus
1.0 cm
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P300

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
120 fps
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1500 ms startup delay
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light

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

$279 - $380

3D Takes 3D photos
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Pro digicam

$272

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Slightly smaller
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Boutique

$599 - $698

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

Nikon Coolpix P300 Competitors

Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340

Pro digicam

$422

Supports RAW Shoots RAW
High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Pro digicam

$479 - $599

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Supports RAW Shoots RAW
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon Coolpix P310

Nikon Coolpix P310

Pro digicam

$298

3D Takes 3D photos
Macro focus Better macro capability
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?