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

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.8
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
120 fps
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

$521

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Aperture Wider aperture
Battery life Shorter battery life
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$470

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
GPS Has a GPS
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Pro digicam

$450

Sensor size Significantly larger sensor
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Battery life Much shorter battery life

Nikon Coolpix P300 Competitors

Olympus Tough TG-4

Olympus Tough TG-4

Waterproof

$450

GPS Has a GPS
Battery life Much longer battery life
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Olympus TG-620

Olympus TG-620

Waterproof

$499

Waterproof Waterproof
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Travel zoom

$492

GPS Has a GPS
Zoom More zoom
Aperture Much narrower aperture

discussion

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5
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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?