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
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
  2. Sensor shift

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

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$368 - $455

Sensor size Significantly larger sensor
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
Canon PowerShot S90

Canon PowerShot S90

Pro digicam

$356

Size Slightly smaller
Thickness Thinner
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Pro digicam

$392

Size Slightly smaller
Thickness Thinner
Continuous shooting Shoots slower

Nikon Coolpix P300 Competitors

Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$289

GPS Has a GPS
Sensor size Larger sensor
Battery life Shorter battery life
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$430

GPS Has a GPS
Sensor size Larger sensor
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$368 - $455

Sensor size Much larger sensor
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle

discussion

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5
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?