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Panasonic Lumix FZ330 (FZ300) Hands-On Preview

We have a hands-on look at the new Panasonic Lumix FZ330 (aka FZ300).

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Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ330 (13)

The Panasonic Lumix FZ330 (FZ300) is a new 12-megapixel bridge camera, that replaces the FZ200, and will be launched in the middle of September priced at £499. The camera features a bright f/2.8 24x optical zoom lens equivalent to 25-600mm in 35mm terms, 4K photo and video recording, a new electronic viewfinder, a vari-angle touch screen and a weather-sealed body. 

Read our full Panasonic Lumix FZ330 (FZ300) Review!

Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ330 (4)

Panasonic Lumix FZ330 Key Features 

  • 25-600mm (equivalent) f/2.8 constant aperture Leica lens, 24x optical zoom lens
  • 4k photo / video, stereo sound recording
  • Splash / dustproof with weather-sealed body
  • 12.1mp high sensitivity MOS, 1/ 2.33inch sensor
  • 0.7x 1440k dot EVF with eye sensor
  • 3inch 1040k touch LCD screen, 
  • 5-axis hybrid OIS+
  • ISO100 to ISO6400
  • 12fps continuous shooting, 6fps with AFC
  • Wi-Fi / QR code connection
  • 3.5mm microphone socket
  • 380 shot battery life

The Panasonic Lumix FZ330 records 4K video 3840x2160, 30p, as well as 4K photo with 4K burst (30fps), Start/Stop, and Pre-burst shooting modes available. The FZ330 uses the same sensor as the FZ200, but now features a new Venus engine giving ISO6400 as the highest ISO setting available. Built in raw image development is available in camera and there are highlight / shadow control options. The camera also features multi-exposure and wide panoramic shooting. 

Panasonic Lumix FZ330 Handling

The Panasonic Lumix FZ330 matches the design style of the FZ1000 and GH4, with additional zoom and focus controls on the lens barrel. There is a mic socket on the side, plus a vari-angle touchscreen on the rear. The battery and memory compartment are both under the weather-sealed camera. 

The electronic viewfinder (EVF) has a large rubber surround as well as an eye detection sensor so that the camera will automatically switch to the EVF when held up to your eye. Another feature of this is Eye-sensor AF - meaning that the camera automatically starts focusing, when the camera is held up to your eye.

There are a number of function buttons on the camera that can be customised. The camera measures 131.6 x 91.5 x 117.1mm and weighs 640g.

Read our full Panasonic Lumix FZ330 (FZ300) Review!

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 Hands-On Photos of Equipment

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Photographs taken using the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330

Fox in the GardenStorm Francis hits BrightonSteaming Round The Bend.The Badge.Living together in harmonyA rainy day is the perfect time for a walk in the woodsRestrictions are liftingA stretch of lazy, lingering daysRoadblockCassyAn early-morning walkIt stands aloneThe life of a lambEmerging BluebellsIndian Street Beggar

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pablophotographer 9 1.7k 385
16 Jul 2015 8:07AM
Hello? Hello?
Dear Panasonic you are taking gradual steps and thank you for converting the silver or copper stripe on the lens to black as I had suggested... for FZ48... Can you please now MARK on the extracting body of the lens the respective distances from the sensor as other makers like Fuji and Sony do?

19 Jul 2015 6:21AM
Do you mean the equivalent focal lengths?
joshwa Plus
10 923 1 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2015 9:03AM

Quote:Do you mean the equivalent focal lengths?

Hi yes, we've updated the article to clarify, thanks

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