Panasonic LUMIX FZ300
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I travel a lot and do shoot outdoors a lot and though I have been happy with the portability/flexibility of small sensor cameras with flip screens, but every one of them eventually let dust onto the sensor. The weather-proofing and dust-proofing on this flip screen camera was the most important feature, to me, combined with the zoom. A few weeks with it, now, and I couldn't be happier. Rain and dust have not hampered thousands of picture taking moments. The amazing zoom and speed of operation on this camera is simply astonishing! With plenty of light, this camera takes amazing pictures in manual or auto, from 25mm to 600mm and is perfect as a vlogging camera with a flip screen.
-The ability to shoot shutter priority, aperture priority, full manual, or full auto
-Fast, quiet autofocus and zoom
-Tilt and swivel touch-screen monitor
-Very sharp framing and focusing in any light with the crisp, bright EVF
-Very good 4k video
-A decent built-in, variable-output flash and a hotshot
-The ability to shoot RAW
-Decent built-in mic and a jack (the sound quality is very good with the built-in mic)
-Weather-proofing and dust-proofing
-Quick cold starts and near-zero latency on the shutter
-The microphone is a bit noisy.
-The camera consumes its power rather quickly.