Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100
79
Based on 37 scores, 50 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    11
  • Good:
    17
  • Average:
    5
  • Bad:
    4

Pros:

  • Outstanding feature set and shooting options; fast shooting performance.
  • Wide-angle, 24x optical zoom lens, Effective optical image stabilization, Good lens quality for the focal length range, Loads of scene, color and film modes, Full HD AVCHD video recording, Ability to zoom while recording videos, Ability to make adjustm...
  • Mode wheel has very distinct indents so the camera doesn’t accidentally switch modes. LiIon battery rather than AAs. Stereo microphone. Nimble RAW shooting.

Cons:

  • Menu system can get confusing; JPEG photo quality tanks at ISO 400.
  • No automatic lens cover, Pop-up flash not automatic, Flash underexposes in field use, Multitude of options can confuse, Fairly limited Playback options, Chromatic aberration is moderate in JPEGs at wide-angle, Overaggressive default noise suppression d...

Expert reviews and ratings

By IT Reviews on 80

With the advent of 'micro four-thirds' cameras - a standard that allows compacts with mirrorless, interchangeable lenses - we're not entirely sure what the appeal of 'bridge' cameras are anymore, except to those not wanting to...

By PC Pro on 100

The zoom might not be the longest, but top image quality and performance more than compensate...

By DigitalVersus on 80

The Panasonic FZ100 is only just worth its four stars. The poor quality of the photos it produces at sensitivities above 400 ISO is a real disappointment, despite the much-hyped new sensor. It's a good job its other qualities, like a rotating...

By PC Mag on

Panasonic presents a hybrid digital camera with a 14.1 megapixel MOS optical sensor and the 25 millimeter wide-angle Leica DC Vario-Elmarit lens with 24x optical zoom, the Lumix DMC-FZ100 ($499.95 list). While it looks nearly identical to both the...

By Steves Digicams on

Panasonic's Lumix FZ100 is a 14-Megapixel super-zoom featuring a huge 24x optical zoom lens with Power O.I.S. This lens provides an amazing amount of versatility, giving a 35mm equivalent zoom range of 25-600mm. The FZ100 also features their...

By cnet on 80

As long as you're willing to work with raw image files, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 is one of the best full-size megazooms you can...

By The Imaging Resource on

On specs alone, the Panasonic Lumix FZ100 would make any enthusiast enthusiastic about its multitude of features and speed. Its enormous 24x optical zoom can bring you super-close to distant action while an "intelligent zoom" can extend the...

By Expert Reviews on 60

Packed with impressive features but photo quality has regressed...

By Digital Trends on 65

Despite stellar specs, Panasonic’s Lumix DMC-FZ100 takes noisy still photos and poor-quality video....

By Digital Camera Buyer on 100

This is an excellent camera, capable of great images although the high price may put some people offOverall Our provides the latest photography news, reviews, previews, features and tecniques. Alternatively our fan page is the best place to...

By Cameras UK on 87

The Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ100 offers just about everything I would expect from this type of camera. It has a slight edge over its rivals at the time of writing this review. If you are in the market for an advanced and powerful compact digital camera...

By Camera Labs on 84

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 verdict The Panasonic Lumix FZ100 is the highly anticipated successor to the best-selling Lumix FZ38 / FZ35 - or to be more accurate one of two successors, the other being the more affordable FZ45 / FZ40. For the FZ100,...

By Digital Photography School on

Straight up this camera ticks most of my boxes!A swinging LCD screen IMHO is a must and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 has a beauty: 7.6cm, with a high res count of 460,000 pixels; it rotates 180 degrees horizontally and 270 vertically.The MOS sensor...

By Wired on 60

Editor’s note: We’re adding something new to our camera reviews. Along with images of the FZ100 camera, we’re including a series of photos shot by the camera. From the box to your hand to snapping away with the Lumix FZ100, the latest...

By Trusted Reviews on 80

Last month we reviewed the new , and like its predecessor the before it, it has proved to be one of the most popular reviews on the site, demonstrating that there's a lot of interest in these powerful feature-packed cameras. However the FZ45...

By CNET Asia on 78

The FZ100 is a capable megazoom that offers users plenty of shooting options and delivers great videos. But its other aspects are standard for this class of cameras....

By Macworld UK on 80

The 14.1-megapixel DMC-FZ100’s 24x optical zoom (equivalent to 25-600mm) may be modest in present company, but as the newest model here, it ticks all the boxes for attendant features. It offers image-stabilised Leica optics, 1,920 x 1,080 Full HD...

By PC Advisor on 40

It's not cheap and has a plastic feel, and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100's video record button is awkwardly positioned. But the broad focal range is ideal for landscapes, close-ups and everything in between. Offering full HD video and stereo...

By CNET Australia on 84

The do-it-all mentality of the FZ100 will suit plenty of photographers to a tee, especially those who value the 24x optical zoom...

By CNET UK on 70

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 is a superzoom with a 24x zoom and a hefty price tag. It's not a bad camera, but there are better alternatives that cost...