Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100
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.
Excellent video quality; wide array of exposure options; external microphone jack; speedy performance; articulated LCD.
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...
Underwhelming video and picture quality, Not worth $499
Soft image quality using default settings, Poor high ISO performance, Need to tweak the processing for best results.
Poor image quality above ISO400. Electronic viewfinder is a throwaway afterthought. Expensive.
Not as much zoom range compared with similar models; picture quality dips from ISO 800 onward.
Expensive, no eyelevel sensor for EVF/LCD switching, image quality fairly grainy, lack of sharpness at longest telephoto
By IT Reviews on August 11, 2011
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...80
By PC Pro on July 15, 2011
The zoom might not be the longest, but top image quality and performance more than compensate...100
By DigitalVersus on February 17, 2011
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...80
By PC Mag on January 31, 2011
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 December 21, 2010
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 December 17, 2010
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...80
By The Imaging Resource on December 07, 2010
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 November 10, 2010
Packed with impressive features but photo quality has regressed...60
By Digital Trends on November 07, 2010
Despite stellar specs, Panasonic’s Lumix DMC-FZ100 takes noisy still photos and poor-quality video....65
By Digital Camera Buyer on November 01, 2010
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...100