Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100
29 September 2011
Summary: Clearly, the versatility of this feature set is great and the FZ100 has a reasonable amount of external controls to use these efficiently. The true downside of this digital camera is sub-par image quality which makes limits the usable ISO range to 100 and 200. On the other hand, the FZ100 is above average in terms of speed, particularly for autofocus.
Pros: Excellent white-balance, Low optical distortion, Generally remains responsive, Fast autofocus speed, Quick shutter lag, Awesome LCD visibility, Quite good usability, Above average battery-life
Cons: Image noise at all ISO, Prone to overexposure, Strong softness above ISO 200, Poor color accuracy, Poor focus in low-light, Slow shot-to-shot speed, Tiny EVF, Play button too flush, Delay recording video, Visible interlacing during video playback, Flimsy LCD hinge
Panasonic FZ100 – the perfect camera for the beginner and amateur photographers
21 June 2011
Conclusion: The Panasonic Lumix FZ100 is a wonderful camera that is worth the money, and is currently the best choice when it comes to prosumer cameras – few others can match its picture quality and flexibility. It’s not even that expensive at about $450, so if you’re looking for your next day-to-day video and stills camera, this one’s definitely worth a look.
Excerpt: Panasonic's latest FZ-series super-zoom, the LUMIX DMC-FZ100 is their new Top-of-the-line camera in this popular category of powerful digicams. This is Panasonic's first FZ series model to feature a Live MOS image sensor, which allows for full 1080p high definition video recording and burst mode shooting at up to 11 frames per second at full resolution or up to 60fps at 2.5-megapixels; thanks in part to a mechanical shutter mechanism.
Excerpt: 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 has 14.1 megapixels and maximum image size of 4320×3240 pixels, leading to a 37x27cm print. A razz of a continuous shooting speed: how about eleven pics per second at full resolution?
Conclusion: On paper the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 is impressive—14MP, a 24x wide-angle zoom, up to 11 fps, AVCHD videos. Sounds cool, right? Too bad the image and video quality doesn’t measure up—especially with a hefty list price. You can do a lot better.
Pros: 24x wide-angle zoom, High burst rates, AVCHD video
Cons: Underwhelming video and picture quality, Not worth $499
Summary: 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, Panasonic has replaced the FZ38 / FZ35's 12 Megapixel CCD with a MOS sensor sporting an increased resolution of 14 Megapixels.
Pros: 24x optical zoom with effective stabilisation., Very fast burst shooting modes., Articulated 3in / 460k pixel screen., 1080i HD video with microphone input., Flash hotshoe., RAW recording.
Cons: Soft image quality using default settings., Poor high ISO performance., Need to tweak the processing for best results.
Summary: The Panasonic Lumix FZ100 is a great superzoom camera only marginally let down by its fairly hefty price tag. Brushing that issue to one side for the moment, however, and what you're left with is a highly capable superzoom with a wide-ranging zoom that allows for creative shots through from 25mm wideangle, to close-up macro, portraits, mid-telephoto and all the way up to super telephoto 600mm for candidly picking off subjects from afar.