Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100
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Buttbongo, DP Review
1 March 2015
Excerpt: I saw some people hating on this little camera and I wanted to add my two cents. I own a rental house and have many Canon DSLR's, Nikon DSLR's, High End glass, expensive video cameras like the C-300, FS&, F-800 and such. I like to shoot stills with the Canon 5D Mark III, but it is heavy.
Excerpt: I owned fz100 for few years, used it where ever we treveled and at home as well. Its not very good for low lihgt situations, produces noisy pictures and noise reduction feature does not looks improve it too mach ..
Excerpt: This is my third Lumix and I've extremely happy with the FZ100. I bought my first Lumix (FZ20) in 2005 and almost wore it out over 3 years. Late in 2008 I lashed out and bought the Olympus E-520 with extra lenses and remote flash.
Summary: I wanted to replace my Kodak Z812IS that I bought 4 years ago with a better camera. Out of the box the 'auto' picture comparison of the 2 almost got it sent back. A little web research and a switch to P mode and a few changes to the setting and things are great.
Pros: Very adjustable. Raw pics are a great feature. Zoom zoom zoom. I like that I have to engage the flash manually as I change modes etc so I don't get an unexpected flash whenI'm shooting wildlife etc. The movie modes are really great.
Cons: The auto mode does not show the best this camera can do. Noisy pics on auto. Digital zoom is worthless as usual, best to turn iit off so you don't accidentally zoom out to far and wreck a fairly good shot. Extra batteries are back ordered till the year 2022.
Great camera IF you take the time to make it that way
Amazon Customer, Amazon
13 July 2011
Summary: First of all, I should say I am NOT a professional photographer; most days I probably don't even qualify as an advanced beginner. So please forgive my non-technical review :) I read several of the reviews before deciding on this camera, and while there were several negative reviews there were far...
Summary: UPDATE AT BOTTOM! I've only had this camera for a few days, but I'll go ahead and give my initial impressions. I'm headed to the Grand Canyon next week, so I'll update the review when I get back with more detail as needed. I had been contemplating this purchase for a while.
Summary: After reading many reviews, I decided to order this camera. I'm not disappointed. I made many of the adjustments to the settings as recommended and find that it takes excellent picture once these adjustments were made. The image quality is not up to a DSLR, but that shouldn't be expected.
Summary: As an old-time SLR user, Nikon, Minolta, Pentax, etc. and strictly a non-professional who took some really good pictures every once in a while, I am a great fan of the Lumix FZ-100. I am also a great believer in 90% solutions.
Summary: The Leica Lens does wonders for pictures and clarity - makes for an almost professional picture without too much effort. The included manual on CD will give someone a great opportunity to write a decent clear logical owners manual (the ONLY reason this did NOT get 5 stars).