Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100
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dipole, DP Review
5 January 2014
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 .. 2.8 apperture + about 1/2 sec shutter, may be with longer shutter delay and tripod it will better , but Im not night-photographer too mach to test it :) Pictures of objects behaind window/net (aquarium/cage) some time good some time its focusing at front...
Summary: Haven't had this camera long, but it fills the niche I was looking for to a tee. Low light pictures could be better, but I knew that before I bought it (have another camera that is super at low light shots). I set the ISO limit at 400 and have had no failure shots since. Macro results have been very good. Sharp detail and good depth of field.
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. The weight of this kit required a pack-horse and I found it difficult to have the appropriate lens on the camera at the right time. I added the Lumix TZ5 to reduce the bulk and travelled extensively with both through 2010.
Summary: I just bought the camera so these are first impressions. It's very light and compact, but appears to be well made, not flimsy. The zoom is remarkable from very wide angle 25mm to ca 600mm (35mm film equivelents). Problems: sorting through layers of menus to find functions; incredibly useless minimal printed manual for a very complex device -- even the 250 page DVD manual is disorganized and has no index.
Pros: It feels good to hold this camera.Super speed. Hold the button and it goes Tak, Tak, Tak as many as you require,and real quick. Turn it to Aperture mode and you get good shots. No complaints at all at ISO 100 in A/S/M modes with any light.
"It's excellent. It's design and feature are excellent."
25 December 2010
Pros: It's easy and simple to operate. It's 24x optical zoom is very good. With it's POWER O.I.S, I can take good picture even at full 24x zoom hand handled or without using the tripod. It's Full HD Video is excellent.
Cons: It's a daylight with sunny day digital camera. It's image quality taken during cloudy days is not very good. I have not figured out how to set a program with back lighting from it's menus. It's a bit pricy for a point and shoot digital camera.