Panasonic FZ100 14MP Bridge Camera £281.40 incl delivery from Dabs (less possible 2% Quidco)

Panasonic FZ100 14MP Bridge Camera £281.40 incl delivery from Dabs (less possible 2% Quidco)

Found 1st Mar 2011
Panasonic Lumix FZ100 14.1MP Digital Camera - Black (3.0 inch TFT LCD Display, LEICA DC Lens with 24x Optical Zoom and Full HD Movie)

Product Features

* LUMIX Hybrid Super Zoom Digital Camera
* 25mm Wide-angle 24x Optical Zoom f/2.8-5.2 LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens
* 1,920 x 1,080 Full-HD Movie in AVCHD with Dolby Digital Stereo Creator
* 14.1-megapixel MOS Sensor and Venus Engine FHD
* Intuitive manual operation for full creative control
* 3.0-inch Free-angle LCD with 460,000-dot High Resolution

Technical Details

Camera Effective Pixels: 14.1 Megapixels
MOS Sensor (Size/Total Pixels): 1/2.33-inch / 15.1 Total Megapixels
Aperture: F2.8 - 5.2
Optical Zoom: 24x
Focal Length f=4.5-108mm (25-600mm in 35mm equiv.) / (31-735mm in 35mm equiv. in movie recording)
Extra Optical Zoom (EZ): 28.4x (4:3 / 10M), 33.8x (4:3 / 7M), 40.5x (4:3 / 5M), 50.6x (under 3M)
Intelligent Zoom: 32x
Lens: LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT / 14 elements in 10 groups / (2 Aspherical Lenses / 3 Aspherical surfaces / 3 ED Lenses)
Optical Image Stabilizer: POWER O.I.S. (Off / Auto / Mode1 / Mode2)
Conversion lens Compatibility: Yes
Focusing Area: Normal: Wide 30 cm - infinity / Tele 200 cm - infinity / Macro AF / MF / Intelligent AUTO: Wide 1 cm - infinity / Tele 100cm – infinity
Focus Range Display: Yes
AF Assist Lamp: Yes
Focus: Normal / Macro, Macro Zoom, Quick AF On/Off (On in Intelligent Auto), Continuous AF On/Off / AF/MF Switchable, Manual Focus(Jog Dial and cursor key button), One Shot AF, AF Area Select, AF Tracking
AF Metering: Face / AF Tracking / Multi (23pt) / 1pt (flexible / scalable)
Shutter Speed Still: 60 - 1/2000 sec / Movie Mode : 1/30 - 1/20,000 sec (1/8 - 1/20,000 sec on MF operation on Creative Movie mode) / Starry Sky Mode : 15, 30, 60sec.
Shutter Interval: approx. 0.4 sec
Viewfinder 0.20" Color EVF (201.6K Pixels equiv.), Field of View : approx. 100%, Lens 19.6x
Optical Image Stabilizer: Photo & Movie
Intelligent ISO Control: Photo
Face Detection: Photo & Movie
Intelligent Exposure: Photo & Movie
AF Tracking: Photo
Digital Red Eye Correction: Photo
Intelligent Resolution Technology: Photo & Movie
File Format: Still Image: JPEG(DCF/Exif2.3) / Motion picture: AVCHD, QuickTime Motion JPEG
AVCHD Lite REC: NTSC / PAL (Depends on Region)
Continuous Shooting Mode: Yes
Motion Picture Recording: Yes
AVCHD or AVCHD Lite with picture quality set to [FSH or SH] (Continuous recordable time): approx.110 min (FSH), 130 min (SH)
MOTION JPEG with picture quality set to [HD] (Continuous recordable time): approx. 160 min
AVCHD or AVCHD Lite with picture quality set to [FSH or SH] (Actual recordable time): approx.60 min (FSH), 70 min (SH)
MOTION JPEG with picture quality set to [HD] (Actual recordable time): approx.90 min
Exposure Program: AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual, Program Shift(Program AE mode)
Exposure Compensation: 1/3 EV step, +/-3 EV
Backlight Compensation: Yes (only in Intelligent AUTO mode)
Auto (AE) Bracketing: +/- 1/3 EV ~3EV step, 3 frames
Light Metering: Intelligent Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot
ISO Sensitivity: Auto / i.ISO / 80 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / High Sensitivity (ISO 1600-6400)
Max Auto ISO Setting: Yes
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 / 3:2 / 16:9 / 1:1
Image Quality: Fine / Standard / RAW+Fine / RAW+Standard / RAW
Real-time histogram: Yes
Composition Guide line: Yes (2 pattern)
Auto Review: 1sec, 2sec, Hold, OFF
Optical Zoom in Motion Picture: Yes
Macro Zoom: Yes
Orientation Detector
Self Timer: 2sec / 10sec / 10sec[3 pictures]
LCD Monitor: 3.0" Free-Angle TFT Screen LCD Display (460K dots), AR Coating / Field of View : approx. 100% Wide Viewing Angle / AUTO Power LCD mode, Power LCD mode
Built-in-Flash: Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
Recording Media: Built-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
Built-in-Memory: Approx. 40MB
Microphone/Speaker: Stereo/Yes
Interface: AV Output (NTSC/PAL, NTSC), mini HDMI, USB2.0 High speed
Viera Link: Yes
HDMI output: Video: Auto / 1080i / 720p / 480p(576p for PAL) / Audio: Stereo
Power: ID-Security Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, Minimum: 895mAh) (Included) / AC Adaptor (Input: 110-240V AC) (Optional)
Battery life: (approx.) 410 pictures (CIPA Standard)
Included Software: PHOTOfunSTUDIO 5.0 HD Edition, / SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.1 SE, / QuickTime / Adobe Reader
Dimensions: (W x H x D) 124.3 x 81.2 x 95.2 mm
Weight: Approx. 540g with Battery and SD Memory Card / Approx. 496g without Battery and SD Memory Card


How does this one stack up against the FZ45?

Original Poster

I've never tried this camera, but have considered it.

It seems to share the excellent lens as the FZ45 etc but it uses a different sensor. This gives quicker burst mode, but some have said inferior picture quality.

Overall it has receive a range of reviews, some great some not so great.

Articulated LCD as well
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