Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 Review

Overall Score

52

Main Features

  • 14 MP 1/2.3 CMOS Sensor
  • 25-600 mm (24x) F2.8-5.2 Zoom Lens
  • 100 - 6400 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3" Articulated Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 11 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 124 x 82 x 92 mm, 540g.
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  • Replaced by: Lumix DMC-FZ200

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 Overview


First introduced in July, 2010, Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 is a 14 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.08 x 4.56 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

Panasonic replaced Lumix DMC-FZ100 with Panasonic FZ200. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Panasonic FZ100 with Panasonic FZ200


Panasonic FZ100 comes with a 6.08 x 4.56 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.6 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Sensor resolution of Panasonic FZ100 ~ 4315 x 3244 pixels.

Panasonic FZ100 has Crop Factor: 5.69

The sensor has a surface area of 27.7 mm².

There are approximate 13,997,860 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Panasonic FZ100


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 with competitors in small sensor superzoom cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Articulating Screen
AF Face Detection
11.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Exposure Mode
25 mm Wide Angle Lens
Selfie Friendly Screen
Optical Image Stabilization
External Flash
RAW Support
Manual Focus
2.8 Lens at Wide
Microphone Port
2 AE Bracketing Range
Focus Bracketing
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
Slow Lens at Wide: F2.8
Low Screen Resolution: 460k dots
No Articulating Screen
No Environmental Sealing
Slow Lens at Tele: F5.2
Type Scores

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 has an Overall Score of 52/100 and ranked #133 out of 801 in Compact cameras, and ranked #445 out of 1201 in all cameras.

Panasonic FZ100 Scores
Imaging score
35
Features score
60
Value for money score
68
Portability score
79
Overall score
52
Average Scores in Small Sensor Superzoom
Imaging Score
24
Features Score
50
Value For Money Score
61
Portability Score
85
Overall score
45

Physical Dimensions of Panasonic FZ100


Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 weighs 540g and has external dimensions of 124 x 82 x 92mm (4.88 x 3.23 x 3.62"). Considering that the average weight of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras is 388g, Panasonic FZ100 is 152 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category. Panasonic FZ100 is more by 11mm more than the average length in Small Sensor Superzoom.

Weight Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Panasonic FZ100
540g
Average weight
388g
Min weight
136g
Max weight
1415g

Thickness Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Panasonic FZ100
92mm
Average Thickness
65mm
Min Thickness
0mm
Max Thickness
181mm

Here is the front and top view image of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 with the dimensions:

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Lumix DMC-FZ100 Dimensions Lumix DMC-FZ100
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Panasonic FZ200 588 g 540 g 125 x 87 x 110 mm 124 x 82 x 92 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 Panasonic FZ300 691 g 540 g 132 x 92 x 117 mm 124 x 82 x 92 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Panasonic FZ1000 831 g 540 g 137 x 99 x 131 mm 124 x 82 x 92 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 Panasonic FZ70 606 g 540 g 130 x 97 x 118 mm 124 x 82 x 92 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 Panasonic FZ150 528 g 540 g 124 x 82 x 92 mm 124 x 82 x 92 mm
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Canon SX60 HS 650 g 540 g 128 x 93 x 114 mm 124 x 82 x 92 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ80 Panasonic FZ80 616 g 540 g 130 x 94 x 119 mm 124 x 82 x 92 mm
Leica V-Lux 2 Leica V-Lux 2 520 g 540 g 124 x 80 x 95 mm 124 x 82 x 92 mm

Specifications of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100


General
Brand Panasonic
Model Lumix DMC-FZ100
Announced July, 2010
Body Type SLR-like (bridge)
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 1
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Articulated
Screen Resolution 460k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 0
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/60 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec
Continuous Shooting 11.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 9.50
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 6.08 x 4.56 mm
Sensor Area 27.7 mm²
Sensor Resolution 14 MP
Max Image Resolution 4320 x 3240
Max Native ISO 6400
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats AVCHD
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 0 shots
Battery Type
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 540 g
Physical Dimensions 124 x 82 x 92 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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