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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 580 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the usability and value for money. The portability and performance also get good reviews. Some have doubts about the features and low light performance, while there are some mixed opinions about the zoom.

image quality, performance, portability, value for money, usability

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 Review

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 is a powerful super-zoom camera featuring a 14-Megapixel imaging sensor and huge 24x optical zoom lens. With excellent image quality and performance, it has a lot to offer for the entire family. Read more in our Full...

Solid build quality ; Very good quality 14-megapixel photos ; Smaller prints possible from ISO 800 and 1600 images ; Full 1080i and 720p videos with excellent quality for a digicam ; Incredible Burst rates ; Video recording button works in any shooting...

Lens hood blocks edges of images at wide end of zoom ; Flash is not powerful enough for the lens range ; Large for a compact camera, even for a super-zoom camera

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 is a powerful super-zoom camera featuring a 14-Megapixel imaging sensor and huge 24x optical zoom lens. With excellent image quality and performance, it has a lot to offer for the entire family. Read more in our

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

 

Full-size megazooms, especially the pricier ones, are generally viewed as bridge cameras--something more than a point-and-shoot, but less than a digital SLR. However, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 is really the only megazoom I've tested in the past...

Outstanding feature set and shooting options; fast shooting performance.

Menu system can get confusing; JPEG photo quality tanks at ISO 400.

As long as you're willing to work with raw image files, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 is one of the best full-size megazooms you can get.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

 

HD video capability on cameras is as common as trashy political ads on TV. Most digicams capture 720p clips, but several new ones take Full HD movies such as the just-released 14-megapixel Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100. Does this get us to the point we can...

24x wide-angle zoom ; High burst rates ; AVCHD video

Underwhelming video and picture quality ; Not worth $499

Despite stellar specs, Panasonic’s Lumix DMC-FZ100 takes noisy still photos and poor-quality video.

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Trickle-Down Features Color Panasonic's Gateway S...

 

Hybrid shooters don't have to be awkward. No one bothered telling that to Panasonic.

Mode wheel has very distinct indents so the camera doesn't accidentally switch modes. Li-Ion battery rather than AAs. Stereo microphone. Nimble RAW shooting

Poor image quality above ISO400. Electronic viewfinder is a throwaway afterthought. Expensive

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

 

The Panasonic Lumix FZ100 is a 14 Megapixel super-zoom camera with a 24x stabilised range. The FZ100 was launched in July 2010 alongside the Lumix FZ45 / FZ40, as joint replacements for the popular Lumix FZ38 / FZ35. The cheaper FZ45 / FZ40 is closest...

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

Soft image quality using default settings ; Poor high ISO performance ; Need to tweak the processing for best results

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 Review

 

Straight up this camera ticks most of my boxes!

Quality: the test shots showed that this camera is well above average in image resolution and colour rendition.

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"The best megazoom on the market!"

 

If you are looking for DSLR picture quality and reflex look no further.

Excellent features- burst photos. quick shutter release. Many modes. twist out lcd

zoom length- some megazooms it 36X instead of 24X plus extra optical.

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The best megazoom on the market!

 

If you are looking for DSLR picture quality and reflex look no further. great price for product thousand dollar lens if DSLR

Excellent features- burst photos. quick shutter release. Many modes. twist out lcd ; Best battery life-all day at a zoo on for 3+ hours and taking 500+ photos ; Impecable image quality ; Short focus range-.04 feet ; fast autofocus and very well done...

zoom length- some megazooms it 36X instead of 24X plus extra optical ; Nothing ELSE

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"Excellent multi-purpose camera for the enthusiast"

 

It was a toss up between the Panasonic FZ100 or the latest Finepix HS10 and i'll be honest, the Lumix only won because it had an automatic zoom. I was in the market for a Finepix as I already had the much older s8000fd and I loved it.

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Excellent multi-purpose camera for the enthusiast

 

It was a toss up between the Panasonic FZ100 or the latest Finepix HS10 and i'll be honest, the Lumix only won because it had an automatic zoom. I was in the market for a Finepix as I already had the much older s8000fd and I loved it. Well I won't...

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