Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

(August 2010)

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 is a very well specified megazoom bridge camera.

What’s good about the FZ100:

  • Astonishingly fast burst mode
  • Very versatile zoom from 25mm wide angle up to good telephoto range of 600mm
  • Excellent flash range

What’s disappointing:

  • Some image noise above ISO 400

Our review rating – 92% – Highly Recommended

Key features:
Megapixels 14.1
Optical Zoom 24x
Wide Angle (35mm equivalent) 25mm
Telephoto (35mm equivalent) 600mm
Continuous shooting (max) burst mode shooting at up to 11 frames per second at full resolution or up to 60fps at 2.5-megapixels
Built in flash – max range 9.5m
Hot Shoe for external flash? Yes
Macro minimum 10mm
Raw? Yes
Video Full HD, Stereo
Weight 496g
Other Vari-angle LCD
Includes Microphone port for optional external microphones
When connected to a Panasonic VIERA TV via an optional mini HDMI cable, the TV’s remote control can be used
Approx price (incl VAT & delivery) £349
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Click here to view Panasonic’s news release, here for full specs or here for a YouTube hosted video walkthrough.

Memory cards – This camera is among the first to take advantage of the new SDXC cards, which are potentially both super fast and providing huge storage capacity.  Click here to view our list of recommended cards, from fast SDHCs, up to huge capacity SDXCs.