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Panasonic DMC-FZ100K 14.1 Megapixels Digital Camera with 25mm Ultra Wide-Angle Leica DC Vario-Elmarit Lens, 24x Optical Zoom - Black

SKU: IPCDMCFZ100K MFR: DMCFZ100K
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The DMC-FZ100, packs a powerful optical zoom and creative options including full HD movie recording capability. The newly developed LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens in the DMC-FZ100 extends its optical zoom range from 25mm at wide end and 24x to 600mm. Also the newly developed 14.1-megapixel MOS sensor lets the FZ100 record high quality 1920 x 1080 full HD movie smooth at 60i. Together with a host of options, unlimited expression is now easily available with FZ100.

The high speed MOS sensor realizes the industry's fastest level of burst shooting in 14.1-megapixel full resolution at 11 fps with mechanical shutter and even 60 fps in 3.5-megapixel recording mode. It also enables the camera to record high speed movie at 220 fps in QVGA size, to capture the motion of a subject the naked eye cannot see. The FZ100 features a high-quality LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT 25mm ultra wide-angle lens with a 24x optical zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 25-600mm).

Comprising 14 elements in 10 groups, including 3 ED lenses and 2 aspherical lenses with 3 aspherical surfaces, this advanced lens unit realizes the outstandingly compact body while passing Leica's stringent standards to deliver exceptional optical performance suppressing distortion at wide end and color bleeding at tele end.

Thanks to the newly incorporated Intelligent Resolution technology, the Intelligent Zoom is available with the FZ100 which extends the zoom ratio by approx. 1.3x maintaining the picture quality even combining a digital zoom. This means the 24x optical can virtually extend to 32x equivalent. Furthermore, the Extra Optical Zoom function that extends zoom power to 50.6x (at 3-megapixel resolution) by using the center part of the large MOS sensor to bring subjects even closer. To realize the 1920x1080 full HD movie recording with high image quality, the new 14.1-megapixel MOS sensor is developed for DMC-FZ100.

For the effective concentration of light, the newly developed sensor adopts microfabrication technology to achieve even higher sensitivity. With an advanced micro light tube structure, both color mixture and signal loss are prevented. The result is that the photo and movie shot at any sensitivity from low to high have outstanding clearness.

The high speed digital signal output technology integrated in the DMC-GH1 is applied also to the DMC-FZ100 realizing the high speed consecutive shooting and full HD movie recording. It lets the DMC-FZ100 shoot 11 fps in 14-megapixel full resolution with mechanical shutter and 5 fps with continuous AF. Even higher speed burst shooting is available with DMC-FZ100 if electronic shutter is used 60 fps in 3.5-megapixel. It also enables the camera to record Full HD 60i smooth movie.

In addition, the high speed movie at 220 fps in QVGA size is another advantage of the sensor which captures the motion of a subject. The frame rate, AF setting and the recording resolution can be easily selected according to the movement of the subject with a dedicated button on the top of the camera.

Photos shot with the burst shooting are automatically organized and it is easy to play them back later either in the camera or on PC using the bundled software PHOTOfunSTUDIO 5.2 HD Edition. Despite its outstanding performance, the high performance MOS sensor contributes to energy efficiency extending the battery life up to 410 shots (CIPA) per a single charge.

Summary of Customer Reviews

(7)
Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Image stabilization (11) , Zoom range/performance (7) , Easy to use (6) , Fast / accurate auto-focus (6) , Good image quality (6) , Large clear LCD (6) , Nice body color (4) , Good in low light (3) , Short lag time (3)
Best Uses:
Family photos (4) , Landscape/scenery (4) , Wildlife (4) , Low light (3) , Travel (3) , Video (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (4) , Casual photographer (2) , Semi-pro photographer (1)

Key Features

  • Ultra Wide-Angle with Powerful Optical Zoom: 25mm Ultra Wide-Angle LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT Lens with Powerful 24x Optical Zoom for Ultimate Versatility in Both Photo and Movie Recording
  • Full HD Movie Recording: 1920x1080 60i Full HD Movie Recording in the AVCHD format
  • Venus Engine FHD: Redesigned Venus Engine FHD with Even Higher Signal Processing Performance
  • Newly Developed 14.1-Megapixel MOS Sensor Pursuing Even Higher Level in Resolution, Sensitivity and Speed

Technical Specs

Camera Effective Pixels 14.1 Megapixels MOS
Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter 1/2.33-inch / 15.1 Total Megapixels / Primary Color Filter
Aperture F2.8 - 5.2 / Multistage Iris Diaphragm (F2.8 - 8 (W) / F5.2 - 8 (T))
(F2.8 - 11 (W) / F5.2 - 11 (T) in movie recording)
Optical Zoom 24x
Digital Zoom 4x (Max. 96.0 x combined with Optical Zoom without Extra Optical Zoom)
(Max. 202 x combined with Extra Optical Zoom)
Focal Length f=4.5-108mm (25-600mm in 35mm equiv.)
(31-735mm in 35mm equiv. in movie recording)
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)
Photo & Movie
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 Metering Face / AF Tracking / Multi (23pt) / 1pt (flexible / scalable)
Focus Normal / Macro, 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 Assist Lamp Yes
ISO Sensitivity Auto / i.ISO / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600
High Sensitivity (ISO 1600-6400)
White Balance Auto/Daylight/Cloudy/Shade/Flash/Halogen/Color Temperature/ White Set 1 / 2
White Balance Adjustment 2-axis adjustable, ±9steps each, Blue/Amber and Magenta/Green bias
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 Bracketing (AE) +/- 1/3 EV - 3EV step, 3 frames
Light Metering System Intelligent Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot
Face Detection Photo & Movie
Still Image Scene Mode Panorama Assist, Party, Candle Light, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, High Sensitivity, Flash Burst, Panning, Starry Sky, Fireworks, Beach, Snow, Aerial Photo, Photo Frame, High Speed Movie
Movie Scene Mode Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Low Light, Food, Party, Candle Light, Sunset, Beach, Snow, High Sensitivity, Panning, Aerial, High Speed Movie
Advanced Scene Mode Portrait: Normal, Soft Skin, Outdoor, Indoor, Creative
Scenery: Normal, Nature, Architecture, Creative
Sports: Normal, Outdoor, Indoor, Creative
Close-up: Flower, Food, Objects, Creative
Night Portrait: Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Illuminations, Creative
Built-in-Flash Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off, Flash Synchro; 1st / 2nd
0.3 - 9.5m (Wide/ISO Auto), 1.0 - 5.1m (Tele/ISO Auto)
Shutter Interval Approx. 0.4 sec
Self Timer 2sec / 10sec / 10sec (3 pictures)
Auto Review 1sec, 2sec, Hold, OFF
Picture Adjustment Contrast +2steps
Sharpness +2steps
Saturation +2steps
Noise Reduction
Image Quality RAW, RAW+Fine, RAW+Standard, Fine, Standard
4:3 Aspect Ratio (Still Image) 4320 x 3240(14M) / 3648 x 2736(10M) / 3072 x 2304(7M)/ 2560 x 1920(5M) / 2048 x 1536(3M)/ 640 x 480(0.3M)
3:2 Aspect Ratio (Still Image) 4320 x 2880 (12.5M) / 3648 x 2432 (9M) / 3072 x 2048 (6M) / 2560 x 1712 (4.5M) / 2048 x 1360 (2.5M) / 640 x 424 (0.3M)
16:9 Aspect Ratio (Still Image) 4320 x 2432 (10.5M) / 3648 x 2056 (7.5M) / 3072 x 1728 (5.5M) / 2560 x 1440 (3.5M) / 1920 x 1080 (2M) / 640 x 360 (0.2M)
1:1 Aspect Ratio (Still Image) 3232 x 3232 (10.5M) / 2736 x 2736 (7.5M) / 2304 x 2304 (5.5M) / 1920 x 1920 (3.5M) / 1536 x 1536 (2.5M)/ 480 x 480 (0.2M)
Motion Picture Recording 4:3 VGA: 640 x 480 pixels, 30fps (Motion JPEG)
QVGA: 320 x 240 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG)
Motion Picture Recording 16:9 WVGA: 848 x 480 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG)
Motion Picture Recording HD Movie 1920 x 1080 pixels, NTSC Mode: NTSC model: 60i
(AVCHD, FSH: 17Mbps / FH:13Mbps)
1280x720 pixels, NTSC Mode: NTSC model: 60p
(AVCHD Lite, SH: 17Mbps / H:13Mbps)
/ 30fps (Motion JPEG)
Aspect Ratio 4:3, 3:2, 16:9, 1:1
Intelligent Exposure Photo & Movie
Composition Guide Lines Yes (2 patterns)
Scene Mode Help Screen Yes
External Flash Yes
Viewfinder 0.20" Color EVF (201.6K Pixels equiv.), Field of View: approx. 100%, Lens 19.6x
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
Film Mode Standard / Dynamic / Nature /Smooth / Vibrant / Nostalgic / Standard B&W / Dynamic B&W / Smooth B&W / My Film 1, 2 / Multi Film
Playback Mode Normal Playback, Slideshow, Category Playback, Mode Playback, Favorites Playback
OSD Language English, Spanish
Recording Media Built-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
Interface AV Output (NTSC), mini HDMI, USB2.0 High speed
Viera Link Yes
Included Software PHOTOfunSTUDIO 5.2 HD Edition, SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.1 SE, QuickTime, Adobe Reader
2-Speed Zoom Yes
Max Auto ISO Setting Yes
Quick Menu Yes
Continuous Shooting Mode Full-Resolution Image, 11 frames/sec Max. 15 images
High-speed Burst Shooting: max. 60 frames/sec
(recorded in 2.5M for 4:3, 3M for 3:2, 3.5M for 16:9, 2M for 1:1)
Focus Icon Select Yes (in Face Recognition only)
Optical Zoom in Motion Picture Yes
Macro Zoom No
Orientation Detector Yes
Playback Motion Picture Yes (AVCHD / Motion JPEG)
Slideshow Mode All / Still Images Only / Motion Picture Only / Category / Favorites BGM Effect (Natural / Slow / Swing / Urban / OFF)
Show Histogram Yes
Show Highlights Yes
Delete Image Single / Multi / All / All except Favorites
Resize/Trim/Aspect Conv./Leveling Yes / Yes / No / Yes
Cut Animation Yes
PictBridge Support Single / Multi / All / Favorites / DPOF
AVCHD / AVCHD Lite REC NTSC
One-Touch Movie Button Yes
Movie REC Guide Yes
Wind-Cut in Motion Picture Yes
Flash Burst Continuous Shooting Mode Max. 5 images (Standard mode)
Continuous recordable time (Motion img) AVCHD or AVCHD Lite with picture quality set to [FSH or SH] approx.110 min (FSH), 130 min (SH)
MOTION JPEG with picture quality set to [HD] approx. 160 min
Actual recordable time (Motion images) AVCHD or AVCHD Lite with picture quality set to [FSH or SH] approx.60 min (FSH), 70 min (SH)
MOTION JPEG with picture quality set to [HD] approx.90 min
My Color Mode Expressive /Retro / Pure / Elegant / Monochrome / High Dynamic / Dynamic Art / Dynamic B&W / Silhouette / Pinhole / Film Grain / Custom / Happy (only in iA mode)
Intelligent ISO Control Photo
Face Recognition Photo
Intelligent Scene Selector Photo (Portrait, Scenery, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Sunset, Macro) & Movie (Portrait, Scenery, Low Light, Macro)
File Format Still Image: JPEG(DCF/Exif2.3)
Motion picture: AVCHD, QuickTime Motion JPEG
Mode Dial / Mode Button Intelligent AUTO, P(Program) mode, A(Aperture Priority) mode, S(Shutter Priority) mode, M(Manual) mode, Creative Movie mode, My Color mode, Portrait mode, Scenery mode, Sports mode, Night Portrait mode, Close-up mode, Scene mode, Custom
Copy / Title Edit / Text Stamp Yes / Yes / Yes
Extra Optical Zoom (EZ) 28.4x (4:3 / 10M), 33.8x (4:3 / 7M), 40.5x (4:3 / 5M), 50.6x (under 3M)
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.
Digital Red Eye Correction Photo (Red-Eye Removal)
Mode Switch [Playback] button
Easy Zoom / Zoom Resume No / Yes
Thumbnails / Zoomed Playback 12,30-thumbnails / Max 16x
Calendar Display / Dual-Image Playback Yes / No
Set Favorites / Rotate Image Yes / No
DPOF Print Setting / Set Protection Yes / Yes
Resize / Trim / Aspect Conv. / Leveling Yes / Yes / No / Yes
Travel Date / World Time Yes / Yes
Built-in-Memory Approx. 40MB
Microphone / Speaker Stereo / Yes
Power ID-Security Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, Minimum: 1250mAh) (Included) Battery Charger/AC Adapter (Input: 110-240V AC, DC Cable is required)
Touch Panel No
Intelligent Zoom 32x
AF Tracking Photo
Intelligent Resolution Technology Photo & Movie
Video Divide Yes
Motion Deblur mode Yes
Face Recognition Edit Yes
HDMI output Video: Auto / 1080i / 720p / 480p
Audio: Stereo
Power ID-Security Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, Minimum: 895mAh) (Included)
AC Adaptor (Input: 110-240V AC) (Optional)
Battery Life 410 pictures (CIPA Standard)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.89 x 3.20 x 3.74in / 124.21 x 81.28 x 95.00mm
Weight Approx. 1.19lbs / 0.54kg (with Battery and SD Memory Card)
Approx. 1.09lbs / 0.49kg (without Battery and SD Memory Card)
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