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Panasonic 14.1 Megapixel Digital Camera - DMC-FZ100K

Abt Model: DMCFZ100K | UPC Code: 885170013353
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Panasonic 14.1 Megapixel Digital Camera - DMCFZ100K

Ultimate Hybrid Digital Compact Camera DMC-FZ100 with Full HD Movie

Offering Active, Creative Photo and Movie with Powerful 24x Optical Zoom and Hi-Speed Response

*35mm camera equivalent: 25-600mm

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 1920x1080 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 industrys 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.

*Equivalent to 35mm camera: 25-600mm. **In the high speed burst shooting at 60 fps, the picture size is 3.5-megapixel(16:9), 3-megapixel(3:2), 2.5-megapixel(4:3) or 2-megapixel(1:1)

25mm Ultra Wide-Angle LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT Lens with Powerful 24x Optical Zoom for Ultimate Versatility in Both Photo and Movie Recording

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.

Newly Developed 14.1-Megapixel MOS Sensor Pursuing Even Higher Level in Resolution, Sensitivity and Speed

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.

*In the high speed burst shooting at 60 fps, the picture size is 3.5-megapixel(16:9), 3-megapixel(3:2), 2.5-megapixel(4:3) or 2-megapixel(1:1)

1920x1080 60i Full HD Movie Recording in the AVCHD format

The LUMIX DMC-FZ100 is an advanced photographic tool for recording not only great photos but also beautiful full-HD movies. In addition to Motion JPEG images, the DMC-FZ100 can record high-resolution full-HD 1920 x 1080 60i movies in AVCHD (MPEG-4/H.264)* format. The AVCHD format features almost twice the recording time in HD quality than the conventional Motion JPEG and excels in the compatibility with AV equipment like HDTVs or Blu-ray players. A special, separate button on the top lets the user instantly start recording movies while shooting photos without any having to make any extra settings.

The powerful 24x optical zoom is available in movie recording with the mechanism designed to minimize the noise of auto focusing or zooming. With DMC-FZ100, there are always two options to record spur-of-the-moment scenes high-quality photos or movies. The user can simply choose the one that saves precious memories most beautifully.

The popular iA (Intelligent Auto) is also available in movie recording. The POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer), Face Detection, and Intelligent Scene Selector also support shooting beautiful movie with ease. The Intelligent Scene Selector automatically switches between Normal, Portrait, Macro, Scenery, and Low Light modes according to the situation to optimize visual quality. The Intelligent Exposure that also optimizes the exposure to prevent over/under exposure part from occurring.

The movies also come with the high-quality stereo sound of Dolby Digital Stereo Creator, to offer highly realistic sound to the movie. For more creative sound recording, an optional stereo microphone (DMW-MS1) is available. And a Wind Cut function is also available to block out most of the noise from background wind.

*Full-HD (1920 x 1080) movies are recorded at 60i . HD (1280 x 720) movies are output and recorded by the image sensor at 60p

Redesigned Venus Engine FHD with Even Higher Signal Processing Performance

For the image processor, the new Venus Engine FHD is incorporated that features exceptionally advanced signal processing capabilities. By separating chromatic noise from luminance noise and applying the optimal noise reduction to each, you can capture clear and beautiful images even when shooting at high ISO sensitivity levels. The Venus Engine FHD also provides precisely selective noise reduction to the chromatic noise without affecting the border of colors which is judged from the brightness level of a pixel. The Intelligent Resolution technology is another feature of the Venus Engine FHD. With the Intelligent Resolution technology, 3 areas outlines, detailed texture areas and soft gradation areas are automatically detected. The outline parts are enhanced effectively to give edges more clearness while giving a moderate accentuation to the texture areas to look more finely detailed. To the soft gradation part, superior noise reduction system of the Venus Engine FHD is applied to make it smoother. Apart from the uniform enhancement of sharpness, the innovative technology Intelligent Resolution precisely performs signal processing pixel by pixel in the most effective way for it. As a result, images are naturally clear and crisp in both photo and movie recording. The Intelligent Resolution technology also realizes Intelligent Zoom, which virtually extends the optical zoom ratio to its approx. 1.3x equivalent maintaining the picture quality even combining the digital zoom. Details of an image in high sensitivity recording tend to be lost in the noise reduction process; however, the Intelligent Resolution works to keep them. Linking smoothly with the MOS sensor, the Venus Engine FHD processes a large amount of signals at high speed, making it possible to record high resolution consecutive shots and full HD movie recording.

At the same time, the multi-task image-processing engine Venus Engine FHD achieves a super-fast response time. The shutter release time lag is as short as approx. 0.008 second and the camera's quick response makes it easier to capture sudden, spur-of-the-moment photo opportunities together with the Sonic Speed AF (Auto Focus).


  • 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 1 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
    • 14 elements in 10 groups
    • (2 Aspherical Lenses / 3 Aspherical surfaces / 3 ED Lenses)
  • Optical Image Stabilizer 2
    • 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 Note (Selectable at Normal Portrait,Soft Skin,Creative Portrait,Normal Sports,Creative Sports,Objects Close-up,Creative Close-up,Baby,Pet,High Sensitivity,Hi-Speed Burst,Panorama Assist,Photo Frame mode)
  • 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
  • Movie Scene Mode Note (Activated by selecting Still Picture Scene Mode then pressing movie button. Still Picture Scene Modes without corresponding Movie Scene Mode is recorded in Normal Mode)
  • Advanced Scene Mode
    • Portrait:Normal,SoftSkin,Outdoor,Indoor,Creative
    • Scenery:Normal,Nature,Architecture,Creative Sports:Normal,Outdoor,Indoor,Creative
    • Night Portrait:NightPortrait,NightScenery,Illuminations,Creative
    • Close-up:Flower/Food/Objects/Creative
  • 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 +2steps
    • (can be adjusted in Film Mode)
  • Image Quality RAW, RAW+Fine, RAW+Standard, Fine, Standard
  • 4:3 Aspect Ratio (Still Image) 4320x3240(14M) / 3648x2736(10M) / 3072x2304(7M) / 2560x1920(5M) / 2048X1536(3M)/ 640X480(0.3M)
  • 3:2 Aspect Ratio (Still Image) 4320x2880 (12.5M) / 3648x2432 (9M) / 3072x2048 (6M) / 2560x1712 (4.5M) / 2048x1360 (2.5M) / 640x424 (0.3M)
  • 16:9 Aspect Ratio (Still Image) 4320x2432 (10.5M) / 3648x2056 (7.5M) / 3072x1728 (5.5M) / 2560x1440 (3.5M) / 1920x1080 (2M) / 640x360 (0.2M)
  • 1:1 Aspect Ratio (Still Image) 3232x3232 (10.5M) / 2736x2736 (7.5M) / 2304x2304 (5.5M) / 1920x1920 (3.5M) / 1536x1536 (2.5M)/ 480x480 (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
    • 1920x1080 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 *Works for movie recording
  • 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
  • Power
    • ID-Security Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, Minimum: 895mAh) (Included)
    • AC Adaptor (Input: 110-240V AC) (Optional)
  • Battery Life 3 410 pictures (CIPA Standard)
  • 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)
  • Included Software PHOTOfunSTUDIO 5.2 HD Edition, SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.1 SE, QuickTime, Adobe Reader
  • Standard Accessories Battery Charger, Battery Pack, AV Cable, USB Cable Shoulder Strap, CD-ROM, Lens hood Lens cap, Lens cap string
  • 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
  • Orientation Detector Yes
  • Additional Playback Mode 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 images) AVCHD 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 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)
    • *For movie recording
  • 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 (Red-Eye Removal) Photo
  • 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 4 ID-Security Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, Minimum: 895mAh) (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

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Width: 4.89"
  • Height: 3.20"
  • Depth: 3.74"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 1.09 lbs
  • Shipping: 3 lbs
Key Features
14.1 Megapixels/ 24x Optical Zoom/ 4x Digital Zoom/ 25MM Ultra Wide-Angle LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT Lens/ Full HD Movie Recording/ 3.0 " Free Angle TFT Screen LCD Display/ 0.20 " Color Viewfinder/ ID-Security Li-Ion Battery Pack/ External Flash/ Black Finish
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TypePoint And Shoot
Effective Pixels14.1 Megapixels
Records VideoYes
Records HD VideoYes
Height (inches)3.2"
Width (inches)4.89"
Depth (inches)3.74"
Optical Zoom24x
Digital Zoom4x
Built-In FlashYes
Focal Lengthf=4.5-108mm
Focus ModesNormal / 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
Image StabilizationYes
LCD Screen Size (inches)3.0"
LCD TypeFree Angle TFT Screen LCD
Red-Eye ReductionYes
Self TimerYes
Self Timer Delay2 sec., 10 sec.
Shutter SpeedStill: 60 - 1/2000 sec, Movie Mode : 1/30 - 1/20,000 sec, Starry Sky Mode : 15, 30, 60sec
Storage MediaBuilt-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
Power SourceID-Security Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, Minimum: 895mAh) (Included) Battery Charger/AC Adapter (Input: 110-240V AC, DC Cable is required)
White BalanceAuto/Daylight/Cloudy/Shade/Flash/Halogen/Color Temperature/ White Set 1 / 2
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