Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 Review

4.5
August 12, 2010 | Mark Goldstein |

Main Rivals

Listed below are some of the rivals of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100.

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

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World Exclusive! This is the first online review of the Canon PowerShot SX20 IS super-zoom camera. Featuring a 20x wide-angle zoom lens, 12 megapixels, 2.5 inch tilting LCD screen, electronic viewfinder, external flash hotshoe, HD video recording and full range of shooting modes, the compact Canon SX20 sounds like a thinking photographer's dream. Read our in-depth review of the Canon SX20 IS to find out if it lives up to expectations...

Fujifilm FinePix HS10

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It's super-zoom week here at Photograpy Blog as we review the hotly-anticipated Fujifilm FinePix HS10, a bridge-style compact camera with an amazing 30x zoom lens and a wealth of must-have features. This DSLR wannabe boasts a 24-720mm focal range, 1080p movies, 3 inch tilting LCD, 10fps burst shooting and a 10 megapixel back-illuminated sensor with JPEG and RAW support. Is this the only camera you'll ever need? Read our Fujifilm FinePix HS10 review, complete with over 50 full-size sample images, to find out...

Fujifilm FinePix S2500HD

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While Fujifilm's new HS10 camera with its 30x lens has been grabbing the recent super-zoom headlines, the less flashy but much cheaper S2500HD model certainly shouldn't be overlooked. Competitively priced at less than £200 / $225, the 12 megapixel S2500HD offers a still-versatile 18x lens, 3 inch LCD screen, full manual control and, as the name suggests, 720p HD movie recording. Read the World's first online Fujifilm FinePix S2500HD review now.

Kodak EasyShare Z981

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The Kodak EasyShare Z981 is a new bridge camera with a remarkable 26x image-stabilized optical lens providing a focal range of 26-676mm. Other key features include a 14 megapixel sensor, 3 inch LCD, electronic viewfinder, PASM shooting modes and RAW file support. With an official price of £399.99 / $329.95, read our expert Kodak EasyShare Z981 review to find out if it can challenge the super-zoom leaders.

Nikon Coolpix P100

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The Coolpix P100 is Nikon's new super-zoom compact camera for 2010, offering a 26x zoom lens with a massive focal range of 26-678mm. The 10 megapixel bridge-style Nikon P100 also features the ability to capture full 1080p high-definition movies in stereo sound, back illuminated CMOS sensor, 3-inch 460,000-dot rear screen, and fast 10fps burst shooting mode. Priced at £349.99 / $399.99, read our Nikon Coolpix P100 review to find out if it can challenge the likes of the Fujifilm Finepix HS10 and Panasonic DMC-FZ38.

Olympus SP-800UZ

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Bored of your camera's hum-drum 3x zoom? Feel constricted by a mere 10x lens? Is 20x still not enough for you? Well, Olympus have the answer in the shape of the SP-800UZ, a brand new bridge-style compact camera that boasts a 30x zoom lens with an incredible focal range of 28-840mm. In addition, the 14 megapixel Olympus SP-800UZ also offers a 3 inch, 16:9 ratio LCD screen, 720p movie recording, 2Gb of internal storage and long-awaited support for SD memory cards. Zoltan ArvaToth gets up close and personal in the World's first Olympus SP-800UZ online review.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38

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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38 (also known as the DMC-FZ35) is a new super-zoom camera that builds on the considerable success of the FZ28 and FZ18 models. Offering a high-definition video mode with stereo sound, faster autofocus and startup, new Power O.I.S anti-shake system and longer battery life, the Panasonic FZ38 concentrates on behind-the-scenes improvements whilst retaining the intuitive handling, Intelligent Auto mode, manual shooting modes and RAW support of the FZ28. Priced at £329.99 / $399.95, we bring you the World's first ever review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38.

Pentax Optio X90

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The Pentax Optio X90 is a brand new super-zoom compact camera featuring a 26x image-stabilized zoom lens with a focal range of 26-676mm. Successor to the X70 model, the X90 has a 12 megapixel sensor, 2.7 inch screen, full range of creative shooting modes and can record 720p HD movies. Retailing for £329.99 / $399.95, does the Pentax Optio X90 offer enough to match its super-zoom rivals? Gavin Stoker finds out in our Pentax Optio X90 review.

Samsung WB5000

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The WB5000 / HZ25W is Samsung's first entry into the big boy world of all-in-one super-zoom cameras. Offering a 24x zoom lens with 26mm wide-angle setting, the WB5000 literally has most photographic subjects covered, for both 12 megapixel stills and 720p movies. Throw in a range of hand-holding smart modes for beginners and RAW format and Manual mode for advanced users, and Samsung could be onto a winner at their very first attempt. Read our expert Samsung WB5000 / HZ25W review to find out if Panasonic, Olympus et al have anything to fear...

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

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The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 is a super-zoom camera with some rather unique features up its proverbial sleeve. These include a 20x zoom lens and 9 megapixel CMOS sensor, both of which utilise Sony's DSLR technology, 3 inch tiltable LCD screen, and fast 10fps burst shooting mode. Going up against the likes of the Canon Powershot SX20 IS, Panasonic FZ38 and Olympus SP-590UZ, we find out if the £480 / $500 Sony HX1 hits the right spot...

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