Panasonic Lumix G100 Review

July 7, 2020 | Tim Coleman | Rating star Rating star Rating star Rating star


The Panasonic Lumix G100 is the latest addition to the company's micro-four-thirds range of mirrorless cameras, but with a twist. It's aimed squarely at Vloggers, offering some innovative tech and geared to help those pointing the camera at themselves.

Introduced hot on the heels of the Sony Z-V1 - another Vloggers' camera - the tiny G100 is compatible with the range of micro-four-thirds lenses, but is a natural pairing with the 12-32mm collapsible kit lens, with a combined weight of only 412g.

There's also a new tripod grip that connects to the G100 via USB 2.0 and can be used to start/ stop video recording or to take pictures. It provides a comfortable hold for V-Logging and transforms to a table-top tripod with ease.

While the G100 is set up with V-Logging in mind, it also appears to be an adept photography tool, featuring a 20.3-million-pixel sensor without low pass filter and a high-resolution vari-angle touchscreen and EVF to compose those images.

But the real point here is how the Lumix G100 fares for V-Logging, and why would a V-Logger opt for a G100 over, say, a smartphone, the new Sony Z-V1, or even another Lumix camera like the G90? Panasonic thinks it has the answers, so read on to find out.

The Panasonic Lumix G100 will be available from the end of July with a suggested retail price of £589.99 for body only, £679.99 for 12-32mm lens kit, or £719.99 for 12-32mm lens and tripod grip kit. From 24th June until 31st August, UK customers can buy a G100 body or lens kit and get a free tripod grip by redemption.

Ease of Use

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Front of the Panasonic Lumix G100

Before we get into the nitty gritty of how the Panasonic Lumix G100 is geared up for V-Logging, let's take a look around the camera. As you'll discover, there is more to the G100 than your own self - it's a capable photography tool.

If you're looking for a small and light interchangeable lens camera system, micro-four-thirds is the first place to look. And the G100 takes things to a whole new level - it's tiny.

We've held the Panasonic Lumix G100 alongside the (albeit comparatively large) GH5 and it's like a younger sibling. And it's naturally paired with the collapsible 12-32mm kit lens, which is as small as they come and decent optically, too.

Besides size and weight, another perk to the camera and kit lens pairing is that the hybrid 5-axis image stabilisation is available (the optically stabilised 35-100mm lens is another in the Lumix G range with the same compatibility). More on stabilisation later.

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Rear of the Panasonic Lumix G100

We had the Panasonic Lumix G100 kit for our test, which also includes the new tripod grip. It mounts to the camera via the tripod bush and connects via USB 2.0 in order to activate the video record on/ off and shutter release buttons. The grip is compatible with a number of other Lumix G cameras.

The whole kit combined is featherweight and easy to hold whichever direction you point the camera, whether via the tripod grip or directly on the reasonably sized camera grip. It all feels good.

You can leave the tripod grip on and use the Lumix G100 for photography no problem. Yet, without the grip in place, the diminutive camera is as comfortable to operate as you could hope for.

Certainly, having that wonderfully large and high resolution EVF helps. Not many cameras this size can boast a viewfinder of the same standard - a 3.68-million-dot unit - or even one at all.

The vari-angle touchscreen ain't half bad, too. It's the standard 3in size but has a very high resolution of 1.84-million-dots. It flips out to the side of the camera unimpeded by any ports, and of course swivels for front viewing.

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Tilting LCD Screen

Touchscreen functionality is extensive. Touch focus and shutter, menu navigation, playback. There's no area found wanting. Panasonic has really gone all out with the EVF and touchscreen, treating us to a ludicrously good viewing experience.

There is one port on the screen hinge side of the Panasonic Lumix G100 - a mic socket - which is clear of the screen's swivel. Sadly, you won't find a headphone jack, which is a shame for a camera designed for V-Logging.

Any video creator needs to monitor sound before a take (and after) and those built-in speakers through playback are all you have, and not enough. We'd take a headphone jack that is in the way of the screen swivel over no headphone jack at all.

For such a small camera, the top buttons are reasonably large - a shiny red button for video recording, customisable Function buttons that by default are set to (wireless) image share, exposure compensation and Live View switch. Surrounding the shutter release is a large top dial primarily used for exposure changes and it feels great in the hand.

On the underside is the battery and memory card door and it's possible to open the door while the tripod grip is still in place. A regular tripod plate will get in the way. Inside you'll find the SD card slot a tiny battery. The BLG10E unit has a meagre 1025mAh capacity and consequently the G100 has a modest battery life well under 300 shots.

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Top of the Panasonic Lumix G100

Elsewhere, we have the standard USB 2.0 connection for the tripod grip and for charging - whether that is via the wired charger (included) or a power bank. Purchasing the latter or some spare batteries is a good idea.

There's plenty more that we could talk about, which is testament to the Panasonic Lumix G100, but we really should switch focus to V-Logging with the camera. We've used the G100 for some walking and talking action and for some easier table-top needs (the camera can be used as a webcam).

Whatever you like to talk to a camera about, the most intriguing and exclusive feature in the G100 is 'OZO Audio' (by Nokia). What is OZO Audio? In this case, it's three internal mics (presumably omnidirectional) that offer a range of audio options.

Panasonic Lumix G100 Nokia OZO Audio Auto Mode

Panasonic Lumix G100 Nokia OZO Audio Surround Sound Mode

In the video selfie mode - that is when the screen is front facing - there is the OZO Audio option on screen that reveals five settings; Auto, Surround, Front, Tracking and Back.

Tracking sound is really neat. Paired with face and eye detection AF (which is automatic in video selfie mode), OZO Audio knows where you are in shot and selects the particular microphone to pick up the best possible sound (and dampen the others).

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Pop-up Flash

Panasonic Lumix G100 Nokia OZO Audio Front Mode

Panasonic Lumix G100 Nokia OZO Audio Back Mode

And the other audio options are how they sound. Front just uses the front microphone for talking to camera videos and ignores sound from any other direction, while Back is aimed at sound (talking) from behind the camera. With those options, you're essentially getting a built-in directional mic.

Surround uses all of the microphones simultaneously, while Auto should in theory intelligently do the job of all four of the other audio options. For any of the front options, you'll see your face on screen being tracked inside a yellow square and green audio lines around the square.

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Panasonic Lumix G100 Nokia OZO Audio External Mic

We've had extensive time trying out OZO Audio and have been really impressed with the technical capability. Tracking sound works perfectly well for talking to camera videos. There is a slight improvement using the dedicated mode over leaving it in Auto eg. if you are talking to the camera it is worth using Front audio.

Whether you are talking to the Panasonic Lumix G100 or commentating from behind, the ability to isolate sound is really handy. We also like how there is direct access to these audio options on screen for quick changes.

But what of the actual quality of the sound? Internal mics are notoriously 'tinny' in quality. We tried both a Rode directional mic and a basic wired lav mic with the Lumix G100 its mic port and the sound quality itself was better. That said, the quality of the internal mics is pretty good, plus an external directional mic doesn't have the same intelligence as OZO Audio and is more likely to pick up unwanted sounds.

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Front of the Panasonic Lumix G100

Overall, in OZO Audio, what you have is microphone intelligence (are we the first to coin that phrase?) that is convenient and in certain situations is a better option than using an external directional mic.

In the video selfie mode, autofocus is automatically set to face and eye detection. For the best part, face and eye detection AF works well, but it's not perfect and we feel there are still better alternatives out there.

For walking and talking shots where you aren't necessarily going to remain in the same position or distance from the camera, AF can regularly wander, be slow to correct itself or wobble. However, if the scene is less chaotic, you do get some smooth AF transitions.

Other video selfie features include two handy visual aids; a three second countdown (lights, camera, action!) and a red border around the display during recording.

A brief change in subject - autofocus for photography is very good, being rapid and reliable. Unfortunately, there's no AF button, so it's much quicker to navigate your focus point using the touchscreen than it is via the control dial (when using the EVF). With the 12-32mm lens, we couldn't find a way to manually focus other than through the slider displayed on the touchscreen. It's fiddly.

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Top of the Panasonic Lumix G100

Let's now switch our attention to the Lumix G100's hybrid image stabilisation. The G100 does not have in-body-image-stabilisation (it is tiny after all), which for vloggers is a big shame. Instead, you have electronic stabilisation for video and a limited number of Panasonic lenses that offer optical stabilisation, the 12-32mm kit lens being one of those.

We've used the Panasonic G100 and the 12-32mm kit lens in every stabilisation setting for both Full HD and 4K videos; optical on/ off, electronic stabilisation set to standard, to high and off. Full HD videos provide an effective hybrid 5-axis stabilisation and you'll get some steady videos, but when shooting 4K it's only 4-axis and it doesn't work as well.

Panasonic Lumix G100 4K Stabilisation Off

Panasonic Lumix G100 4K Stabilisation High

For walking and talking shots, electronic stabilisation 'high' does a good job of reducing vibrations and you'll probably want to use that rather than the standard setting. It's no gimbal, but it's good. However, there are drawbacks, especially for 4K videos.

Electronic stabilisation introduces a crop to the frame in order to correct camera shake and the crop is increased as you switch from Full HD to 4K and then from standard to the high mode.

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Side of the Panasonic Lumix G100

With the 12-32mm lens at its widest setting (a 24mm equivalent), you'll be able to do Full HD video selfies at arms length no problem when there is no stabilisation employed. Even adding electronic stabilisation at standard (introducing a tiny crop) and high (a more significant crop) and those videos are manageable.

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Panasonic Lumix G100 1080p Stabilisation High

Increase to 4K and stabilisation high and the crop is too tight for V-Logging. The crop brings about an equivalent focal length that we estimate is more than 40mm. There is also an impact on image quality, more on this later.

There are various video recording time limits. It's 20 minutes for Full HD videos but a rather meagre 10 minutes for 4K videos. That's a shame. With all these factors in play - including some further comments on image quality, we feel that the overall handling of the Lumix G100 is much better for video when shooting Full HD rather than 4K.

Panasonic Lumix G100 V-Log L Profile

Overall, in use the Panasonic Lumix G100 offers some brilliant tech for both V-Logging and general image making, but by trying to be both simultaneously there are compromises.

Image Quality

All of the sample images in this review were taken using the 20.3 megapixel Raw + Fine JPEG setting, which gives an average image size of around 24Mb and 10.5Mb respectively.

The well-rated 20.3MP micro-four-thirds sensor in the Lumix G100 is a known quantity, being found in Panasonic's higher end micro-four-thirds cameras such as the G9, GH5 and G90.

In JPEG images, there is no real visible sign of noise within the sensitivity range of ISO 200 to ISO 25,600 all the way up to ISO 3200. That's an impressive performance.

The adverse impact of noise is starting to be seen at ISO 6400 through a minor colour desaturation smudged detail, especially in shadow areas. At ISO 12,800 we see the most notable decline in image quality. By and large, you'll want to avoid the top two settings of ISO 12,800 and 25,600 in order to enjoy clean and sharp detail.

Noise reduction in JPEG images is reasonable. In RAW files where no noise reduction is applied, noise is more evident but images still look pretty clean up to ISO 3200.

You're not short of choices when it comes to the look of pictures, but colour wise we find the 'Natural' Photo Style a reliable choice for a wide range of scenarios. Skin tones in portraits, sunny skies and landscape all rendered faithfully.

As for video image quality, it's a mixed bag. All of the Full HD 1080p video looks lovely, even the 120fps slow motion. Crisp, punchy and backed up with effective stabilisation.

Sadly, 4K video is a little bit of a let down. It's not oversampled, so any use of stabilisation (which is limited to the less effective 4-axis electronic stabilisation) introduces a crop of the 4K picture. The higher resolution does also make continuous AF wandering more noticeable than in 1080p. Overall, if you need AF or stabilisation, the 4K image is a little soft.

It's neat to see that the V-Log L colour profile is included on the Lumix G100, although 4K videos are 8-bit, rather than 10-bit, so you won't be able to enjoy the full potential in the same way as a camera like the GH5.


An eight-stop native sensitivity range covers ISO 200 to ISO 25,600, with the option to record in RAW and JPEG separately and simultaneously. Here are some 100% crops which show the levels of noise for each ISO setting.


ISO 200 (100% Crop)

ISO 200 (100% Crop)

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ISO 1600 (100% Crop)

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ISO 12800 (100% Crop)

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ISO 25600 (100% Crop)

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Chromatic Aberrations

The Panasonic Lumix G100 handled chromatic aberrations very well during the review, with some purple fringing present around the edges of objects in high-contrast situations, as shown in the examples below.



The Panasonic Lumix G100 allows you to focus on a subject that is 5cms away from the camera when the lens is set to wide-angle.



It's possible to manually control the shutter speed for single exposure times up to 60 seconds. Use the Scene mode and there are several options for night photography; Clear Nightscape, Cool Night Sky, Warm Glowing Nightscape, Artistic Nightscape, Handheld Night Shot, plus Clear Night Portrait.


Dynamic Range

To alter the amount of dynamic range captured in a single image, there are a few options; iDynamic, Shading Compensation, HDR, plus Exposure Bracketing.

In order to show how much dynamic range the G100 sensor is capable of recording, our test images here are taken with dynamic range modes off and then with HDR mode at its highest setting of +3EV. The images in the sample gallery are all taken with all those options switched off.

HDR combines multiple images for a single high dynamic range image up to +3EV, and the shots can be aligned. There's no IBIS, so unless you use an optically stabilised lens, HDR effectiveness may be limited when shooting handheld.


Dynamic Range Optimiser HDR Off


Dynamic Range Optimiser HDR +3EV


Dynamic Range Optimiser HDR Off


Dynamic Range Optimiser HDR +3EV

Photo Styles

For photography and video, there are 12 Photo Styles; standard, vivid, natural, mono, L.Mono, L.Mono D, Scenery, Portrait, Custom, CNED, CNEV and V-Log L. We really like the 'natural' photo style - it is a safe option for most situations. L.Mono looks great too.









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V-Log L


Filter Effects

There are 22 different Filter Effects and we've included all 22 of these effects in an identical image below. There is also a range of Scene modes.





Old Days


High Key


Low Key






Dynamic Monochrome


Rough Monochrome


Silky Monochrome


Impressive Art


High Dynamic


Cross Process


Toy Effect


Toy Pop


Bleach Bypass


Miniature Effect


Soft Focus




Star Filter


One Point Colour




Sample Images

This is a selection of sample images from the Panasonic Lumix G100 camera, which were all taken using the 20 megapixel SuperFine JPEG setting. The thumbnails below link to the full-sized versions, which have not been altered in any way.

Sample RAW Images

The Panasonic Lumix G100 enables users to capture RAW and JPEG format files. We've provided some Panasonic RAW (RW2) samples for you to download (thumbnail images shown below are not 100% representative).

Sample Movies & Video

This is a sample 4K movie at the highest quality setting of 3840x2160 pixels at 30 frames per second. Please note that this 7 second movie is 86.1Mb in size.

This is a sample 1080p movie at the quality setting of 1920x1080 pixels at 30 frames per second. Please note that this 28 second movie is 69.5Mb in size.

This is a sample 1080p movie at the quality setting of 1920x1080 pixels at 30 frames per second using the V-Log L profile. Please note that this 33 second movie is 92.2Mb in size.

This is a sample slow-motion movie at the quality setting of 1920x1080 pixels at 25 frames per second. Please note that this 61 second movie is 146Mb in size.

This is a sample timelapse movie at the highest quality setting of 3840x2160 pixels at 30 frames per second. Please note that this 4 second movie is 49.3Mb in size.

A test of the Panasonic Lumix G100's Nokia OZO Audio feature in Auto mode.

A test of the Panasonic Lumix G100's Nokia OZO Audio feature in Surround Sound mode.

A test of the Panasonic Lumix G100's Nokia OZO Audio feature in the Front mode.

A test of the Panasonic Lumix G100's Nokia OZO Audio feature in the Back mode.

A test of the Panasonic Lumix G100's Nokia OZO Audio feature in the Tracking mode.

A test of the Panasonic Lumix G100 with an external RØDE Microphone attached.

A test of the Panasonic Lumix G100's 4K video mode with stabilisation turned off.

A test of the Panasonic Lumix G100's 4K video mode with stabilisation set to High.

A test of the Panasonic Lumix G100's 1080p video mode with stabilisation turned off.

A test of the Panasonic Lumix G100's 1080p video mode with stabilisation set to High.

A test of the Panasonic Lumix G100's video mode with the V-Log L profile applied.

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So how do we summarise our time using the Panasonic Lumix G100? It's a camera with a split personality, showing areas of brilliance for both image making and V-Logging, but consequently areas of real compromise.

For photography, it has the feel of an entry level camera and the restrictions that come with that (no AF/ MF button being one), but then it packs the well-regarded 20.3MP sensor and an incredibly good vari-angle touchscreen and EVF.

For V-Logging, there is some innovative tech and handy features. Technically, OZO Audio works well and the quality of audio is respectable, plus an external mic can be attached.

We love the ease of use for V-Logging in the video selfie mode, where your key camera settings are taken care of, most notably sound and autofocus. We'd wholeheartedly recommend the G100 kit over a body only option because the 12-32mm lens and tripod grip complement the camera so well.

Sadly, there are some crucial drawbacks for V-Logging. With no IBIS and a stabilisation sensor crop, you won't be able to use the camera to its full 4K potential for walking and talking to camera videos. The continuous AF wanders too, so don't expect all of your videos to be completely sharp on, well, you.

Ultimately, you're not getting the most out of 4K video, both performance-wise and image quality-wise, but full HD videos are great. Casual V-Loggers should be happy with the Lumix G100, but there are more compelling alternatives (including some listed below) for those seriously in the business.

Rating the Panasonic Lumix G100 is tricky because the sum of all parts should result favourably. But it's those areas of compromise for image making and V-Logging that bring it down a peg or two.

Our final word is that the tiny Lumix G100 is a more compelling photography camera, with an added bonus of V-Logging and we can really see it as a travel and family-friendly camera. If the price comes down too, it would be a great entry point to Panasonic's micro-four-thirds system.

4 stars

Ratings (out of 5)
Design 4
Features 4
Ease-of-use 3.5
Image quality 4
Value for money 3.5

Main Rivals

Listed below are some of the rivals of the Panasonic Lumix G100.

Canon EOS M50

The Canon EOS M50 is a surprisingly capable mid-range mirrorless camera, at least on paper, offering a specification list that in many ways out-does the company's flagship M5 model. Does it live up to it's full potential though? Find out by reading our Canon EOS M50 expert review...

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III

Canon's PowerShot G7 X Mark III is a brand new compact camera that offers a lot of bang for your buck, for both stills photographers and vloggers alike. Find out just what the latest generation of this camera is capable of by reading our in-depth Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III review, complete with full-size sample JPEG and Raw images...

Fujifilm X-T200

Bridging the gap between complete photography beginner and more experienced enthusiast has often proved to be a tricky task for camera manufacturers. The new Fujifilm X-T200 aims to do exactly that, sitting between the entry-level X-A7 and the higher-end X-T30 in Fuji's mirrorless camera range. Does it succeed in appealing to two quite different kinds of user? Find out now by reading our in-depth Fujifilm X-T200 review, complete with full-size sample images and videos.

Panasonic Lumix G90

The mid-range interchangeable lens camera market is fiercely fought, with a huge array of formats on offer from all the major camera manufacturers. Enter stage left Panasonic with the new Lumix G90 / G95, a camera that aims to satisfy both photographers and videographers alike. Can it pull off this tricky feat? Read our in-depth Panasonic Lumix G90 / G95 review to find out...

Sony ZV-1

The Sony ZV-1 is a new compact camera that's been built from the ground up for vlogging, with a vari-angle screen, fast auto-focusing, three-capsule direction microphone, and a wealth of vlogger-friendly shooting modes. Is this the ultimate camera for aspiring YouTube creators? Read our in-depth Sony ZV-1 review to find out...

Review Roundup

Reviews of the Panasonic Lumix G100 from around the web. »

The Lumix G100 is one of the most compact mirrorless cameras around, but packs a decent feature-set with a built-in viewfinder, fully-articulated side-hinged screen, external mic input and a clever built-in three-mic system. Panasonic may be pitching it primarily at vloggers, but it also makes for a very nice compact general-purpose camera that can take different lenses
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The once-niche vlogger market has become increasingly important to camera makers. Recent launches like the Sony ZV-1 and Fujifilm X-T200 show a concerted effort to cram in lots of features that take the effort out of creating great-looking videos, and now we have the Panasonic Lumix G100, also designed with wannabe YouTubers very much in mind – it’s even available with a nifty tripod-slash-handle to keep things steady, no matter where your travelling production house sets up shop.
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The Panasonic Lumix G100 is designed as an entry-level vlogging camera and it fits that bill very well. It has a bigger sensor than competing compact cameras like the Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III and Sony ZV-1 and benefits from accepting interchangeable lenses, which makes it a bit more versatile.
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TYPE Type Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera
Recording media SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card

(Compatible with UHS-I UHS Speed Class 3 standard SDHC / SDXC Memory Cards.)
Image sensor size 17.3 x 13.0 mm (in 4:3 aspect ratio)
Lens mount Micro Four Thirds mount
Total pixels 21.77 megapixels
Camera effective pixels 20.30 megapixels
Color filter Primary color filter
Dust reduction system No
IMAGE STABILIZATION SYSTEM IMAGE STABILIZATION SYSTEM 5-axis HYBRID I.S. *For video recording only. 4-axis compensation works in 4K video recording.
RECORDING SYSTEM Recording file format Still image JPEG (DCF, Exif 2.31), RAW
4K PHOTO** MP4 (H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio format: AAC (2ch))

Extracted still images: JPEG (DCF, Exif 2.31)
Motion picture MP4 (H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio format: AAC (2ch))
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2, 16:9, 1:1
Image quality RAW, RAW+Fine, RAW+Standard, Fine, Standard
Color space sRGB, AdobeRGB
File size (Pixels) Still image [4:3] 5184x3888(L) / 3712x2784(M) / 2624x1968(S) / 3328x2496(4K PHOTO)

[3:2] 5184x3456(L) / 3712x2480(M) / 2624x1752(S) / 3504x2336(4K PHOTO)

[16:9] 5184x2920(L) / 3840x2160(M) / 1920x1080(S) / 3840x2160(4K PHOTO)

[1:1] 3888x3888(L) / 2784x2784(M) / 1968x1968(S) / 2880x2880(4K PHOTO)
Motion picture** MP4** [4K] 3840x2160 4K/30p: 100Mbps

[4K] 3840x2160 4K/25p: 100Mbps

[4K] 3840x2160 4K/24p: 100Mbps

[Full HD] 1920x1080 FHD/60p: 28Mbps

[Full HD] 1920x1080 FHD/50p: 28Mbps

[Full HD] 1920x1080 FHD/30p: 20Mbps

[Full HD] 1920x1080 FHD/25p: 20Mbps

[Full HD] 1920x1080 FHD/24p: 24Mbps

[HD] 1280x720 HD/30p: 10Mbps

[HD] 1280x720 HD/25p: 10Mbps
Slow & Quick** MP4** [Full HD] 1920x1080 60p, 28Mbps (Sensor output is 120fps / 30fps / 15fps / 8fps)

[Full HD] 1920x1080 50p, 28Mbps (Sensor output is 100fps / 25fps / 12fps / 6fps)

[Full HD] 1920x1080 30p, 20Mbps (Sensor output is 120fps / 60fps / 15fps / 8fps / 4fps)

[Full HD] 1920x1080 25p, 20Mbps (Sensor output is 100fps / 50fps / 12fps / 6fps / 3fps)
VIEWFINDER Type LCD Live View Finder
Pixels Approx. 3,680k dots equivalent
Field of view / Magnification Approx. 100% / Approx. 1.46x / 0.73x (35mm camera equivalent) with 50 mm lens at infinity; -1.0 m-1
Eye point / Diopter adjustment Approx. 20 mm / -4.0 - +2.0 (dpt)
Eye sensor Yes
REAR MONITOR Type TFT LCD monitor with static touch control
Monitor size Free-angle, 7.5cm (3.0-inch), 3:2 aspect
Pixels Approx. 1,840k dots
Field of view Approx. 100%
FOCUS Type Contrast AF system
DFD technology Yes
Focus mode AFS (Single) / AFF (Flexible) / AFC (Continuous) / MF
AF mode Face/Eye Detection / Tracking / 49-Area / Custom Multi / 1-Area / Pinpoint

(Full area touch is available) (Scalable AF frame size and flexible AF position)
AF detective range EV -4 - 20 (ISO100 equivalent)
Starlight AF Yes
AF assist lamp Yes
AF lock Set the Fn button in custom menu to AF lock
Post Focus / Focus Stacking Yes / Yes
Others AF-ON, Shutter AF, Half Press Release, Focus/Shutter Priority, Quick AF, Continuous AF (during motion picture recording), Eye Sensor AF, AF+MF, MF Guide, MF Assist, Touch MF Assist, Focus Peaking, Touch AF/AE Function, Touch Pad AF, Touch Shutter, Focus Switching for Vert/Hor, Focus Ring Lock, Loop Movement Focus Frame, Lens Focus Resume
EXPOSURE CONTROL Light metering system 1728-zone multi-pattern sensing system
Light metering mode Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot
Metering range EV 0 - 18 (F2.0 lens, ISO100 equivalent)
Exposure mode Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual Exposure
ISO sensitivity (Standard output sensitivity) Still image: Auto / i.ISO / 100 (Extended) / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800 / 25600 (Changeable to 1/3 EV step)

Creative Video Mode: Auto / 100 (Extended) / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 (Changeable to 1/3 EV step)
Exposure compensation 1/3 EV step, ±5EV (±3 EV for motion picture)
AE lock Set the Fn button in custom menu to AE lock
WHITE BALANCE White balance AWB / AWBc / AWBw / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / Flash / White Set 1, 2, 3, 4 / Color temperature setting 1, 2, 3, 4
White balance adjustment Blue/Amber bias, Magenta/Green bias
Color temperature setting 2500-10000K in 100K
SHUTTER Type Electronically-control focal-plane shutter
Shutter speed Still image: Time (Max. 60 second), 1/16,000 - 60

Motion picture: 1/16,000 - 1/25

Creative Video M mode / MF mode: 1/16,000 - 1/2
Live View Composite 1/2 - 60
Self timer 10sec, 3 images / 2sec / 10sec
Silent mode / Shutter type Yes / Yes (Auto / Electronic front curtain / Electronic)
BRACKET AE bracket 3, 5, 7 images in 1/3, 2/3 or 1 EV step, max. ±3 EV, single/burst
Aperture bracket 3, 5 or all positions in 1 EV step
Focus bracket 1 to 999 images, focus steps can be set in 10 levels
White balance bracket 3 images in blue/amber axis or in magenta/green axis, color temperature setting
BURST SHOOTING Burst speed [Electronic first curtain shutter]

AFS/MF: H: 6 frames/sec, M: 4 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View)

AFF/AFC: H: 5 frames/sec, M: 4 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View)

[Electronic shutter]

AFS/MF: H: 10 frames/sec, M: 4 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View)

AFF/AFC: H: 10 frames/sec, M: 4 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View)
Number of recordable images RAW / RAW+JPEG: More than 20 images

JPEG: More than 480 images (When using a card with SD Speed Class with "UHS-I UHS Speed Class 3 (U3)".)

* Until the burst shooting speed slows. When recording is performed under the test conditions specified by Panasonic.
4K PHOTO** Burst speed 30 frames/sec
Exif information Yes (Each JPEG image cropped out of the 4K burst file complies with EXIF.)
FLASH Flash type TTL Built-in-Flash, GN5.1 equivalent (ISO200 ・m) / GN3.6 equivalent (ISO100 ・m) (Reference), Built-in Pop-up
Flash mode Auto*, Auto/Red-eye Reduction*, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off     *For iA, iA+ only.
Synchronization speed Less than 1/50 second
Flash output adjustment 1/3EV step ±2EV
Flash synchronization 1st. Curtain Sync., 2nd Curtain Sync.
Wireless control Yes (When using DMW-FL200L / FL360L / FL580L (sold separately)), Wireless Channel: 1ch/2ch/3ch/4ch
LIVE VIEW Digital zoom 2x
Extra Tele Conversion Still image: 1.4x (EX M), 2.0x (EX S)

Motion picture: 2.7x (FHD), 4.0x (HD)
Other functions Level Gauge, Real-time Histogram, Guide Lines (3 patterns), Center Marker, Highlight display (Still image / motion picture), Zebra Pattern (Still image / motion picture), Frame Maker, REC Frame Indicator, Live View Boost
SELF SHOT Self Shot mode Yes (Still image / motion picture)
Shutter Shutter Button, Touch, Face Shutter, Buddy Shutter
Effect Soft Skin: 10 levels, Filter Select: Expressive / Retro / High Key / Monochrome / Toy Effect, Background Control: Defocus / Clear, Slimming Mode: 10 levels
FUNCTION BUTTON REC 4K PHOTO / Exposure Comp. / Wi-Fi / Q.MENU / Video Record / LVF/Monitor Switch / LVF/Monitor Disp. Style / AF/AE LOCK / AF-ON / Preview / One Push AE / Touch AE / Level Gauge / Focus Area Set / Zoom Control / Operation Lock / Focus Ring Lock / Dial Operation Switch / Photo Style / Filter Effect / Aspect Ratio / Picture Size / Quality / Metering Mode / Burst Rate / Self Timer / Live View Composite / Bracket / Focus Mode / Highlight Shadow / i. Dynamic / i. Resolution / Min. Shtr Speed / HDR / Shutter Type / Flash Mode / Flash Adjust. / Wireless Flash Setup / Ex. Tele Conv. / Digital Zoom / Stabilizer / E-Stabilization (Video) / 4K Live Cropping / Snap Movie / Motion Pic. Set / S&Q Effect / Picture Mode in Rec. / Sound Rec Level Adj. / Sound Rec Level Disp. / Built-in Mic / Mic. Directivity Adjust / Silent Mode / Peaking / Histogram / Guide Line / Frame Maker / Zebra Pattern / Monochrome Live View / Constant Preview / Live View Boost / Rec Area / Step Zoom / Zoom Speed / Sensitivity / White Balance / AF Mode/MF / Drive Mode / Rec/Playback Switch / Off / Restore to Default
PLAY Wi-Fi / LVF/Monitor Switch / Rec/Playback Switch / Send Image (Smartphone) / 4K PHOTO Play / Delete Single / Protect / Rating 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 / RAW Processing / 4K PHOTO Bulk Saving / Off / Restore to Default
PHOTO STYLE PHOTO STYLE Standard / Vivid / Natural / Scenery / Portrait / Monochrome / L. Monochrome / L. Monochrome D / Cinelike D / Cinelike V / V-Log L / Custom
FILTER FILTER Expressive / Retro / Old Days / High Key / Low Key / Sepia / Monochrome / Dynamic Monochrome / Rough Monochrome* / Silky Monochrome* / Impressive Art / High Dynamic / Cross Process / Toy Effect / Toy Pop / Bleach Bypass / Miniature Effect / Soft Focus* / Fantasy / Star Filter* / One Point Color / Sunshine*

*For photos only.
PRINT Direct print PictBridge compatible
HDMI*** microHDMI TypeD / VIERA Link

Video: Auto / 4K/25p / 1080p / 1080i / 720p / 576p

Audio: Stereo
External microphone input φ3.5mm

Stereo/Lens Auto/Shotgun/Super Shotgun/Manual is selectable when attaching DMW-MS2 (sold separately).
Microphone Stereo, Wind Noise Canceller: OFF / Low* / Standard / High *When attaching DMW-MS2 (sold separately).
Speaker Monaural
WIRELESS Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11b/g/n, 2412 MHz - 2462 MHz (1-11 ch), Wi-Fi / WPA / WPA2, Infrastructure mode
Bluetooth Bluetooth® v4.2 (Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE))
LANGUAGE OSD language Japanese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish
POWER Battery Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1025mAh, 7.4Wh) (Included)

USB power charging
Battery life (CIPA standard) Approx. 270 images (rear monitor), 250 images (LVF), 900 images (Power Save LVF mode*) with H-FS12032 / H-FS35100

*Under the test conditions specified by Panasonic based on CIPA standard. When the time to get in the sleep mode is set to 1 sec.
Continuous recordable time (Motion picture)** 4K/30p, 4K/25p:

Approx. 80 min (rear monitor), 70 min (LVF) with H-FS12032

Approx. 70 min (rear monitor), 70 min (LVF) with H-FS35100
Actual recordable time (Motion picture)** 4K/30p, 4K/25p:

Approx. 40 min (rear monitor), 35 min (LVF) with H-FS12032

Approx. 35 min (rear monitor), 35 min (LVF) with H-FS35100
DIMENSIONS / WEIGHT Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 115.6 x 82.5 x 54.2 mm / 4.55 x 3.24 x 2.13 inch (excluding protrusions)
Weight Approx. 345g / 0.76 lb (SD card, Battery, Body)

Approx. 303g / 0.66 lb (Body only)
OPERATING ENVIRONMENT Operating temperature 0℃ to 40℃ (32°F to 104°F)
Operating humidity 10%RH to 80%RH
STANDARD ACCESSORIES Software ・ The software to edit and playback images on computer is not bundled with this camera. To do this, PHOTOfunSTUDIO 10.0AE is available for download at Panasonic website using computer connected to the Internet. (For Windows)

・ The software to process RAW file on computer is not bundled with this camera. To do this, SILKYPIX Developer Studio is available for download at Ichikawa Soft Laboratory's website using computer connected to the Internet. (For Windows / Mac)
Standard accessories DC-G100 Kit

Body Cap, Hot Shoe Cover, Battery Pack, AC Adaptor, USB Connection Cable, Shoulder Strap

・ Operating Instructions for advanced features is available for downloaded at Panasonic LUMIX Customer Support Site using PC, smartphone or tablet connected to the Internet.
NOTE NOTE ** About motion picture recording / 4K PHOTO recording

- Use a card with SD Speed Class with ""Class 4"" or higher when recording motion pictures (under 28Mbps).

- Use an SD memory card with SD Speed Class with ""UHS-I UHS Speed Class 3 (U3)"" when recording motion pictures in [4K] [Slow & Quick] or [4K PHOTO].

(SD speed class is the speed standard regarding continuous writing.)

- Recording stops when the continuous recording time exceeds 10 minutes in [4K] [Slow].

- Recording stops when the continuous recording time exceeds 20 minutes in [FHD/60p] [FHD/50p].

- Recording stops when the continuous recording time exceeds 29 minutes and 50 seconds in [Quick].

- Recording stops when the continuous recording time exceeds 29 minutes and 59 seconds in [FHD/30p] [FHD/25p] [FHD/24p] [HD].

- MP4 motion pictures in [4K]:

- When using an SDHC memory card: You can continue recording without interruption even if the file size exceeds 4 GB, but the motion picture file will be divided and recorded/played back separately.

- When using an SDXC memory card: You can record a motion picture in a single file.

- MP4 motion pictures in [FHD/30p] [FHD/25p] [FHD/24p] [HD]:

- You can continue recording without interruption even if the file size exceeds 4 GB, but the motion picture file will be divided and recorded/played back separately.

- When the ambient temperature is high or continuous recording is performed, the camera may stop the recording to protect itself. Wait until the camera cools down.

*** For [4K] video output, use an HDMI cable that has the HDMI logo on it, and that is described as""4K compatible"".


The Panasonic Lumix G100 is a new mirrorless inter-changeable lens camera designed speciifcally for vlogging.

Smaller than an iPhone XR, the tiny G100 offers 4K 30p video recording, the Worlds first OZO Audio by Nokia for premium sound quality with three internal microphones, a dedicated video selfie mode for simple vlogging setup, 2x/4x slow motion and 2x/4x/8x FHD quick motion options, V-Log L recording for more advanced users, and social media frame markers and record frame indicators.

The compact and lightweight Panasonic G100 weighs just 412g with its 12-32mm kit lens and has a 20.3 megapixel MOS sensor for stills. It also features five-axis hybrid image stabilisation, a 1840K dot free angle touch LCD, 3,680K dot viewfinder, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity and a dedicated button for easy image transfer to smartphone.

Compared to the recently announced Sony ZV-1 compact camera, probably its most obvious rival, the Lumix G100 is bigger and slightly heavier, but has a built-in viewfinder, higher resolution LCD screen, and you can change the lens.

Other similar competitors include the Canon EOS M50 and the Fujifilm X-T200 mirrorless models, but they're more all-round cameras with good video functionality, rather than being especially dedicated to vlogging.

Available at the end of July, the Panasonic Lumix G100 is priced from £589.99 in the UK for body only, £679.99 for 12-32mm lens kit, or £719.99 for 12-32mm lens and tripod grip kit.

The new DMW-SHGR1 Tripod Grip will also be available at launch priced at £89.99.

Panasonic Press Release

Panasonic announces new LUMIX G100 camera for vlogging and creative video

24th June 2020 - Panasonic is excited to announce its latest mirrorless camera, the LUMIX G100. Specially designed for vloggers and content creators with a super lightweight and compact body, the G100 removes the need for bulky camera equipment while fantastic image, video and sound performance means you don’t need to compromise on quality.

Superior video recording

The LUMIX G100 records smooth, high-resolution 4K or Full HD video in a variety of frame rates to meet every requirement.

A 20.3MP MOS sensor without low pass filter offers superior image quality in a world where many content creators are using smartphones. Clear shots are possible even at night, or in dim conditions, with high sensitivity ISO 25600.

The larger MFT sensor also helps to create beautifully blurred backgrounds for a professional look, while the Venus engine assures high-speed, high-performance image processing.

A powerful 5-axis hybrid image stabiliser1 really comes into play when making videos while moving and provides effective shake-suppression under a wide-range of situations, resulting in a much smoother, polished and comfortable experience for viewers.

Vloggers can also take advantage of the Frame Marker feature, which keeps check of your composition in various popular social-media optimised aspect ratios, while the REC Frame Indicator displays an eye-catching red frame to show at a glance when the camera is recording.

1 When using an interchangeable lens (H-FS12032 or H-FS35100) released before this camera, update the firmware of the lens to the latest version.

Premium sound quality

For high-quality, spatial audio recording, the LUMIX G100 includes an integrated OZO Audio by Nokia sound system - the first mirrorless camera in the world to offer such an advanced feature2. Three internal microphones record clear and vibrant sound with accuracy and precision, setting a new standard in innovative audio solutions for user-generated content. The G100 also tracks the voice of a detected person, automatically switching to the most appropriate sound mode for the situation. With this versatile audio technology, there’s no longer any need to invest in a separate external microphone.

2 For a digital interchangeable lens system camera, as of 24 June 2020.

Special features

Whatever kind of content you want to create, the G100 has a range of suitable features.

The Video Selfie Mode allows for a simple and stress-free vlogging setup, starting up when the monitor is rotated forward and capturing the videographer and background in crisp focus without the need to make adjustments.

Special video effects such as 2x/4x3 slow motion and 2x/4x/8x FHD quick motion are easy to create with quick access from on the mode dial. Time lapse and stop motion animation features are also available with interval shooting and image composition processing inside the camera.

For advanced videographers, the G100 supports V-Log L recording. Users can apply the LUT (Look Up Table) of their choice on the recorded V-Log L footage on a PC.

For perfect action shots every time, users can take advantage of the 4K Photo functionality to capture split-second moments by just selecting the preferred frame out of a burst sequence.

3 30p/25p only

Balanced ergonomics and usability

Weighing just 412g with its 12-32mm kit lens, the G100 is incredibly light and compact.

A new tripod grip (DMW-SHGR1*) can be added to make it even easier to hold the camera while recording and can also be used as a compact tripod. Connecting with the camera via USB, you can use the tripod grip to start/stop video recording, release the shutter, and enable or disable Sleep mode.

With a three-inch, high resolution free-angle touch screen and 3,680K dot viewfinder, the G100 makes it easy to compose high-quality images from any angle.

For power bursts on the go, USB charging of the G100 is included.

Easy connectivity and sharing

The LUMIX G100 integrates both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi 2.4GHz (IEEE802.11b/g/n) connectivity for instant sharing. A dedicated upload button makes it quick and easy to transfer videos and photos to your smartphone ready for sharing on your favorite social networks via the free LUMIX Sync app for iOS and Android. You can also use your smartphone as a remote controller for both video recording and photo shooting.

Bluetooth Low Energy (Bluetooth 4.2) allows your smartphone and camera to be constantly connected with minimum power consumption. Use your smartphone to activate the camera or add GPS geotags to your photos automatically.

The G100 can also be used as a webcam, providing exceptional image quality with rich depth of field and premium sound with video output over HDMI4, or for live streaming when paired with a HDMI video capture device5.

4 It is not possible to stream live in 4K. While using the HDMI output function, video cannot be recorded.

5 A separate streaming software for PC is required.

Availability and Pricing

The Panasonic LUMIX G100 will be available from the end of July with a suggested retail price of £589.99 for body only, £679.99 for 12-32mm lens kit, or £719.99 for 12-32mm lens and tripod grip kit.

From 24th June until 31st August, UK customers can buy a G100 body or lens kit and get a free tripod grip by redemption. Available at all retailers, terms and conditions apply.

Watch the full Panasonic G100 global launch announcement here:

Design and specifications are subject to change without notice. 

Tripod Grip (DMW-SHGR1)

A compact. lightweight handgrip / mini tripod allowing start/stop video recording and shutter release via USB connection.

Compatibility: DC-G100, GH5*, GH5S*, G9*, G90* and G80*

Suggested retail price £89.99

* Connection to the remote terminal of the camera using a bundled conversion cable. Firmware update of the camera is required. Sleep button cannot be used.

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