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Good: The compact size, Full HD movie and its clarity are very good
Bad: Battery life is getting reduced by half on every charge. Can anybody suggest why so. I used genuin battery - 1 came with the camera and 1 standby bought from Panasonic.
Comment: Pl advice is it common the battery life get half by very next charging ? Where can we by te AC adpater and coupler. AC usage should have been simplified or atleast Panasonic make it available at reasonable price.
Good: Size,speed of operation,features,value for money,colourful images.
Bad: I would like a bigger eyepiece,but I'm used to it now,and I do find it very useful!.
Comment: I have read comments about the image quality on one or two reviews,but I have taken hundreds of photos with my FZ100,and after studying my various A4 prints,I have found them sharp,colourful,well exposed,and just as good as any from my old D40,or previous Fuji's and Panasonics,at least up to 400 ISO,and I seldom need to go much higher.
It's well made,very fast to focus,shutter lag is almost non-existent,and the Leica lens is great for both macro,and extreme telephoto images.
And it really is stuffed with useable technology,and it deserves to be top of the Superzoom heap,without doubt.
And now you can buy one at just over Â£300,it's even better value for money,and there's nothing else as good currently available.
As regards video operation,I find it preferable to select it on the mode dial,and then start and stop operation with the shutter button.
Good: Great all-in-one!Loads of features,easy to use,great lens,well made!
Bad: Like ALL Superzooms,not great at high ISOs
Comment: I had a HS10 for a while,but found the speed of operation a bit slow,compared to my earlier Panasonics,although it was still a great camera..
I sold my HS10,and returned to Panasonic,this time the FZ100,(I previously I had the FZ28,and found it just a bit too small)),and I have found it a really good Superzoom,packed with useful features,quick to focus,and well made.
It must be the best currently available,as the new Canon SX30 is as slow as the HS10 to use,so the FZ100 is much more user friendly,with a great Leica lens,and capable of some great results.
I've had DSLRs,and the quality is better if you regularly shoot low light images,or make poster prints,but as I don't,A4 size is fine for me.
I found the bulk and weight of a gadget bag just off putting,so I didn't tend to use it as often as I should have,so I went down the superzoom route,and I'm glad I did.
After 45 years as an amateur,something light,with a good,wide-ranging lens,by a good maker,does for me now.
The FZ100 is an ideal travel camera,not too small and fiddly,and much more portable than a DSLR and a bagful of lenses!
Just great for country rambles,macro photos in the garden,in fact,anything which catches your eye.
The FZ100 is tops,(although I would like to see the new HS20 when it comes out)
Good: The intelligent auto is just marvelous. You get lovely results if you are not using the 'P" modes
Bad: The movie playback could have been much simpler.
Comment: Though I still need to intensify my usage of this camera, I am quite happy with some initial picture taking.
Good: Price now Â£339 from web. Everything works smoothly and exceeds expectations. A wonderful piece of kit!
Bad: None so far
Comment: Performance and handling exceeds expectations. Should be a 5 Star review now the price has dropped. Highly recommended. Can't find fault with it - can only imagine it will be minor niggles as early impressions are faultless.
Comment: What are the better options ?
Comment: Price is still high. 380GBP in ebay(http://photography.shop.ebay.co.uk/Digital-Cameras-/31388/i.html?rt=nc&LH_PrefLoc=1&_nkw=Panasonic%20FZ100&_catref=1&_dmpt=UK_CamerasPhoto_DigitalCameras_DigitalCameras_JN&_fln=1&_npmv=3&_trksid=p3286.c0.m283)..... Wait for F3100
Comment: Some image noise ?moving pictures?
Comment: wrong info im afraid, the FZ100 records in 1080p, if you only want 720p then go for the FZ45
Comment: How much does this camera cost? It looks amazing!
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