42nd Street Photo Reviews the Panasonic DMC-FZ100K

Panasonic’s latest FZ-series super-zoom, the LUMIX DMC-FZ100 is their new camera in this popular category of powerful digicams. The FZ100 is the true replacement to the ever popular DMC-FZ50 from back in 2007, and boasts features like a free angle 3.0″ LCD screen, Face Recognition, Power O.I.S. system and a fast F2.8-5.2 24x optical zoom lens with a broad field of view. The LUMIX DMC-FZ100 comes in a finished black frame and is slightly larger than recent FZ series models.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 features a high-quality Leica DC Vario Elmarit 25mm ultra wide-angle lens with a 24x optical zoom. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 is also equipped with a newly developed MOS sensor. The new 14.1 Megapixel MOS sensor adopts micro fabrication technology and achieves even higher sensitivity. The result is that a photographer can shoot photo and movie at any sensitivity from low to high and still have high quality clearness. The camera can capture action by shooting an amazing 11 frames per second at full 14.1 resolution. If that is not fast enough, set the camera to 3.5 megapixels and you can shoot at 60 frames per a second.

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ100 key features include:

* 14.1 megapixel, 1/2.33-inch Live MOS image sensor
* Leica DC-Vario-Elmart 24x optical zoom lens covers 25-600mm in 35mm equivalence
* Fast maximum aperture range of F2.8 (wide) – F5.2 (telephoto)
* POWER O.I.S., optical image stabilization system
* ISO 100-1600 (up to 6400 high sensitivity)
* Rotating 3.0-inch TFT LCD screen with 460K pixels
* 1080i HD video capture (AVCHD format)
* Face Recognition
* High Speed video capture
* High Speed burst shooting
* Intelligent Auto mode
* My Color mode offers Creative filters (Pin Hole, Film Grain, High Dynamic and High Dynamic B&W)
* SD/SDHC/SDXC card slot
* A/V, USB 2.0, HDMI outputs
* Stereo Microphone with Dolby® Digital Stereo Creator
* Microphone port for optional external microphones
* Powered by a Li-ion battery pack (rated up to 410 shots per charge)

The Panasonic DMC-FZ100K for those professional and amatuer photographers.

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