Powered by the Venus Engine FHD processor, the FZ100 can record full HD 1,920 x 1,080 resolution video in AVCHD "as smooth as 60i (NTSC)/50i (PAL)." Panasonic continues to boast that this megazoom digital camera is the record holder for the "industry's fastest level of burst shooting" with a 14.1-megapixel resolution at 11fps. All in all, not bad.
But as with any superzoom device, it really comes down to what the lens can do. With Intelligent Zoom mode turned on, a photographer can bump the 24x optical zoom up to the equivalent of 32x. There's also a new focus switch on the lens barrel for additional manual control.
Here are some of the additional notable specs on the Panasonic FZ100:
- 3.0-inch free-angle TFT LCD (460K-dot resolution)
- Leica DC Vario-Elmarit 25 - 600mm (35mm equiv.) lens
- f2.8 - 5.2 aperture range
- ISO up to 6,400
- Uses SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards
- Connectivity: USB 2.0, mini-HDMI, DC-in, AV-out
The Lumix FZ100 will drop in August for $499.
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