Panasonic FZ100 PDF User Manual
Did you lose or misplace the instruction manual that came with your Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100? It happens all too easily, but fortunately Panasonic makes a soft copy available that you can browse through online, print out, or download (see the pdf file below). It is certainly good practice to carefully familiarize oneself with the many different functionalities and options that the FZ100 offers, and the official user manual is without doubt an authoritative and comprehensive source of respective information.
That said, the instruction booklet can be a dry read, so that a dedicated camera guide book from a professional photographer that illustrates the camera's core functions in a real life photography context can be a very helpful complement. Yes, getting one of these camera guides (see here at amazon) would involve an additional expense, but if that book helps to exploit the camera's potential to the full, the (small) additional investment may well be worth it.
Also, you might want to check out the video tutorial on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 below.
In any case, the FZ100 is an advanced imaging tool, whose many features merit serious attention. This fixed lens compact camera was revealed to the public on July 21st, 2010, which means that, as of today, the camera is 4449 days old (young?). The camera has meanwhile been discontinued and was succeeded by the Panasonic FZ150 as a replacement in the same line of cameras.
Panasonic's advanced owner manual for the FZ100
The camera's advanced owner manual is 240 pages long. The pdf version is embedded below. As you browse through, you will hopefully find the information you are looking for. You can also print out a hard copy by right clicking on the manual and then choosing the respective menu option. For convenience, a summary of the key specs of the FZ100 is included towards the bottom of this webpage.
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If you prefer to read the user guide in another language, please check the respective availability on Panasonic's support site. That site also provides complementary online resources, such as information on the compatibility of various camera accessories or the availability of firmware updates that are not necessarily comprehensively covered in the instruction manual.
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Video tutorial for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100
Perhaps instead of reading through a manual or operations guide, you might prefer to better familiarize yourself with your FZ100 by watching a video tutorial. It can notably help to quickly get to know the key functions and to set up your camera according to your particular preferences and needs.
Once again, the Panasonic FZ100 is a sophisticated imaging tool and not exploiting its capabilities to the full would be a pity. Hence, taking the time to study online information material or to read through a well-written camera guide book is highly recommended to make the most of your purchase.
Panasonic FZ100 FAQ
Below are some additional questions and answers concerning some particular features of the FZ100.
What type of imaging sensor is used in the FZ100?
The camera features a CMOS (Complementary Metal–Oxide–Semiconductor) sensor.
Which image processing chip is used to convert the raw signal into an image file and perform noise reduction and image sharpening?
Panasonic equipped the FZ100 with the Venus FHD image processor.
What is the ISO sensitivity range of the FZ100?
The camera has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 1600.
Does the camera have a selfie-friendly screen?
Yes, the LCD-screen of the FZ100 is flexible and can be turned to be front-facing for capturing selfies.
How do I find the shutter count on my FZ100?
Panasonic embeds the number of shutter actuations in hidden menus. You can check the number of shots that your FZ100 has taken up to now by carefully following the steps described on the Panasonic FZ100 shutter count page.
Does the Panasonic FZ100 feature an autofocus assist light?
Yes, the camera has a lamp built-in that can illuminate the subject and improve autofocus in low-light settings.
Which battery does the FZ100 use?
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Core camera specifications
Here is a list of the main features and technical characteristics of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100.
|Camera Model||Panasonic FZ100|
|Camera Type||Fixed lens compact camera|
|Camera Lens||25-600mm f/2.8-5.2|
|Launch Date||July 2010|
|Launch Price||USD 499|
|Sensor Format||1/2.3" Sensor|
|Sensor Size||6.17 x 4.55 mm|
|Sensor Area||28 mm2|
|Sensor Diagonal||7.7 mm|
|Sensor Resolution||14 Megapixels|
|Image Resolution||4 320 x 3 240 pixels|
|Pixel Pitch||1.41 μm|
|Pixel Density||49.86 MP/cm2|
|Moiré control||no AA filter|
|Movie Capability||1080/60i Video|
|ISO Setting||100 - 1 600 ISO|
|ISO Boost||100 - 6 400 ISO|
|Image Processor||Venus FHD|
|Viewfinder Type||Electronic viewfinder|
|Viewfinder Field of View||100%|
|Viewfinder Resolution||202k dots|
|Top-Level Screen||no Top Display|
|LCD Framing||Live View|
|LCD Size||3.0 inch|
|LCD Resolution||460k dots|
|LCD Attachment||Swivel screen|
|V-logging Friendliness||Front-flip possible|
|Touch Input||No touchscreen|
|Focus System||Contrast-detect AF|
|Manual Focusing Aid||no Peaking Feature|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/2000s|
|Continuous Shooting||11 shutter flaps/s|
|Silent Shooting||no E-Shutter|
|Time Lapse Photography||no Intervalometer|
|Fill Flash||Built-in Flash|
|Storage Medium||SDXC cards|
|Single or Dual Card Slots||Single card slot|
|UHS card support||no|
|USB Connector||USB 2.0|
|HDMI Port||mini HDMI|
|Wifi Support||no Wifi|
|Battery Type||DMW-BMB9 power pack|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||410 shots per charge|
124 x 82 x 92 mm
(4.9 x 3.2 x 3.6 in)
|Camera Weight||540 g (19.0 oz)|
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