Updated (July 2010): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix HS10 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Fujifilm FinePix HS10 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

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Fujifilm FinePix HS10

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS10

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
1,000 fps
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Size
Really small
Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
300 ms shutter lag
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
220 fps

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix HS10.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100.

competitors

Fujifilm FinePix HS10 Competitors

Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

Super zoom

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

Super zoom

$435

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

Super zoom

$525

3D Takes 3D photos
HDR Has in-camera HDR
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Super zoom

$472 - $498

Movie format Higher resolution movies
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Super zoom

$248 - $298

3D Takes 3D photos
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Size Larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Boutique

$599 - $698

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Built-in flash No built-in flash

discussion

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m1stery (7:36 PM, January 02, 2011)
FZ100;
Total Pixels 15.1 Megapixels
Effective Sensor Resolution 14.1 Megapixels
 
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (7:13 PM, November 13, 2010)
There are a few super-zooms with slightly larger sensors, e.g. 8x6mm or 7x5mm instead of 6x4mm.
 
davis74 (6:37 PM, November 13, 2010)
Thanks for the sensor size info. I never miss an opportunity to showcase my technical ignorance!
 
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (2:21 PM, November 13, 2010)
The manual zoom ring sounds really useful, thanks for mentioning that.

From what I understand, building a camera with a larger sensor requires correspondingly larger lenses, so I think the main reason for the small sensor size is to keep the camera size down.
 
Davis74 (2:41 AM, November 13, 2010)
Great website!
The HS10 manual zoom ring was the tipping point for me. The motor driven ultra zooms are too slow, not intuitive and eat batteries. I wish someone would make an ultra zoom with a significantly larger CMOS sensor. I'd pay a couple hundred more.
 
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (0:12 PM, October 21, 2010)
Thanks for pointing that out, we missed the fact that the FZ100 does high speed movies, we'll get that fixed up.
 
Trepheag (2:01 AM, October 21, 2010)
also FZ100 has High Speed Movie, and I saw a video on flickr at 220fps vs 240fps for hs10 (presumably at same resolutions), higher fps meaning smaller resolutions for both
anyway it says here 1000fps for hs10 versus None for fz100 (which is incorrect, fz100 can do at least 220fps HSM)
 
Trepheag (1:55 AM, October 21, 2010)
that is 25% more zoom, not 60% more zoom
if 24x is 100% then 30x is 125%, namely if 6x zoom 25% then 4 times 25% is 100% aka 4x6=24x and so another 6x is another 25% which means 30x is 25% more zoom :)