Updated (July 2010): Compare the Nikon Coolpix P100 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 vs Nikon Coolpix P100

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

64

Nikon Coolpix P100

63

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
11 fps
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Long exposures
Longest exposure
60 seconds
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P100

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix P100.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100.

competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

Super zoom

$750

Size Slightly smaller
Weight Lighter
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$330 body only

Autofocus Faster autofocus
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

Super zoom

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
GPS Has a GPS
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

Nikon Coolpix P100 Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Super zoom

$582

Wide angle Better wide angle
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Nikon Coolpix L310

Nikon Coolpix L310

Super zoom

$270

Wide angle Better wide angle
Size Smaller
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Nikon Coolpix L330

Nikon Coolpix L330

Super zoom

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Size Smaller
Image stabilization No image stabilization

discussion

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Broeselkasten (4:46 AM, September 03, 2011)
Hello

on the V-Lux2 (leica) wich is a FZ100 you can freeze the wandering AF by prssing the Thumpwheel in Manual Focus mode an ten you can adjust the Focus. Depending on the Programmode the EVF or the LCD Zooms in to help adjusting the Focus.

In Macro mode the Thumpwheel ist to "fast" but then you can juse the 4 way Dial for slow Focus.

Yet on good light the Focus is 100% accurate and you can hold the focus with the AEL.
On Dark Lightning focus with wideangle an noraml tele isn´t a issue but on long Tele.

Yet i wish Pansonic could go the way as with teh Previous 2 Ring Design from the FZ50 or with a switchable Ring like Sony used it since the F717. On the other Hand the EVF is to grainy for focusing panasonic should use the EVIL System from the G MFT on the Top Models...

But the fact is the observation wehen Poeple work with the FZ100 they rarly use the EFV most use the TFT as Finder even if they shot Sports or long Tele. I´m just an old guy grown up to use SLR´s since the 70´s (Bad habits never grow out)
 
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (1:51 PM, February 04, 2011)
Snapsort uses True Resolution which is based on the size of the cameras sensor and not the manufactures artificialy high megapixels. Check out our detailed article about true resolution.. You can see the full specs on the Panasonic Lumix
DMC-FZ100
Snapsort shows the advertised megapixels as 14.
 
meinfoto (8:26 AM, February 04, 2011)
FZ100's resolution is 14 MP. Comparision says: almost the same (9.8 MP) ????
 
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (2:49 AM, January 21, 2011)
The FZ100 has manual focus, and you can adjust it by spinning the 'wheel' on the back of the body, not the same as a DSLR, but better than menu buttons! The P100 also has manual focus, but you adjust it with up/down buttons in the menu.
 
Hardyjes (2:23 AM, January 21, 2011)
I have a question.. do either of these cameras have a manual focus setting? Like where you have to adjust the lens like you do on a DSLR? I'm not talking about the manual aperture settings etc...
 
Mehrdad S. (11:19 AM, January 03, 2011)
The result (100 vs 79) seems very unrealistic and misleading to me. Any ideas on this comparison?