It may be edging into the price range of beginner digital-SLR territory, but the FZ100 presents a good value-for-money proposition for photographers who don't need the ability to change lenses. As with all superzooms, image quality does degrade at ISO levels over 400 and video rendition is still not as good as a dedicated camcorder. Still, the do-it-all mentality of the FZ100 will suit plenty of photographers to a tee.
The Good: Huge array of new features • Flip-out LCD screen • External mic input • Improved design over previous model • Manual controls in video mode.
The Bad: LCD screen could be higher resolution • Image quality degrades over ISO 400 • Obvious interlacing on video.
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