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Panasonic Lumix G100 Mirrorless Camera with 12-32mm Lens

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Panasonic Lumix G100 Mirrorless Camera with 12-32mm Lens
Key Features
  • 20.3MP Digital Live MOS Sensor
  • UHD 4K30p Video, Pre-Installed V-Log L
  • 5-Axis Hybrid Image Stabilization
  • OZO Audio with Subject Tracking
Capture everyday life with ease and quality with the Panasonic Lumix G100 Mirrorless Camera. Leaps and bounds above your average smartphone, the G100's larger 20.3MP Micro Four Thirds sensor and included 12-32mm lens will capture rich imagery and detailed 4K video of your precious memories. This is all available in a lightweight and compact body that deserves a spot in your daily bag. Plus, simple connectivity with smartphones makes it easy to transfer, edit, and share your images with your friends and family.
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Panasonic DC-G100 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Vlogging Features
  • 320.3MP Digital Live MOS Sensor and Venus Engine
  • 4UHD 4K Video Recording
  • 5Body Design and Wireless Connectivity
  • 64K PHOTO Modes
  • 7Post Focus and Focus Stacking
  • 8Depth-From-Defocus AF System
  • 9Other Camera Features
  • 10Lumix G Vario 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. Lens

Capture everyday life with ease and quality with the Panasonic Lumix G100 Mirrorless Camera. Leaps and bounds above your average smartphone, the G100's larger 20.3MP Micro Four Thirds sensor and included 12-32mm lens will capture rich imagery and detailed 4K video of your precious memories. This is all available in a lightweight and compact body that deserves a spot in your daily bag. Plus, simple connectivity with smartphones makes it easy to transfer, edit, and share your images with your friends and family.

Stills are solid with the G100, though video has some additional tech that will upgrade your recordings. The camera's design is light enough to make one-handed shooting easy and the 3.0" touchscreen is a full vari-angle design that flips out for selfies. OZO Audio then ensures sound is clear with automatic tracking to record your main subjects. This makes it also a great pick for general content creators and vloggers.

Vlogging Features

  • Benefitting recording while walking, riding, or even just working in low-light conditions, 5-axis Hybrid I.S. is an optimized image stabilization system that works in conjunction with lens-based OIS to reduce the appearance of camera shake for smoother video footage and sharper stills.
  • The rear 3.0" 1.84m-dot LCD features a static touchscreen design for intuitive and responsive use and it has a free-angle design that benefits working from high, low, and front-facing (selfie) angles.
  • Updated UI for vlogging includes a REC Frame Indicator, which presents a red border around the image frame, so you can easily confirm recording or not. Also, a Frame Marker overlay can be used to highlight the specific region of the frame that will show depending on the selected aspect ratio, which is perfect for direct output to social media platforms.
  • Vertical video recording support is especially useful for video content intended to be viewed on a smartphone.
  • Dedicated Video Selfie Mode can be set to automatically begin when the screen is rotated forward and will automatically highlight the main subject by optimizing depth of field, using face detection AF and AE settings, and automatically configuring the sound pickup range area depending on where the subject is.
  • OZO Audio, by Nokia, has been integrated to enable spatial audio recording via three built-in microphones for improved richness and accuracy depending on where the desired sound is coming from. These three internal mics, which can be configured manually or automatically, also enable a unique Tracking setting, which works in conjunction with the detected angle of view of the lens and face recognition functions, for clearer audio during interviews, selfie videos, or in other speaking situations. For manual control, you can select Surround for recording within a wide range in all directions; Front, for recording subjects in front of the camera; and Back, for recording yourself or another subject behind the camera.

20.3MP Digital Live MOS Sensor and Venus Engine

Optimized for high-speed, high-resolution imaging, the G100 features a 20.3MP MOS Micro Four Thirds sensor, without a low pass filter, and an enhanced Venus Engine processor to create sharp, detailed stills and UHD 4K video. This configuration maximizes resolution while keeping noise to a minimum, permitting the use of sensitivities up to ISO 25600.

UHD 4K Video Recording

Versatile video capabilities means the G100 can record UHD 4K at up to 30p, with 8-bit color depth and 4:2:0 sampling while recording internally, along with Full HD at up to 60p. Alternatively, Full HD external recording is supported via micro-HDMI with 4:2:2 sampling and 8-bit color depth. V-Log L has been pre-installed and is used to capture a flat, neutral gamma curve well-suited for grading in conjunction with a LUT for greater control over color. Also, for creatively affecting how motion is portrayed, 4x and 2x slow and 8x, 4x, and 2x quick motion settings can be used with Full HD recording and Time Lapse and Stop Motion settings are also available for recording subjects transform over time. Additionally, a 3.5mm microphone input is available for improved external audio capture.

Body Design and Wireless Connectivity

  • A large OLED Live View Finder has a high 3.68m-dot resolution and 0.73x magnification for bright and clear eye-level composition.
  • A larger means for image composition and playback, the 3.0" 1.84m-dot rear LCD monitor has a free angle, tilt and swivel design to support viewing from a variety of angles. It is also a touchscreen, which permits intuitive menu navigation and settings control.
  • DMW-BLG10PP lithium-ion battery offers approximately 270 shots per charge with the rear LCD, 250 shots per charge with the LVF, or approximately 900 shots per charge when working in the Power Save LVF mode. Additionally, the battery can be charged in-camera via USB or via AC power.
  • A dedicated Send Images button on the top plate, along with built-in 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy connectivity, allows for wireless image sharing and remote camera control from linked smartphones and tablets. Bluetooth LE also enables a constant connection to your mobile device, allowing for functions such as geolocation and automatic image transfer.

4K PHOTO Modes

Utilizing the G100's video recording capabilities, a trio of still shooting modes are available for recording continuous 8MP stills at a 30-fps shooting rate:
  • Burst: This mode will allow you to continuously record, making it ideal for instances where you need a fast frame rate in order to capture the best moment.
  • Pre-Burst: This mode is ideal for times when you're unsure of the critical moment to press the shutter button and will record images one second prior to and one second after pressing the shutter button in order to give you 60 frames to choose from.
  • Burst (S/S): This mode most closely follows the video recording process, and allows you to playback your video, pause at the chosen moment, and use the shutter button to mark a chosen frame from the video and save it as a single 8MP frame.

Post Focus and Focus Stacking

Another attribute of the 4K capabilities is a unique focusing method called Post Focus. Working in conjunction with the contrast-detection focusing system and the intelligent Depth from Defocus (DFD) technology, Post Focus records imagery as a 4K MP4 file at 30 fps and shifts the specific point of focus throughout the burst shooting in order to offer a range of distinct focusing ranges to choose from. During playback, via the camera's touchscreen, you can then tap the specific region of the image you wish to be in focus and an 8MP JPEG file will be created. Multiple individual files with different points of focus can be created from the original burst, and focusing assist functions can also be used to gain even more precise control over the specific in-focus region.

This technology also allows for producing focus stacked images in-camera to realize a greater depth of field, especially when photographing close-up subjects. In this mode, images are recorded and saved with varying points of focus and then blended together to gain an extended depth of field.

Depth-From-Defocus AF System

For accelerated autofocus performance, DFD (Depth-From-Defocus) technology is employed to quickly calculate the distance to subjects and adjust the focusing position, which enables continuous shooting with continuous AF. This contrast-detection type focus method benefits both still and video recording modes, as well as subject tracking applications where subject color, size, and motion vectors are used to intelligently lock-onto the moving subjects and ensure precise focus. When working with portrait subjects, face/eye detection capabilities make it easier to photograph people and prioritize focusing as specifically as on a subject's pupil. The focusing sensitivity and speed can be adjusted to further improve performance with certain subjects. Additionally, AF sensitivity down to -4 EV supports working in low-light conditions.

Other Camera Features

  • Selfie Functions: Soft Skin Mode, Filter Effects, Background Control, Slimming Mode, Hands-Free Face Shutter Mode, and Self Timer.
  • In-camera image editing is possible, and enables you to split video clips, resize and crop images, develop raw image files, and even retouch and remove objects from photos.

Lumix G Vario 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. Lens

Included with the camera body is the Lumix G Vario 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH.; a slim 24-64mm-equivalent zoom featuring a retractable design. Its optical design uses three aspherical elements and one extra-low dispersion element to correct spherical and chromatic aberrations for notable sharpness and clarity throughout the zoom range. A stepping AF motor and internal focus design are also employed for quick, quiet focusing performance that suits movie and photo applications, and MEGA O.I.S. helps to ensure sharp handheld photos by compensating for the effects of camera shake.
UPC: 885170426900

Panasonic DC-G100 Specs

Imaging
Lens MountMicro Four Thirds
Sensor ResolutionActual: 21.77 Megapixel
Effective: 20.3 Megapixel (5184 x 3888)
Sensor Type17.3 x 13 mm (Four Thirds) MOS
Crop Factor2x
Image StabilizationDigital, 5-Axis
Built-In ND FilterNone
Capture TypeStills & Video
Exposure Control
Shutter TypeMechanical Focal Plane Shutter, Electronic Shutter
Bulb/Time ModeBulb Mode, Time Mode
ISO SensitivityPhoto
200 to 25,600 (Extended: 100 to 25,600)
Video
200 to 6400
Metering MethodCenter-Weighted Average, Multiple, Spot
Exposure ModesAperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
White BalancePresets: Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Daylight, Flash, Incandescent, Shade, White Set 1, White Set 2, White Set 3, White Set 4
Interval RecordingYes
Still Image Capture
Image Sizes4:3 Raw
5184 x 3888
4:3 JPEG
5184 x 3888
3712 x 2784
2624 x 1968
3:2 JPEG
5184 x 3456
3712 x 2480
2624 x 1752
16:9 JPEG
5184 x 2920
3840 x 2160
1920 x 1080
1:1 JPEG
3888 x 3888
2784 x 2784
1968 x 1968
Aspect Ratio1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Image File FormatJPEG, Raw
Internal Video Capture
Recording ModesMP4 4:2:0 8-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98p/29.97p
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 29.97p/59.94p
Video SystemNTSC
Built-In Microphone TypeStereo
Audio Recording AAC Audio
External Video Capture
External Recording Modes4:2:2 8-Bit via HDMI
Full HD (1920 x 1080)
IP StreamingNone
Interface
Media/Memory Card SlotSingle Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)
Video I/O1 x Micro-HDMI Output
Audio I/O1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
Other I/O1 x USB Micro-B (USB 2.0) Input/Output (Shared with Power Input)
Power I/O1 x USB Micro-B Input/Output
WirelessBluetooth, Wi-Fi
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)None
Monitor
Size3.0"
Resolution1,840,000 Dot
Display TypeArticulating Touchscreen LCD
Viewfinder
TypeBuilt-In Electronic (OLED)
Resolution3,680,000 Dot
Eye Point20 mm
Coverage100%
MagnificationApprox. 0.73x
Focus
Focus TypeAuto and Manual Focus
Focus ModeAutomatic, Continuous-Servo AF, Flexible, Manual Focus
Flash
Built-In FlashYes
Dedicated Flash SystemTTL
External Flash ConnectionHot Shoe
Environmental
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Operating Humidity10 to 80%
General
Battery Type1 x DMW-BLG10PP Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 1025 mAh (Approx. 270 Shots)
Tripod Mounting Thread1 x 1/4"-20 Female (Bottom)
Accessory Mount1 x Hot Shoe Mount
Dimensions (W x H x D)4.55 x 3.25 x 2.13" / 115.6 x 82.5 x 54.2 mm (Excluding Protrusions)
Weight12.42 oz / 352 g (Body with Battery and Memory)
Kit Lens
Focal Length12 to 32mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 24 to 64mm)
Maximum Aperturef/3.5 to 5.6
Minimum Aperturef/22
Angle of View84° to 37°
Maximum Magnification0.13x
Minimum Focus Distance7.87" / 20 cm
Optical Design8 Elements in 7 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Filter Size37 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.19 x 0.94" / 55.5 x 24 mm
Weight2.47 oz / 70 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.665 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.3 x 6.1 x 4.5"

Panasonic DC-G100 Reviews

Nice camera, but.....

By Doug
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-07

I got this as a gift last year from someone who's been a longtime B&H customer, so I'm assuming this is where it was purchased. The camera takes great pictures and it's light as a feather. I have one major complaint, though: The user manual was written by an engineer and then translated by someone who really wasn't very good at it. Much of it gibberish. Example: If a menu item is greyed out, the manual says to tap on it for more information. When I tap on it, the resulting message is If this is greyed out, you can't use this menu option. (I'm paraphrasing, but that's the gist here). If you find this sort of thing frustrating, I'd strongly suggest downloading the user manual before buying the camera so you can determine whether you're willing to deal with it. And to Panasonic: Always pay a native speaker of the language of the country in which you want to sell your product.

Perfect for vlogging

By Terrance
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-29

Some knock this camera however it's great . This unit is very light weight and you can use interchangeable micro 4/3 lenses . Tell him that I have is the battery life could be a little better but her it's a compact camera. Take some time read the manual experiment and I think you're fine it's a great little camera Video quality is excellent and the pictures are great As well.

Not Just a Vlogger Camera!

By Alexander
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-11

I don't get why many Youtubers put so much hate on this capable little camera. I use this camera mainly for traveling and taking B-Roll shots for my internship Job. It is more than capable to take top notch video and photos. If you want to know the video limit, shooting in 4k(No Crop) is 10 mins. 1080p 60fps is 20 mins, 1080p 30fps is 30 mins. Overall, it is more than enough to have it as professional B-Roll Shot camera because of it's lightweight size and stabilization(recommend standard, High will crop your image). Panasonic Lumix's Color's are phenomenal, but they only fall short when it comes to low light performance. I mean it is expected, because the small sensor(MFT). If you want to still shoot it in low light without having any noise, you would have to purchase a lens that has 2.0 or below aperture to give you the extra bit of light. I recommend the 25mm 1.7 lens, it cost as low $150 that has good AF. The AF in this camera is good, not great nor amazing. But it is enough to get by. Panasonic and Olympus has endless of lens options that are great quality! Price range is from $100 and up. Plus, the focal length is 2X , because of it's small sensor. For an Example, a 25mm for a MFT will considered to be 50mm. A nice little portrait lens. It is also have a built in mic port which most camera in this price range will not have one. Since, I'm a student from my university, I got this camera for $536 plus tax; which it is steel considering what it can do for a small compact camera. Now, if you were planning to use it as your main camera, then I recommend to look else where. This camera good for people who wants it as your B camera or want it to move from smartphone to the camera world. This camera grows with you as you learn about Photography/Cinemaphotography.

best camera for vloger

By Kai
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-27

I brought this camera for one month ,everything is good except some times there is an error come said the Insert your SD Card,so I need take the SD out and insert again

Don't get a DC-G100 without the grip kit

By Don
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-21

This $100. grip only costs $50. when you buy it with the camera. If you're shooting video you will need it. It's useful for stills, but more podcasters are using mirrorless cameras for video and this grip works as good as some of my $250. tethers. The 12x32 lens keeps up with my slider which requires constant auto focus. It's a great combo. Not quite as good in auto as an upper end Sony, but a thousand or two less pricey.

Great for Vlogging

By Eduardo
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-10-03

I replaced my G9 with this camera and I dont regret it at all. I take with me everywhere because it is small and I can still use all the lenses I own for this system. Vlogging is so much easier and the video quality looks great. Plus, the interface pretty much the same as all the Lumix cameras.

Outstanding value for a great camera

By Jason
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-03

I bought the camera with accessory package and tripod grip. The camera was easy to set up and to use. The pictures are amazing. The shutter is fast and the camera is able focus on the subject clearly very quickly. The colors are very bright and vivid. The tripod grip is awesome as I am able to record videos and take pics with ease. The deal at BH is incredible. The camera discounted price plus the accessory package/tripod grip makes this purchase an outstanding value.

Best camera ever...

By Vincent
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-31

I've been doing photojournalism, video, and commercial photography professionally / full time since 1987. This thing is great! Did H.C.B., Eisenstadt, or Arbus need any of the tech? No, but they would have loved this. Does it have IBS? No, and I don't care. I had an assignment today, and I had my trusty Sony A7iii gear that's about worn out, I divorced Nikon about 8 years ago for Sony. I may just divorce Sony Now. I have a Fuji GFX for commercial work and have an adapted Horsman that I use it with for movements. This G100 is incredible. No earphone? Who cares, I checked the audio and it was great. Sure if I were doing footage of a half-billionaire I'd pull out the Sony A7 and listen to the feed as the person talks, but for everything else this little camera is incredible. It's intuitive, the AWB was very good, the Slow Quick setting is so easy to set, and has my editors saying, wow that's great stuff, and I delivered it from the camera to my phone and to the web while I munched on my lunch. The Panasonic App phone app is so much better than the Sony App that can be painful to use and less than intuitive. So ... I divorced Nikon for Sony saying the Sony 70-200 f4 focused on the a6000, like a fortune teller living 3 seconds in the future. (8 years ago), and this Panasonic WITH KIT LENS !!!! does audio like an audio engineer is right beside me. It also focuses like a bat out of hades! The video is great, the kit lens is sharp and the image stabilization is great. While all the white lens big body people look cool, I'm going to show up at my next gig with about 50 ounces of gear and not give a care that I look like a dad at an event. This thing is great ! Panasonic of you are listening, I'm 55, my eyesight isn't good enough to use a mirror box camera, sold my Hasselblad kits, no looking back, I love the world I'm living in. BTW I got about 400 images and a 18, mp4 video clips before the battery needed swapped.

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Answering as the guy who originally asked the question now that I have the G100: The lens that comes with the camera is a great addition to the other nine micro-4/3 Lumix lenses in my arsenal. At only about 75 grams with the 12-32mm range, I didn't have anything like it. With this camera body being so lightweight itself, there will be times that I will want to be using this lens to take anywhere. Based on the Australian price differences for the body only version, the lens only adds about 15% to the cost of the camera (all other difference factors remaining the same). Well worth it.
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