• 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 14.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 600.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.4 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 1200.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100
  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX300
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Predecessor: Panasonic DMC-FZ35
DMC-FZ35 vs DMC-FZ100
Sony HX200V
HX200V vs HX300
Successor: Panasonic FZ150
DMC-FZ100 vs FZ150
 
General
Model Number: DMC-FZ100 HX300
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: EVF EVF
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $499.95 $500.00
Street Price:   $398.00
Date Available: 2010-08-31 2013-03-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 19.9 oz (563 g)
includes batteries
23.1 oz (656 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.9 x 3.2 x 3.7 in.
(124 x 81 x 95 mm)
5.1 x 3.7 x 4.1 in.
(130 x 93 x 103 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:   Sony Exmor R
Effective Megapixels: 14.1 20.4
Sensor Format: 1/2.33 inch 1/2.3 inch
Sensor size: 28.198mm2 (6.13mm x 4.6mm) 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.42 microns 1.19 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a 2.7x
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter:    
Self-Cleaning: No No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score:    
DxO Color Depth Score (bits):    
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs):    
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso):    
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4320 x 3240 (14.0 MP, 4:3),
3648 x 2736 (10.0 MP, 4:3),
3072 x 2304 (7.1 MP, 4:3),
2560 x 1920 (4.9 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3),
4320 x 2880 (12.4 MP, 3:2),
3648 x 2432 (8.9 MP, 3:2),
3072 x 2048 (6.3 MP, 3:2),
2560 x 1712 (4.4 MP, 3:2),
2048 x 1360 (2.8 MP, Other),
640 x 424 (0.3 MP, Other),
4320 x 2432 (10.5 MP, 16:9),
3648 x 2056 (7.5 MP, Other),
3072 x 1728 (5.3 MP, 16:9),
2560 x 1440 (3.7 MP, 16:9)
5184 x 3888 (20.2 MP, 4:3),
3648 x 2736 (10.0 MP, 4:3),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3),
5184 x 2920 (15.1 MP, 16:9),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
11520 x 1080 (12.4 MP, Other),
10480 x 4096 (42.9 MP, Other),
7152 x 1080 (7.7 MP, Other),
4912 x 1920 (9.4 MP, Other),
4912 x 1080 (5.3 MP, Other),
3424 x 1920 (6.6 MP, 16:9)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.3), RAW, RAW+JPEG JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 11.2 10.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (60i/​50i)
1280x720 (60/​50/​30)
848x480 (30)
640x480 (30)
320x240 (30)
1920x1080 (60p/​60i)
1440x1080 (30p)
640x480 (30p)
Movie File Format: AVCHD / QT Motion JPEG AVCHD 2.0 / MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) with Dolby Digital (AC3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC audio
Composite Video Out: Yes Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a n/a
Lens: LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT, 14 elements in 10 groups, 3 Asph. and 3 ED elements Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T*; 15 elements in 10 groups (including 1 Super ED glass element, 2 ED glass elements, and 3 aspheric elements)
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 25 - 600mm 24 - 1,200mm
Focal Length (actual): 4.5 - 108mm 4.3 - 215mm
Zoom Ratio: 24.00x 50.00x
Aperture Range: f/2.8 (wide) / f/5,2 (tele) - f/8 (up to f/11 in movie mode) f/2.8 (wide) / f/6.3 (tele) - f/8
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 30 cm to Infinity
11.8 in to Infinity
1 cm to Infinity
0.4 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 1 cm to Infinity
0.4 in to Infinity
 
Filter Thread: n/a n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x ( Max. 96.0 x combined with Optical Zoom without Extra Optical Zoom ) 2x Clear Image Zoom, Up to 4x standard digital zoom
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detect: Face / AF Tracking / Multi (23pt) / 1pt (flexible / scalable) Contrast Detection: Multi Point AF/Center Weighted AF/SpotAF/Flexible Spot AF/Manual/Face Tracking Focus
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: EVF / LCD EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type: EVF type; 0.2" 201.6K pixels eq. EVF type.
Focus Peaking: No Yes
EVF Resolution:    
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):    
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):    
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 460,000 dots 921,600 dots (307,200 px)
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen:
Selfie Screen:
Max Playback Zoom: 16.0x  
Top Deck Display:
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):   3200
Minimum ISO (native):   80
ISO Settings: Auto, iISO, High Sensitivity Auto (1600-6400), 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 Program Auto (80-1600), iAuto (80-3200), 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400*, 12800*; (* By Pixel Super Resolution multi-shot overlay)
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Flash, Halogen, Color Temperature, White Set 1, White Set 2 Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent1, Fluorescent2, Fluorescent3, Incandescent, Flash, One Push, White Balance Shift
Shutter Speed Range: 1/2000 - 60 sec 1/4000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: No No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Intelligent Multiple, Center-Weighted, Spot Multi segment, Center- weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Creative Movie, My Color, Portrait, Scenery, Sports, Night Portrait, Close-up, Scene, Custom, Panorama Assist, Party, Candle Light, Baby1/2, Pet, Sunset, High Sensitivity, Flash Burst, Panning, Starry Sky, Fireworks, Beach, Snow, Aerial Photo, Photo Frame, High Speed Movie Scene modes: High Sensitivity, Night Scene, Handheld Twilight, Night Portrait, Landscape, Soft Snap, Soft Skin, Anti Motion Blur, Backlight correction HDR, Beach, Snow, Fireworks, Advanced Sports Shooting, Gourmet, Pet Mode; Picture Effect: HDR Painting, Richtone Monochrome, Miniature, Toy camera, Pop Color, Partial Color, Soft High-key, Watercolor, Illustration; Intelligent Sweep Panorama; Background Defocus
Self Timer: 2, 10, 10 (3shots) seconds 2, 10, Portrait1, Portrait2 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):    
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off, Flash Synchro; 1st / 2nd Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Rear Slow Synchro, Flash Off, Advanced Flash; Red-Eye Correction: Auto/On/Off
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a n/a
Flash Range Description: 0.3 - 9.5m (Wide/ISO Auto), 1.0 - 5.1m (Tele/ISO Auto) ISO Auto: 0.5 to 8.5m (W) / 2.4 to 3.5m (T)
Max Flash Sync:    
Flash Exposure Compensation:   +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe n/a
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:    
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC MS Duo / MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:    
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes No
Uncompressed Format: RAW, RAW+JPEG  
Movie File Format: AVCHD / QT Motion JPEG AVCHD 2.0 / MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) with Dolby Digital (AC3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC audio
Included Memory: 40.0 MB 0.0 MB
Included Memory Type: built-in memory  
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No No
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes No
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: No No
Remote Control Type:    
Connections (extended): DC Input, Mini-HDMI with Viera Link Micro HDMI (Type D), Multi Terminal (USB/AV)
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.98 0.93
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 0.99  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): 13  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):    
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 11.2 10.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 15 10
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):    
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):    
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.34 seconds 0.38 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.29 seconds 0.13 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus):    
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.55 seconds  
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.017 seconds 0.011 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time: 1.7 seconds 2.4 seconds
Play -> Record Time:    
Flash cycle time, full power: 5.7 seconds 7.3 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 410 shots 310 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary Proprietary NP-BX1
Usable Battery Types: 7.2V, 895mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary NP-BX1 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
Software
Included Software: PHOTOfunSTUDIO 5.0 HD Edition, SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.1 SE  
OS Compatibility:    
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Power OIS, articulating LCD, full HD 1920x1080 60/50i movies with manual exposure control, high-speed burst mode (11 fps at full resolution), high-speed movies up to 220fps, flash hot shoe. Improved Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode for movies, Full HD 1080p60 movies, 10 fps burst mode.