• 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 24.6 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 3200
  • 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 14.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 600.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Sony Alpha DSLR-A900
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website Manufacturer website
Predecessor:   Panasonic DMC-FZ35
DMC-FZ35 vs DMC-FZ100
Successor:   Panasonic FZ150
DMC-FZ100 vs FZ150
General
Model Number: A900 DMC-FZ100
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Pro SLR EVF
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $2999.99 $499.95
Street Price:    
Date Available: 2008-11-15 2010-08-31
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 33.1 oz (939 g)
includes batteries
19.9 oz (563 g)
includes batteries
Size: 6.2 x 4.6 x 3.2 in.
(156 x 117 x 82 mm)
4.9 x 3.2 x 3.7 in.
(124 x 81 x 95 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony  
Effective Megapixels: 24.6 14.1
Sensor Format: 35mm 1/2.33 inch
Sensor size: 861.6mm2 (35.90mm x 24.00mm) 28.198mm2 (6.13mm x 4.6mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 5.94 microns 1.42 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.0x n/a
Aspect Ratio: 3:2, 16:9 4:3, 16:9
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed  
Self-Cleaning: Yes No
Sensor shift image stabilization: Yes No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score: 79  
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 23.7  
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 12.3  
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 1,431  
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 6048 x 4032 (24.4 MP, 3:2),
6048 x 3408 (20.6 MP, Other),
4400 x 2936 (12.9 MP, 3:2),
4400 x 2472 (10.9 MP, 16:9),
3984 x 2656 (10.6 MP, 3:2),
3024 x 2016 (6.1 MP, 3:2),
2896 x 1928 (5.6 MP, 3:2),
3024 x 1704 (5.2 MP, Other),
1984 x 1320 (2.6 MP, 3:2)
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)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.21), RAW, cRAW, RAW+JPEG; (ARW 2.0) JPEG (EXIF 2.3), RAW, RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 5.0 11.2
Video Capture
Can take movies: No Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (60i/50i)
1280x720 (60/50/30)
848x480 (30)
640x480 (30)
320x240 (30)
Movie File Format:   AVCHD / QT Motion JPEG
Composite Video Out: Yes Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder: No
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Sony Alpha (Minolta A) n/a
Lens: n/a LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT, 14 elements in 10 groups, 3 Asph. and 3 ED elements
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):   25 - 600mm
Focal Length (actual):   4.5 - 108mm
Zoom Ratio:   24.00x
Aperture Range:   f/2.8 (wide) / f/5,2 (tele) - f/8 (up to f/11 in movie mode)
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range:   30 cm to Infinity
11.8 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: No Yes
Digital Zoom: No Yes
Digital Zoom Values: n/a Up to 4x ( Max. 96.0 x combined with Optical Zoom without Extra Optical Zoom )
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: 9-point TTL phase detection with 10 assist points, center dual-cross at f/2.8. Contrast Detect: Face / AF Tracking / Multi (23pt) / 1pt (flexible / scalable)
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD (playback only) EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type: SLR type; eye-level pentaprism with 100% coverage, 0.74x mag., 20mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopter EVF type; 0.2" 201.6K pixels eq.
Focus Peaking: No No
EVF Resolution: n/a  
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.74x  
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.74x  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 921,600 dots 460,000 dots
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: No Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom: 19.0x 16.0x
Top Deck Display: Yes
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 3200  
Minimum ISO (native): 200  
ISO Settings: Auto, 200-3200, Extensions to 100 and 6400 Auto, iISO, High Sensitivity Auto (1600-6400), 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Flash, Color Temperature from 2,500K to 9,900K, Custom (3) Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Flash, Halogen, Color Temperature, White Set 1, White Set 2
Shutter Speed Range: 1/8000 - 30 sec 1/2000 - 60 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 40-segment Honeycomb Pattern, Center-weighted, Spot Intelligent Multiple, 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
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds 2, 10, 10 (3shots) seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):    
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: No Yes
Flash Modes: n/a Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off, Flash Synchro; 1st / 2nd
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a n/a
Flash Range Description: n/a 0.3 - 9.5m (Wide/ISO Auto), 1.0 - 5.1m (Tele/ISO Auto)
Max Flash Sync: 1/250  
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps  
External Flash Connection: Hot shoe, PC-sync Hot Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:    
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CF1 / CF2 / MS Duo / MS PRO Duo / Microdrive SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:    
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: Yes No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: RAW, cRAW, RAW+JPEG; (ARW 2.0) RAW, RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format:   AVCHD / QT Motion JPEG
Included Memory:   40.0 MB
Included Memory Type:   built-in memory
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No No
NFC: 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 Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes No
Remote Control Type: Wired or wireless  
Connections (extended): DC input, Multi-connector, Sync termimal, Remote terminal, HDMI Type-C minijack DC Input, Mini-HDMI with Viera Link
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.40 0.98
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 0.41 0.99
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): 15 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): 5.0 11.2
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 11 15
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): 0.18 seconds 0.34 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):   0.29 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.153 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):   0.55 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.072 seconds 0.017 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time: 0.5 seconds 1.7 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 0.3 seconds  
Flash cycle time, full power: 0.0 seconds 5.7 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View):   410 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 880 shots  
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary Proprietary
Usable Battery Types: NP-FM500H Lithium-ion rechargeable 7.2V, 895mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NP-FM500H Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
Software
Included Software: Image Data Converter SR, Image Data Lightbox SR, Remote Camera Control (all Windows & Macintosh), Picture Motion Browser (Windows only). PHOTOfunSTUDIO 5.0 HD Edition, SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.1 SE
OS Compatibility: Windows 2000Pro/XP/Vista; Mac OS X (v 10.1.3+)  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: 24.6MP Full-frame CMOS sensor, In-body SteadyShot Image Stabilization, Intelligent Preview, Enhanced DRO, Magnesium-alloy Body, Dust/Moisture Resistance, 100K Shutter, 3 User Programmable Memory Modes, AF Micro-adjustment, Top Mounted LCD, Quick Navigation system, Custom button, PhotoTV HD output via HDMI optimized for Sony Bravia TVs. 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.