LCD and Viewfinder
Panasonic G100 has a Fully Articulated 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 1,840k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
LCD is Touch screen
type, so you can change the settings and set the focus point with your fingertips. For those of you who loves shooting selfies, self or group photos, Panasonic G100 will make your life easier with its Selfie friendly
screen. Another group of users who will take advantage of G100's LCD screen is Vloggers.
G100 has a built-in Electronic viewfinder. The viewfinder has a resolution of 3,680kdots and coverage of 100%. 100% coverage ensures that what you see in the viewfinder while shooting matches exactly what you will get later in your image, helping accurate framing your shots and minimizes the need for cropping images later. The magnification ratio of the viewfinder is 0.73x (35mm equivalent).
Max Shutter speed
Panasonic G100 can shoot continuously at max speed of 10.0 fps
and has max shutter speed of 1/500 sec
. G100 also has an electronic shutter which can shoot silently at max speed of 1/16000s
. One thing to keep in mind is that electronic shutter may cause rolling shutter effects on your images in certain conditions.
G100 has a built-in flash, and it also has a flash shoe to mount your external flashes too.
Panasonic G100 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 49 points to choose from. Panasonic G100 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
Macro shooters will love Panasonic G100's Focus Stacking feature. In this mode, G100 automatically composites multiple shots taken at different focal positions using focus bracketing to create a single image with maximum depth of field.
Panasonic G100 has a special Post Focus mode which uses its 4K video and focus bracketing features together to shoot and stack a burst of images into a single image which you can change the focus point on the LCD screen after it is taken. Although the resulting image has only 8 MP resolution, the flexibility this feature gives to the shooter is unmatched.
With Panasonic G100, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 30p,25p,24p fps with bit rates up to 100 mbps and save in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats. Full HD resolution of Panasonic G100 will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video
G100 has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker. Panasonic G100 also has a port for an external microphone so you can record high quality sound with the help of an external microphone.
4K Photo Mode
Utilizing its 4K Video recording abilities in a creative way, Panasonic G100 sports a 4K Photo Mode where you can capture 8 MP photos from 4K videos.
Using a software such as Adobe Lightroom on your PC or in-camera function, you can review the 4K video frame by frame and extract the image that you like the most.
Connectivity and Storage
Panasonic G100 features built-in wireless (Wi-Fi)
connectivity ( 802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection.Panasonic G100's Bluetooth
connectivity feature comes handy for connecting other devices that supports it. One other feature that we like is the ability to use our smartphone as a remote to control our G100. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
You can connect G100 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Panasonic G100 is powered by a proprietary battery which provides a shooting life of 270 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Mirrorless type cameras is 365 shots, Panasonic G100 has a short battery life for its class so we strongly recommend G100 owners to buy some extra batteries.
Battery Life Comparison in Entry-Level Mirrorless Cameras
Samsung NX mini with its 650shots is the model with longest battery life among Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras. Check the comparison of Panasonic G100 vs Samsung NX mini or take a look at Longest Battery Life Mirrorless cameras list.
Panasonic G100 Features Compared to Main Competitors