Panasonic G100

 
Panasonic Lumix DC-G100 front
 
  • 20MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 200 - 25600
  • 3840 x 1920 video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 352g - 116 x 83 x 54mm
  • Launched June 2020
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  • Alternatives
Portability
81
Imaging
65
Features
76
Overall
69

Panasonic G100 summary

Panasonic G100 is Panasonic's Entry-Level Mirrorless digital camera first introduced on June of 2020. The camera houses a 20MP, CMOS Four Thirds sized sensor and has a full resolution of 5184 x 3888.

The G100 comes in at #20 out of 108 in Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras & over-all #147 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our list. Please use our Advanced camera filter to find camera ratings based on your personal requirements.

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Panasonic G100 history

The Panasonic G100 is part of a family of cameras. You can view the detailed range underneath.

ModelVisualizeResolutionSensor SizeMax fpsReleased
Panasonic-Lumix-DC-G100 front thumbnailPanasonic G10020MPFour Thirds10.0 fps2020
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-G95 front thumbnailPanasonic G95
G100 vs G95
20.3MPFour Thirds9.0 fps2019
400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
Panasonic-Lumix-DC-GH5S front thumbnailPanasonic GH5S
G100 vs GH5S
10MPFour Thirds12.0 fps2018
Panasonic-Lumix-DC-G9 front thumbnailPanasonic G9
G100 vs G9
20MPFour Thirds20.0 fps2017
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-GH5 front thumbnailPanasonic GH5
G100 vs GH5
20MPFour Thirds12.0 fps2017
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-GX850 front thumbnailPanasonic GX850
G100 vs GX850
16MPFour Thirds10.0 fps2017
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Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-G85 front thumbnailPanasonic G85
G100 vs G85
16MPFour Thirds9.0 fps2016
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-GF8 front thumbnailPanasonic GF8
G100 vs GF8
16MPFour Thirds5.8 fps2016
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-G7 front thumbnailPanasonic G7
G100 vs G7
16MPFour Thirds7.0 fps2015
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-GF7 front thumbnailPanasonic GF7
G100 vs GF7
16MPFour Thirds5.8 fps2015
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-GM5 front thumbnailPanasonic GM5
G100 vs GM5
16MPFour Thirds5.8 fps2014
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Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-GH4 front thumbnailPanasonic GH4
G100 vs GH4
16MPFour Thirds12.0 fps2014
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-GM1 front thumbnailPanasonic GM1
G100 vs GM1
16MPFour Thirds5.0 fps2013
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-G6 front thumbnailPanasonic G6
G100 vs G6
16MPFour Thirds7.0 fps2013
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-GF6 front thumbnailPanasonic GF6
G100 vs GF6
16MPFour Thirds4.0 fps2013
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-GH3 front thumbnailPanasonic GH3
G100 vs GH3
16MPFour Thirds20.0 fps2012
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-G5 front thumbnailPanasonic G5
G100 vs G5
16MPFour Thirds6.0 fps2012
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-GF5 front thumbnailPanasonic GF5
G100 vs GF5
12MPFour Thirds4.0 fps2012
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-GX1 front thumbnailPanasonic GX1
G100 vs GX1
16MPFour Thirds4.0 fps2012
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Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-GF3 front thumbnailPanasonic GF3
G100 vs GF3
12MPFour Thirds3.0 fps2011
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-G3 front thumbnailPanasonic G3
G100 vs G3
16MPFour Thirds4.0 fps2011
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-GH2 front thumbnailPanasonic GH2
G100 vs GH2
16MPFour Thirds3.0 fps2011
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-GF2 front thumbnailPanasonic GF2
G100 vs GF2
12MPFour Thirds3.0 fps2011
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-G10 front thumbnailPanasonic G10
G100 vs G10
12MPFour Thirds3.0 fps2010
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-G2 front thumbnailPanasonic G2
G100 vs G2
12MPFour Thirds3.0 fps2010
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-GF1 front thumbnailPanasonic GF1
G100 vs GF1
12MPFour Thirds3.0 fps2009
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-GH1 front thumbnailPanasonic GH1
G100 vs GH1
12MPFour Thirds3.0 fps2009
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-G1 front thumbnailPanasonic G1
G100 vs G1
12MPFour Thirds3.0 fps2009

Panasonic G100 Pros and Cons

Below is a collection of advantages and drawbacks of the Panasonic G100 based on features which are oftentimes regarded as useful in a digital camera.

above average ISO range (25,600)
built-in flash
change lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
delivers RAW files
display is selfie friendly
has bluetooth
has HDMI socket
has mic socket
has touch focus
high resolution screen (1,840 thousand dots)
high video quality (3840 x 1920 pxls)
MP count decent (20 megapixels)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
provides face detect focusing
provides tracking focus
screen articulates
screen size is decent (3 inch)
silent shooting (1/16,000 seconds)
touchscreen enabled
you can focus manually
doesn't have phase detect AF
low battery life (270 per charge)
max shutter speed is low (1/500 seconds)
missing headphone socket
no image stabilization
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Panasonic G100 Sensor details

The dimension of the sensor on the Panasonic G100 is 17.3mm x 13mm (Four Thirds). The 225 mm² sensor has the capability to capture 5184 x 3888 pixels and aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9.

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The CMOS sensor has 20 megapixels and delivers a standard ISO range of 200 to 25600. This ISO can be increased electronically to a minimum of 100. RAW files are saved therefore the user has wider margin for error.

The graphic underneath displays the G100's sensor dimensions when compared to other popular sizes. The G100 sensor has a crop factor of 2.1 and is presented in green.

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To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Panasonic G100 dimensions

Panasonic G100 has a weight of 0.78 pounds (352 grams / 12.42 ounces) & the measurement of the camera is 116mm x 83mm x 54mm (4.6" x 3.3" x 2.1"). The weight of average Entry-Level Mirrorless camera is 323 grams and the Panasonic G100 is similar when compared to other rivals.

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Down below is a picture of the Panasonic G100 with a softdrink so you're able to get a sense of its scale.

Panasonic Lumix DC-G100 dimensions scale

The top view underneath will highlight the button design on the G100.

Panasonic Lumix DC-G100 topview buttons dials

Panasonic G100 Lens specs

The G100 uses the Micro Four Thirds mount and has 151 lenses currently available. Below is a few of the lenses we have in our collection which will fit the G100.

ModelVisualizeFocal LengthApertureStabilizedWeight
Olympus-Zuiko-Digital-ED-18-180mm-f3.5-6.3 lensOlympus Zuiko Digital ED 18-180mm f3.5-6.318-180mmf/3.5-6.3 435g
Olympus-Zuiko-Digital-ED-14-42mm-f3.5-5.6 lensOlympus Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f3.5-5.614-42mmf/3.5-5.6 190g
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Panasonic-Lumix-G-Vario-35-100mm-F4.0-5.6-ASPH-Mega-OIS lensPanasonic Lumix G Vario 35-100mm F4.0-5.6 ASPH Mega OIS35-100mmf/4.0-5.6 135g
Panasonic-Lumix-G-Fisheye-8mm-F3.5 lensPanasonic Lumix G Fisheye 8mm F3.58mmf/3.5 165g
Panasonic-Lumix-G-Vario-14-45mm-F3.5-5.6-ASPH-OIS lensPanasonic Lumix G Vario 14-45mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH OIS14-45mmf/3.5-5.6 195g
Panasonic-Lumix-G-Vario-45-150mm-F4-5.6-ASPH-Mega-OIS lensPanasonic Lumix G Vario 45-150mm F4-5.6 ASPH Mega OIS45-150mmf/4.0-5.6 200g
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Samyang-14mm-F2.8-IF-ED-MC-Aspherical-Four-Thirds lensSamyang 14mm F2.8 IF ED MC Aspherical14mmf/2.8 552g
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Panasonic G100 Connectivity

The G100 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • Wireless Yes
  • Bluetooth Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Digital cameras that feature NFC and / or Bluetooth support are able to be controlled wirelessly with smartphones. You can send images and oftentimes adjust camera settings without connecting straight to the camera.

A few applications even enable a Liveview and release the shutter if you are not near the camera. If the camera has a HDMI port, it can easily be hooked up to an external screen. The majority of cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack through the USB port.

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Panasonic G100 Video specs

The highest possible video quality on the Panasonic G100 is 3840 x 1920 and you can shoot in MPEG-4 and H.264 file format. 1920p will provide a fantastic quality for video recording. You can crop to 1080p to get improved results. Be mindful of the considerable file sizes and ensure you have got high quality SD cards that have fast write speeds. Even though the camera has a mic jack, it is missing a headphone jack which means you won't have the capability to check your audio levels.

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Panasonic G100 Weather Sealing

There is no environment sealing for the Panasonic G100 so you need to be careful in wet and dusty conditions.

Panasonic G100 Screen and Viewfinder

The Panasonic G100 is equipped with a 3 inch fully articulated display supporting a resolution of 1,840 thousand dots.

It features a selfie friendly screen to take self portraits and even group shots if needed. Moreover the display is touch friendly which means you can switch focus points as well as change settings using your finger.

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The ViewFinder specifications for Panasonic G100 are below:

  • ViewFinder Electronic
  • ViewFinder Resolution 3,680 thousand dots
  • ViewFinder Coverage 100%
  • ViewFinder Magnification 0.73x

Viewfinders can be very beneficial during sunny outdoor conditions which can make the camera screen washed out and hard to see.

Panasonic G100 Shutter specs

Panasonic G100 has the capability to shoot continuously at 10.0 frames per second. The highest shutter speed is 1/500 sec. The camera also has silent electronic shutter of 1/16000 sec. Beware that the electronic shutter can result in "rolling shutter" in certain circumstances.

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Panasonic G100 Flash and Hot shoe specs

Panasonic G100 has both built-in flash together with external flash support.

Panasonic G100 Autofocus specs

Panasonic G100 has just Contrast Detect Autofocus & is missing Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is more snappier & accurate when compared to Contrast Detect focusing. The camera supports Face detection making it helpful for people photography.

It supports 49 focus points to choose from. Panasonic G100 has tap to focus. You can easily use your fingers to change focus. It also boasts Tracking Autofocus for subjects on the move. Panasonic G100 boasts manual focus if needed during low light situations or you require more accurate focus control.

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Panasonic G100 Battery life

The battery life for the Panasonic G100 is built to last for 270 images based on the CIPA requirements which is less when compared to it's competitors. The average Entry-Level Mirrorless camera battery life is 337. Samsung NX mini comes with the best (650) battery life within this category of cameras.

Here is a listing of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras that have the highest battery life:

Panasonic G100 for specific categories of photography

The following graph displays a summary of the Panasonic G100 for specific categories of photography. To learn more, browse to the specific section underneath.

Panasonic G100 Portrait photography features

The Panasonic G100 gets a points total of 79 which is excellent, and means the camera is a awesome choice for portrait photography. Shooting portrait images favors greatly towards sensor dimensions, RAW support in addition to the capability to utilize external flash.

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focusing manually
MP count decent (20 megapixels)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
features face detection focus
delivers RAW files

Panasonic G100 Street photography highlights

Coming in at a brilliant points tally of 78, the Panasonic G100 is a fantastic fit to use in street photography. A good street photography camera comes with a good balance of picture quality and portability.

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screen articulates
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
saves RAW formats
boasts touch focus
good ISO range (25,600)
no image stabilization

Panasonic G100 as a Sports photography camera

A reasonable sports photography points tally of 57 suggests the Panasonic G100 is relatively adequate for photographing sports. A camera needs to have great autofocus and continuous shooting for sports photography.

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quiet mode (1/16,000 seconds)
good MP (20MP)
sensor size is nice (Four Thirds)
offers tracking autofocus
low max shutter speed (1/500 seconds)
lack of image stabilization
terrible battery life (270 shots)
doesn't have phase detect AF

Panasonic G100 Travel photography details

Weight is super crucial in getting a camera for travel. On the whole, the Panasonic G100 gets a awesome 78 for a travelling camera which makes it a excellent fit for your vacations.

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has bluetooth
supports focus via touch
resolution is good (20MP)
has built in flash
selfie friendly screen
terrible battery power (270 shots)

Landscape photography with Panasonic G100

For anybody who is looking to pick a digital camera for landscape photos, the most significant factor is going to be image quality. The Panasonic G100 with it's nice grade of 72 as a landscape camera is a fine pick within the current marketplace.

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has manual focus
change lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
sensor resolution is decent (20MP)
decent sensor size (Four Thirds)
above average ISO range (25,600)
supports RAW formats
lack of image stabilization
not so great battery pack (270 CIPA)

Panasonic G100 as a Vlogging camera

A camera for vlogging should posses a moving screen, microphone input and if possible IBIS. Taking all things in to account, the Panasonic G100 is a superb pick as a vlog camera as it delivers a outstanding rating of 78.

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selfie friendly display
has touchscreen
supports face detect autofocus
high res video (3840 x 1920 pxls)
does have microphone support
lack of image stabilization

Panasonic G100 Alternatives

If you are searching for replacements to the G100, below is a list of the top placed cameras that fall within the class of Entry-Level Mirrorless.

The line graph listed below gives you a summary of the G100 vs it's top scoring rivals mentioned earlier.

Following are additional cameras you may regard as alternate options. To read through a complete comparison, click the "compare" link.

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Specifications

General Information
Make
Panasonic
Model
Panasonic Lumix DC-G100
Category
Entry-Level Mirrorless
Launched
2020-06-24
Physical type
SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type
CMOS
Sensor size
Four Thirds
Sensor dimensions
17.3 x 13mm
Sensor area
224.9mm²
Sensor resolution
20MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution
5184 x 3888
RAW pictures
Maximum native ISO
25600
Minimum native ISO
200
Minimum enhanced ISO
100
Autofocusing
Manual focus
AF touch
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Number of focus points
49
Lens
Lens mounting type
Micro Four Thirds
Total lenses
107
Crop factor
2.1
Screen
Type of screen
Fully Articulated
Screen sizing
3 inch
Screen resolution
1,840 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
Electronic
Viewfinder resolution
3,680 thousand dots
Viewfinder coverage
100%
Viewfinder magnification
0.73x
DXO scores
DXO Overall score
not tested
DXO Color Depth score
not tested
DXO Dynamic range score
not tested
DXO Low light score
not tested
Features
Minimum shutter speed
60s
Fastest shutter speed
1/500s
Fastest silent shutter speed
1/16000s
Continuous shutter rate
10.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation
Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range
3.60 m (at ISO 100)
Flash modes
Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, on, on w/redeye redduction, slow sync, slow sync w/redeye reduction, off
Hot shoe
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions
3840 x 1920 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC3840 x 1920 @ 25p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC3840 x 1920 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 28 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 28 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 28 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 28 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 28 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 28 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
Maximum video resolution
3840x1920
Video data format
MPEG-4, H.264
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless
Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight
352 gr (0.78 lbs)
Physical dimensions
116 x 83 x 54mm (4.6" x 3.3" x 2.1")
Other
Battery life
270 photographs
Battery type
Battery Pack
Self timer
Yes
Time lapse recording
Type of storage
SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I supported)
Card slots
1
Pricing at release
$698