Panasonic Lumix DC-G100/G110 initial review: Digital Photography Review
The Panasonic Lumix DC-G100 (G110 in some regions) is the company’s take on the facing-the-camera vlogging camera, with innovative audio and a compact body.
The G100 is a 20MP Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera designed explicitly for vloggers and content creators. It features a tracking audio system that works in conjunction with the camera’s face detection system and a flip-out screen that, by default, engages several easy-to-use modes.
Above all, though, Panasonic has done its best to make the camera as small as possible. We’ll find out more about the trade-offs involved as we discuss the specifications in more detail.
- 20MP Four Thirds CMOS sensor
- Electronic image stabilization (works in sync with in-lens IS)
- Directional audio with tracking mode
- Fully articulated high-brightness 1.84M-dot LCD panel
- 3.68M-dot equivalent electronic viewfinder
- Video up to 4K/30p and FHD up to 120p with quick/slow options
- Mechanical shutter extends to 1/500 sec, electronic shutter to 1/16,000 sec
The G100 will be available in a variety of kits, including one that bundles it with a small tabletop tripod/selfie grip.
In the US, the camera will be offered with the compact, stabilized 12-32mm F3.5-5.6 lens for $749 or with the 12-32mm and selfie grip for $799. Options with the 12-60mm will be available in other territories.
What’s new and how it compares
The G100 is designed primarily for vlogging and includes some interesting ideas to support it. See what’s new and how it compares with its peers
Body and handling
The G100 has a pretty compact body with a decent amount of direct controls, and an interface that offers plenty of customization
There are some clever ideas at play in the G100 but also some significant limitations, leaving us with mixed feelings (for now, at least)