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LUMIX® FZ100 14.1 Megapixel Digital Camera

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DMC-FZ100K
Features
  • Ultra Wide-Angle with Powerful Optical Zoom
  • Full HD Movie Recording
  • Venus Engine FHD
  • Black
  • Accessories

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    Firmware & Drivers

    FIRMWARE Download Instructions

    SpecificationsExpand All

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      • Camera Effective Pixels
      • Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter
      • Aperture
      • Optical Zoom
      • Focal Length
      • Extra Optical Zoom (EZ)
      • Intelligent Zoom
      • Lens
      • 2-Speed Zoom
      • Optical Image Stabilizer
      • Digital Zoom
      • Focusing Area
      • Conversion Lens Compatibility
      • Focus Range Display
      • AF Metering
      • Shutter Speed
      • Focus
      • AF Assist Lamp
      • ISO Sensitivity
      • White Balance
      • White Balance Note
      • White Balance Adjustment
      • Exposure
      • Exposure Compensation
      • Backlight Compensation
      • Auto Bracketing ( AE)
      • Light Metering System
      • Face Detection
      • Still Image Scene Mode
      • Movie Scene Mode
      • Movie Scene Mode Note
      • Advanced Scene Mode
      • Shutter Interval
      • Self Timer
      • Auto Review
      • Picture Adjustment
      • Image Quality
      • 4:3 Aspect Ratio (Still Image)
      • 3:2 Aspect Ratio (Still Image)
      • 16:9 Aspect Ratio (Still Image)
      • 1:1 Aspect Ratio (Still Image)
      • Motion Picture Recording 4:3
      • Motion Picture Recording 16:9
      • Motion Picture Recording HD Movie
      • Aspect Ratio
      • Intelligent Exposure
      • Composition Guide Lines
      • Scene Mode Help Screen
      • External Flash
      • Viewfinder
      • LCD Monitor
      • Film Mode
      • Playback Mode
      • Additional Playback Mode
      • OSD Language
      • Recording Media
      • Interface
      • Viera Link
      • Power
      • Battery Life
      • Built-in-Flash
      • Included Software
      • Standard Accessories
      • Max Auto ISO Setting
      • Quick Menu
      • Continuous Shooting Mode
      • Focus Icon Select
      • Optical Zoom in Motion Picture
      • Macro Zoom
      • Orientation Detector
      • Slideshow Mode
      • Show Histogram
      • Show Highlights
      • Delete Image
      • Resize/Trim/Aspect Conv./Leveling
      • Cut Animation
      • PictBridge Support
      • AVCHD / AVCHD Lite REC
      • One-Touch Movie Button
      • Movie REC Guide
      • Wind-Cut in Motion Picture
      • Flash Burst Continuous Shooting Mode
      • Continuous recordable time (Motion images)
      • Actual recordable time (Motion images)
      • My Color Mode
      • Intelligent ISO Control
      • Face Recognition
      • Intelligent Scene Selector
      • File Format
      • Mode Dial / Mode Button
      • Copy / Title Edit / Text Stamp
      • Weight(lbs)
      • Digital Red Eye Correction (Red-Eye Removal)
      • Mode Switch
      • Easy Zoom / Zoom Resume
      • Thumbnails / Zoomed Playback
      • Calendar Display / Dual-Image Playback
      • Set Favorites / Rotate Image
      • DPOF Print Setting / Set Protection
      • Resize / Trim / Aspect Conv. / Leveling
      • Travel Date / World Time
      • Built-in-Memory
      • Microphone / Speaker
      • Power
      • Touch Panel
      • AF Tracking
      • Intelligent Resolution Technology
      • Video Divide
      • Motion Deblur mode
      • Face Recognition Edit
      • Recommended Humidity
      • HDMI output
      • Dimensions (W x H x D)
      • UPC 885170013353
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    Owner's Manuals

    Owner's Manuals and Documentation

    Warranty

    Warranty information

    FAQsFrequently asked questions about your product

    • I am a professional photographer who is seriously considering switching to the Lumix mirrorless cameras. Does Panasonic have, or can you suggest, a web site that demonstrates how professional photographers are successfully using the Lumix professional cameras?
      In conjunction with our Panasonic.com web site, our Sales and Marketing team also runs LUMIXLOUNGE.COM This site features work from Panasonic’s Luminary team of professional photographers who have migrated to the Lumx mirrorless cameras. The site also features schedules to live on-line and dealer events as well as convenient links to our latest firmware updates. Additional features to expand the site are already in progress.

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    • Where can I find more support or ask questions about my product?
      Click Here to visit the Panasonic Community to search for specific FAQs or tutorials for your product or ask questions directly to Panasonic or other customers.
    • How do I install firmware in my camera using an SD card?
      Digital Still Camera Firmware Update Guide.

      1) Preparation before attempting the update.

      A. Make sure the camera's battery is completely charged. If the battery is not completely charged the firmware update will not begin. Format the SD memory card in the camera, then take a couple of pictures.
      B. Turn off the camera.

      2) Copying the Firmware to your memory card.
      A. Download the latest firmware update for your model by clicking on the "Download Ver. X.X " link to a location on your computer (we recommend the "Desktop").
      B. If your computer has a media reader, please insert your formatted SD Card from your camera.
      C. Open the zipped firmware file that you downloaded to the desktop.

      D. For"PC" users, locate your SD Card by clicking on, or opening the"My Computer" or"Computer" on your desktop or your"Start" menu. For"Mac" users, can use"Finder" if the drive does not mount to your desktop.

      E."Drag" to Copy and Paste" the .bin file from the opened folder to the drive with the SD Card showing in your"My Computer" window for"PC" users and"Finder" or"Drive" in Macs. This will copy the file to the card.

      F. If you choose to leave the SD Card in your camera, connect the camera to the PC with the USB cable. Turn the camera on and set it to"Playback" mode. Then select"PC" on the LCD screen. Drag the .bin file from the opened folder to the device that either says Panasonic or mass storage to complete the transfer.

      G."SDXC cards, 32GB or larger, require special card readers. Depending on your PC, and the age of its operating system, you may not be able to directly write to such large cards. If your PC asks you to format the card, DO NOT, this is one indication that your system is not compatible with the newer larger memory cards. In this case a smaller card, 16GB or smaller should be used.

      3) Updating the camera's firmware.

      A. Turn the Camera off, insert the SD Card if you copied the firmware to the card while inserted into the computer.

      B. Turn the Camera power on and press the"Playback" button. The camera's LCD screen should now be showing a screen asking if you desire to"Update" the firmware. Highlight"Yes" and press the"Menu/Set" button.

      C. When the Camera has completed the firmware update it will turn itself off and then back on.

      D. This completes the update process.

      4) Confirming the update.

      A. Turn the camera's power back on.

      B. Set to"Playback" Mode.

      C. Choose the"Setup" menu.

      D. Select Version Disp.
      Digital Still Camera Firmware Update Guide.

      1) Preparation before attempting the update.

      A. Make sure the camera's battery is completely charged. If the battery is not completely charged the firmware update will not begin. Format the SD memory card in the camera, then take a couple of pictures.
      B. Turn off the camera.

      2) Copying the Firmware to your memory card.
      A. Download the latest firmware update for your model by clicking on the "Download Ver. X.X " link to a location on your computer (we recommend the "Desktop").
      B. If your computer has a media reader, please insert your formatted SD Card from your camera.
      C. Open the zipped firmware file that you downloaded to the desktop.

      D. For"PC" users, locate your SD Card by clicking on, or opening the"My Computer" or"Computer" on your desktop or your"Start" menu. For"Mac" users, can use"Finder" if the drive does not mount to your desktop.

      E."Drag" to Copy and Paste" the .bin file from the opened folder to the drive with the SD Card showing in your"My Computer" window for"PC" users and"Finder" or"Drive" in Macs. This will copy the file to the card.

      F. If you choose to leave the SD Card in your camera, connect the camera to the PC with the USB cable. Turn the camera on and set it to"Playback" mode. Then select"PC" on the LCD screen. Drag the .bin file from the opened folder to the device that either says Panasonic or mass storage to complete the transfer.

      G."SDXC cards, 32GB or larger, require special card readers. Depending on your PC, and the age of its operating system, you may not be able to directly write to such large cards. If your PC asks you to format the card, DO NOT, this is one indication that your system is not compatible with the newer larger memory cards. In this case a smaller card, 16GB or smaller should be used.

      3) Updating the camera's firmware.

      A. Turn the Camera off, insert the SD Card if you copied the firmware to the card while inserted into the computer.

      B. Turn the Camera power on and press the"Playback" button. The camera's LCD screen should now be showing a screen asking if you desire to"Update" the firmware. Highlight"Yes" and press the"Menu/Set" button.

      C. When the Camera has completed the firmware update it will turn itself off and then back on.

      D. This completes the update process.

      4) Confirming the update.

      A. Turn the camera's power back on.

      B. Set to"Playback" Mode.

      C. Choose the"Setup" menu.

      D. Select Version Disp.


      Require further assistance?

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    • What should I do if my product needs service?
      If you have a TV, Microwave, Vacuum, or Massage Chair :
      Click Here to locate an Authorized Servicer in your area.

      For repairs and exchanges of all other products:

      Ship your product to:

      Panasonic Factory Service Center
      4900 George McVay Drive
      Suite B; Door-12
      McAllen, TX 78503

      Please include your name, address, telephone number, email address, copy of your purchase receipt (for warranty service), and a description of what is wrong with the unit. Freight collect shipments will not be accepted.

      Panasonic is not responsible for damage that occurs in transit. All contents should be packaged for safe travel to the service center. Customer should use a reputable small package shipping company that is able to provide a package tracking number and insurance (if customer should so desire to insure their package).

      Units that are abused, damaged, infested with insects, have corrosion, etc. will be placed out-of-warranty.

      Once your unit arrives at the facility, you may contact us for status at:

      Email: panacare@us.panasonic.com

      Please reference your Service Job number when contacting. You will be contacted if there is any cost you are responsible for.

      Require further assistance?

      Click here to visit the Panasonic Community to search for specific FAQs or tutorials for your product or ask questions directly to Panasonic or other customers.
    • What size SD Card can I use in my camera?
      Cameras with a manufacturing date of 2006 or before can only use Standard SD Cards (2GB Max).  Models manufactured from 2007 to 2009 can only use Standard SD Cards and SDHC Cards (32GB Max).  Cameras manufactured 2010 and later are also compatible to the SDXC memory card format. While your camera?s owner?s manual may state a maximum size, that size was the largest that was available when your camera was manufactured. Any currently available SDXC card, which will eventually increase to maximum of 2 TB is compatible. As the maximum size increases, to 2 TB, we do not anticipate any need for firmware updates. 

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    • Why is the Flash option grayed out and the flash will not operate?
      When the electronic shutter is enabled or when the camera is placed in the "silent mode" the flash option is disabled (grayed out). You will need to turn off the "Silent" mode, depending on the camera model, select either "Camera Setup" or "Custom" in the menu.

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    • What should I do to correct a "System Error Zoom", "System Error Lens", or "System Error Focus" message on my camera?
      We recommend you try removing the battery from the unit for approximately 60 seconds and reinstall the battery. If you still receive the "System Error *****" message you will want to consider having the camera serviced.

      For repairs and exchanges:

      Ship your product to:

      Panasonic Factory Service Center
      4900 George McVay Drive
      Suite B; Door-12
      McAllen, TX 78503

      Please include your name, address, telephone number, email address, copy of your purchase receipt (for warranty service), and a description of what is wrong with the unit. Freight collect shipments will not be accepted.

      Panasonic is not responsible for damage that occurs in transit. All contents should be packaged for safe travel to the service center. Customer should use a reputable small package shipping company that is able to provide a package tracking number and insurance (if customer should so desire to insure their package).

      Units that are abused, damaged, infested with insects, have corrosion, etc. will be placed out-of-warranty.

      Once your unit arrives at the facility, you may contact us for status at:

      Email: panacare@us.panasonic.com

      Note: Please reference your Service Job number when contacting. You will be contacted if there is any cost you are responsible for.


      Require further assistance?

      Click here to visit the Panasonic Community to search for specific FAQs or tutorials for your product or ask questions directly to Panasonic or other customers.
    • How do I turn off the "Flash" function?
      On most models, press the button just above "menu". It is labeled with a "lightening bolt". Pressing it will offer several options related to the flash operation.

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