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Old Jun 7, 2011, 9:07 PM   #41
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K is the color code for black
None of the FZ100s is simply an FZ100, there are letters after every model.
The one made for the USA is the FZ100P-K
You might want to make sure that the FZ100 that you buy uses the video format that is used in your country. which I believe is PAL.
PAL is used in the UK, also.
The USA uses NTSC.

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Old Jun 7, 2011, 9:42 PM   #42
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K is the color code for black
None of the FZ100s is simply an FZ100, there are letters after every model.
The one made for the USA is the FZ100P-K
You might want to make sure that the FZ100 that you buy uses the video format that is used in your country. which I believe is PAL.
PAL is used in the UK, also.
The USA uses NTSC.
Wow.. even I didn't know that.. knew about the video thing.. just not about the different model numbers after the # I did know that some countries the same camera might be called something else there. When I tried googling, nothing really came up other than for simply fz100 that's it.
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G'day POL

For a bit of fun a year ago, I bought a pair of these "high quality conversion" lenses for $99 ... the 2x tele gave an image about 1-1/2 times the original [not 2x as claimed] - it was "sharp" for about 3/4 of the centre of the image and sharpness was almost non-existant at the edges. The 0.75x wide-angle did give a wider image, and when facing the house brick wall, all the horizontal lines were curved like a wine barrel

From your package-images, I would suggest - as others already have - to NOT waste any money on them, just get the camera and maybe, sometime in the future when you know more about what you want/need, maybe buy a specific accessory - you will see others here often quoting their accessories [close up lenses etc]

and in the meantime, enjoy an excellent camera
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Old Jun 8, 2011, 2:39 PM   #44
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K is the color code for black
None of the FZ100s is simply an FZ100, there are letters after every model.
The one made for the USA is the FZ100P-K
You might want to make sure that the FZ100 that you buy uses the video format that is used in your country. which I believe is PAL.
PAL is used in the UK, also.
The USA uses NTSC.
Thanks a lot
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Old Jun 9, 2011, 5:31 PM   #45
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G'day all

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..... You might want to make sure that the FZ100 that you buy uses the video format that is used in your country. which I believe is PAL. PAL is used in the UK, also. The USA uses NTSC.
The choice for PAL or NTSC is one of many simple menu options [same as date format being international DDMMYYYY versus American YYYYMMDD]

It is my understanding that PAL is used by the majority of countries around the world
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Old Jun 10, 2011, 10:08 AM   #46
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Sadly, both the FZ100 and FZ40 sold in the USA state right on the box
"NTSC OUTPUT ONLY".
You really have to wonder why Panasonic would do that.
I understand that you are correct in that at least some of the camera versions sold outside the USA do allow you to select the video format that you want to use.
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Don't forget the European version of the FZ40 i.e Fz45 has a time limit of 29 minutes 59 seconds for video recording. I wonder if that's the reason the FZ40 in the USA has the warning about NTSC only?

Not sure if this holds true for the FZ100
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Old Jun 10, 2011, 6:04 PM   #48
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I can't understand what that's mean

"NTSC OUTPUT ONLY"

I know that in Europa limited recording but what about USA?
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