Canon PowerShot SX30 IS vs. Nikon Coolpix P100 vs. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

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Nov 5, 2015
Sep 14, 2010
Feb 3, 2010
Jul 21, 2010
 
SLR-like (bridge)
SLR-like (bridge)
SLR-like (bridge)
 
4320 x 3240
3648 x 2736
4320 x 3240
3744 x 2104, 3072 x 2304, 1600 x 1200, 640 x 480, 320 x 240
3584 x 2016, 2592 x 1944, 2048 x 1536, 1920 x 1080, 1024 x 768, 640 x480
4320 x 2880, 4320 x 2432, 3648 x 2736, 3648 x 2432,3648 x 2056, 3232 x 3232,3072 x 2304,3072 x 2048, 3072 x 1728, 2736 x 2736, 2560 x 1920, 2560 x 1712, 2560 x 1440, 2304 x 2304, 2048 x 1536, 2048 x 1360,1920 x 1920, 1920 x 1080, 1536 x 1536, 640 x 480, 640 x 424, 640 x 360, 480 x 480
4:3, 16:9
4:3, 16:9
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
14 megapixels
10 megapixels
14 megapixels
 
11 megapixels
15 megapixels
1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
1/2.33" (6.08 x 4.56 mm)
CCD
BSI-CMOS
CMOS
Digic 4
Expeed C2
Venus Engine FHD
 
Auto, 80 ,100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Auto (80 - 3200)
Auto, Hi Auto (1600-6400), 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
6
5
5
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optical
Sensor-shift
Optical
No
No
RAW
 
 
Fine, Standard
 
24–840 mm
26–678 mm
25–600 mm
35×
26.1×
24×
F2.7–5.8
F2.8–5
F2.8–5.2
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Single
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Single
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Single
  • Live View
Yes (4x)
Yes
Yes (4x)
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
60 cm (23.62)
30 cm (11.81)
0 cm (0)
1 cm (0.39)
1 cm (0.39)
9
 
 
 
Fully articulated
Tilting
Fully articulated
2.7
3
3
230,000
460,000
460,000
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Electronic
Electronic
Electronic
 
15 sec
4 sec
60 sec
1/3200 sec
1/2000 sec
1/2000 sec
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes ((Pop-Up))
Yes (Pop-up)
6.80 m
 
9.50 m
Yes (Hot-shoe)
No
Yes (Hot-shoe)
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Fill-in
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in, Slow Syncro
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
0.6 fps
10.0 fps
11.0 fps
Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom)
Yes (2 to 10 sec)
Yes (2 or 10 secs)
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
 
1280 x 720 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15 fps)
1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Motion JPEG
H.264
AVCHD
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
 
SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC/MMCplus/HC MMCplus
SD/SDHC, Internal
SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
 
43 MB Internal
40 MB
 
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Eye-Fi Connected
 
 
No
 
Yes (Optional DMWRSL1)
 
No
No
No
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Lithium-Ion NB-7L rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-ion EN-EL5 battery & charger
Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery & charger
601 g (1.32 lb / 21.20 oz)
481 g (1.06 lb / 16.97 oz)
540 g (1.19 lb / 19.05 oz)
123 x 92 x 108 mm (4.84 x 3.62 x 4.25)
114 x 83 x 99 mm (4.49 x 3.27 x 3.9)
124 x 82 x 92 mm (4.88 x 3.23 x 3.62)
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
 
No
None
None
None